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Statue of 'Pistol Pete' clears another hurdle

8 months 1 week 6 days ago February 08, 2016 Feb 8, 2016 Monday, February 08 2016 February 08, 2016 9:00 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Athletic Hall-of-Fame gave its approval on building a Pete Maravich statue to honor the hoops legend.

Two weeks ago, the LSU revised its policies so a monument to "The Pistol" could be built. Otherwise, Maravich would have been inelgible since he didn't accrue enough credit hours to earn a degree.

Monday the Hall-of-Fame unanimously agreed, clearing the way for a statue. Details about where it will be and what it will look like are expected to be released in the next few months.

Maravich has already left his mark on campus. The 13,215-seat Pete Maravich Assembly Center was named in his honor following his death from heart failure in 1988.

There are also two movies about Maravich in the works.

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