Earle Bruce

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The Ohio State University hosted a ceremony to honor former football coach Earle Bruce at St. John Arena this morning. Bruce died in his Powell home on April 20 at age 87. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Ohio State coach Earle Bruce is hoisted above the crowed by his players after the Buckeyes beat Michigan 23-20 in Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 21, 1987. in his final game Ohio State's coach.
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Ohio State University says former football coach Earle Bruce has died. Bruce, 87, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.