Hundreds Gather to Celebrate Jim Sweeney

February 16, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
His giving personality and fighting spirit alive and well, more than a week after his passing, player after coach after fan took turns paying homage to former Bulldog head coach Jim Sweeney at his memorial service today.

A throng of bulldog football players, both past and present, joined hundreds of Red Wavers in celebrating the life of the man credited with putting Bulldog football on the national map. Those in attendance began arriving at Bulldog Stadium around 10 o'clock Saturday morning to tailgate, knowing Coach Sweeney wouldn't have had his memorial service celebrated any other way.