Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) football team will honor two of its biggest legends this upcoming Saturday night before the team's 2012 home opener against Winona State.
One of the men honored will be the late Jim Malosky, who died this past December at the age of 82. He coached UMD football for more than four decades, amassing a record of (255-125-13).
"This will be the first [home] game since the passing of Jim, and we plan to recognize that at the start of the game," head coach Bob Nielson said. "We've got a little helmet sticker that our guys are going to wear that has his inititals on it. We've got some of his grandchildren that are going to be there for the coin toss."
The other man set to be honored on Saturday is Scott "H.B." Hanna, who served 44 seasons with UMD athletics as a player, coach, equipment manager, and staff member.
"You talk about guys like Jim Malosky and Scott Hanna," Nielson said, "the traditions and the establishment of what's really happened over these 80 years of football. It's a great, great way to open our season."
The game against Winona State is set for September 8 at 6:00 p.m., and it can be seen on live television in the Northland on the My 9 Sports Network.