Iowa State University has lost its voice and the state of Iowa has lost a broadcasting legend. Pete Taylor died Wednesday at University Hospitals in Iowa City after a brain hemorrhage following surgery to treat complications from a stroke. It made for an emotional night in Hilton Coliseum where the Cyclones closed the home schedule with their most impressive victory of the season, a 71-55 cruise past Missouri. Coach Larry Eustachy was unable to take part in his pregame show on the Cyclone Network but managed to make a few comments on his post-game show. Eustachy said he didn’t have the strength to do the pregame show as he was so used to Taylor coming in to do the show. Eustachy says his wife and Taylor’s wife used to joke that he was the brother Taylor never had and Taylor was the brother he never had. Eustachy says it was a sad day for everyone. He says he got to see Taylor before he died and was able to make his peace with him. Eustachy says the game seemed minute to him after Taylor’s death. Prior to the game officials at Hilton Coliseum held a moment of silence in Taylor’s memory.
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