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Legendary Ohio State Lacrosse Player Has Died

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Ohio State's athletic department is mourning today. The Buckeyes have lost one of the school's greatest athletes of all-time.

Terry Gilmore, perhaps the greatest Ohio State men's lacrosse player of all-time, has passed away.

Here's the release from OSU:

The Ohio State Department of Athletics and men's lacrosse program were saddened today to learn of the death of Terry Gilmore, who played for the Buckeyes from 1976 through 1979.

Gilmore, Ohio State's all-time leading scorer with 250 points, twice earned All-American honors (1978, 1979) and was the first-ever lacrosse player to be inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.

As a junior in 1978, Gilmore set the single-season record for assists - 49 - on his way to scoring 80 points for an Ohio State team that won 13 straight games was crowned Midwest Lacrosse Association champions.

Not only does Gilmore rank No. 1 in school history in points, he's also No. 3 in career goals (123) and No. 1 in assists (127). As a senior, he had 13 points (6G, 7A) in a game against Michigan State and had 90 points on the season, a record that still stands today.

Our thoughts are with Terry's friends and family. May he rest in peace.