SEATTLE (AP) - Former Seattle University basketball and baseball star Ed O'Brien has passed away at age 83.
The school announced O'Brien's death on Friday afternoon. He passed away earlier in the day. The school did not reveal a cause of death, but O'Brien had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's.
O'Brien played basketball at Seattle from 1950-53, along with his twin brother Johnny, and helped the school reach the NCAA tournament in 1953. He also played baseball at the school and eventually had a five-year professional baseball career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. O'Brien played for the Pirates from 1953-58, appearing in 231 career games and hitting .236.
Once his baseball career ended, O'Brien returned to Seattle and served as athletic director at the school from 1958-80. He was also Seattle's baseball coach for 14 seasons.

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Oregon State vs. California Pick Will California pick up a needed win at home by a large margin when it faces Oregon State tonight at 10PM ET?
Thumbnail Dayton vs. Davidson Pick Can Dayton pick up another road win in the Atlantic 10 when it takes on Davidson tonight at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail Utah vs. Colorado Prediction Will Utah pull off the small upset tonight when it visits Colorado tonight at 11:00PM ET?
Thumbnail USC vs. Arizona Prediction Will Arizona cover the point spread tonight as a sizable home favorite versus USC at 10:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Gonzaga vs. San Diego Pick No. 1 Gonzaga finds itself as a sizable road favorite tonight at 10PM ET when it faces San Diego. Can the Zags...

NCAAB Team Pages