|Former Cotton Bowl chief Brock dead at 74|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 14 August 2008 12:24|
He died in his sleep early Thursday morning, Cotton Bowl officials said. Brock had been hospitalized since February after the first of several strokes.
A former sports information director at TCU and SMU, Brock served as head of the Cotton Bowl from 1979-92. He then spent one year as the chairman of team selection before retiring. He was elected to the bowl's hall of fame in 2005.
``Brock's greatest passion was college football, and most of all he loved the Cotton Bowl,'' said Rick Baker, president of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association. ``His name was synonymous with the bowl industry. Texas hospitality was his chief commodity and nobody did a better job of selling it than Jim 'Hoss' Brock.''
Funeral arrangements are pending.