Northeastern mourns the death of legend George Makris

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If the late Jack Grinold was the soul of Northeastern University, then his sidekick, the legendary George Makris, was the body of the school’s athletic side.A deep-voiced but friendly gentleman, Makris, who died Sunday at 96 following a brief illness, was known far and wide when it came to NU sports.“I was his boss in athletic development for five years,” said NU men’s hockey coach Jim Madigan. “I mean, I wasn’t actually his boss. He helped train me and mentored me. He was in an emeritus role.
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