Conrad was the Miami RedHawks beat writer for the Hamilton Journal News for 29 years until last year, when he became editor of the Oxford Press. He died on March 4 at age 56. I didn't know him but did follow him on Twitter during his last season as a beat writer to get RedHawks live tweets and updates. Apparently he was hospitalized for the last 2-3 months with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Our thoughts are with his friends, family and the MU community.