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Leonard Koppett

Leonard Koppett (Sportswriter. Born, Moscow, U.S.S.R., Sept. 15, 1923; died, San Francisco, CA, June 22, 2003.) The first sportswriter to subject the games themselves to analytical scrutiny and intellectual father of the basketball play-by-play, Leonard Koppett wrote for three major New York dailies for nearly four decades. A Columbia graduate, Koppett brought his analytical approach to, [...]

Bob Davies

Bob Davies (College basketball.  Born, Harrisburg, PA, Jan. 15, 1920; died, Hilton Head, SC, Apr. 22, 1990.)  Among the truly great basketball players of his era, Robert Edris Davies transferred from Franklin & Marshall to Seton Hall.  There, Davies starred for teams that won 54 of 59 games over three seasons (1939-42).  After World War [...]

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