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Cal Ramsey

Cal Ramsey (Basketball.  Born, Selma, AL, July 13, 1937.)  As a sophomore out of Commerce H.S., Calvin Ramsey had the third-best scoring season in N.Y.U. history up to that time (401 points) and went on to set new standards in almost every offensive category.  Ramsey had N.Y.U.’s first 40-point game (Feb. 7, 1959, vs. Hunter at […]

Satch Sanders

Satch Sanders (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 8, 1938.)  After sublimating his game to Cal Ramsey for two years, Thomas Sanders emerged as a senior and led the N.Y.U. Violets to the 1960 Final Four in San Francisco.  In 1959-60, Sanders’ 577 points eclipsed Ramsey’s one-year record, as did his 411 rebounds in 27 […]

Howard Cann

Howard Cann (College basketball.  Born, Bridgeport, CT, Oct. 11, 1895; died, Ardsley, NY, Dec. 17, 1992.)  Universally acclaimed as the greatest all-around athlete in New York University history, Howard Cann is also one of the winningest coaches in college basketball.  The son of Frank H. Cann, who became N.Y.U.’s director of physical training in 1897, […]

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