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Ted Kiendl

Ted Kiendl (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, May 5, 1890; died, Bronxville, NY, July 26, 1976.)  Playing for Columbia basketball teams that won 40 of 43 games, Theodore Kiendl was a standout scorer in the game’s formative years.  Kiendl scored an even 100 points for the 1910-11 Lions in E.I.B.L. play, leading the league in […]

Buck Jenkins

Buck Jenkins (College basketball.  Born, Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 15, 1971.)  A slinky 6’5” forward with an accurate jump shot, Leonard Jenkins scored 1,767 points in 104 games over four seasons (1989-93) to become Columbia’s career scoring leader.  On the final night of his career (Mar. 6, 1993, at Dartmouth), Jenkins surpassed the three-year total of […]

John Lorch

John Lorch (College basketball. Born, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, Oct. 9, 1903; died, Chicago, IL, Dec. 4, 1995.) A forward who blossomed as a star with Columbia’s 1925-26 E.I.B.L. champions (9-1), John Thomas Lorch led the league in scoring as a senior in 1926-27 (7.4 points per game). Lorch was an all-league First Team choice in his […]

Marcus Hurley

Marcus Hurley (Basketball, bicycle racing.  Born, New York, NY, Dec. 22, 1883; died, New York, NY, Mar. 28, 1941.)  Marcus L. Hurley was one of the most celebrated and versatile athletes of his time.  Hurley was an outstanding basketball player in the game’s primitive years, earning what was considered all-America recognition three times (1905-07) while […]

Jack Molinas

Jack Molinas (College basketball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 16, 1932; died, Hollywood Hills, CA, Aug. 3, 1975.) Gifted but twisted, Jacob L. Molinas, a highly-heralded Stuyvesant H.S. grad, scored 1,046 points in 59 games for Columbia’s varsity (1950-53), including a 21.6 average in his senior season (1952-53). As a junior, Molinas was suspended part of […]

Rudy Milkey

Rudy Milkey (College basketball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 23, 1937.) After two years in the figurative shadow of Chet Forte and Ted Dwyer at Columbia, Rudy Milkey emerged as the Ivy League’s leading scorer (19.4 points per game) in 1957-58. Milkey, a forward from Richmond Hill H.S., scored 978 points in his three-year varsity career (1955-58) […]

Armond Hill

Armond Hill (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 31, 1953.)  An all-Ivy forward, Armond G. Hill co-captained Princeton’s 1975 N.I.T. champions as a junior.  Hill was an all-Ivy First Team pick each of his last two years with the Tigers and scored 1,057 career points in 70 games (1973-76).  He was the first-round draft choice […]

Jim McMillian

Jim McMillian (College and pro basketball. Born, Raeford, NC, Mar. 11, 1948.) For over three decades, no player had won the Haggerty Award as the best college player in the New York area until Columbia’s James M. McMillian swept the honor from 1968 to 1970. McMillian led the Lions to 63 victories in 77 games […]

Thomas Macioce

Thomas Macioce (College basketball. Born, New York, NY, Jan. 2, 1919; died, New York, NY, Aug. 3, 1990.) Columbia’s basketball captain in 1938-39, Thomas Macioce was the chairman and chief executive of Allied Stores (1970-87) during the period when it took over and operated such famed retail clothiers as Brooks Brothers and Ann Taylor.

Chet Forte

Chet Forte (College basketball and television.  Born, Hackensack, NJ, Aug. 7, 1935; died, San Diego, CA, May 18, 1996.)  One of the most celebrated sports directors of his time and a college basketball star despite standing only 5’9”, Folvio Chester Forte lived life to the fullest.  At Columbia, he became the first player ever to […]

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