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Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison (Sportswriter.  Born, McKeesport, PA, Aug. 4, 1895; died, New York, NY, Oct. 6, 1931.)  A prominent sportswriter in the 1920s, James Renwick Harrison covered the “Murderers Row” 1927 Yankees for The New York Times.  Harrison wrote for the campus daily (the Spectator) at Columbia and became its managing editor as a senior in […]

Irving Marsh

Irving Marsh (Sportswriter. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 15, 1907; died, Canaan, CT, Aug. 3, 1982.) Among the fundamental figures in the growth of college basketball as a major sport, Irving T. Marsh was assistant sports editor of the Herald Tribune. Marsh started at the paper as a copy boy while still a student at City […]

Philip J. Burke

Philip J. Burke (Public relations.  Born, Yonkers, NY, Jan. 11, 1935; died, Millville, DE, Aug. 23, 2000.)  A Fordham graduate who became Columbia’s sports information director, Philip John Burke was sports editor of the Sunday Sun of Teaneck, N.J., from 1958-60.  Burke was with Columbia for over four years (1960-64) before joining the public relations staff […]

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