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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 […]

Cappy Cappon

Cappy Cappon (College basketball.  Born, Holland, MI, Oct. 17, 1900; died, Princeton, NJ, Nov. 29, 1961.)  A thick-set, bald man who was somewhat more than he appeared, Franklin W. Cappon more than anyone else set the patterns of Princeton basketball that have endured for decades.  Cappon coached five league championship teams at Princeton as the […]

Walter Budko

Walter Budko (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, June 30, 1925.)  A 6’5”, 220-pound center, Walter Budko, Jr., was the first man in Columbia basketball history to score over 1,000 career points.  He led the wartime 1942-43 varsity in scoring as a freshman (251 points in 18 games, a 13.9 p.p.g. average), but entered the service after his […]

Lou Bender

Lou Bender (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 8, 1910; died, Longboat Key, FL, Sept. 10, 2009.)  In his three varsity years at Columbia, Louis Bender played on teams that were 55-13 overall, 27-4 in the E.I.B.L., and winners of league titles in 1930 (9-1) and 1931 (10-0).  Bender led the league in scoring […]

John Azary

John Azary (College basketball.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Oct. 14, 1929; died, Washington, DC, Sept. 15, 1981.)  The son of Hungarian immigrants who became naturalized U.S. citizens, John D. Azary became the first Columbia player to score over 1,000 points in a three-year varsity career.  Azary was a strong 6’3”, 200 pounds who played forward […]

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