New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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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 […]

Ralph Furey

Ralph Furey (College football.  Born, New York, NY, June 16, 1903; died, Durango, CO, Nov. 14, 1984.)  The first of four brothers to play football at Columbia, Ralph J. Furey captained the 1927 team and then remained with the university’s athletic department for 40 years.  Furey became a coach and administrator before serving 25 years […]

Asa Bushnell

Asa Bushnell (College athletics.  Born, Springfield, OH, Feb. 1, 1900; died, Princeton, NJ, Mar. 22, 1975.)  Resigning as graduate manager of athletics at Princeton in late 1937, Asa Smith Bushnell became the first director of the Central Office for Eastern Collegiate Athletics, which came into existence Jan. 1, 1938.  What then was essentially a clearinghouse for […]

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