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Lou Rossini

Lou Rossini (Basketball.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Apr. 24, 1921; died, Sewell, NJ, Oct. 21, 2005.)  A career that was later to become very international began with a local bang for Lucio A. Rossini.  Just before the 1950-51 season was to start for the Columbia varsity, coach Gordon Ridings suffered a heart attack and Rossini, […]

Dolph Schayes

Dolph Schayes (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, May 19, 1928.)  A standout at DeWitt Clinton H.S., Adolph Schayes became one of the greatest players in New York University history when the Violets were ranked among the national powers of college basketball.  As a wartime freshman on the varsity in 1944-45, Schayes averaged 11.5 points per […]

Ray Lumpp

Ray Lumpp (Basketball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, July 11, 1924.) For more than six decades, Ray Lumpp has been a major name in New York sports. Lumpp returned from military service in World War II to play on three post-season tournament teams at N.Y.U. and was the second-highest scorer in the 1948 N.I.T. He then played […]

Frank Mangiapane

Frank Mangiapane (College basketball. Born, New York, NY, Aug. 25, 1925; died, Long Beach, NY, July 31, 2005.) Known primarily as the backcourt mate of Sid Tannenbaum, Frank Mangiapane was an all-around athlete at N.Y.U., also playing football and baseball. Mangiapane played for Howard Cann basketball teams that were 35-11 in his last two seasons, 19-3 […]

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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