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Jack Powers

Jack Powers (College basketball.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Oct. 22, 1935.)  A three-year star at Manhattan, John J. Powers then became the school’s head basketball coach (1968-78) and athletic director (1980-87) before becoming executive director of the N.I.T. in 1988.  A 6’2” guard, Powers played on Jaspers teams that were 47-27 in his three varsity […]

Pete Carlesimo

Pete Carlesimo (College sports.  Born, Newark, NJ, Sept. 2, 1915; died, Upper Montclair, NJ, June 23, 2003.)  Noted generally for his restructuring of the National Invitation Tournament, Peter A. Carlesimo established his original reputation in football rather than basketball.  A Fordham graduate who for played for the Rams (1937-39) as a guard, in 1945 he became […]

Larry Babich

Larry Babich (Sportswriter.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Nov. 26, 1935.)  A long-time sportswriter and columnist for the Jersey Journal, Lawrence Babich also had an extensive career as a baseball coach.  During his nearly four decades at the Journal (1960-99), Babich covered Hudson County high schools and colleges and, occasionally, big league teams in all major […]

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