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Junius Kellogg

Junius Kellogg (College basketball.  Born, Haverstraw, NY, Mar. 16, 1927; died, The Bronx, NY, Sept. 16, 1998.)  As a sophomore center on the Manhattan College varsity, Junius Kellogg reported a bribe offer to coach Ken Norton, triggering the 1951 “point-shaving” scandal that enveloped college basketball.  The scandal eventually included not only Manhattan but such national […]

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 […]

Gerry Paulson

Gerry Paulson (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, July 21, 1935; died, Mar. 6, 1986.)  A 6’2” guard who led Manhattan to its first Holiday Festival title in 1956, Gerald Arthur Paulson scored 1,154 career points for the Jaspers from 1954 to 1957.  Paulson scored 26 of those points on Dec. 29, 1956, when Manhattan […]

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