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Jimmy Lennon

Jimmy Lennon (College basketball. Born, Astoria, Queens, Sept. 26, 1925; died, Toms River, NJ, Nov. 4, 2011.) After an all-City career as a basketball player at St. John’s Prep, James Lennon turned to teaching and refereeing basketball. Lennon began officiating in 1945, working high school games and scrimmages. He moved up to the college level […]

Vic DiGravio

Vic DiGravio (College basketball.  Born, Montreal, P.Q., Feb. 19, 1917; died, Boston, MA, Jan. 29, 2005.)  A semipro football player who ranked among the best college basketball officials of his era, Vicker Vincent DiGravio started as a high school referee in Quincy, Mass., in 1938.  DiGravio started working college games in the Eastern Intercollegiate (now […]

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