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Tag Archives: Long Island University

Sherman White

Sherman White (College basketball.  Born, Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 16, 1928; died, Piscataway, N.J., Aug. 4, 2011.)  One of the most gifted of the young players in college basketball following World War II, Sherman White, who grew up in Englewood, N.J., began a promising career at Long Island U. in Brooklyn.  As a sophomore, he was […]

Giovanni Savarese

Giovanni Savarese (Soccer.  Born, Caracas, Venezuela, July 1, 1970.)  As the first goal-scoring star of the MetroStars, Giovanni Savarese set career records in just three seasons that were standing almost a decade later.  Savarese who also set records at L.I.U., scored 41 goals in 85 games for the M.L.S. team in its first three seasons (1996-98).  […]

Dick Holub

Dick Holub (College basketball.  Born, Racine, WI, Oct. 29, 1921; died, Sun City West, AZ, July 27, 2009.)  A star with Clair Bee’s L.I.U. teams both before and after World War II, Richard W. Holub then coached Fairleigh Dickinson for 17 seasons (1949-66).  Holub played at L.I.U. from 1940-43 and returned for the 1946-47 season.  […]

Hal Bock

Hal Bock (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, May 11, 1939.)  A principal sports columnist for The Associated Press, Harold I. Bock is thought to have covered more World Series and Super Bowls than any other A.P. writer.  Bock began covering both events in 1968 and by 1980 began writing columns.  He became a columnist full-time […]

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