New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Ed Conlin

Ed Conlin (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 2, 1933.)  A ferocious rebounder at 6’6”, Edward J. Conlin was the star of Fordham basketball teams that were 74-31 in his four seasons (1951-55).  Conlin had 323 rebounds (and 177 points) as a freshman in 1951-52 (freshmen were eligible because of the Korean War) for a […]

Pete Carril

Pete Carril (College basketball.  Born, Bethlehem, PA, July 10, 1931.)  A 29-year head coach at Princeton, Peter Carril took 11 teams in to the N.C.A.A. tournament and coached the 1975 N.I.T. champions.  Overall, Carril had 525 coaching wins in 798 games, including one season at Lehigh in 1966-67 (11-12), after which he went to Princeton, […]

Walter Berry

Walter Berry (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, May 14, 1964.)  After a knockout season at San Jacinto Junior College in Pasadena, Tex., Walter Berry teamed with Chris Mullin on one of the best St. John’s basketball teams.  In 1984-85, Berry scored 596 points (17 per game) on the Redmen squad that was 31-4 and […]

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