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Elmer Ripley

Elmer Ripley (College basketball.  Born, Staten Island, NY, July 21, 1891; died, Staten Island, NY, Apr. 29, 1982.)  Despite never having played a single college game, Elmer Horton Ripley coached basketball at six colleges for a total of 28 seasons.  Ripley coached Wagner, Yale, Columbia, and Army as well as Notre Dame (1945-46) and Georgetown […]

Red Smith

Red Smith (Sportswriter.  Born, Green Bay, WI, Sept. 25, 1905; died, New Canaan, CT, Jan. 15, 1982.)  A graduate of Notre Dame, Walter Wellesley Smith began his newspaper career in 1927 with the Milwaukee Sentinel.  He then progressed to the St. Louis Star (1928) and the Philadelphia Record (1937).  He started to gain nationwide fame in […]

Ken MacAfee

Ken MacAfee (Pro football. Born, North Adams, MA, Aug. 3, 1929; died, Brockton, MA, July 4, 2007.) Though he played at Alabama, Kenneth Adams MacAfee Sr. really built his reputation as a pass receiver playing for Marine Corps teams during and right after the Korean War. MacAfee signed with the Giants while still in the Marines. In […]

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