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Ken Strong

Ken Strong (College and pro football.  Born, West Haven, CT, Apr. 21, 1906; died, New York, NY, Oct. 5, 1979.)  An early star for the Football Giants, and rated by most as New York University’s greatest athlete, Elmer Kenneth Strong was the leader of a college football team that enjoyed the greatest success in the school’s history.  […]

Bing Miller

Bing Miller (College and pro football. Born, Syracuse, NY, Dec. 6, 1903; died, The Bronx, NY, Oct. 13, 1964.) A standout tackle on the powerhouse N.Y.U. teams (1926-28) led by Ken Strong, John E. Miller then played for Stapleton in the N.F.L. (1929-31). Miller was an administrator in the athletic department at N.Y.U. for nearly […]

Cash ‘n’ Carry Pyle

Cash ‘n’ Carry Pyle (Promoter.  Born, Van Wert, OH, Mar. 15, 1882; died, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 3, 1939.)  Easily the best-known sports promoter of the 1920s, Charles C. Pyle earned his nickname by his demands for upfront money (and a share of the team) while representing Red Grange in contract negotiations with the Chicago […]

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