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Ray Barbuti

(Track and field and college football. Born, Brooklyn, NY, June 12, 1905; died, Pittsfield, MA, July 8, 1988.)  A football star, Olympian, armed services veteran, and long-time college football referee, Raymond James Barbuti first gained attention playing fullback at Lawrence High School on Long Island. He scored eight touchdowns in a game to set New […]

Cal Ramsey

Cal Ramsey (Basketball.  Born, Selma, AL, July 13, 1937.)  As a sophomore out of Commerce H.S., Calvin Ramsey had the third-best scoring season in N.Y.U. history up to that time (401 points) and went on to set new standards in almost every offensive category.  Ramsey had N.Y.U.’s first 40-point game (Feb. 7, 1959, vs. Hunter at […]

Tad Jones

Tad Jones (College football.  Born, Excello, OH, Feb. 27, 1887; died, New Haven, CT, June 19, 1957.)  Brother of Howard Jones, the school’s first paid coach, Thomas Albert Dwight Jones became a successful Yale head coach.  Jones was graduated by Yale in 1908, becoming head coach at Syracuse (1909-10) for two seasons.  He was lured […]

Benny Borgmann

Benny Borgmann (Pro basketball.  Born, Haledon, NJ, Nov. 2, 1899; died, Pompton Plains, NJ, Nov. 11, 1978.)  A high-scoring guard (5’8”) in the embryonic days of pro basketball, Bernhard Borgmann later became both a pro and college coach.  Borgmann was a quick man who was also a deadly shooter and well above the norm from […]

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