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Bill Mazer

(Broadcasting. Born, Izyaslav, Ukraine, Nov. 2, 1920; died, Danbury, CT, Oct. 23, 2013.)  An American radio and later television broadcaster noted for his knowledge of sports trivia, and an early sports talk show host, Morris (later known as Bill) Mazer came to his love of sports young.  His family moved from Bill’s native Ukraine to […]

Fritz Crisler

Fritz Crisler (College football.  Born, Earlville, IL, Jan.12, 1899; died, Ann Arbor, MI, Aug. 19, 1982.)  Considered the father of two-platoon football, Herbert Orin Crisler was also the most successful Princeton coach ever.  Crisler coached the Tigers for six seasons (1932-37), posting a record of 35-9-5 for a .765 winning percentage, the best ever for […]

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