Knight was given the nickname, “The General” by Dick Vitale because the he was highly educated in military history. Indiana reached the Final Four in 1973, losing to UCLA. In 1976, the Hoosiers were undefeated at 32-0 and won championship, beating Michigan 86-68 in the title game. Knight’s Hoosiers also won championships in 1981. When Indiana won the 1979 NIT championships, Knight led the U.S. national team to a gold metal in the Olympic Games as coach of the Michael Jordan team.
In 1942, a year after he was made a diplomat of surgery by the American Board of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University, he became the first African American surgeon to serve as an examiner on the board. Charles Richard Drew was the oldest of five children. He was born on June 3, 1904, in Washington, D.C. His father was Richard T. Drew, a carpet layer, and Nora Drew, a school teacher and graduate of Miner Teachers College. As a student, Drew excelled in academics and sports, winning four swimming medals by the age of eight. In 1922 he graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, where he received the James E. Walker Memorial Medal in his junior and senior years for his athletics in sports, including football, basketball, baseball, and track.
At Reitz we felt the effects of the war first hand with the death of soldier whom was very close in the Reitz Community. Marine Srgt. Brock Baab was a Reitz wrestling coach, big supporter of Reitz, and a father of a fellow classmate. During my Senioryear at Reitz the football team went undefeated with a record of 15-0 and won Reitz’s first official State Title. In 2008 Reitz would receive a new digital score board for the Bowl.
He later went to Howard University school of law graduating first in his class. His first major court case with a 1933 when he sued the University of Maryland to admit a young African American man named Donald Gaines Murray. He won the case. He later became the first African American justice of the Supreme Court. He died January 24, 1993.
Lloyd Hall Lloyd Hall was born on June 20, 1894 in Elgin, Illinois. He was an honor student while attending West Side High School in Aurora, Illinois and captained the school debate team while competing in baseball, football and track. Lloyd graduated High School in the top 10 of his class and had to choose between four college scholarship offers. He decided to attend nearby Northwestern University, earning a Bachelor Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 1916. While at Northwestern, Hall attended classes with a fellow student named Carroll L. Griffith who would later go on to become the founder of Griffith Laboratories.
June 19, 1903 was the day Henry Louis Gehrig was born in East Harlem, New York. In 1933, he married Eleanor Twitchell Right after his high school years he played in Hartford to help earn money for his family. He went to Columbia University before playing for the Yankees in 1925. While being on a football scholarship, Gehrig was majoring in engineering. He played both baseball and football starting his sophomore year because during his freshman year he got caught accepting money for playing on a professional team.
The FIU Panthers football team is a part of the Shula Bowl every year against rivals FAU (Florida Atlantic University). The field they play at is “the cage” that’s painted with gold and blue. They also have NBA hall of famer, Framer Thomas as the head coach of the men’s basketball. FIU has a girl’s basketball team, volleyball team, softball team, and a soccer team. Which all ranked number 1 in the NCAA division.
Jackie was at it again with sports and became the first UCLA Bruin to letter in four sports and was one of four black players on the football team making it the most integrated team in the nation. Competing in track and field he won the 1940 NCAA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship in the long jump with a 24’10.5” jump. Surprisingly, his “worst sport” at UCLA was baseball where he hit a pathetic .097 on the season after going 4-4 in the season opener where he stole home twice, a reoccurring them throughout his career. During his time at UCLA he met his future wife, Rachel Isum, a freshman at the time who knew about Robinson due to his athletic prowess and accomplishments at Pasadena Junior College. Much to the dismay of his mother, Jackie left UCLA during the spring semester of his senior year and fell just short of graduating.
BILL COSBY Bill Cosby was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has four brothers and his dad was a sailor in the US Navy. During most of his early childhood his dad was fighting in World War II. As a student he described himself as a class clown. He went to Central High School and played basketball, football, baseball and was captain of the track team.
It was so fun that it became rugby. The first signs of American football dates back to the 19th century when students from elite colleges and universities played it. A violent running game was played in Princeton around 1820, and around the same time a kicking game was played by the students of Dartmouth College. The rules used in the Dartmouth game, known as “Old Division Football”, were published in 1871. Rugby was the first running game to codify its rules in 1845.