Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hall of Fame, Take 2

Canton and CU have something in common: Sid Luckman

I was very gratified to see the names of the great athletes named to the latest class of indcutees to the Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame.

Long-time readers will remember that I asked for everyone to support a number of former Columbia greats back in February. Three of those names made it: Eugene Rossides, Marty Domres, and Buck Jenkins. That's a pretty good average, so I am very happy.

I interviewed Rossides and Domres at halftime of the Yale and Penn games respectively, and they were both great talkers. And I can still hear former CU P.A. announcer Alex Oberweger's voice echoing the: "Buck Jenkins for threeeee" call that became such a standard at Levien Gym.

The question is whether any current, or very recent Columbia stars will ever end up in a hall of fame class. Recent graduate John Baumann has an outside shot, especially if he makes the most of his chances to get into Major League Baseball. Austin Knowlin could do it too if he makes the most of his final two years at CU and beyond.


At Thu Jun 05, 02:57:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool that Frank Dobbins(equipment manager) was selected to HOF. I think anyone that played football while he was there would confirm that there was no kinder manor bigger fan of CU football. And he didn't see alot of wins but you would never know it from his always upbeat and friendly demeanor. Congrats to his family-well deserved.

At Thu Jun 05, 03:02:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

A game program a few years back featured an article about Dobbins. I believe Bill Campbell had some fantastic things to say about him.


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