Temple University

Janice Albert

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Janice Albert is one of Philadelphia’s premier amateur golf champions. Ever since taking up golf while a student at Temple University, Jan has competed in tournaments and played on golf courses all over the world. The pinnacle of her golfing career took place in 1989 when she won the Gold Medal at the Maccabiah Games… Read more »

Ellen Barkann

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Beginning at the age of six, Ellen Barkann became a competitive figure skater who achieved the highest level in all disciplines of her sport: singles, pairs and ice dancing. A graduate of Haverford High School and Temple University, she passed her U.S. Figure Skating gold figures test at 13, a far younger age than most… Read more »

Beloff Family

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The Beloff Family — David Beloff, Harriet Beloff Goodwin and Bethanne Beloff Goodwin-Nolan — represents three generations of outstanding and talented Philadelphia athletes who have excelled in the fields of boxing, coaching and ice skating. Dave Beloff was an exceptionally versatile young athlete while growing up the son of Russian immigrants in South Philadelphia. On… Read more »

Nelson “Nitzy” Bobb

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Nelson Bobb, better known as “Nitzy”, was a Philadelphia basketball star throughout his high school and college career, a career that was interrupted while he served his country in World War II. In his time, he was Temple University’s most prolific scorer. He led the Owls in that department for three seasons: 1942-43, 1947-48 and… Read more »

Mel Brodsky

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A knee implant has robbed Mel Brodsky of his speed, stolen his crossover dribble. But it has not damaged his shooting touch. Especially from a distance. “No kid beats me beyond the three-point line,” the owner of Camp Green Lane boasts. “I wish they had a three-point line when I played.” Brodsky had an eventful… Read more »

Joe Brown

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Joe Brown had hands hard enough to knock out a light-heavyweight and soft enough to sculpt a remarkable figure of a beaten boxer. His story is fascinating, the transformation from athlete to artist, from pugilist to Princeton professor, and his work brightens Philadelphia’s cultural landscape. Brown’s toughness was tested early, growing up in Grays Ferry…. Read more »

Larry “Reds” Cardonick

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Larry “Reds” Cardonick is considered to be one of the great high school football players to come out of the city of Philadelphia. He was the only player in Olney High School’s history and only Philadelphian honored for the 1950 All-State First Team (All-Pennsylvania-Scholastic). He also played for Germantown Academy as a guard. Larry was… Read more »

Fred Cohen

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Fred Cohen achieved a stellar basketball career in high school and the upper levels of the college game. It was a singular performance in the 1956 NCAA Tournament for which he’ll forever be remembered. Playing for the Temple Owls against UConn, the 6 foot 6 inch Cohen set an NCAA playoff record for rebounds with… Read more »

Ron Cohen

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Ron Cohen has been the head football coach at George Washington High School for the past 28 years and is the winningest coach in Philadelphia City history. A graduate of Germantown High School, he lettered in baseball, football and track. He also played football for the Temple Owls, where he earned a degree in Health… Read more »

Sam Cozen

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Sam Cozen, a star high school and college basketball player and coach, had the distinction of coaching one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game. He coached the legendary Wilt Chamberlain during his tenure as the coach of the Overbrook High team in the 1950s. Among the great players he coached… Read more »