FUV Talks to '70-'71 Team

by Martin de Jong
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Listen to interviews with players from the famous Fordham 1970-71 team.

The 1970-1971 Fordham basketball team went 26-3 and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen, finishing the season ranked #9 in the Associated Press National Poll. It was the most successful team in Fordham history.

The season featured victories over Syracuse, Villanova, St. John’s, Julius Erving-led UMASS, and Florida among many others. The team also took the court to the first ever sell-out of the current Madison Square Garden in a victory over Notre Dame and once again in a heartbreaking overtime defeat to Marquette, coached by Al McGuire. We were fortunate enough to speak with members of this historic team.

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Interview with Charlie Yelverton - leading scorer and Fordham Hall of Fame member Interview with Jack Burik - point guard who went on to play professional baseball for the Mets and Fordham Hall of Fame member Interview with Bill Mainor - tri-captain who was drafted by the New York Knicks and Fordham Hall of Fame member Interview with George Zambetti - two-time academic All-American and graduate of Fordham Prep Interview with Kenny Charles & Bart Woytowicz - two of first big name recruits to commit - Charles is in Fordham Hall of Fame