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Talking Basketball: Widener’s 1978 Final Four

March 18, 2011

Many folks this afternoon have basketball on the brain as the NCAA tournament launches into day two, so I thought it appropriate to remember the Widener’s men’s team that lost in the final game of the 1978 NCAA Division III championship.  You can link to the Pioneer ’78 yearbook to find another photo of the team with a caption listing their names. That team portrait also includes Saint Joseph’s University Coach Phil Martelli, a ’76 Widener alumnus who was a Widener assistant coach in 1978.  (He is not pictured here, but is serving as the “Alumni Coach” for Taking the Lead — The Campaign for Widener.)

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  1. For anyone interested in finding the additional pictures of the 1978 basketball team in the Pioneer yearbook, here are further directions: Once you have clicked through to the yearbook, select the link to Sports 1 on the left hand side of the page. Then, on the right hand side of the page, just scroll down to the basketball section. You’ll find the additional team picture and some great action shots.



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