IBCA Hall of Fame

HOF Teams

1981 82 Bradley Men

 

Name: 1981-82 Bradley University Men's Team

Year Inducted: 2000

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
Bradley University

 

Biography:   All-American Mitchell “JJ” Anderson and David Thirdkill led the 1981-82 Bradley Braves to their fourth NIT title, a 26-10 record (.722) and a Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title. A 13-4 record in their final season in historic Robertson Memorial Fieldhouse included the longest game in NCAA history, a seven-overtime 75-73 loss to Cincinnati, a 55-47 win over second-ranked Wichita State, an NBC regionally televised win over Tulsa to clinch the MVC regular-season title and two NIT wins en route to Madison Square Garden. Bradley rolled to the NIT crown by beating Syracuse 95-81, Oklahoma 84-68 in the semifinals and Purdue 67-58 in the championship. Anderson led the team in scoring (16.4 ppg) and rebounding (7.6 rpg).

 

 

 

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Manager Paul McCree, Eddie Harris, Eddie Mathews, Anthony Webster, Mitchell “JJ” Anderson, Donald Reese, David Thirdkill, Pierre Cooper, Kerry Cook, Voise Winters, Barney Mines and Willie Scott.

Front Row (L to R): Manager Parrish Carter, Associate Coach Tony Barone, Assistant Coach Rudy Keeling, Head Coach Dick Versace, Assistant Coach Jay Eck, Manager Eugene Link and Manager Keith Lorick.

 

 

1963 64 Bradley Men

 

Name: 1963-64 Bradley University Men's Team

Year Inducted: 2000

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
Bradley University

 

Biography:   The 1963-64 Bradley Braves of coach Chuck Orsborn won the third of their four NIT championships with a record of 23-6 behind captains Levern Tart and Rich Williams. Tart and Joe Strawder both averaged 17 points a game as Bradley twice upset the fourth-ranked team in the nation, Arizona State and Wichita State, won at No. 8 Cincinnati and beat Notre Dame in Chicago Stadium. Bradley finished third in the Missouri Valley Conference and in the NIT at Madison Square Garden beat St. Joseph (Pa.) 83-81, Army 67-52 and New Mexico 86-58.

 

 

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Student Assistant Steve Hudgens, Steve Day, Ernie Thompson, Ron Martin, Joe Strawder, Jack Hutchinson, Eddie Jackson, Ron Patterson and Head Coach Chuck Orsborn.

Front Row (L to R):  Rich Williams, Lee Frederick, Levern Tart, Rich Donley, Tom Gordon, Bobby West and Leon Hall.

 

 

1979 North Park Men

 

Name: 1978-79 North Park College Men's Team

Year Inducted: 1987

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
North Park College

 

Biography: In 1979, North Park College became the first school to win back-to-back NCAA Division III basketball titles, defeating Potsdam State (NY) 66-62 in the championship game.  Junior center Mike Harper repeated his MVP awards in the CCIW and the NCAA tournament.  He was named a 1st team All-American player.  Teammate Modzel Greer was named to the 2nd team.

 

 

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Asst. Coach Bosko Djurickovic, Brian McCaskey, John Wojdyla, Andy Farrissey, Bill Murphy, Mike Martin, Russ Bradburd, Jerry Noreen and Coach Dan McCarrell.

Front Row (L to R):   Keith French, Grant Grastort, Jim Clausen, Modzel Greer, Michael Harper, Michael Thomas, Gregg Gierke and Scott Groot.

 

 

1980 North Park Men

 

Name: 1979-80 North Park College Men's Team

Year Inducted: 1987

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
North Park College

 

Biography:  In 1980, North Park College joined UCLA as the only schools to win three successive NCAA basketball championships as the Vikings beat Upsala College (NJ) 83-76 to win their third NCAA Division III crown.  Mike Harper garnered his 3rd straight CCIW MVP award and was named the Division III Player of the Year.  Guards Modzel Greer and Mike Thomas were named to the 2nd team All-American player list.  Thomas was named as MVP of the NCAA championship finals.

 

 

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Coach Dan McCarrell, Tim Naughton, trainer; John Wojkyla, mgr; and Asst Coach Bosko Djurickovic.

Middle row (L to R):  Jeff Johnson, Jim Schultz, Jim Sabal, Scott Groot, George Touras, Troy Claveran, and Tim Gustafson.

Front Row (L to R):   Bill Murphy, Keith French, Jim Clausen, Mike Harper, Modzel Greer, Mike Thomas, Grant Grastorf, and Gregg Gierke.

 

 

 

 

1978 North Park Mens Team

Name: 1977-78 North Park College Men's Team

Year Inducted: 1987

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations:
North Park College

 

Biography: In 1978, North Park defeated Widener College of Pennsylvania 69-57 to win its 1st NCAA Division III National Championship.  North Park was the 1st number one ranked team to win the championship in its 4-year history.  Sophomore center, Mike Harper, was named as a 2nd team All-American player.  He was the MVP of the CCIW and the championship finals of the NCAA.

 

 

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Fred Graham, Wally Coots, and John Wojdyla.

Middle row (L to R):  Asst. Coach Bosko Djurickovic, Jerry Noreen, Kendall Hanson, Gregg Gierke, Peter Bryant, Roger Clausen, Coach Dan McCarrell.

Front Row (L to R):   Tom Florentine, Michael Harper, Al May, Ernie Flores, Modzel J. Greer, Michael Thomas, Jim Clausen.