1938-39 Bradley University Men’s Team

Year Inducted: 1973

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations: Bradley University

Biography: The 1939 Bradley University Braves became famous by playing in the first ever NIT in New York City.  Bradley finished 3rd and brought national prominence to the entire Midwest.  Losing only 8 games in three years the five starters became known as the Famous Five.  They were Carl Shunk, Ted Panish, Ken Olson, Chuck Orsborn, and Dar Hutchins.

Team Members in the Picture:

Back row (L to R):  Coach A. J. Robertson, Ken Olson, Chuck Orsborn, Phil O’Connell, Dar Hutchins, Ed Kiefer, Lee Peterson, Bill Ridgely, Mgr. Lyle

Front Row (L to R): Roger Sutton, Lloyd Bortel, Virg Van Cleave, Carl Schunk, Ted Panish, Paul Nones, Bob Theus, Meyer Jacobs