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Bill Walton to Speak at Men's Basketball Tip-off Dinner

Contact: Victor M. Inzunza
(212) 636-7576

Dereck Whittenburg
Fordham Men's Basketball Coach
Photo by Vincent Dusovic
Basketball Hall-of-Famer and television analyst Bill Walton will speak at the Fordham University men’s basketball Tip-Off Dinner on Nov. 6 at Tavern on the Green in Manhattan, the Department of Athletics announced on July 19.
The department also announced that the Rams will face the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Duquesne University and Temple University twice during the 2007-2008 season, according to a revamped conference schedule. This will mark the third consecutive year that Fordham will have a home-and-home series with Duquesne while Charlotte and Temple replace the University of Rhode Island and St. Bonaventure University, which the Rams played twice during the 2006-2007 season.
Walton was part of two NCAA championship teams at UCLA in the 1970s and was selected three times as the NCAA Player of the Year. He also led the Portland Trailblazers to an NBA championship in 1977. Walton was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993, and became a member of the Academic All America Hall of Fame in 1994. He is currently an NBA analyst for ABC and ESPN, and won an Emmy in 2001 for best live sports television broadcast.
The annual dinner is open to Fordham alumni, family and friends. For more information, contact Ryan St. Germain, alumni relations officer for athletics, at (212) 636-6527, or via e-mail at

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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