Goldberg played basketball at Duquesne University in the early 1950s, when the program perennially ranked in the top twenty teams according to the AP poll (the poll began in 1949). One of Goldberg's teammates during his senior season was Sid Dambrot.
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Goldberg played three seasons at Duquense and was an important member of the Dukes' team. In 1950, Duquesne finished the regular season with a record of 22-4 and was ranked No. 6 in the nation. They won the first round of the NIT (National Invitational Tournament) before losing, 62-52, to eventual champion CCNY in the semifinal. In the third place game, the Dukes lost to St. John's in overtime, 69-67, to finish fourth.
After a mediocre season in 1951 (they were not ranked in the final poll), Goldberg and the Dukes returned to the postseason in 1952 on the strength of a 22-3 regular season record. They finished the season ranked No. 4, and were invited to both the NIT and NCAA. In the NIT, they finished fourth, and in the NCAA, they made it to Mideast Regional Final before losing to Illinois, 74-68.
Goldberg played guard and forward at Duquesne from 1949-1952.
Use links below to navigate through the basketball section of Jews In Sports.
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
The Modern Encyclopedia of Basketball, edited by Zander Hollander (New York: Doubleday, 1979)
Ronald Encyclopedia of Basketball, edited by William G. Mokray (Ronald Press: 1962)
1951 Converse Basketball Yearbook, by the Converse Rubber Company (Malden, Massachusetts, 1951)