“In a city that reveres its sports figures, we honor a man who could be called Pittsburgh’s forgotten champion,” said Duquesne President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty during a luncheon on Oct. 29. “Cumberland Willis Posey Jr. was a true legend, and not just in one sport.”
Born in 1890, Posey was a Homestead native who played basketball at Penn State, Pitt and Duquesne in the early 1900s. During his three years at Duquesne, he led the basketball team in scoring and was captain of the varsity golf team. He played on amateur and semi-pro basketball teams that routinely defeated top national collegiate and professional squads.