Beagle, Baruch Athletics Fixture,
Honored by Campus
The Baruch College
Athletic Department hosted “Burt Beagle Day” on
Saturday, January 31, 2004 during a basketball doubleheader
played in the College’s Athletic & Recreation Complex
(ARC). Beagle has attained the status of living legend at
Baruch and indeed throughout the city of New York. Two hundred
Burt Beagle T-shirts were handed out to fans and a citation
and plaque were presented to him at the half-time ceremony.
Beagle’s involvement in Baruch athletics dates back to 1951 when he was an accounting student at the then School of Business and Public Administration Since that time, he has been a coach, sports information director, and statistician—his current job. At all times, he has been a friend and loyal supporter of our student athletes. Beagle holds the record for most consecutive games worked at any collegiate level—685 including Saturday’s game.
In a citation presented by the New York City Sports Commission and read by Athletics director Bill Eng, Mayor Bloomberg honored Burt Beagle for his contributions to New York City high school and college athletics. It is estimated that Beagle has worked at more than 6,000 sports events, including basketball, baseball and football games. He is the official statistician for the CUNYAC basketball tournament and hasn’t missed a game since 1970. WNBC-TV featured a spot on Burt during their evening newscast.
A spirited alumni basketball competition in which the “young guys” defeated the “old guys” (52-48) during a 30-minute game was part of the half-time festivities. The afternoon was only slightly marred by the double defeat of the Bearcats who lost to the Hunter Hawks 75-69 (Men) and 72-63 (Women).