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Boasberg, Lou

Louis M. Boasberg

Boasberg, a member of Tulane's 1932 Rose Bowl team, took advantage of his celebrity status in New Orleans while still a student at Tulane. In 1932, he helped begin the New Orleans Novelty Company - an arcade business. At a time of uncertainty during the depression, Boasberg helped build the company into a success and it still exists today.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. October 5, 1910 - d. November 9, 1994

Career Highlights:
Boasberg was an important member of the 1931 Tulane team, arguably the best squad in the school's history. The Green Wave finished the regular season with a record of 11-0-0 and were ranked No. 2 in the country. They outscored their opponents 338-35 and had eight shutouts. In the Rose Bowl, they faced No. 1 USC (with lineman Aaron Rosenberg). The Trojans jumped out to a 21-0 lead but Tulane made a ferocious second half comeback. The Green Wave actually outgained the Trojans (who USC coach Howard Jones called the "greatest offensive machine I have ever coached") 341 yards to 218 yards. In the end, however, the Green Wave fell short, losing the contest, 21-12. In 1933, Tulane was a charter member of the SEC and after losing its first two games, rallied to finished the season with a record of 6-3-1.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Career Dates:
Boasberg played end and tackle at Tulane in 1931 and 1933.

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