2023-01-25 20:16:25

George Santos Made Baruch Volleyball Famous. The Team Is OK With That.

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The New York Times
By Billy Witz

The Baruch Bearcats played their home opener on Tuesday under a new spotlight after George Santoss lie about having played for the team resurfaced.

Display cases in the foyer of the Baruch College athletic department are cluttered with shimmering trophies. Framed photographs of championship teams line the cinder-block walls of the hallways. N.C.A.A. tournament banners hang from the gymnasium rafters.

Nowhere, though, is there any sign of the man who put the Baruch mens volleyball team on the map and on social media, network news and Saturday Night Live.

It is as if the collegiate athletic career of Representative George Santos the self-described Baruch Bearcats volleyball star, whose teams vanquished Harvard and Yale and who gave so much to the game that he needed knee replacements when his playing days were over did not exist.

Of all the fabrications conjured up by Mr. Santos, the newly elected Republican congressman of New York, the most fabulous may have been his claim to volleyball fame.

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