Edward W. "Ed" Krause

At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, Edward “Moose” Krause was a basketball giant, and the subject of considerable attention by opponents. Krause’s size enabled him to dominate the post, and triggered the establishment of the 3-second rule in 1932-33. He was tough as nails and solid as a rock, combining great size and speed to become an excellent passer and a force at center. Playing under Hall of Fame coach George Keogan at Notre Dame, Krause led the Fighting Irish into national prominence in the 1930s. Krause enjoyed a 54-12 three-year record, and was the Fighting Irish's most prolific scorer, averaging 8.8 points per game for his career, in the early days of dirt floors. His three-year total of 547 points came at a time when the game was slow and deliberate and its rhythm was interrupted by the center jump after each basket. After graduating college, Krause took up coaching, and eventually became the basketball coach, and later director of athletics, at Notre Dame.