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32 Persons in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame:

Adolph Rupp

Real/Birth Name:
Adolph Frederick Rupp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College team University of Kansas. Won 876 games in 41 years (1930-1972) of coaching team University of Kentucky. Henry Iba Award 1966. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1969. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1964.

Al Oerter

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Oerter Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Discus throw athlete, Won Olympic Gold at four consecutive games in 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968. Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1976. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1979. National High School Hall of Fame 1987. Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame 1990.

Arthur Schabinger

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Schabinger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Team College of Emporia. Innovator and early adopter of the forward pass. Coach, team Ottawa University in Kansas, football and basketball. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1963. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1961. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Barry Sanders

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Sanders
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1988, team Oklahoma State University, as running back. Running back. Team Detroit Lions. College Football Hall of Fame 2003. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2003. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2004. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Maxwell Award 1988. Walter Camp Award 1988. Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame 1999. Bert Bell Award 1991. Bert Bell Award 1997. Chic Harley Award 1988. Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 1994. Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 1997. NFL Player of the Year 1990.

Bill Russell

Real/Birth Name:
William Felton Russell
Also Known As:
William F. Russell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Boston Celtics. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2011. Dick Enberg Award 2000. FIBA Hall of Fame 2007. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1975. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1958. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1961. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1962. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1963. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1965. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1968. Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2016.

Bill Snyder

Real/Birth Name:
Bill Snyder
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach team Kansas State University. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2015. College Football Hall of Fame 2015. Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame 2007. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2006. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2006. Paul "Bear" Bryant Award 1998. Woody Hayes Trophy 2011. Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award 1998. Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award 2012. Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award 1998.

Billie Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Billie Jean Moore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first women's basketball coach to lead teams from two different schools to national championships. - California State University, Fullerton, UCLA. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1999. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999. Washburn Athletics Hall of Fame 1978.

Bobby Douglass

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gilchrist Douglass
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Kansas, Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2006. KU Football Ring of Honor.

Dean Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Dean Edwards Smith
Also Known As:
Dean E. Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball head coach, team University of North Carolina Tarheels. Recruited the university's first African-American scholarship basketball player. Pushed for equal treatment for African Americans by local businesses. Supporter of Democratic party causes. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. Dick Enberg Award 1999. FIBA Hall of Fame 2007. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1983. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Henry Iba Award 1979. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1998. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1997. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2015. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1980. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 1999.

Dummy Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Luther Haden Taylor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher team New York Giants. He was deaf and could not speak. Invented pitching signs. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

Eddie Sutton

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Eugene Sutton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach for 36 years, various colleges, a win-loss of 806-326. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2009. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Henry Iba Award 1977. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2014. University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor 1995.

Ernest Schmidt

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest J. Schmidt
Nickname(s):
One Grand
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Earned exactly 1,000 points in his college career. Team Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1974. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Fred Clarke

Real/Birth Name:
Fred Clifford Clarke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder / manager.Teams Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1951. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1963. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1945.

Gene Keady

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Eugene Keady
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach, teams Western Kentucky University, Purdue University. Olympic Gold Medal 2000 for team The Dream Team as assistant coach. Henry Iba Award 1984. Henry Iba Award 1996. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2007. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2013. Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame 2010. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2007.

Jackie Stiles

Real/Birth Name:
Jackie Marie Stiles
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shooting guard. Teams Southwest Missouri State University, Portland Fire, Lubbock Hawks, Canberra Capitals. Assistant coach. Honda Sports Award 2001. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Wade Trophy 2001. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2016.

James Naismith

Real/Birth Name:
James Naismith
Also Known As:
Dr. James Naismith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hired as a chaplain (a Presbyterian minister), invented the game of basketball as "Basket Ball" at team University of Kansas. Created the original 13 rules in 1892. Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame 1995. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1961. Kansas Hall of Fame 2013. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame 1978. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 1955. Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame 1986. McGill University Sports Hall of Fame 1996. FIBA Hall of Fame 2007.

Jim Ryun

Real/Birth Name:
James Ronald Ryun
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Held world record times for long distances of one mile, 1500 meters, 880 yards. Republican. United States House of Representatives from 1996 to 2007, from the 2nd District in Kansas. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2003. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1977. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1980. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1966. National High School Hall of Fame 1983. James E. Sullivan Award 1966.

Jo Jo White

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Henry White
Also Known As:
JoJo White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams University of Kansas, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Kansas City Kings. Olympic Gold Medal 1968. Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1991. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2015. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

Joe Tinker

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Bert Tinker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

"Tinkers to Evers to Chance" - see also Frank Chance, Johnny Evers. Shortstop. Team Chicago Cubs. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1946. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2004.

John Hadl

Real/Birth Name:
John Willard Hadl
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Kansas, San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, Houston Oilers. Coach of team Los Angeles Express. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1984. College Football Hall of Fame 1994. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1976. San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame 1983. KU Football Ring of Honor. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 1971.

John McLendon

Real/Birth Name:
John B. McLendon Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first African American basketball coach at a predominantly white university and the first African American head coach in any professional sport. Coached teams North Carolina College for Negroes, Hampton Institute, Tennessee State A&I University, Cleveland Pipers, Kentucky State University, Cleveland State University, Denver Rockets. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1979. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

John Riggins

Real/Birth Name:
Robert John Riggins
Nickname(s):
The Diesel
Riggio
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams University of Kansas, New York Jets, Washington Redskins. Bert Bell Award 1983. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1992. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. Washington Redskins Ring of Fame. KU Football Ring of Honor.

Lucius Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Lucius Oliver Allen Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams UCLA, Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Kansas City Kings. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2013. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 2000.

Lynette Woodard

Real/Birth Name:
Lynette Woodard
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams University of Kansas, Cleveland Rockers, Detroit Shock. Coach team Winthrop Eagles. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1992. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2004. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2005. Wade Trophy 1981. National High School Hall of Fame 1989. Honda Sports Award 1981.

Mike McCormack

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Joseph McCormack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams New York Yanks, Dallas Texans, Cleveland Browns. As coach of manager, teams Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers. Carolina Panthers Hall of Honor 1997. Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor 2010. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984. KU Football Ring of Honor.

Nolan Cromwell

Real/Birth Name:
Nolan Neil Cromwell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive back / safety. Teams University of Kansas, Los Angeles Rams. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1996. KU Football Ring of Honor. National High School Hall of Fame 1991. Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1990.

Phog Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Clare Allen
Nickname(s):
Phog
Father of Basketball Coaching
Doc
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball coach, team University of Kansas. Coached college basketball for 50 seasons. Also an osteopathic physician. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1961. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1952. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Ralph H. Miller

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph H. Miller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At team University of Kansas won 3 letters in both football and basketball. Coach teams University of Wichita, University of Iowa, Oregon State University. Henry Iba Award 1981. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1975. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1988. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2006. National High School Hall of Fame 1989.

Tom Watson

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Sturges Watson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Eight major championship wins. World Golf Hall of Fame 1988. Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1984.

Walter Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Perry Johnson
Nickname(s):
The Big Train
Barney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Known for good sporrtsmanship. Record all-time career leader in shutouts with 110. Teams Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1961. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1936. Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Wilt Chamberlain

Real/Birth Name:
Wilton Norman Chamberlain
Nickname(s):
Wilt The Stilt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

7' 1" Center for team Los Angeles Lakers. Only NBA player to make 100 points in a single game. Movie Conan the Destroyer. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1979. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1960. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1966. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1967. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1968.
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