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Hall of Famer Warren Perkins passes at 92

Published: Friday, September 12, 2014 NEW ORLEANS – Warren Perkins, a 2007 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee who started in the first-ever NBA game in 1949 after starring at Tulane, passed away Friday afternoon at the age of 92. Perkins was an iconic

Alliance Compressors signs on as first 2015 Induction sponsor

Published: Monday, August 11, 2014 Proving that preparing for the annual Induction Weekend requires year-round effort is a check presentation by Alliance Compressors of Natchitoches in support of the 2015 Induction Weekend. "Alliance Compressor has a track

Cox Sports TV Induction special August air dates

Published: Friday, August 1, 2014 Cox Sports Television will continue airing an exciting one-hour highlight program of the 2014 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. 2014 Inductees included Pete Boudreaux, the legendary Catholic High School

Hall of Fame television show debuts on CST Tuesday night

Published: Monday, July 7, 2014 NATCHITOCHES – For the 12th consecutive year, Cox Sports Television and Louisiana Sports Writers Association productions will combine to broadcast the highlights of last month’s induction ceremonies of the

LSHOF Museum, small town project receives global recognition

Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame museum is in the current issue of innovative design! The article provides the most concise overview of the thought process behind the design of the museum and the best collection of photos

Speed, unselfishness, humility recalled for Delaney

Published: Sunday, June 29, 2014 A.L. Williams said Joe Delaney had come by to see him the day he drowned. “Sidney Thornton had been cut (less than a week earlier) by the Steelers, and Joe came by to tell me and asked me if I could help Sidney get on

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame enshrines 11 new members

Published: Monday, June 23, 2014 As any athlete knows, it’s nice to set the tone early in a sports event. Joe Macaluso, the longtime outdoors writer for the Baton Rouge Advocate and the first honoree up to the podium at the Louisiana Sports Hall of

Benson adds Hall of Fame induction to long list of honors

Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 There are many paths to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, and each visitor must find his or her own way. Some take the Expressway, the swift and direct route, never detouring off the beaten path. Others take the back

Decades of service earns Waters place in Hall

Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 “I am the luckiest guy in the world for all of the people I have been associated with. I’ve learned from every one of them.” Those are the words of Wright Waters, who will be inducted into the Louisiana

Broad legacy is defining trait of remarkable Ducote’

Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Richard “Moon” Ducote’ of Cottonport became nationally famous in 1918 for kicking a field goal. It wasn’t just any field goal, nor was “Moon” Ducote’ just any player. It was a

Humbling start sent Boudreaux to title torrent

Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Getting to coach at his alma mater, Baton Rouge’s Catholic High, was a dream come true for Pete Boudreaux. The Bears were second in the district in track and field in his first year, 1969. It was the school’s

Winter encounter turned Reynolds toward MLB career

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 When Shane Reynolds headed to Venezuela in 1991, he was determined to get his baseball career in gear. 

 Back then, the Bastrop native was a minor leaguer in the Houston Astros farm system. His Double-A manager

Versatility key for Distinguished Service Award winner Macaluso

Published: Sunday, June 15, 2014 Versatility has been one of the hallmarks of a nearly 4½-decade career in sports journalism for the Baton Rouge Advocate's Joe Macaluso, who'll be honored June 21 as the 2014 Distinguished Service Award winner by the

Childhood trials didn’t deter Lacy from stardom

Published: Saturday, June 14, 2014 Venus Lacy is a huge fan of “Forrest Gump” because the early life of the hero in the 1994 Academy Award Best Picture so closely resembles her own. Like Gump, played by Tom Hanks in the movie, Lacy had to wear

Far-reaching impact earns Hildebrand spot in Hall

Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 NATCHITOCHES -- Tynes Hildebrand had to travel over some dirt roads to get from his home in Florien to Northwestern State so he could enroll and play basketball for legendary coach H. Lee Prather’s Demons in 1950.

Hometown hero Washington driven to high standard

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 On June 21, Lionel Washington will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Three decades ago, there was another honor which became a major influence in Washington’s subsequent achievements. In 1984,

Shipley did what he thought was right as a coach

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Beryl Shipley knew that some decisions he made while basketball coach at Southwestern Louisiana were not going to be popular with those in power. He fought to take his all-white 1965 team to the NAIA national tournament,

Exceptional career put Faneca on fast track to Hall

Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 An exceptional college and pro football career put offensive guard Alan Faneca on the fast track to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. As if to remove any doubts about his worthiness, the former LSU Tiger and Pittsburgh

Bank of Montgomery again supports Induction Weekend

Published: Sunday, June 1, 2014 We are excited to announce that Bank of Montgomery (BOM) has once again donated funds in support of the annual Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration. BOM's Carrie Beth Hough and Reba Phelps recently presented

Online sales underway for #LSHOF14 Induction activities

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 NATCHITOCHES – Online transactions are now available four weeks away from the 2014 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration, honoring 11 state sports heroes with a series of events including the La Capitol

Want an autographed Induction Program? Hall of Fame announces #LSHOF14 Twitter contest

Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Want a 2014 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program autographed by six of Louisiana's greatest sports legends? It's as simple as #LSHOF14! That's right, if you use the hashtag #LSHOF14 on Twitter, you'll be

#LSHOF14 announced as official hashtag of 2014 Induction Celebration

Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 NATCHITOCHES - With one month remaining until the start of the 2014 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration, the official hashtag for the three-day weekend has been announced. Fans looking for the latest news

La Capitol Federal Credit Union sponsors 2014 Induction Press Conference and Welcome Reception

Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 La Capitol Federal Credit Union recently presented the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation their sponsorship check for the 2014 Press Conference and Welcome Reception which kick off the 2014 Louisiana Sports Hall of

City Bank & Trust Company a Banquet Sponsor for 2014 Induction Weekend

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation is excited to announce that City Bank & Trust Company is a $1,000 Banquet Sponsor for the upcoming 2014 Induction Weekend, June 19-21! Left to Right: City Bank Mortgage

Funeral services set for Class of 1983 Hall of Famer Hank Lauricella

Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Funeral services will be held April 2 in his hometown of Harahan for 1983 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee Francis “Hank” E. Lauricella, a New Orleans high school football great who was runner-up in voting for the 1951

Hall of Fame Family Mourns the Loss of Don Shows

Published: Monday, March 3, 2014 NATCHITOCHES – Family, friends, former players and colleagues of Don Shows, the 2011 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee who became one of the state’s legendary high school football coaches, are mourning his passing early

Foundation secures exposure for LSHOF inductees and museum during 2014 All-Star Weekend

Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 NATCHITOCHES, La. -- The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation has a limited number of All Access Passes available from the National Basketball Retired Players Association’s (NBRPA) for the Legends of Basketball’s

Hildebrand, Waters to receive 2014 Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award

Published: Monday, February 3, 2014 NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State and NCAA basketball administrator Tynes Hildebrand and longtime Sun Belt Conference commissioner Wright Waters are the 2014 recipients of the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award

Joe Macaluso named recipient of 2014 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism

Published: Saturday, February 1, 2014 NATCHITOCHES – Acclaimed Baton Rouge-based outdoors writer and broadcaster Joe Macaluso, in his fifth decade of colorful and insightful coverage for the Baton Rouge Advocate, has won the 2014 Distinguished Service Award in

Foundation named co-recipient of Tourism Advancement Award

Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the impactful opening of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum with presentation of its Tourism Advancement Award this week. The

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame announces 2014 induction class

Published: Saturday, December 28, 2013 NATCHITOCHES – LSU product Alan Faneca, a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, along with All-Star pitcher Shane Reynolds and New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner/chairman of the board Tom Benson headline the eight-member 2014

Foundation launches Game Changers membership program

Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 NATCHITOCHES - The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation has launched "Game Changers," an annual membership program created to enhance the support the Foundation provides to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the

Foundation elects new Chairman, adds Board Members

Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 NATCHITOCHES – Marksville physician and Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame member Dr. L.J. Mayeux has been elected chairman of the board of the Hall of Fame Foundation, while five new board members have been seated this month.

Hall of Famer Joe Dean dies at 83

Published: Monday, November 18, 2013 BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2001 inductee Joe Dean, a transcendent figure in LSU sports history who went from an outstanding basketball player for the Tigers to serving as the school’s longest tenured

Tuesday evening museum event free to public

Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 Admission is free Tuesday, Nov. 12 beginning at 5 p.m. at the new Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum for an engaging evening at this world-class facility in historic downtown Natchitoches.

Call Now! Only three autographed prints of "Rivalry" available

Published: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Own a piece of college football history by purchasing a limited edition, signed, 14 X 18 print which distinctively captures the greatest modern day college football rivalry – LSU versus Alabama. Coaches Les Miles and Nick

Natchitoches Chamber "After Hours" set for Nov. 12

Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013 Name: Chamber After Hours Date: November 12, 2013 Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum, 800 Front St., Natchitoches, LA 71457 Event Description: Please

Pre-orders available for "Game Changers" book showcasing Louisiana sports

Published: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Game Changers The Rousing Legacy of Louisiana Sports by Marty Mule' Louisiana defies logic when it comes to sports. Its native sons, daughters, and teams have left stamps on sports all out of proportion for what could be

Hall of Fame coaching legend Paul Dietzel passes away

Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 BATON ROUGE – The head coach and architect of LSU’s 1958 football National Championship, who later served as athletics director at LSU, Paul Dietzel, passed away early Tuesday morning after a brief illness at the age of 89.

Louisiana: The State We're In - Speed Racer

Published: Sunday, August 11, 2013 Speed Racer: Metairie's Knot Farrington has always loved fast cars. Fifty years ago his modified Ford Thunderbird set a speed record of 241.78 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. His record breaking sports car is

Hall of Fame sportswriter Buddy Davis sidelined by stroke

Published: Sunday, July 14, 2013 With all the honors and accolades he’s received, Ruston Daily Leader executive sports editor O.K. Buddy Davis could have easily hit the big-time press circuit years and years ago. But big city lights aren’t what makes the

CST and LSWA Combine to Showcase Induction and Opening of Museum

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 NATCHITOCHES – Cox Sports Television for the 11th consecutive year will showcase the 2013 induction class for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame when the annual ceremonies are broadcast on a tape-delayed basis beginning this

New Museum is "Coolest" Spot in Town for Fourth of July in Natchitoches

Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 The new Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History museum will be open on Thursday, July 4 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. to accommodate visitors to “Celebration on the Cane” in downtown Natchitoches. We may be the

Touching moments highlight the LSHOF Class of 2013's induction

Published: Monday, July 1, 2013 NATCHITOCHES -- Shaquille O'Neal delivered a mostly heartfelt, serious speech upon his induction into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night in the Natchitoches Events Center. But he couldn't leave the stage

Hall of Fame Offers Unforgettable Experience of Louisiana Sports History

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 A collection of baseballs signed by slugger Mel Ott, Archie Manning’s No. 8 New Orleans Saints jersey and a souped-up Ford Thunderbird that became the fastest car in the world in 1963 are just a few of the artifacts that

Jones’ Hoops Stardom Rekindled by Hall Election

Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Larry Wright almost fell out of his chair. Told about James “Jimmy” Jones being a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction class of 2013, Wright exclaimed:“You mean Jimmy isn’t there already? You have to be

Assistant Coach's Recognition of Potential Turned Mawae Towards Great Career

Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 The seeds of self-confidence Kevin Mawae says he needed to become one of the top NFL centers of modern times were planted by Kenny Ferro. Ferro, a 65-year-old New Orleans native who now is a special education teacher in

Ardoin Carved his Hall of Fame Career Close to Home

Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Ronald Ardoin is the seventh thoroughbred jockey to be honored with induction into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. His path, however, is different than the other modern-era jockeys who have reached the pinnacle in their

Rubin Relied on Forehand, Fortitude

Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 Chanda Rubin doesn't dwell on the injuries that shortened her professional tennis career. She's more pragmatic than that, too well-grounded to dwell on what-ifs and let them dictate who she is. Rubin has her real estate

Shaq's Love for Louisiana Shines Through

Published: Sunday, June 23, 2013 Where do you start when trying to put your arms around the very large life and career of Shaquille O’Neal? No one really has the arms that are big enough, literally and figuratively. Let’s see, there is national college

Barbara Gresham Hammerman - Foundation Board Member Spotlight

Published: Saturday, June 22, 2013 1. How did you first become engaged with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF)? My first involvement with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame was when I participated in the events surrounding my father, Grits Gresham's,

Bill Curl - Foundation Board Member Spotlight

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 1. How did you first become engaged with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF)? Involvement with the Louisiana Sports Writers Assn.--going back to 1966--and friendship with Jerry Pierce and Doug Ireland. 2. What do you

Johnson Earned Place in Hall of Fame

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 Unless your basketball team was competing against his, you might have found yourself cheering for Ervin Johnson. And no one would have blamed you. What was not to like? Ervin Johnson was as unassuming and mild-mannered as

Hodson Made Earth Move During Record-Setting Career at LSU

Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame is the home to Super Bowl champions, Olympic gold medalists and Kentucky Derby winners, among its vast collection of legendary figures. One thing it does not have is someone who caused the

Newman's Tuohy had Immediate Impact on State Prep Hoops

Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Since Edward ‘Skeets’ Tuohy, Jr. was born and raised and then educated at Chicago’s St. Phillips High School and, since he harbored plans to attend college at Loyola, the most likely destination for a native of the Windy

Anna Koll was a 1920s Sports Trailblazer

Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Not long before her death in 1998 at age 93, Anna Koll of New Orleans was told by her nephew, Bill Koll, that she had been nominated for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Her response was “Why?” Actually, the response

Greg O'Quin - Foundation Board Member Spotlight

Published: Monday, June 17, 2013 1. How did you first become engaged with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF)? I am friends with Bob Tompkins, the sports editor for the Alexandria Daily Town Talk. Bob knew I liked sports and asked me to get involved

Biddiscombe Named Director of Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum

Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is announcing a leader for the Louisiana State Museum’s newest attraction. State Museum registrar Jennae Biddiscombe (pictured left) has been promoted to branch director of the Louisiana Sports Hall

Youth Autograph Session Pre-Registration Now Available

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 NATCHITOCHES – Kids ages 8-18 can get autographs from some of Louisiana’s biggest sports celebrities for free from 10-11 o’clock Saturday morning, June 29, at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Youth Autograph Session

Doug Ireland - Foundation Board Member Spotlight

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 1. How did you first become engaged with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF)? I attended events in the 1980s and was astounded at the access everyone had to greats like Lou Brock, Bob Love, Bert Jones, etc., and at the

Dr. L.J. Mayeux - Foundation Board Member Spotlight

Published: Monday, June 10, 2013 1. How did you first become engaged with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF)? When I was notified that I would be the recipient of the 2012 Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award. 2. What do you do when you’re

Joe Tumminello - Foundation Board Member Spotlight

Published: Monday, June 3, 2013 1. How did you first become engaged with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF)? I first became engaged with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame about two years ago when we started looking into the possibility of building a

Lt. Governor Dardenne to Host Grand Opening Reception June 28

Published: Monday, June 3, 2013 Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation are hosting a grand opening reception in Natchitoches Friday, June 28 for the state’s newest and most dazzling cultural attraction—the Louisiana

Louis Bonnette - Foundation Board Member Spotlight

Published: Saturday, June 1, 2013 1. How did you first become engaged with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF)? Back in the early 1970s when I was president of the LSWA and we opened the hall of fame at Northwestern State..first one into the Hall when

Jim Kleinpeter - Foundation Board Member Spotlight

Published: Saturday, May 25, 2013 1. How did you first become engaged with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF)? As my participation in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association grew, my interest in the Hall of Fame did the same. I was added to the Hall

Museum Grand Opening June 28 highlights Induction Celebration

Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 NATCHITOCHES – The doors open for the first time at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum on Friday evening, June 28, in an exclusive Grand Opening for the $23 million shrine in historic

Ted Lewis - Foundation Board Member Spotlight

Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1. How did you first become engaged with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF)? I was an original member of the selection committee. 2. What do you do when you’re not assisting the LSHOF? The Advocate’s New Orleans

Barry Mendelson - Foundation Board Member Spotlight

Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013 1. How did you first become engaged with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF)? I donated my collection of Pistol Pete Maravich Memorabilia to the Hall after serving as Executive Vice President of the New Orleans Jazz.

Arrangements Set for Genevieve "Genny" Ireland

Published: Sunday, May 12, 2013 Arrangements have been set for the mother of Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Chairman, Doug Ireland. Visitation for Genevieve "Genny" Ireland will be Monday, May 13 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro, La.

Official Twitter Hashtag Announced for 2013 Induction Celebration

Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 NATCHITOCHES - With less than two months remaining until the start of the 2013 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration, the official hashtag for the three-day weekend has been announced. Fans looking for the

2013 Induction Celebration Schedule to Include Museum's Opening

Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 NATCHITOCHES – Opening the doors to the spectacular Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum provides an unprecedented highlight for the annual Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration June 27-29 that honors an

Alex Box Stadium Field Named For Legendary Coach Skip Bertman

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 BATON ROUGE – The LSU Board of Supervisors on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal from the LSU Athletic Department to name the baseball field at Alex Box Stadium after legendary baseball coach Skip Bertman. The field

Bob Marshall Earns 2013 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 NATCHITOCHES – Pulitzer Prize-winning outdoors writer Bob Marshall, a veteran of four decades with the New Orleans Times-Picayune, has won the 2013 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism from the Louisiana Sports

Milt Retif to receive 2013 Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award

Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 NATCHITOCHES – New Orleans businessman and baseball giant Milton Retif is the 2013 recipient of the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award presented by the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Retif, 80, has a lifelong

Eight Hall of Famers Make Southland Conference All-Decade Teams

Published: Sunday, March 10, 2013 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame members Joe Dumars, Mike Green, Dwight “Bo” Lamar, Karl Malone, Eun Jung Lee Ok, Kim Perrot, Andrew Toney and Mike Vining have been included as the Southland Conference, as part of its year-long

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Family Mourns the Loss of Johnny "Red" Robertson

Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 FERRIDAY -- Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame member Johnny "Red" Robertson, who led Ferriday High to four state championships and a state record 54-game streak without a loss, died Tuesday at the age of 88 in his adopted

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame announces remarkable nine-member induction class for 2013

Published: Saturday, January 26, 2013 NATCHITOCHES – Basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal, women’s tennis great Chanda Rubin and eight-time NFL Pro Bowl selection Kevin Mawae headline a sparkling class of nine 2013 inductees who will enter the Louisiana Sports

Class of 2013 Announced Saturday Night on Cox Sports Television

Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 NEW ORLEANS – The 2013 inductees to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame will be announced exclusively on Cox Sports Television this Saturday night on “CST Tonight!” The show will air LIVE at 10 p.m. from the Louisiana CAT

2012 Ends With Monthly Website Traffic Record for LaSportsHall.com

Published: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 The new year rang in with a bang for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame as December 2012 brought a record amount of traffic to LaSportsHall.com, the official website of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. The December traffic

Memorial Mass Jan. 4 for Class of 1995 Hall of Famer Walter Ledet

Published: Sunday, December 30, 2012 NATCHITOCHES -- A memorial mass will be said Friday, Jan. 4, at 1 o’clock in Holy Cross Catholic Church at 126 Second Street in Natchitoches for Walter Ledet, a 1995 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee who was

Memorial Service Saturday Honoring Hall of Fame Broadcaster Norm Fletcher

Published: Thursday, December 27, 2012 NATCHITOCHES – A memorial service for Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame broadcaster Norm Fletcher, whose seven decades in radio included 30 years as the voice of Northwestern State sports teams, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m.

Doug Ireland Named Town Talk's Sportsman of the Year

Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 NATCHITOCHES -- Doug Ireland is the Town Talk's 2012 Central Louisiana Sportsman of the Year, but he is not an athlete or coach -- at least not in the sense that we are accustomed to seeing either an athlete or coach honored

Longtime Voice of the Hall Norm Fletcher Goes Silent

Published: Sunday, December 16, 2012 NATCHITOCHES – Norm Fletcher, a Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame member for his broadcasting career who also was elected three times as Natchitoches Parish sheriff, died at the age of 82 Friday afternoon in the Natchitoches

Iconic Walter Ledet passes away at 93

Published: Saturday, December 15, 2012 NATCHITOCHES – Walter Ledet, Northwestern State’s first All-America football player who became a legendary coaching figure and a high-ranking university administrator along with an influential leader in the Natchitoches

Hall of Famer Dave Dixon honored with dedication

Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 A permanent sign of the immense influence of Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame member Dave Dixon is in place in his beloved New Orleans. On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, Girod Street will be officially renamed Dave Dixon Drive

Hall Of Fame Football Coach Wins 25th State Championship

Published: Sunday, December 9, 2012 2010 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee J.T. Curtis guided his 25th career state championship high school football victory Saturday afternoon at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, as John Curtis finished an

Open Me A Corona first Quarter Horse in history to win $1 million race in Louisiana

Published: Saturday, December 1, 2012 OPELOUSAS, LA - November 17, 2012 - Dr. Tommy Hays and Charles Forbes, Jr.'s Open Me A Corona became the first Quarter Horse in history to win a $1 million race in Louisiana on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Press: Louisiana

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation to collect full match $250,000 of Challenge Grant!

Published: Saturday, November 3, 2012 NATCHITOCHES - After a two-month push to match a $250,000 Challenge Grant issued to quickly raise funding for exhibits in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum, the goal has been reached and exceeded, Hall of Fame

Louisiana Corporation Contributes to Challenge Grant

Published: Friday, October 26, 2012 NATCHITOCHES, LA- A major Louisiana corporation is stepping forward to make a generous contribution to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum in Natchitoches. Friday, Atmos Energy Corporation presented a $25,000

Excitement peaking in final days of Challenge Grant

Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012 In the final days as the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation is surging toward a much-needed match of a $250,000 Challenge Grant, Hall of Fame supporters are still riding the inspiration provided by the very generous

Hughes, Powell, Nadeau, Graffagnini, Babin to Speak at QB Club Monday

Published: Monday, October 8, 2012 Former Saints Pro Bowl kick returner Tyrone Hughes, O.P. Walker coach Emanuel Powell, football analyst Rene Nadeau, Tulane radio play-by-play announcer Todd Graffagnini and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame’s Lisa Babin are

New Orleans Saints and Hornets Contribute $250,000 to Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

Published: Friday, October 5, 2012 October 5, 2012 – The New Orleans Saints and Hornets have contributed $250,000 to help fund exhibits and support promotion of the spectacular Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame currently in the final stages of construction in

Hall of Fame Challenge Grant extended through Oct. 31

Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Click Here to Meet the Hall of Fame Challenge! NATCHITOCHES – Contributions of any size are being sought through October to match a $250,000 challenge grant supporting the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum exhibits,

$250,000 Challenge Grant Issued for September to Support Museum

Published: Friday, August 31, 2012 NATCHITOCHES – A month-long push in September is underway to match a $250,000 challenge grant supporting the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum, which is nearing completion while seeking over $700,000 in private funding to

Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren, Dies at 91 of Pneumonia

Published: Saturday, August 25, 2012 Legendary Philadelphia Eagles running back Steve Van Buren, an LSU product who was one of the first inductees in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1961, passed away Thursday in Lancaster, PA, after battling pneumonia. He

Funeral Monday for Hall of Famer Elmo Adolph

Published: Saturday, August 11, 2012 METAIRIE – A funeral service is Monday at 2 p.m. in Metairie for 2011 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee Elmo Adolph, a world-renowned boxing official, who passed away suddenly in his sleep Thursday morning at the age of

Seven LSHOF Members To Be Honored This Weekend

Published: Friday, August 3, 2012 The first weekend in August is a big one for honors flowing to members of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, highlighted by 2009 inductee Willie Roaf going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Five other Hall

Cox Sports TV To Show 2012 Induction Ceremonies Eleven Times In August

Published: Thursday, August 2, 2012 NATCHITOCHES – Eleven more air dates in August, including four showings in the first five days of the month, have been added by Cox Sports Television for the hour-long showcase providing coverage of the 2012 Louisiana Sports

LSHOF Induction Ceremony To Begin Airing Thursday On CST

Published: Thursday, July 12, 2012 NATCHITOCHES – Cox Sports Television, in association with Louisiana Sports Writers Association productions, debuts its coverage of the 2012 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Thursday night at 7 p.m. CST.

Five Hall Of Fame Members to Be Honored By The Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum Of Champions

Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Five Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame members will be honored on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions’ bi-annual ceremonies at the Shreveport Convention Center. Sportswriter Jerry Byrd, Shreveport

2012 Induction Celebration Banquet Tickets, Golf Entries, Sold Out

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 NATCHITOCHES – The 2012 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration this weekend is a sellout, with banquet tickets, golf entries and Championship Friday kids clinic registration at capacity for the series of events

Online Auction Offers Unique Items Through June 21

Published: Friday, June 15, 2012 An online auction featuring some remarkable sports experiences, memorabilia and much more among nearly 40 items available for bid is open on the internet until next Thursday night, supporting the Louisiana Sports Hall of

La Capitol Kickoff Reception To Open 2012 Induction Celebration

Published: Friday, June 8, 2012 NATCHITOCHES – The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame’s 2012 Induction Celebration honoring 11 state sports greats opens in two weeks with the Thursday, June 21 press conference and La Capitol Kickoff Reception at The Landing

The LSHOF Facebook Fan Page Surpasses 500 Fans

Published: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 With interest ramping up as the 2012 Induction Weekend nears June 21-23, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Facebook page has crossed another threshold with 500 fans. The page was created earlier this year and is a vibrant

Funeral Saturday For Hall of Famer Orlando Woolridge

Published: Saturday, June 2, 2012 MANSFIELD – Funeral services for Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame basketball legend Orlando Woolridge are set for Saturday, June 9, at 10 a.m. in the Mansfield High School gymnasium, after a Friday 7 p.m. visitation at Jenkins

La Capitol Reception and Encana Celebrity Golf Scramble kickoff 2012 Induction Weekend

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2012 NATCHITOCHES – The 2012 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Weekend is now less than a month away with sales continuing for banquet tickets, golf entries and congratulatory advertisements for the June 21-23 event

2012 Inductee Deuce McAllister selected to Saints Hall of Fame

Published: Saturday, May 19, 2012 Upcoming 2012 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee Deuce McAllister has been selected for enshrinement in the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame this fall. McAllister and Saints owner/president Tom Benson will be the 2012

LSU's Charles Alexander named to College Football Hall of Fame

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2012 BATON ROUGE – Charles Alexander, a two-time All-American and Heisman Trophy finalist who played at LSU from 1975-78, has been named to the prestigious College Football Hall of Fame, it was announced by the National Football

Long-time New Orleans sportswriter to receive top Louisiana Basketball Honor

Published: Saturday, May 5, 2012 NEW ORLEANS -- Looking at Bill Bumgarner, images of basketball do not immediately come to mind. But his name has appeared on thousands of newspaper stories over the past 40 years and he has shared space on front pages with

Bank of Montgomery signs on as a Gold Sponsor for the 2012 Induction Weekend

Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012 The Bank of Montgomery, with its main branch in Natchitoches located adjacent to the future home of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum, is the latest business to sign on as a key supporter of the 2012 Hall of Fame

Hoops + Home = Happiness for Vining

Published: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 MONROE, LA -- Mike Vining retired from coaching basketball in 2005, yet he’s still using the same skill set in his current position. For the past two years, the former University of Louisiana at Monroe men’s coach has

Hall of Famers Barbaro, Jackson, and Johnson among former NFL players to file suit

Published: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame members Gary Barbaro, Rickey Jackson and Vaughn Johnson were among 12 former NFL players who recently filed suit against the league and others over concussions, brain injuries and

Online Transactions Now Available For Induction Weekend Purchases

Published: Sunday, April 29, 2012 NATCHITOCHES – Secure online transactions are available to order banquet tickets, golf entries and congratulatory advertisements for the 2012 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 21-23 headlined by football

Chesapeake Energy Renews Commitment to LSHOF Induction Ceremony as 2012 Title Sponsor

Published: Friday, April 27, 2012 NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA – The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation (LSHOFF) is proud to announce that Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) has once again supported the Foundation as the title sponsor of the 2012

Dr. Andrews, Hatch to be honored at Annual Louisiana Legends Gala

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2012 BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame members Dr. James Andrews and Gayle Hatch, whose professional lives have been transformational to the American sports scene, are among five people being honored May 10 at the 22nd

March Sees Record Website Hits For The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

Published: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 March Madness is one of the highlights of the year in sports and it helped create a new monthly record for traffic on the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame website. A record 13,604 unique visitors checked out the official

Hall of Fame members Dale Brown, Joe Dean in Final Four spotlight in New Orleans

Published: Monday, April 2, 2012 Legendary former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown is front and center this weekend at the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans – and so is former Tigers player, and director of athletics, Joe Dean. Brown, a 1999 Louisiana Sports

Mayeux to receive 2012 Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award

Published: Saturday, March 24, 2012 NATCHITOCHES – Dr. L.J. Mayeux of Marksville, the former national president and Chairman of the Board for Ducks Unlimited, is the 2012 recipient of the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award presented by the Louisiana

Funeral Saturday for Hall of Famer Mel Parnell

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2012 A funeral mass will be held Saturday in Metairie for Mel Parnell, a 1963 inductee in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame who is one of the greatest pitchers in Boston Red Sox history. Parnell, 89, passed away Tuesday in his

Bumgarner, Muir voted 2012 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2012 NATCHITOCHES – Two very influential figures in the coverage of sports across Louisiana for decades, Baton Rouge sports editor Butch Muir and New Orleans sportswriter Bill Bumgarner, are the winners of the 2012 Distinguished

Hall of Famer Mel Parnell dies at 89 after long battle with cancer

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Mel Parnell, one of the fabled pitchers in Boston Red Sox history and a 1963 inductee in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, passed away Tuesday in his hometown of New Orleans at the age of 89. Parnell is survived by his

Albert Lewis, Aaron James in latest Grambling Legends Sports Hall of Fame class

Published: Friday, March 16, 2012 Twelve figures from Grambling State University's athletic lore -- including 2004 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee Albert Lewis and upcoming 2012 enshrinee Aaron James -- will be part of the fourth-annual Grambling

Mulkey, Weatherspoon enjoy conference tournament success

Published: Sunday, March 11, 2012 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame members Kim Mulkey and Teresa Weatherspoon are enshrined in the state’s sport hall thanks to their remarkable playing careers at point guard, primarily at Louisiana Tech, but their coaching

Lou Brock named to Class of 2012 College Baseball Hall of Fame

Published: Saturday, March 3, 2012 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1983 inductee Lou Brock, who grew up in Mer Rouge in northeast Louisiana and starred on the baseball diamond for Southern’s Jaguars before a Baseball Hall of Fame career in the major leagues,

Dale Brown to be honored during 2012 NCAA Final Four weeekend

Published: Thursday, March 1, 2012 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1999 inductee Dale Brown and his two LSU basketball Final Four teams, in 1981 and 1986, will be honored by the United States Basketball Writers Association at the annual College Basketball

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum Update Video

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation President, Lisa Babin, and Executive Director, Doug Ireland, discuss the latest updates regarding the Hall of Fame Museum in the following video.

Willie Brown, James "Shack" Harris inducted into Black College Football Hall of Fame

Published: Monday, February 20, 2012 Two Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame members, Willie Brown and James “Shack” Harris, were among the 2012 inductees in the Black College Football Hall of Fame this past weekend, joining seven other state sports hall inductees in

Hall of Famer Rusty Staub headlines Class of 2012 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 New Orleans native Rusty Staub, a 1989 inductee in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, headlined the 2012 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame class announced Tuesday. Staub will be enshrined June 23 in St. Mary’s, Ontario. He was

2009 Inductee Willie Roaf elected to the Class of 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame

Published: Saturday, February 4, 2012 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2009 inductee Willie Roaf was elected Saturday to the 2012 class for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He becomes the 16th Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame member to earn enshrinement in the Canton,

Five football figures, headed by Warrick Dunn and Deuce McAllister, lead 2012 Hall of Fame Class

Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012 NATCHITOCHES – Five football standouts, led by star NFL running backs Deuce McAllister of the New Orleans Saints and Baton Rouge native Warrick Dunn, are among the eight 2012 inductees who will enter the Louisiana Sports

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Announced Saturday on Cox Sports Television

Published: Friday, January 27, 2012 NEW ORLEANS – The 2012 inductees to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame will be announced exclusively on Cox Sports Television this Saturday on CST Tonight!. The show will air LIVE at 10:00pm from the Louisiana CAT Studios in

Hall of Famer Red Thomas passes, funeral Tuesday

Published: Monday, January 23, 2012 NATCHITOCHES – Visitation beginning at noon followed by a 2:30 funeral mass Tuesday will be conducted for one of Northwestern State’s greatest athletic figures, basketball All-American Dr. Charles “Red” Thomas, a 1969

McLain announces release of Cold War spy thriller novel, Double Team Trap

Published: Friday, December 16, 2011 Former Louisiana Sports Writers Association president Jim McLain is now selling copies of his Cold War spy thriller novel Double Team Trap. The book, whose heroes are basketball players serving in the U.S. Army in 1957,

Curtis, Shows win 2011 State Football Championships!

Published: Sunday, December 11, 2011 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame members J.T. Curtis and Don Shows padded their impressive career records Saturday by winning state championships at the 2011 Louisiana High School Athletic Association's Superdome Classic

Utah Jazz name Mike Sanders Manager of Player Development

Published: Friday, December 9, 2011 Yesterday, the Utah Jazz announced that 2000 Hall of Fame Inductee, Mike Sanders, would take over as Manager of Player Development. As a player, Sanders earned All-American honors at DeRidder High School and went on to UCLA

Another Record Setting Month for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

Published: Friday, December 2, 2011 For the second time in three months, the official website of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, www.lasportshall.com, has reached a new single-month mark for website visitors during the month of November. Exceeding the

Roaf, Williams semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012

Published: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Louisiana Sports Hall of Famers Will Roaf and Aeneas Williams are among the 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2012. The Pro Football Hall of Fame made the announcement Tuesday in Canton, Ohio,

Man in the Glass: The Dale Brown Story

Published: Thursday, November 17, 2011 Today marks the official launch of "Man in the Glass: The Dale Brown Story," the award-winning documentary film about legendary basketball coach and Louisiana Sports Hall of Famer, Dale Brown. Dubbed "The film the NCAA

Website Traffic Landmark Reached for Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame!

Published: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Rising interest in the official website of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, www.lasportshall.com, has been reflected in a new single-month record for website hits during September. There were 10,197 hits on the site last

Missed the 2011 Induction Ceremony? You can now purchase a DVD for $15

Published: Friday, September 30, 2011 If you missed this year's Induction Ceremony, you can now purchase The 2011 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Showcase, hosted by Lyn Rollins and Tammi Arender for only $15! Enjoy an exciting hour-long recap of the 2011

Deadline nears for nominations for 2012 Dixon, DSA awards

Published: Thursday, September 29, 2011 Monday, Oct. 3 is the deadline for nominations of candidates to be considered for the 2012 Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award and the Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism, honors which are presented

Bertman, Maddox to be inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame

Published: Friday, September 9, 2011 Two Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Inductees are receiving honors tonight as Skip Bertman and Carl Maddox are being inducted into the Class of 2011 Louisiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame. Maddox will be honored

Make a gift in memory of Hall of Famer Scotty Robertson

Published: Thursday, August 25, 2011 Scotty Robertson left an indelible mark on Louisiana through his coaching at Byrd High School, Louisiana Tech and the New Orleans Jazz. And while much of his NBA coaching career (Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons) took him out

2012 Induction Class picked, nominations open for Dixon, DSA honors

Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The LSHOF selection committee met Sunday to select the 2012 Hall of Fame Induction Class.

Funeral Sunday for Hall of Fame coach Scotty Robertson

Published: Friday, August 19, 2011

Visitation is Saturday evening with a 2 p.m. funeral service Sunday in Ruston, La., for 1997 Hall of Fame inductee Scotty Robertson.

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Night at Zephyrs Field 8/18/11

Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The New Orleans Zephyrs play host to a night full of food, fun, and fellowship with members of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

Induction Ceremony To Begin Airing 7/13 on CST

Published: Monday, July 11, 2011

Cox Sports Television, in association with Louisiana Sports Writers Association productions, debuts its coverage of the 2011 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies this Wednesday night at 6 p.m. CST.

CST Induction Highlights Video

Published: Friday, July 8, 2011

Highlights of the 2011 Induction Ceremonies
provided by Cox Sports Television

Partnership with Chesapeake Energy

Published: Friday, April 8, 2011

We are excited to announce that Chesapeake Energy Corporation will serve as the inaugural presenting sponsor of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony scheduled for Saturday evening, June 25 at the Natchitoches Event Center.

LSHOF on Facebook!

Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Become a fan of LSHOF's Facebook page today!

Adolph, Montgomery to receive 2011 Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award

Published: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Orleans native Elmo Adolphand Billy Montgomery are the 2011 recipients of the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award.

Brocato, Hymel to receive 2011 Distinguished Service Award

Published: Monday, February 21, 2011

Two iconic figures on the Louisiana sports media scene who remain active today are the winners of the 2011 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association

State Fame Insurance becomes latest Champion Patner

Published: Friday, December 24, 2010

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation is honored to announce State Farm Insurance has become its newest Champion Partner. 

Eight greats to join Hall of Fame roster in 2011

Published: Saturday, December 11, 2010

New Orleans Saints stars Morten Andersen, Vaughan Johnson and Buford Jordan, along with LSU All-America and 12-year MLB infielder Todd Walker and NBA standout “Slick” Watts, are among the eight 2011 inductees.

2011 Hall of Fame Class to be announced Saturday on "CST Tonight"

Published: Thursday, December 9, 2010

The newest members of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame will be announced exclusively this Saturday night as Cox Sports TV joins with the Hall of Fame to introduce the 2011 class on its weekly news and hightlights program, "CST Tonight!"

State Farm becomes the fourth "CHAMPION PARTNER"

Published: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Natchitoches, LA - The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF) Foundation is honored to announce State Farm becoming its’ newest CHAMPION PARTNER. The funds provided by CHAMPION PARTNERS demonstrate support of the mission of

Sabine State Bank Becomes "CHAMPION PARTNER"

Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 NATCHITOCHES - The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation is elated to announce Sabine State Bank as its newest Champion Partner. The funding provided by Champion Partners is absolutely essential to the LSHOF Foundation

Natchitoches Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau Becomes "CHAMPION PARTNER"

Published: Thursday, November 4, 2010 Natchitoches, LA - The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation recently announced that the Natchitoches Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is providing critical funding to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation

ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL BECOMES CHAMPION PARTNER OF LOUISIANA SPORTS HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION

Published: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 NATCHITOCHES – Louisiana’s most tradition-rich annual sports event, the Allstate Sugar Bowl, has taken a leadership role in the development of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, becoming the first “Champion Partner” of the

Respected Shreveport businesswoman Lisa Babin takes helm of Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation as President and CEO

Published: Monday, July 12, 2010 NATCHITOCHES - Accomplished Shreveport businesswoman Lisa Babin, the 2005 Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive in north Louisiana, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Louisiana Sports Hall

HOF Television Showtimes

Published: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 LOUISIANA SPORTS HALL OF FAME CEREMONY TO BEGIN AIRING WEDNESDAY NIGHT ON CST NATCHITOCHES – The 2010 induction ceremony for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame will be highlighted in a one-hour special beginning at 6 p.m.

Foundation Challenge

Published: Friday, July 2, 2010 The Hall of Fame Foundation Challenge provides the opportunity to generate start-up money for Foundation operations – a catalyst to benefit citizens around Louisiana. Click here for 2011 online payment option

2010 Inductee Profiles

Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Since 1958, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame has honored the elite figures in state sports history. Only 277 men and women have previously been chosen for induction in the Hall of Fame. An expert panel of Louisiana Sports

La Capitol Kickoff Reception

Published: Sunday, June 13, 2010 NATCHITOCHES – The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame’s 2010 Induction Celebration honoring eight state sports greats opens in two weeks with the Thursday, June 24 press conference and La Capitol Kickoff Reception upstairs at The

2010 Dave Dixon Award

Published: Monday, May 10, 2010 2010 Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award announcement NATCHITOCHES – Gerald Boudreaux, who worked four NCAA Final Four basketball championship games in a 25-year career as a

2010 Hall of Fame inductees

Published: Monday, May 10, 2010 NATCHITOCHES – Football Pro Bowl receiver Mark Carrier, prep football coaching legends J.T. Curtis and Lee Hedges, dynamic women’s basketball star Teresa Weatherspoon and LSU baseball great Ben McDonald are among the eight

2010 Distinguished Service Award winners

Published: Friday, May 7, 2010 2010 Distinguished Service Award Winners NATCHITOCHES – Two cornerstones of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, Natchitoches broadcast legend Norm Fletcher and New Orleans sportswriter Ted Lewis, are the winners of the 2010

New Hall of Fame Website Launches!

Published: Friday, April 30, 2010 Welcome to the redesigned www.lasportshall.com website for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation! We are very proud to be associated with our website design firm, Pixel Fusion of

2010 Induction Celebration Information Center

Published: Friday, April 30, 2010 Published: Friday, April 30, 2010 6:00 am Click here for 2010 online payment option 2010 Events Schedule 2010 Induction Celebration Thursday, June 24 - Saturday, June 26 For Tickets, Golf Entries & Tour

2009 Distinguished Service Award Winners

Published: Friday, June 12, 2009 Two iconic figures on the north Louisiana sports scene, Ruston Daily Leader sports editor O.K. “Buddy” Davis and Shreveport sportscaster and writer Bob Griffin, are the winners of the 2009 Distinguished Service Award in

2009 Hall of Fame Inductees

Published: Friday, June 12, 2009 Football All-Pros Marshall Faulk, William Roaf and Michael Brooks, along with golf great Hal Sutton and women’s basketball coaching trailblazer Sonja Hogg, are among the eight 2009 inductees in the Louisiana Sports Hall of
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