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27 Persons in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame:

Adolph Rupp

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Adolph Frederick Rupp
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:Won 876 games in 41 years (1930-1972) of coaching team: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Oerter Jr.
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.
National High School Hall of Fame 1987.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.
Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1979.

Bill Snyder

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bill Snyder
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach team: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.

Billie Moore

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Billie Jean Moore
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
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.
-: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.

Dean Smith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dean Edwards Smith
Also Known As:
Dean E. Smith
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball head coach, team: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 Award 1997.
Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2015.

Dummy Taylor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Luther Haden Taylor
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:He was deaf and could not speak. Invented pitching signs.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

Eddie Sutton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Eugene Sutton
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
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.

Ernest Schmidt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest J. Schmidt
Nickname(s):
One Grand
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 Sports Hall of Fame 2002.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1974.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Gene Keady

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Eugene Keady
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach, teams:Olympic Gold Medal 2000 for 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.

James Naismith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Naismith
Also Known As:
Dr. James Naismith
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: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Ronald Ryun
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
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 High School Hall of Fame 1983.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1980.
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award 1966.

Jo Jo White

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Henry White
Also Known As:
JoJo White
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Point guard.
Teams: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Bert Tinker
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:Shortstop.
Team:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1946.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2004.

John Hadl

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Willard Hadl
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback.
Teams:Coach of team: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.

John McLendon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John B. McLendon Jr.
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:Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1979.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

John Riggins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert John Riggins
Nickname(s):
The Diesel
Riggio
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back.
Teams: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.

Lynette Woodard

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lynette Woodard
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams:Coach team:Olympic Gold Medal 1984.
National High School Hall of Fame 1989.
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.

Mike McCormack

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Joseph McCormack
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:As coach of manager, teams: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nolan Neil Cromwell
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive back / safety.
Teams: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Clare Allen
Nickname(s):
Phog
Father of Basketball Coaching
Doc
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: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ralph H. Miller
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:won 3 letters in both football and basketball.
Coach teams: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.

Tom Watson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Sturges Watson
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Perry Johnson
Nickname(s):
The Big Train
Barney
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: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wilton Norman Chamberlain
Nickname(s):
Wilt The Stilt
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Brief Facts:

7' 1" Center for team:Only NBA player to make 100 points in a single game.
Movie: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 1950.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1966.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1967.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1968.
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