Inductee spotlight: Mizzou’s Doug Smith

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He traveled from Detroit determined to carry the University of Missouri deep into the Big Dance, along the way emerged as one of its all-time greats and then received the ultimate compliment in his final home game. Doug Smith remembers it like yesterday – not so much because the Mizzou Tigers surprised him by retiring… Read more »

Hall of Fame announces Basketball Luncheon presented by Mercy

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Former University of Missouri standout Doug Smith, longtime high school basketball coaches Terry Writer and Lynn Long, and the Kickapoo High School Girls Basketball Program soon will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The honorees headline the Hall of Fame’s annual Basketball Tipoff Luncheon presented by Mercy, set for 11 a.m. on… Read more »

Inductee spotlight: Volleyball coach Lori Hanaway

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When hired for her first volleyball coaching job, she wasn’t much older than her high school players and, while a 22-year-old coach might have seen it as a stepping stone to another school or as a way to transition to basketball, that wasn’t the case. Not for Lori Hanaway. In much the same way life finds you,… Read more »

MSHOF to honor 18 at Enshrinement in Independence on Nov. 12

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The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will soon host an Enshrinement in Independence presented by Great Southern Bank, with the Hall of Fame to honor 16 individuals, a high school wrestling program and two national championship football teams. President & Executive Director Jerald Andrews recently announced the Enshrinement in Independence class, which will be honored on Sunday,… Read more »