Inductee: Jeff City & Lady Bears standout Karen Rapier

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The recruiting letter still remains a favorite memory all these years later — the motivational words written by then-Missouri State Lady Bears assistant coach Cheryl Burnett, the envelope postmarked in the summer of her high school freshman year. Certainly, it changed Karen Rapier’s life – and arguably the direction of Lady Bears basketball program –… Read more »

Hall of Fame makes ESPN!

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Talk about getting some air time. The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame was mentioned on ESPN during the Mizzou Tigers’ Sunday broadcast, in which the Hall’s newest Missouri  Sports Legend, Jon Sundvold, was the TV analyst. ESPN wrote a nice story and be sure to check out the video.

Hall to induct Jolly Green Giants, MSU’s NAIA champs, Rapier, Stanfield

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Parkview High School’s famed Jolly Green Giants, Missouri State’s 1952 and 1953 NAIA national championship teams and two notable basketball figures – coach Gary Stanfield and former Lady Bear Karen Rapier — will soon be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. All will be honored during the annual Basketball Tipoff Luncheon sponsored by… Read more »

Hall of Fame is free Wednesday for military veterans

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The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame is proud to salute our service members and is offering free admission to U.S. military veterans on Veterans Day. The Hall is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3861 E. Stan Musial Drive in southeast Springfield, about a mile east of the 60-65 interchange.