Hall inducts Class of 2016, honors UCM’s Hughes as a Legend

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The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame honored longtime University of Central Missouri athletic director Jerry Hughes as a Missouri Sports Legend and inducted the Class of 2016, including longtime Missouri Tigers football coach Gary Pinkel, on Sunday night in Springfield. The 2016 Enshrinement Ceremonies presented by Killian Construction were led by Missouri Sports Hall of… Read more »

Royals’ World Series trophy to be on display at Enshrinement

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The Kansas City Royals’ World Series trophy will be on display during the 2016 Enshrinement Ceremonies presented by Killian Construction on Sunday at the University Plaza Convention Center in downtown Springfield. The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s annual Enshrinement features the induction of the Class of 2016, including longtime Missouri Tigers football coach Gary Pinkel,… Read more »

Tickets remain available for Enshrinement Sunday

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The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s Enshrinement Ceremonies presented by Killian Construction continues to accept ticket orders. The event, in which longtime Mizzou Tigers football coach Gary Pinkel will be among the inductees, is Sunday at University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield. An 11 a.m. reception presented by Meek’s The Builder’s Choice is… Read more »

John Q. Hammons Founder’s Award: Med-Pay, Inc.

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The first time Med-Pay, Inc. became involved with the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame was, believe or not, before there was a Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield. Back in the early 1990s, as founder John Q. Hammons traveled the Show-Me State and sought a community eager to house the Hall, the Springfield News-Leader… Read more »

Gregg Williams: From Excelsior Springs to 25 years coaching in the NFL

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Longtime National Football League defensive coordinator Gregg Williams certainly hasn’t forgotten his roots. Over the years, his foundation has gifted millions of dollars to school and youth athletics in his hometown of Excelsior Springs. “I always wanted them to know they can do anything in life,” Williams said. Williams is a prime example, having parlayed… Read more »

Mark Stillwell: MSU sports information director of 37 years juggled Navy duty

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In his 40 years covering and writing about college athletics, 2016 Missouri Sports Hall of Fame inductee Mark Stillwell steered a different course from his fellow sports information professionals. Working as Sports Information Director at Missouri State University, Stillwell shared his Bears’ weekend sports competition assignments with active participation in the U.S. Navy Reserve. From… Read more »