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Washington State University has announced the inductees for their 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class. The six-person class is: Rod Commons: Commons worked in administration at WSU from 1976 to 2007. Josephat Kapkory:  From Kenya, Kapkory would win multiple titles representing WSU in long distance running. Ryan Leaf: Leaf may have flamed out in the NFL in epic proportion but as a Cougar he took the team to the 1998 Rose Bowl and finished third in Heisman Trophy voting and he would throw for 7,433 Yards and 59 Touchdowns.   Stephanie Papke: Papke played on the WSU Women’s Volleyball team from 1994…
In a self-penned article to the Undefeated, Darren Collison has announced his retirement from the NBA at the age of 31. He cited his faith as a reason to leave and to help those less fortunate. A two-time First Team All-Pac-10 selection at UCLA, Collison was a 1stRound Pick (21stOverall) by the New Orleans Hornets in 2009 where he would have a good start with a First Team All-Rookie nod.  The Point Guard would only stay in the Bayou for one year as he was traded to the Indiana Pacers where he played for two years.  He would go onto the Dallas Mavericks…
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2019 and let’s get right to the impending inductees. Dee Dee Bridgewater:  Bridgewater has won Grammys and Tonys and her career has spanned over 40 years. Don Bryant: Bryant wrote songs for Solomon Burke, Albert King and Etta James.   Steve Cropper:  Cropper was already a member of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame as a member of Booker T. & the MGs and he enters a second time for his work as a songwriter, guitarist and producer.  Cropper is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the…
A major retirement has just taken place in the world of hockey as Florida Panthers’ Roberto Luongo has announced that he is hanging up the goalie equipment. Luongo was the 4thoverall pick in 1997 by the New York Islanders but his stay in New York would be a short one.  He had a mediocre rookie season (1999-2000) and after the Isles selected fellow goalie, Rick DiPietro 1stoverall in 2000 and along with Olli Jokinen he was dispatched to the Florida Panthers in what is now considered a lopsided trade.   The native of Quebec would show steady improvement and in 2002/03…
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Kansas City Chiefs who first came into the existence as the Dallas Texans as an original AFL Team.  They would win it all in 1962, but relocated to Kansas City where they would win the title again in 1966.  The Chiefs would later win Super Bowl IV, but while they have one of the most fervent fan bases, they have not won…
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Philadelphia Flyers who have won their conference eight times and would win the Stanley Cup twice. Those wins took place in the second in 1974 and 1975, making them the first expansion team to win it all. As for all of our top 50 players in hockey we look at the following:  Advanced Statistics. Traditional statistics and how they finished in…
We have another retirement in the world of sports to discuss as Washington Capitals Defenseman, Brooks Orpik has announced his retirement. Born in San Francisco, Orpik would play at Boston College where in 2001 he would help the Eagles to the 2001 NCAA Championship.  Orpik was a defensive stalwart, generally staying in his end of the ice and he took that set of skills to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he was drafted 18thOverall back in 2000.  As a Penguin, he helped the team win the 2009 Stanley Cup.  He would sign with the Washington Capitals before the 2014/15 season and he would again…
One of our favorite days of the year has come as the Hockey Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2019 but we have to say that this is one of the strangest Hall of Fame classes ever. This is a six-person class consisting of the greatest female player of all-time, two former NHL players who were not considered to be the best of the group, a former Czech player that most people never heard, an executive and a U.S. College Coach. The members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019 are: Hayley Wickenheiser:  Wickenheiser is this year’s headliner…
The University of Indiana Athletic Hall of Fame has announced six new names who will be inducted into their institution. The Class of 2019 is: Eric Anderson, Men’s Basketball (1989-92):  Playing at Power Forward, Anderson was a Hoosier for 131 Games, and would score 1,715 Points and 826 Rebounds. Kay Burrus, Field Hockey & Women’s Basketball Coach (1962-76):  Burrus pulled double duty coaching both field hockey and women’s basketball for Indiana for over a decade. Chris Gartner, Football(1970-72):  Gartner would be the Hoosiers’ Place Kicker for three years. Jeff Overton, Men’s Golf (2002-05):  Currently on the PGA Tour, Overton would help Indiana win the…
The Poker Hall of Fame has announced their 10 Finalists for the Class of 2019. The 10 Finalists are: Chris Bjornin: From Sweden, Bjornin has earned $5.7 million on the tour winning two WSOP Gold Bracelets.  He is eighth all-time on the cash list and is second all-time among Swedish born players.  Bjornin has none WSOP Main Event cash-ins. David Chiu: From China, David Chu is a five-time WSOP Gold Bracelet winner.  He has made $8 million over his career, which began in 1996. Eli Elezra: From Israel, Elezra has won over $3.7 million on the tour and four WSOP Gold Medal Bracelets.…