Not in Hall of Fame News

The Mid-American Conference has announced the six new members of their Athletic Hall of Fame. The new members are: Bryan Bullington – Ball State, Baseball (2000-02):  Bullington holds the career record in Strikeouts in the MAC (357), and has the most Wins in Cardinals history (29).  The Pitcher was an All-American in 2002, and he was a two-time MAC Player of the Year. Bullington was the first player from the MAC to be drafted number one, and he would go on to play in the Major Leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals. Ellen Herman-Kimball – Ohio, Women’s…
It was announced today that Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Floyd Little, 77, is battling cancer.   A GoFundMe page has been set up by Patrick Killorin, his teammate at Syracuse to help with the expenses to fight the disease. Little was a three-time All-American, and his number 44 was retired by the Orange. The Halfback was chosen seventh overall in the 1967 Draft by the Denver Broncos, which would be the only NFL team he ever played for.  In his nine-year career, Little was a five-time Pro Bowl Selection and would rush for 6,323 Yards, with another 2,418 accumulated in the air.   After…
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least number of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact. Last time, we looked at the NBA Finals MVP.  This time we went back to basketball, and the J. Walter…
Hall of Fame related news continues for us, as Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame has announced that six athletes and five builders will be entering their Hall. The six new athletes are: Jackie Barrett: Barrett won 13 Gold Medals at the Special Olympics World Summer Games. Sonja Gaudet: Gaudet won three Gold Medals at the Paralympics (2006, 2010 & 2014) in Wheelchair Curling. Diane Jones-Konihowski:  Competing as a Pentathlete, Jones-Konihowski won the Gold Medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games and the 1975 and 1979 Pan American Games.  Lorie Kane: From Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Kane won four tournaments on the LPGA Tour with seven…
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 Tampa Bay Rays.  Entering the American League as an expansion team in 1998, the Rays were originally the “Devil Rays”, before dropping the demonic portion of their name in 2008.  Saddled in the ultra-competitive American League East, Tampa has managed to make the playoffs five times, including an American League Pennant in 2008.  They have yet to win the World Series to…

RIP: Eddie Sutton

A few days following the passing of Jerry Sloan, another Hall of Fame Coach passed away. Eddie Sutton, one of the most successful college coaches died at the age of 84. A Head Coach at Division I for nearly four decades, Sutton took four different schools to the NCAA tournament.  As a player, Sutton played at Oklahoma State (1955-58), and following his playing days, transitioned into a role as an Assistant Coach for one year.  This would be Sutton’s only season as a subordinate, as he took over the reins at Tulsa Central High (1959-66).  Sutton’s teams were very good, and it garnered him…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  Eventually, we plan to do that for the major colleges in the NCAA.  As such, it is news to us that the St. Louis Cardinals has announced that Tom Herr, John Tudor and Bill White were chosen for their franchise Hall of Fame. Herr and Tudor were elected via the fan vote.  They beat out Keith Hernandez, Edgar Renteria, Steve…

RIP: Jerry Sloan

It is a sad day in the Basketball world as long time Hall of Fame Coach, Jerry Sloan, passed away today at the age of 78.  He passed away from Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson Disease. Playing his college ball at Evansville, Sloan was a two-time NBA All-Star and four-time First Team Defensive player, with a career spent mostly in Chicago.  Sloan would later be their Assistant Coach, and was promoted to their Head Coach.  Sloan had a losing record in Chicago, and he was let go after three years, but there was a lot of talent in his mind, and the Utah…
With Vice’s Dark Side of the Ring episode on the death of Owen Hart set to premiere tomorrow, Owen’s widow, Martha has been doing her media rounds. In an excellent interview with CBS Sports, she was asked about the possibility of Owen entering the WWE Hall of Fame, a hope that many WWE fans have been clamoring for.  She had this to say: “There's always been this talk that, 'Oh, we want to put Owen in the Hall of Fame. "Their Hall of Fame? They don't even have a Hallway of Fame. It doesn't exist. There's nothing. It's a fake entity. There's nothing…
Tonight, during the UFC on ESPN 8 broadcast it was announced that Kevin Randleman will be entering the UFC Hall of Fame in the Pioneer Wing. Randleman was a two-time NCAA Wrestling Champion in the 177-pound weight class and the former Ohio State Buckeye, and he would have his first professional fight in 1996.  Three years later, Randleman won the vacant Heavyweight Title at UFC 23, and had one successful defense before losing it to Randy Couture.  Following his run in UFC, he would compete in Pride with notable matches against Quinton Jackson and Mirko Cro Cop.  He last competed in 2011, and…