Born on March 2, 1925
Terre Haute, IN
September 30, 1966.
Inducted On
August 2, 1974
Location Inducted
Bloomington, IN
Region Number
Th Wiley
Merit - Sportswriter
Terre Haute Wiley
Played football 4 years.
Indiana University; Indiana State University
Given the Distinguished Alumnus Award by Indiana State University in 1972
Founding director of Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame; founder and former president of the Indiana Sports Editors Association; founding director of National Sports Editors Association; former Chairman of Governors Sports Committee; Director of Golf Writers Association of America; among those who campaigned to start Indiana Pacers professional basketball in 1967 with the American Basketball Association.
Wife, Carolyn; children, Bonnie, Wayne, Jay, and Craig; 11 grandchildren.
Merit Contributor - Sportswriter: Covered high school football for many years for the Indianapolis News, pioneering radio broadcasts of high school games with the News; moved up to Sports Editor, continued interest in high school football and was partially responsible in instituting the AP High School Football Poll; coverage of high school football attracted so much national attention that he was asked twice to lecture on the coverage at the American Press Institute; was one of the founders of Indiana's First High School Jamborees in Indianapolis.