TSHOF Media HOF Banquet on May 30th is Postponed


STATEMENT FROM Cooper Jones, President and CEO, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, regarding potential impact of public health precautions on facility operating status and the status of the Media Induction Banquet

Public concern regarding the current global health concern – coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 – is high. In recent days, we have seen widespread cancellation of public gatherings, including nearly all professional, collegiate and high school sporting events. Additionally, many universities have cancelled classes for the remainder of March and even the rest of the spring semester, international travel restrictions are in place, and public health officials are encouraging a review of future planned events. Our primary concern is for the health and safety of all involved with the Texas Sports Hall of Fame – our staff, museum visitors, Hall of Fame Inductees, and our sponsors and supporters. The staff of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame is in contact with our city of Waco, McLennan County and State of Texas officials. We are implementing their guidance for safe operations and will comply with all public health directives.


Media Banquet: POSTPONED 

Museum: CLOSED At this time, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Museum is closed to the public. 

Private Events: CLOSED  The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Museum is closed for private events such as fraternity and sorority functions, wedding receptions, athletic banquets, rehearsal dinners, business meetings and seminars, and company parties. Additional information will be provided as soon as possible if any status changes.


The illustrious group to be inducted includes:

  • John McClain, the Houston Chronicle sportswriter who has been a long time contributor to radio sports talk shows on KTRH (740 AM) and KILT (610 AM) and regularly appears on other stations throughout the country.

  • Charean Williams, a former writer with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Bryan Eagle who now works for NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk and, like McClain, a recipient of the Dick McCann Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

  • Randy Galloway, a former writer and columnist with The Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram and radio talk show host for WBAP-AM and KESN-FM in Dallas-Fort Worth.
  • Denne Freeman, the longtime Texas sports editor for the Associated Press
  • Brad Sham, the longtime radio play-by-play announcer for the Dallas Cowboys who recently had the press box at AT&T stadium renamed in his honor.
  • Eric Nadel, the Texas Rangers’ radio-by-play voice and a recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Bill Mercer, the former radio voice of the Cowboys, Dallas Texans, Rangers and Chicago White Sox and a longtime teacher at the University of North Texas.
  • The late Frank Glieber, who was sports director at KRLD-AM in Dallas, a Cowboys radio announcer and a golf and football announcer for CBS Sports.





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