HOF to Honor Wittenberg Inductees February 7
Tickets are $20 per person which includes:
- A pre-game reception, including one drink ticket and complimentary appetizers, beginning at 1:00 pm
- Admission to the basketball game with reserved seating
- Post-game celebration in Founders in the Benham Pence Student Center (cash bar)
The Hall of Fame will recognize all of its Wittenberg Inductees, including Brian Agler, Bert Price, Don Henderson, Al Thrasher, Pam Evans Smith, Ray Mears, Eldon Miller, Frank Shannon, and the 1961 and 1977 Teams. We’ll also be celebrating Springfield resident and University of Rio Grande legend Newt Oliver.
Guests attending the reception and game should park in the Benham Pence Student Center and the Krieg Hall parking lots. These are both located on West Ward Street. We will provide shuttles to the HPERC from the circle in front of the Student Center.
Register online here. RSVPs are due by February 3. Questions about the event? Contact Sheila Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (614) 547-2160.
HOF Celebrated College of Wooster Inductees, Dean Chance January 17
The Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame celebrated its inductees from the College of Wooster during halftime of the January 17 men’s basketball game. Hall of Fame Board members presented a plaque listing Wooster inductees to College of Wooster President Grant Cornwell. Inductees include members of the 2015 Class, Tom Dinger and Al Van Wie, along with 2010 Inductee Nan Nichols. 2014 and Wooster native Dean Chance were recognized.
Bob Knight to Speak at 2015 Ceremony
COLUMBUS – Legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight will be the keynote speaker at the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and Ceremony on May 2, 2015 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Knight, who was among those in the Hall of Fame’s charter class in 2006, will receive the 2015 Ohio Heritage Award, presented to a previous inductee of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame who has left his or her mark on Ohio after an active basketball career.
Jerry Lucas, a teammate of Knight’s at Ohio State University in the early 1960s, was the recipient of the first Ohio Heritage Award in 2012.
Tickets for the reception, dinner and ceremony are $80 for adults and $30 for children 4-13. Children 3 and under are free. Reservations can be made online, by contacting Executive Director Sheila Fox at email@example.com or by calling (614) 547-2160.
A native of Massillon who grew up in Orrville, Knight was head coach at the U.S. Military Academy for six years, at Indiana University for 29 years and at Texas Tech for seven years before retiring in 2008.
One of his players at Army was Mike Krzyzewski, who has won four national championships as head coach at Duke University.
Knight’s Indiana teams reached the Final Four five times and won national championships in 1976, 1981 and 1987. His 1975-76 squad had a 32-0 record. The Hoosiers won 11 Big Ten regular season titles.
In 1979 Knight guided the United States Pan American team to a gold medal in Puerto Rico. In 1984 he led the U.S. National team to a gold medal in the Olympic Games.
Knight’s coaching record over 42 years was 902-371. At the time of his retirement he was the winningest coach in basketball. Since then, Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim of Syracuse have passed him.
In recent years Knight has worked as a basketball analyst for ESPN.
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