Two transformational and highly-decorated figures in the state’s sports journalism field, Lafayette writer and editor Bruce Brown and longtime New Orleans Times-Picayune prep writer Lori Lyons, have been selected for the 2022 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Joan Cronan to receive SEC’s Michael L. Slive Distinguished Service Award
Joan Cronan, University of Tennessee Athletic Director Emeritus and a trailblazer for women’s college athletics, has been named recipient of the Michael L. Slive Distinguished Service Award, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Tuesday.
Arrangements set for Jerry Pierce, ‘Father of the Hall of Fame’
Visitation is Friday evening and the funeral is Saturday afternoon for Jerry Pierce, considered “The Father of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.”
Jerry Pierce, ‘father of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame’, dies at age 83
Jerry Pierce, often cited as the father of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, died Tuesday at age 83 after a brief illness.
A Springhill native and longtime leader at Northwestern State University, Pierce was responsible for the creation of the Hall of Fame display in Prather Coliseum in 1972. He was chairman of the LSHOF from 1971-90, when he was promoted from assistant to the president to vice president of external affairs at NSU.
While those artifacts moved to the palatial Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum in downtown Natchitoches in 2013, Pierce’s contributions did not go unnoticed.
In June, Pierce was honored during the 50th anniversary of the Hall’s time in Natchitoches, receiving a standing ovation from the capacity crowd at the Natchitoches Events Center.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday with a 2 p.m. funeral service Saturday at First Baptist Church in Natchitoches, located at 508 2nd Street.
Videos/Photos: 2022 Celebrity Ghouls and Golf Classic
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame announces 2023 induction class
Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning Joins four-time WNBA All-Star Alana Beard and College World Series champion LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri in a star-studded 10-member group of 2023 competitive ballot inductees chosen for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
Class of 2022 took a village to build to success
For the 50th anniversary of its arrival in this small town located on Cane River Lake, the 2022 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony took time to celebrate the villages.
View the 2022 Induction Ceremony Program online
Video/Photos: 2022 Round Table Luncheon presented by TAF
Tim Brando talks with our 2022 inductees in front of family, friends and admirers just hours before they are officially enshrined in the Hall.
Video/Photos: 2022 Junior Training Camp
The kids are alright! Our 2022 Hall of Famers and LSHOF friends put on the annual youth camp at Northwestern State.