Iowa Sports Hall of Fame

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For museum located in Iowa City, see University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame.

The Iowa Sports Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Des Moines Register, honors outstanding athletes and sports contributors. To be eligible, members must have either been born in Iowa or gained prominence while competing for a college or university in Iowa.

Leighton Housh, former executive sports editor of the Register, established the Hall of Fame in 1951. Twenty-four athletes were chosen in the inangural class. The Hall of Fame now includes more than 170 athletes from 20 sports. Inductees are chosen by veteran members of the Register's sports department.

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Football[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Other sports[edit]

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