Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

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The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame to honor Michigan sports people. It was organized in 1954 by Michigan Lieutenant Governor Philip Hart, Michigan State University athletic director Biggie Munn, president of the Greater Michigan Foundation Donald Weeks, general manager of the Detroit Lions W. Nicholas Kerbawy and George Alderton of the Lansing State Journal.[1] The inaugural class was inducted in 1955. Scott Lesher is its chairman. Because of the economy, the Hall of Fame did not induct any members in 2008 and 2009. The Hall of Fame is currently looking for a permanent place to call home.[2][3]

The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame also sponsors the Michigan MAC Trophy and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Cup.

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Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Cup[edit]

The Hall of Fame sponsors the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Cup, a trophy given to the winner of the season basketball series between Oakland University and the University of Detroit Mercy men's basketball teams.[4] The inaugural trophy, established in 2015, was won by the 2014–15 Oakland Golden Grizzlies men's basketball team. The teams split the season series, but Oakland won the tiebreaker due to having a better Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking at the time of the game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Michigan Sports Hall of Fame inducts 54th class". Fox Sports Detroit. September 14, 2010. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Inductees Archive". Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Spadafore, Jim (February 16, 2015). "Felder leads as Oakland takes down Detroit this time". The Detroit News. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 

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