Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

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Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
Desmond Howard Michigan Sports Hall of Fame induction 2008.jpg
Desmond Howard at the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame induction - Feb. 11, 2008
Established 1954
Type Hall of Fame
President Scott Lesher

The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame to honor Michigan sports athletes, coaches and contributors. 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. After Nick Kerbawy the President was Cyndy Winkler who was the owner of the Mt. Clemens Race Track. Scott Lesher is its current chairman.

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









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.[2] 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.

Year Winner Summary
2015 Oakland Series tied 1–1; OU wins via RPI[3]
2016 Oakland Oakland 2–0
2017 To be determined January 13 at OU, February 10 at UDM


  1. ^ "History". Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ Spadafore, Jim (February 16, 2015). "Felder leads as Oakland takes down Detroit this time". The Detroit News. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.oaklandpostonline.com/sports/article_a5c26eae-b651-11e4-aa27-c70b2845aa18.html

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