KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame at the Wichita Boathouse is dedicated to preserving the history of sports for the state to serve and is a source of education and inspiration to all generations.
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The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame at the Wichita Boathouse is both a museum dedicated to honoring the great men and women who have contributed to the rich history of sports in Kansas and serves a rental venue for your next big event. Please go to www.kshof.org to find out more about the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame or go to www.wichitaboathouse.org to find out information about renting the Wichita Boathouse.

Deeply saddened to hear of the loss of a Kansas legend yesterday with the passing of Max Falkenstien. Max was a great su...
07/30/2019

Deeply saddened to hear of the loss of a Kansas legend yesterday with the passing of Max Falkenstien. Max was a great supporter of the KSHOF, not only as an inductee but also served on the Board of Directors. Max always had a smile and a kind word of encouragement. He will be dearly missed by all of us at the KSHOF. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, loved ones, and Jayhawks everywhere, on the passing of this amazing Kansan.

Introducing the KSHOF summer intern: Hannah Jasinski! Hannah is working on her degree at Wichita State and will be helpi...
06/10/2019

Introducing the KSHOF summer intern: Hannah Jasinski! Hannah is working on her degree at Wichita State and will be helping out this summer in preparation for the 2019 Induction Ceremony and Golf Classic. Happy to have Hannah with us and she will be a great asset to the KSHOF team! Here's a little more about Hannah in her own words:

My name is Hannah Jasinski a native to Wichita, KS. I attend Wichita State University where I am perusing my degree in Sport Management with a minor in Communication. GO SHOCKS! I love to spend time with my family but mostly with my three dachshunds. Wichita is a pretty neat place but if I could pick anywhere to go, I would live somewhere where the weather knows exactly what season it is.

In case you missed it, here is a link to listen to the announcement of the KSHOF Class of 2019: https://kfh.radio.com/bl...
05/31/2019
The 2019 Kansas Sports Hall Of Fame Inductees

In case you missed it, here is a link to listen to the announcement of the KSHOF Class of 2019: https://kfh.radio.com/blogs/drive/2019-kansas-sports-hall-fame-inductees

You can also see the full press release on our website here: http://kshof.org/events-14875/annual-induction-ceremony.html

Congrats to this year's class of inductees! See you on October 6 at the Kansas Star Casino!

Jordan Polland from the KSHOF and Jeff Babinski from the Kansas Star Casino drop in to announce this year’s inductees.

05/30/2019

Huge announcement coming later today! Tune into the Drive on KFH Radio this afternoon as we announce the KSHOF Class of 2019! Full press release posted on our website shortly thereafter.

Thanks to the The Wichita Open for the wonderful flag dedication yesterday! It is a privilege to honor the rich legacy o...
05/29/2019

Thanks to the The Wichita Open for the wonderful flag dedication yesterday! It is a privilege to honor the rich legacy of professional golf in Wichita! You also have a chance to win a one of a kind piece of Kansas history by purchasing your raffle ticket for another flag to be given away on Sunday, June 23, at the tournament. Tickets are $20 and are on sale now through the drawing. For more information on how you can win a flag like the one that will be on display in our building, please call 316-262-2038!

The gear is here! Check out some of the items available in the all new KSHOF Online Store! Pick out what you want and it...
05/22/2019

The gear is here! Check out some of the items available in the all new KSHOF Online Store! Pick out what you want and it is shipped directly to you! Men's and women's styles available on our website at www.kshof.org and click on "Online Store."

04/26/2019

The KSHOF will be closed Monday, April 29, through Monday, May 6th, during regular business hours. Staff will be checking email throughout the absence ([email protected]). We apologize for any inconvenience.

Saddened by the loss of another Kansas legend this morning with the passing of Marilynn Smith. Marilynn was a trailblaze...
04/09/2019
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame - Smith, Marilynn

Saddened by the loss of another Kansas legend this morning with the passing of Marilynn Smith. Marilynn was a trailblazer in the game of golf and was one of the founders of the LPGA. She was also a tremendous supporter of the KSHOF following her induction in 2000. We mourn the loss but her legacy lives on!

http://kshof.org/inductees/inductees-a-z/2-kansas-sports-hall-of-fame/inductees/243-smith-marilynn.html

Founded in 1961 by the Legislature as a part of the Kansas Centennial celebration, the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame mission is to honor those whose involvement in sports brought pride to themselves, their communities, and the entire state of Kansas and to educate and inspire future generations of Kans...

03/11/2019

The KSHOF will be closed all day on Thursday, March 14, 2019, and Friday, March 15, 2019, until 1 pm, due to staff meetings off site. We apologize for any Spring Break inconvenience.

12/21/2018

Update for the Holiday Season: The KSHOF will be closed from Monday, December 24, to Wednesday, December 26, in observance of the Christmas Holiday. Regular hours of operation begin again on Thursday, December 27. Happy Holidays!

Here is a few photos KSHOF Director Jordan Poland at the Clay Center Rotary Club for a presentation there last week. App...
12/20/2018

Here is a few photos KSHOF Director Jordan Poland at the Clay Center Rotary Club for a presentation there last week. Appreciate the invite from Brett Hubka for having us up to talk Kansas Sports History with some great people! Afterward, Jordan joined Rocky Downing from KCLY Radio 100.9 FM and KFRM 550 AM Farm Radio for an interview for "On the Front Porch" which air today at 2 pm and again at 7 pm. The hour long program pretty much touches on everything KSHOF, including the topic of last week's presentation. Click the following link to listen online: www.kfrm.com. Appreciate Rocky taking the time and interest in the KSHOF for this piece! Thanks for a great week Clay Center and can't wait to get back up to see you all again soon!

11/02/2018
St. Mary's Colgan Catholic Schools

St. Mary's Colgan Catholic Schools

Enjoy Chuck Smith’s speech at his induction this evening into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.

Photos from the 2018 KSHOF Induction Ceremony and Golf Classic Presented by the Kansas Star Casino - October 7 & 8, 2018...
10/16/2018

Photos from the 2018 KSHOF Induction Ceremony and Golf Classic Presented by the Kansas Star Casino - October 7 & 8, 2018.

Induction photographs by Darren Decker - www.ddphoto.com

Golf Classic photos by Mike Cooper - VYPE Magazine and KSHOF Staff

Huge thank you to our presenting sponsor: Kansas Star Casino! And thank you to everyone who made this year's induction ceremony so special!

Photos from the 2018 KSHOF Induction Ceremony and Golf Classic Presented by the Kansas Star Casino - October 7 & 8, 2018.

Induction photographs by Darren Decker - www.ddphoto.com

Golf Classic photos by Mike Cooper - VYPE Magazine and KSHOF Staff

Huge thank you to our presenting sponsor: Kansas Star Casino! And thank you to everyone who made this year's induction ceremony so special!

Check out the story from the Wichita State Alumni Association about #KSHOF2018 inductee Angela Buckner and her induction...
10/16/2018
WSU Women's Basketball Great Inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Check out the story from the Wichita State Alumni Association about #KSHOF2018 inductee Angela Buckner and her induction a couple weeks ago: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/wsu-womens-basketball-great-inducted-sports-hall-fame-shocker-alumni/

Wichita State’s rich heritage in athletics has long been recognized by the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. Since its creation by the Kansas State Legislature in 1961, more than 30 former athletes and coaches who have some connection to WSU have been immortalized with induction into the Kansas Sports H...

Saddened to hear of the passing of a basketball and Kansas legend last night in K-State's Tex Winter. Winter led the Wil...
10/11/2018
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame - Winter, Fred "Tex"

Saddened to hear of the passing of a basketball and Kansas legend last night in K-State's Tex Winter. Winter led the Wildcats to two Final Four appearances before winning nine NBA titles as an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Winter and K-State families.

http://kshof.org/inductees/inductees-a-z/2-kansas-sports-hall-of-fame/inductees/274-winter-fred-qtexq.html

Founded in 1961 by the Legislature as a part of the Kansas Centennial celebration, the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame mission is to honor those whose involvement in sports brought pride to themselves, their communities, and the entire state of Kansas and to educate and inspire future generations of Kans...

KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame's cover photo
10/10/2018

KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame's cover photo

Photos from the 2018 KSHOF Induction Ceremony and Golf Classic Presented by the Kansas Star Casino - October 7 & 8, 2018...
10/10/2018

Photos from the 2018 KSHOF Induction Ceremony and Golf Classic Presented by the Kansas Star Casino - October 7 & 8, 2018.

Induction photographs by Darren Decker - www.ddphoto.com

Golf Classic photos by Mike Cooper - VYPE Magazine and KSHOF Staff

Huge thank you to our presenting sponsor: Kansas Star Casino! And thank you to everyone who made this year's induction ceremony so special!

Photos from the 2018 KSHOF Induction Ceremony and Golf Classic Presented by the Kansas Star Casino - October 7 & 8, 2018.

Induction photographs by Darren Decker - www.ddphoto.com

Golf Classic photos by Mike Cooper - VYPE Magazine and KSHOF Staff

Huge thank you to our presenting sponsor: Kansas Star Casino! And thank you to everyone who made this year's induction ceremony so special!

Don't be a date late! Play in the KSHOF Golf Classic Presented by the Kansas Star Casino with us next Monday at Crestvie...
10/03/2018

Don't be a date late! Play in the KSHOF Golf Classic Presented by the Kansas Star Casino with us next Monday at Crestview! Room still available in the scramble tournament!

Saddened to hear of the passing of a Kansas sports legend earlier this week with the loss of 2003 inductee Vance Carlson...
09/21/2018

Saddened to hear of the passing of a Kansas sports legend earlier this week with the loss of 2003 inductee Vance Carlson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in their loss of a great man who had a major impact on the lives of so many.

A link to his official obituary is below: https://www.haysmemorial.com/notices/Vance-Carlson

09/05/2018

For Immediate Release: KSHOF Announces Changes to Class of 2018. Larry Drew and Paul Pierce are unable to attend the 2018 KSHOF Induction Ceremony due to conflicting schedules. Their induction will be postponed until a future date when both are able to attend. More information available here: http://kshof.org/events-14875/annual-induction-ceremony.html

KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame's cover photo
09/05/2018

KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame's cover photo

So, we had some awesome news today... Excited to have the Kansas Star Casino presenting the #KSHOF2018 Induction Ceremon...
08/31/2018

So, we had some awesome news today... Excited to have the Kansas Star Casino presenting the #KSHOF2018 Induction Ceremony and Golf Classic on October 7 & 8! Tickets for the induction and golf team registration are available online at kshof.org or by calling 316-262-2038. Hope you'll join for a great couple days celebrating our state's greatest athletes!

08/06/2018

FYI: The KSHOF will be closed today (Monday, August 6) at 11 am. Please call 316-262-2038 or email [email protected] to leave us a message and we'll get back with you upon our return to the office.

National Baseball Congress World Series
07/27/2018

National Baseball Congress World Series

The count down is over!

🏆IT'S OPENING DAY🏆

So excited for this great Wichita tradition.  National Baseball Congress World Series
07/24/2018

So excited for this great Wichita tradition. National Baseball Congress World Series

The 84th NBC World Series will kick off on July 27 and run through Aug. 11 at Lawrence Dumont Stadium! The National Baseball Congress team unveiled throwback Cessna and Boeing jerseys that will be worn at the #ILoveWichita game on Aug. 4. Get out and enjoy this first class event that calls Wichita 'home'!

KSHOF Inductee Bob Davis and his friends stopped by the KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame at the Wichita Boathouse this m...
07/16/2018
KS Sports HoF on Twitter

KSHOF Inductee Bob Davis and his friends stopped by the KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame at the Wichita Boathouse this morning!

“Great to have #KSHOF2016 inductee Bob Davis and friends visiting us this morning! A lot of @KUAthletics and @fhsuathletics memories and he still has that incredible voice.”

Big thanks to the Independence Public Library for having Laura there last night to present about Kansas athletes and as ...
07/11/2018

Big thanks to the Independence Public Library for having Laura there last night to present about Kansas athletes and as always a special shout out to Kansas Humanities Council for providing funding for this event and thousands more like it around the state.

07/09/2018

Things are coming together for our 2018 Induction Ceremony on October 7! Make sure you mark your calendars for August 1st as the start of ticket sales!

Very excited that KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Coach Bill Freeman's life is being shared with so many!
07/05/2018
Sports in Kansas

Very excited that KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Coach Bill Freeman's life is being shared with so many!

Heart of a Champion: The Life & Legacy of Coach Bill Freeman. Now available on Amazon.

https://amzn.to/2KAwT5D

We will be closed tomorrow, enjoy your holiday!
07/03/2018

We will be closed tomorrow, enjoy your holiday!

Sign up your team today for A Very Potter Birthday and Trivia Night!http://kshof.org/events-14875/a-very-potter-birthday...
07/02/2018
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame - A Very Potter Birthday and Trivia Night

Sign up your team today for A Very Potter Birthday and Trivia Night!

http://kshof.org/events-14875/a-very-potter-birthday-and-trivia-night.html

Founded in 1961 by the Legislature as a part of the Kansas Centennial celebration, the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame mission is to honor those whose involvement in sports brought pride to themselves, their communities, and the entire state of Kansas and to educate and inspire future generations of Kans...

From Larned, Kansas,  Mitch Webster, played thirteen seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, Montreal E...
07/02/2018

From Larned, Kansas, Mitch Webster, played thirteen seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays,
Montreal Expos , Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, and the Pittsburgh Pirates Welcome Mitch to the KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, we can’t wait to induct you on October 7!

KSHOF 2018 Inductee Laurie Koehn led Moundridge to four straight Class 2A state title games and was instrumental in four...
07/01/2018

KSHOF 2018 Inductee Laurie Koehn led Moundridge to four straight Class 2A state title games and was instrumental in four straight NCAA Tournament appearances while at K-State. Welcome Laurie to the KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, we can’t wait to induct you on October 7! Moundridge, Kansas Kansas State University

Ten-time NBA All-Star, Paul Pierce, earned freshman All-American honors at KU and was named Big Twelve Conference Tourna...
06/30/2018

Ten-time NBA All-Star, Paul Pierce, earned freshman All-American honors at KU and was named Big Twelve Conference Tournament MVP in 1997 and 1998. Welcome Paul to the KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, we can’t wait to induct on October 7! Boston Celtics The University of Kansas Kansas Jayhawks

Clarence Scott earned first-team All-American honors as a senior at K-State, and then played 13 seasons with the Clevela...
06/29/2018

Clarence Scott earned first-team All-American honors as a senior at K-State, and then played 13 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Welcome Clarence to the KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, we can’t wait to induct you on October 7! Cleveland Browns Kansas State University

Four-time NAIA All-American, Darryl Jones, led the Benedictine Ravens to the NAIA National Tournament twice including th...
06/29/2018

Four-time NAIA All-American, Darryl Jones, led the Benedictine Ravens to the NAIA National Tournament twice including the 1967 National Championship season. Welcome Darryl to the KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, we can’t wait to induct you on October 7! Benedictine College

Adam LaRoche, Fort Scott native played twelve major league seasons and won 2012 first base Gold Glove and Silver Slugger...
06/28/2018

Adam LaRoche, Fort Scott native played twelve major league seasons and won 2012 first base Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards. Welcome Adam to the KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, we can’t wait to induct you on October 7!

Before becoming a coach at St. Mary's Colgan and winning five state championships and leading team to a 66 game winning ...
06/27/2018

Before becoming a coach at St. Mary's Colgan and winning five state championships and leading team to a 66 game winning streak, Chuck Smith, played football and baseball from 1970-1973 at Pittsburg State University. Welcome Chuck to the KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame we can’t wait to induct you on October 7!

KSHOF 2018 Inductee Jim Helmer coached and won 85 KCAC Championships in track and cross country. Not to mention, being n...
06/26/2018

KSHOF 2018 Inductee Jim Helmer coached and won 85 KCAC Championships in track and cross country. Not to mention, being named KCAC cross country Coach of the Year 31 times. Welcome Jim to the KSHOF Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, we can’t wait to induct you on October 7! Southwestern College

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