Hall Of Fame
If you missed the Wednesday edition of the KDKA Afternoon News, here are some of the highlights.
Did you know that the first Professional Football Player took the field in Pittsburgh 120 years ago? That’s one of many stories featured in a Hall of Fame Exhibit coming to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at Heinz History Center on October 6.
Recently inducted Pro Football Hall of Famer Chris Doleman joined The Fan Morning Show Friday to talk about his enshrinement and to promote the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, a charity that provides medical and financial assistance to retired players in dire need.
KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Rochella Martin about her football player son’s impassioned Hall of Fame acceptance speech.
Six new players will be enshrined forever into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, this weekend and four of them have ties to Pittsburgh.
A recent WPIAL Hall of Fame inductee remembers his role in one of the more famous plays in NCAA men’s basketball history.
Jim Render has accomplished so much as head football coach at Upper St. Clair that it’s hard to imagine remembering his career for any single win. Perhaps it’s in the best interest of fairness the WPIAL Hall of Fame instead commemorates two.
Veteran Post-Gazette columnist and CBS Pittsburgh radio personality Ron Cook recently received a special honor from the high school sports community.
After 14 seasons with the Steelers and a potentially “Hall of Fame” worthy career Hines Ward now has a lot of free time on his hands. He’s spending his retirement at his palatial home outside of Atlanta, Georgia where he recently took KDKA’s Bob Pompeani on an exclusive tour.
No. 86 usually caught everything thrown his way, but that’s not the only reason he became a huge fan favorite. “He hit like a linebacker, played wide receiver with a linebacker’s mentality,” one fan said.
Hall of Fame Steelers’ center Dermontti Dawson joined The Fan Morning Show Friday.
It was a big day for several retired football players with ties to Pittsburgh as the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012 was announced.
KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to Gladys Bettis about her son’s chance for getting into the Hall of Fame this year.
The Penguins could not complete a comeback victory in Carolina Saturday night, but the real disappointment was Ed Belfour’s attire in Toronto.
Former Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis joined the Vinnie and Cook show on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan to discuss the NFL Hall of Fame, the Steelers’ chances in 2011 and James Harrison’s comments to Men’s Journal last month.