Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Eells and Former Paper Sports Editor To Be Inducted Into Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

Source: Associated Press Former Arkansas Gazette sports editor Orville Henry and former broadcaster Paul Eells will be the first two members of the newly formed Arkansas Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame.

The pair will be inducted posthumously at a ceremony in August. Their selection was announced last night after media outlets and members of the Arkansas Sports Club cast their ballots.

Henry covered sports for the Gazette, the Arkansas Gazette and what is now Stephens Media Group.

Eells, who died in a car wreck last summer, was the long-time voice of the Razorbacks.

7 Comments:

At 10:43 AM, April 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both should have been inducted long ago. We miss you babes.

 
At 11:58 AM, April 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you've got a print and a TV... how about Jim Elder from Radio to be in the first group?

 
At 3:45 PM, April 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea, 11:58!

Make sure the inaugural class covers all the bases, so to speak.

Technically, I guess Paul qualifies as a radio guy though, too. Most people know him by, "Touchdown, Arkansas!," which you could only hear over the radio.

But Jim Elder should definitely be next in line.

 
At 10:14 PM, April 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eh... not to be picky, but the proper term is "late," not former. Former indicates they just don't work there anymore.

I know, I should have better things to do.

 
At 10:35 PM, April 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long is KATV going to leave Paul's picture up on their 4th street windows? Not disrespect. Just wondering.

 
At 4:25 AM, April 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:58 and 3:45:

Keith Jackson's already in there, admittedly for his contributions to sports itself, but he's on either ARSN or KARN's coverage of Hogs football games :/

 
At 9:09 AM, April 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't confuse Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and this new Arkansas Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. Paul and Orville are already in the former, I believe. This is a brand new thing and Paul and Orville will be the first to be inducted.

 

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