Three ASU legends to be inducted into Arizona Sports Hall of Fame

March 19, 2009

Former Arizona State Golf Coach Linda">">L... Vollstedt, former Arizona State and National Football League player Darren Woodson and former Arizona State and Major League Baseball player Bob Horner will be inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame on April 16 at the Phoenician Resort and Spa. They are joined in this year's induction class by Phoenix Suns broadcaster Al McCoy.

"It's a heck of a nice honor," said Horner. "The Arizona Sports Hall of Fame is a great way to recognize and acknowledge peoples accomplishments. It's good for the state and good for the community." Download Full Image

Past inductees include coaching legends Frank Kush, Jim Brock and Ed Doherty. Enshrined athletes include Danny White, Curley Culp, Dot Wilkinson, Johnny Bulla and Alvan Adams. Sports visionaries such as Karsten Solheim and Jerry Colangelo also are members of the Hall of Fame.

"This group of Hall of Famers is truly special," said Sports Commission President Jon Schmieder. "Our goal is to recognize the contributions in sport that are truly reflective of the state of Arizona. This years honorees represent our state's sports history and will truly enhance the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame."

Originally founded in 1957 by the Phoenix Press Box Association, the Hall of Fame membership will grow to 69 people with the induction of the four new honorees this year. Lewis Tewanima, a 1912 Olympic Silver Medalist in Stockholm, was the first inductee. The Hall of Fame has been dormant since 2002, the last time the Sports Commission and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce partnered on the recognition event. Work began last year to revitalize not only the annual induction ceremony, but also the physical Hall of Fame itself, which has been housed at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

If you would like to purchase a table for the ceremonies or have questions, please contact the Phoenix Regional Sports Commission at 602-258-6272.

Clinton to testify at CU professor's trial

March 19, 2009

Foundation Professor of Law Robert">">Robert N. Clinton, of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, is scheduled to testify as a defense witness for the University of Colorado on Friday, March 20, at a civil trial in Denver about the discharge of a faculty member.

Clinton served as a member of a Special Investigatory Committee that looked into allegations of research misconduct involving Ward Churchill, a former professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Download Full Image

In its report, issued in May 2006, the committee unanimously found that Churchill committed several forms of academic misconduct, including falsification, plagiarism, failure to comply with established standards regarding author names on publications and serious deviation from accepted practices in reporting results from research. To read the report, click here.

After"> numerous other proceedings, Churchill ultimately was discharged by the Colorado Board of Regents on an 8-1 vote.

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