Hall of Fame inducts three

The 8th Annual Arkansas Sportscasters/Sportswriter Hall of Fame Banquet was held Saturday at the Centennial Special Events Center in Conway.

Three legendary names were enshrined.

For Lifetime Achievement, Clyde Scott, a running back with Navy and the Arkansas Razorbacks, was recognized.

The sportscaster inducted was Dizzy Dean from Lucas (Logan County), who passed away in 1974 at the age of 63.

The sportswriter induction went to Clay Henry of Fayetteville, publisher of Hawg Illustrated magazine.

Sportscasters that have been inducted are Paul Eells, Bud Campbell, Jim Elder, Pat Summerall, Frank Broyles, Mike Harrison and Steve Sullivan. Sportswriters previously inducted were Orville Henry, Jim Bailey, Harry King, Jerry McConnell, Wadie Moore, David McCollum and Joe Mosby.

Two service awards were given to the Jim Connaway Family and the Don Nixon Family. Jim Connaway passed away in October and was an outstanding athlete at Forrest City and in college at Ole Miss. Don Nixon, who passed away in April, was an outstanding basketball coach at Little Rock Central and the University of Central Arkansas.

The master of ceremonies was Bob Purvis, general manager of the Pine Bluff Convention Center.