Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year: Search by Name

Bill Holliday - Wilsonville

Bob Boozer - Omaha Tech

Bob Cerv - Weston

Bob Gibson - Omaha Tech

Bobby Reynolds - Grand Island

Ed Haenfler - Grant

Ed Johnson - Lincoln Northeast

Ed Weir - Superior

Fred Hare - Omaha Tech

Gale Sayers - Omaha Central

Grover Cleveland Alexander - St. Paul

Jim Hartung - Omaha South

Johnny Rodgers - Omaha Tech

Julie Vollertsen Melli - Palmyra

Kent McCloughan - Broken Bow

Lloyd Cardwell - Seward

Maurice H. Palrang - Boys Town

Nancy Kindig Malone - Hastings St. Cecilia

Neal Mosser - Omaha Tech

Nile Kinnick - Omaha Benson

Richie Ashburn - Tilden

Sam Crawford - Wahoo

Tom Osborne - Hastings

W.L. "Dutch" Zorn - Gothenburg

Wayne Binfield - Scottsbluff

Contributor.  Considered the “Father” of Nebraska high school sports writing because of a long, noted career with the Omaha World-Herald. His weekly ratings of high school basketball and football teams began in the 1930s and created enormous interest in high school athletics. He wrote sports from 1917 to 1967, mostly for the World-Herald, and was never equaled in readership nor surpassed in the respect his work received from sports fans.  A native of Stella and a Nebraska Wesleyan graduate, McBride made good use of letters to the editor, where most of the critics took him to task over his top 10 ratings.  He also was the subject of much good-natured interaction with his readers, the most famous the presentation to him by some Seward fans of a typewriter with all the keys chopped off except SEWARD, with a note that said, from now on, all his top 10 ratings would have to start with their favorite school.

He started the Omaha World-Herald Athletic Roll of Honor Star of the Week award whereby a card would be issued to the named player. Those cards were treasured by those fortunate enough to have been selected as “Star of the Week” by none other than Gregg McBride.