They say the summer time is a slow time for the sports world. Slow? Maybe. But it’s also a good time to do some things that perhaps we (and ultimately, you) don’t have time for through the hustle and bustle of the sports calendar year. So in that accord, we’re happy to be undertaking a bit of a project this summer where the best and brightest of the Mid-American Conference gets recognized forever in the hallowed halls of Hustle Belt, the web’s premier home for MACtion and all things MACtion-related, in the newly crafted Hustle Belt Hall of Fame.
Here’s how the Hall of Fame works:
- Some info and the schedule for the Hall of Fame can be found here.
- Nominations are solicited from the community via a post just like this one for each of our MAC programs.
- After all MAC programs’ nominations, no more than 10 nominees are put forward for each school and a poll is created.
- The top two vote getters in each school’s poll is inducted into the Hustle Hall of Fame. Simple.
Next up is the Ohio University Bobcats!
Our next entrant is our MAC brothers and sisters from Athens, Ohio, the Ohio University Bobcats! Ohio’s initial list of nominations was a hard one to curate if for no other reason than there are many successful former Bobcats, but no one that distinguishes themselves as head and shoulders above the rest in some of the major sports. Hence, our list below may need some help from the dedicated faithful of Ohio University! It’s also safe to say that if our Hall of Fame included marching bands, the Marching 110 from Ohio would be in contention. Our initial list of nominees are:
- Mike Schmidt, baseball
- Gerald McKee, basketball
- Walter Luckett, basketball
- Vince Costello, football
- Joshua Abrams, football
- Dwight Gardner, wrestling
- Bob Wren, baseball
- Gary Trent, basketball
- Jim Snyder, basketball
- Bill Hess, football
- Kermit Blosser, golf
Of course, the nominations above are the best we could do, but we are far from the expert that you likely are. So, we’re asking fans like you to tell us who we may have missed (or who shouldn’t be in there) in the comment section below. Do your best, and don’t worry... it’s only for an immortal award.
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