FUSON, WAYNE

WAYNE FUSON

Inducted:  August 2, 1974 in Bloomington, IN           

Date of Birth:  March 2, 1925 in Terre Haute, IN

High School Attended:  Terre Haute Wiley   Graduated:  1942

High School Honors:  Played football 4 years.

College Attended:  Indiana University             

                           Indiana State University Graduated:  1972

                  Indiana State University Honorary Doctorate 1987

College Honors:  Given the Distinguished Alumnus Award by Indiana State University in 1972

Special Recognition:  Founding director of Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame; founder and former president of the Indiana Sports Editors Association; founding director of National Sports Editors Association; former Chairman of Governors Sports Committee; Director of Golf Writers Association of America; covered high school football for many years for the Indianapolis News, pioneering radio broadcasts of high school games with the News; moved up to Sports Editor, continued interest in high school football and was partially responsible in instituting the AP High School Football Poll; coverage of high school football attracted so much national attention that he was asked twice to lecture on the coverage at the American Press Institute; was one of the founders of Indiana's First High School Jamborees in Indianapolis; among those who campaigned to start Indiana Pacers professional basketball in 1967 with the American Basketball Association.

Family:  Wife, Carolyn; children, Bonnie, Wayne, Jay, and Craig; 11 grandchildren.

Mr. Fuson passed away September 30, 1966.