The Hall is looking to expand its presence and profile in the future, and there are two initiatives in the long-range planning stages. Foremost is our desire to enlarge and modernize our museum, currently housed on the third floor of the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh. Also under consideration is a state-of-the-art traveling exhibit that would tour the state. Designed with the latest advances in technology, it would pay tribute to our rich history while also addressing important issues

(more…)

A record crowd of more than 800 attended the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame’s 2014 annual banquet on May 9th at the Raleigh Convention Center. They were treated to a memorable night highlighted by the induction of nine new members into the Hall. Listed alphabetically, they are: Eddie Biedenbach, A. J. Carr, Bob Colvin,... 

Former University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Dean Smith was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in a November ceremony at the White House. Smith, who is in declining health, wasn’t able to attend. His family, along with current Tar Heel coach Roy Williams and former coach... 

Dale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Catfish Hunter

Catfish Hunter

Richard Petty

Richard Petty

Kay Yow

Kay Yow

Jerry Moore

Jerry Moore

Peggy Kirk Bell

Peggy Kirk Bell

Carlester Crumpler

Carlester Crumpler



 

About the Hall

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, which inducted its first class in 1963, celebrates excellence and extraordinary achievement in athletics. The Hall of Fame also commemorates and memorializes exceptional accomplishments in sports for the inspiration and enjoyment of all North Carolinians, especially the youth, through popular exhibits and educational displays.

The 11 inductees in the Class of 2013 (see “In the News” above for details) bring the total to 300 who have been enshrined in the state’s most prestigious sports fraternity. Notable accomplishments of many of the Hall of Fame members are showcased in a 3,000-square foot museum on the third floor of the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The museum’s address is 5 East Edenton Street, and it is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.

 

Annual Banquet

Each year in May, the Hall honors its newest inductees during a lavish reception and banquet in Raleigh that the public is invited to attend. This is your opportunity to mix, mingle and share your favorite memories with the many dozens of Hall of Fame members who come to celebrate this special night. For information on purchasing tickets, call 919-845-3455.