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6/7/07

Get Out The Vote: Lovie To The Hall

He's already a Hall-of-Famer to East Texans, but now East Texans can help put Big Sandy native Lovie Smith in the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

The Chicago Bears head coach is one of 20 primary ballot nominees for the class of 2007. Six will be inducted.

You can help make sure Lovie makes the cut by joining the museum's Official Voting Member Program. To join and receive an official ballot, go to the museum's website at www.tshof.org. The deadline to vote is july 15th.

The induction ceremony will be in February of 2008 in Waco.  Six nominees from the primary ballot and two from the veterans' ballot will comprise the Class of 2007.

2007 PRIMARY BALLOT NOMINEES

SHAWN ANDAYA - Softball / Texas A&M
LETA ANDREWS - Basketball Coach / Granbury High School girls   
BILL BRADLEY - Football - University of Texas (Palestine native)
RAY CHILDRESS - Football - Texas A&M / Houston Oilers
CLARISSA DAVIS-WRIGHTSIL. - Basketball / University of Texas
SPIKE DYKES.  Football Coach / Texas Tech
DICK & BUTCH HARMON - Golf Instruction / Houston
MICHAEL IRVIN - Football - Dallas Cowboys
LOUIE KELCHER - Football - SMU 
TOMMY KRAMER - Football - Rice 
BRUCE LIETZKE - Golf / University of Houston (East Texas resident)
DONNA LOPIANO - Former Women's Athletic Director / University of Texas
MIKE MODANO - Hockey - Dallas Stars
G.A. MOORE JR. - High School Football Coach / Pilot Point & Celina
JAMES MORRIS - Track & Field / South Plains College  
KYLE ROTE JR. - Soccer / NASL Dallas Tornado 
GREGG POPOVICH - Basketball / San Antonio Spurs
LOVIE SMITH - Football Coach / Chicago Bears (Big Sandy native)
LEON SPENCER - Basketball Coach / Trinity Valley C.C.
BILLY TUBBS - Basketball Coach / Lamar & Oklahoma

2007 VETERAN BALLOT NOMINEES

JOHNNY ROLAND - Football / Corpus Christi native  
JIM RAY SMITH - Football - Baylor  
WILLIE WELLS (dec.) - Baseball, Negro Leagues / Austin native
ABE LEMONS (dec.)- Basketball Coach / University of Texas 
TOM CHANDLER (dec.) - Baseball Coach / Texas A&M 
SUE GUNTER (dec.) - Basketball Coach / Stephen F. Austin
DAVE MARR (dec.) - Golf / Houston
ED SPRINKLE (dec.) - Football / Chicago Bears / Bradshaw native
GOOSE GONSOULIN - Football / Port Arthur native
ABNER HAYNES - Football / Dallas Texans
WALLY MOON - Baseball / Texas A&M
JACK LUMMUS (dec.) - Football - Ennis native

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