Latest Pro Football Hall of Fame News

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, Houston Texans running back Karan Higdon (31) carries the ball during a joint NFL training camp football practice with the Detroit Lions in Houston.  The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in place. Hours after the league canceled the Hall of Fame game that kicks off the preseason, the 32 team owners on Thursday, June 25, 2020 were updated on a variety of issues, many dealing with working through the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

NFL training camps still on original schedule for late July

Jun. 25, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in place. Hours after the league canceled the Hall of Fame game that kicks off the preseason, the 32 team owners on Thursday were updated on a variety of issues, many dealing with working through the...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2015, file photo, a visitor to the Pro Football Hall of Fame pauses to take a photo of the sign in front in Canton, Ohio. The NFL has canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic, two people with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Thursday, June 25, 2020. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the decision has not been publicly announced, though an announcement is expected later Thursday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions until 2021

Jun. 25, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

The NFL on Thursday canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Aug. 6 exhibition game in Canton, Ohio, between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers is the first on-field event the...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, the George Preston Marshall monument outside RFK stadium in Washington is shown. The Washington Redskins are removing former owner George Preston Marshall from their ring of fame and striking all references to him on their website, a spokesman confirmed Wednesday, June 24, 2020. It's the latest move made to cut ties with the legacy of the team's racist founder, who refused to integrate by signing Black players until “forced to do so” in 1962, more than a decade after the rest of the NFL. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Redskins removing ex-owner Marshall from Ring of Fame

Jun. 24, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

The Washington Redskins are removing former owner George Preston Marshall from their Ring of Fame and striking all references to him on their website. A spokesman confirmed the decisions Wednesday, saying Marshall's name has already been removed from the history wall at the team's training facility in Ashburn,...

The late Don Banks wins football writers' service award

Jun. 24, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

Don Banks, whose 36-year sports writing career included more than 16 years at Sports Illustrated’s website, has been selected as the Dick McCann Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America. Banks, who died last August while covering the Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend, had recently been...

Cowboys' Frederick wins Halas Award for overcoming adversity

Jun. 22, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick has won the George Halas Award presented by the Pro Football Writers of America. Frederick, who retired in March, was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2019 after missing the entire 2018 season with Guillain-Barré syndrome. He's the 52nd Halas Award winner, the second member...

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 1972, file photo, Miami Dolphins Jim Kiick goes headfirst over Pittsburgh Steelers

Jim Kiick, Dolphins' perfect season running back, dies at 73

Jun. 20, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jim Kiick, the versatile running back who helped the Miami Dolphins achieve the NFL’s only perfect season in 1972, died Saturday at age 73 following a battle with Alzheimer's disease, daughter Allie said. The former University of Wyoming star was part of a formidable backfield that...

Ohio governor questions holding August Hall of Fame weekend

Jun. 16, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday it’s “highly unlikely” that crowds of 20,000 or so would be allowed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame game and induction ceremony in August. “If the question was could that event occur today, the answer would be no. It would...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, football fans toss footballs on the lawn outside the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The Pro Football Hall of Fame will reopen Wednesday, June 10, 2020, after nearly a three-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Sports halls of fame plan to reopen, with changes

Jun. 11, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

Like other businesses, sports halls of fame are planning to reopen with new cleaning and other procedures to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. A look at some of their plans: ___ World Golf Hall of Fame St. Augustine, Florida Reopened: May 18 What’s changed: Guests are given a Hall of Fame stylus...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2016, file photo, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is seen in Springfield, Mass. As part of a $22 million, court-to-rafters renovation, the Basketball Hall of Fame installed enough new touch screens to tell the story of every person enshrined on its dome of honor. But before it could unveil the improvements, the coronavirus outbreak hit, turning

Hands Off! Halls of fame adapt to coronavirus concerns

Jun. 11, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

As part of a $22 million, court-to-dome renovation, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame replaced the static plaques honoring inductees with touch screens that display videos and career highlights. Another exhibit allows visitors to put their hands inside an impression of Kevin Durant's, to compare...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, football fans toss footballs on the lawn outside the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The Pro Football Hall of Fame will reopen Wednesday, June 10, 2020, after nearly a three-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Pro Football Hall of Fame to reopen on Wednesday

Jun. 9, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will reopen Wednesday after nearly a three-month closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The hall closed on March 16, but permission has been granted by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine for museums, science centers and zoos to open. “Since its grand opening...