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Encyclopedia > College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame front.
College Football Hall of Fame front.
College Football Hall of Fame side entrance.
College Football Hall of Fame side entrance.
Blocking activity cage.
Blocking activity cage.

The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, USA, is a hall of fame and museum devoted to college football. It is situated in the renovated downtown district, near convention centers and not far from the campus of Notre Dame. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1541 KB) Summary College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1541 KB) Summary College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixel Image in higher resolution (2539 × 1891 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixel Image in higher resolution (2539 × 1891 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County St. ... College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ...


The College Football Hall of Fame was established in 1951 by the National Football Foundation (NFF), which oversees the support, administration and operation of the College Football Hall of Fame. 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The National Football Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1947. ...

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Building

The current building was constructed in 1995. The museum hall, located on the underground level, features memorials and memorabilia of great American football players and coaches of the past. A 14-minute video in the museum's Stadium Theater highlights the "thrills and pageantry" of college football.[1] Interactive areas allow visitors to test their own speed, agility, and punting, passing and blocking skills. Video monitors replay historical games and plays. Busts of coaches and players enshrined in the Hall of Fame are located throughout the museum. The entrance-level floor features a gift shop and restaurant, as well as murals featuring hall-of-famers and significant moments in the history of college football. The exterior of the building features a 19,000-square foot space, named the Gridiron Plaza, that can be rented to host outdoor events. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Agility definitions have traditionally centered around closed skill, change of direction speed movement. ... Todd Sauerbrun punts the ball for the Carolina Panthers. ... In several forms of football a forward pass is when the ball is thrown from one player to another on the same team, ending closer to the opponents goal line. ... In American football, blocking occurs when one player obstructs another players path with his body. ...


Prior to moving to its current location, the College Football Hall of Fame was located adjacent to Kings Island in Kings Mills, Ohio, near Cincinnati. The centerpiece of Kings Island has always been its 1/3 scale replica of the Eiffel Tower. ... Kings Mills is an unincorporated community in the northwestern corner of Deerfield Township, Warren County, Ohio, on the western shore of the Little Miami River. ... Nickname: The Queen City Location in Hamilton County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Hamilton Founded 1788 Incorporated 1802 (village) - 1819 (city) Government type Strong mayor  - Mayor Mark L. Mallory (D) Area    - City  79. ...


By the numbers

As of 2006, there are 813 players enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame, representing 186 institutions. Additionally, 174 coaches have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The following institutions have had the greatest number of players inducted:

Institution # Last inductee
Notre Dame 41 2006
Michigan 28 2006
Southern California 27 2006
Yale 24 1997
Army 22 2004
Princeton 21 2002
Institution # Last inductee
Ohio State 20 2006
Tennessee 20 2006
Navy 19 2002
Pittsburgh 18 2006
Pennsylvania 17 2000
Harvard 17 1983
Institution # Last inductee
Minnesota 17 2006
Oklahoma 17 2006
Stanford 16 2006
Alabama 16 2006
Penn State 16 2006
California 15 2004



Criteria for induction

The National Football Foundation outlines specific criteria that may be used for evaluating a possible candidate for induction into the Hall of Fame. NFF members and the coaches, athletic directors, and sports information officials representing member schools may submit nominations for consideration. Nominees with the highest votes received from one of the eight District Screening Committees (DSC) located closest to the nominee's college or university are included on that year's ballot, which is distributed to all NFF dues-paying members. The selection of Hall of Fame inductees, however, ultimately is determined by the Foundation's Honor Court.


Criteria for player nominees

  1. The nominee must have been selected to the first team of one or more major college football All-America teams.
  2. The nomination must be submitted no earlier than ten years since the last year the nominee played intercollegiate football.
  3. The nominee must exhibit demonstrated citizenship, "carrying the ideals of football forward into his relations with his community and his fellow man with love of his country."[2] Academic honors may also be considered.
  4. The nominee must have played intercollegiate football no more than fifty years ago (although exceptions may be granted after review by the appropriate NFF committees).
  5. The nominee must have ended his professional athletic career prior to the time of the nomination.

An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ...

Criteria for coach nominees

  1. The nominee must exhibit demonstrated citizenship, "carrying the ideals of football forward into his relations with his community and his fellow man with love of his country."[2]
  2. The nominee must fit one of the following criteria:
    1. Be retired from coaching for at least three years
    2. Be at least 70 years old and retired
    3. Be at least 75 years old
  3. The nominee must have held a head coaching position at the collegiate level for at least ten years.
  4. The nominee must hold at least a .600 career record over the course of 100 games or more.
  5. The nominee must have ended his professional athletic coaching career prior to the time of the nomination.

See also

‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... This list consists of college football players who have been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... The National Football Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1947. ... The 2007 College Football Hall of Fame ballot has 75 players and 8 coaches who will be voted on by more than twelve-thousand voters for inclusion into the College Football Hall of Fame. ...

References

  1. ^ "College Football Hall of Fame: Tour the Hall." National Football Foundation.
  2. ^ a b "College Football Hall of Fame: Procedure Guide and Criteria." National Football Foundation.

External links

  • College Football Hall of Fame web site
  • National Football Foundation web site

  Results from FactBites:
 
College Football Hall of Fame - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (156 words)
The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, USA, is a hall of fame devoted to college football.
The hall features memorials and memorabilia of great American football players and coaches of the past as well as areas to test your own punting, passing, blocking, speed, and agility.
The College Football Hall of Fame was formerly located in Kings Mills, Ohio, near Cincinnati.
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