Carl Lewis to be Inducted into Houston Sports HOF - University of Houston

Lewis is a member of the three-person class that includes two-time NBA Champion Rudy Tomjanovich and Olympic Gold medalist Mary Lou Retton. The class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Jan. 21 during the annual Houston Sports Awards hosted by the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority at the Hilton Americas – Downtown.


No offense intended, but this should have happen 10 or 20 years ago, at a minimum.

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This is the 2nd class for the Houston HOF. He probably should have been part of the 1st class, but they limited it to Hakeem, Nolan, and Earl (the 34s)

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Is the Houston HOF, where pictures and commemorative items of the members, housed in a building somewhere in Houston? If not, I think UH should put it somewhere on campus similar to how Baylor has the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on its campus.

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OK, I was wrong, this was the 3rd class. Looks like Jackie Burke, AJ Foyt, George Foreman, and Dan Pastorini were inducted this year. Carl definitely should have gone in with this class.

It’ll be downtown

The Hall of Fame will be located downtown at GreenStreet and will be built in phases. The first
phase of the project features a Walk of Fame stretching from the House of Blues through the
GreenStreet Promenade. Groundbreaking on that phase will be this summer.
Future phases call for multiple state-of-the-art LED video displays and interactive experiences.
Plans call for the project to culminate in the Hall of Fame, which would be housed in an actual
interior space.

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As much as I like all mentioned Mr. Carl Lewis should have a night dedicated to himself. He might be/arguably the best athlete of all time with Jim Thorpe.
Mr. Carl Lewis

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It’s about freaking time! What kept them so long? He is probably the biggest sports star in UH’s history!

People do not realize it in the U.S. but Carl is one of the most popular athlete worldwide.
Hakeem, M.L, Retton, Earl, Rudy…do not even come close to Carl’s popularity.

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There’s got to be a way to market T&F in the US as a big time sport. Carl is constantly pushing for change, but those in charge of US T&F are stuck in their ways and aren’t interested in modernizing the sport to make it more TV friendly. I did see that Carl is now trying to get on the IAAF board so maybe something can happen there.

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