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  • John Price

    Inducted: 1984
    Sports: Basketball

    Credited with being the best 6'3" post man MT ever had, John Price's athletic career spanned seven years at MT. During his freshman and sophomore seasons, he developed a reputation as a sharpshooter. Able to shoot with either hand, he shot over 50 percent from the field each season. During that time, he was one of the top all-time basketball scorers, racking up 1,215 points. Twice named captain of the team, Price was all VSAC and All-OVC second team.

    At the conclusion of his sophomore year, he went into the military and spent two years in Germany. There, he further honed his basketball skills, by playing in more than 70 games and making the All-Service team.

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    History of the Hall of Fame

    In the early spring of 1975, a pair of long-time supporters of Middle Tennessee State University's athletic program decided that the University should honor its greatest athletes. Homer Pittard, alumni director, and Gene Sloan, public relations director, came up with the idea and asked sports information director Jim Freeman to join them in setting up an athletic hall of fame.

    After getting approval for the Hall of Fame from President M. G. Scarlett, the trio began laying the groundwork to select the first inductees. Others, including Bob Womack and Joe Nunley, were also involved.

    "We decided not to have categories but to put all candidates in one group," said Freeman. "We also decided against inducting a large group to start with and felt that three per year was the ideal number. That way, everyone got a good share of the spotlight."

    The nominating and voting for the first several years was done by members of the old "T" Club, now reorganized and called the Varsity Club. Nominations were solicited, and the the list of candidates was mailed to the voters. They selected Horace Jones, Charles "Bubber" Murphy and Teddy Morris as the initial inductees in 1976.

    The Blue Raider Hall of Fame was originally housed in the old Blue Raider Room under the west side of the football stadium. It had to be torn down when then stadium was expanded in 1998. After several years without a home, the Hall of Fame moved into the new Rose and Emmett Kennon Sports Hall of Fame building in 2004.