The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame will enshrine its 2013 inductees tonight in Raleigh. George Olsen has more.
Eleven new members will officially join the 289 others who have been inducted since the Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1963. Among those inducted tonight are a pair of notable UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels. Kelvin Bryant carried the ball nearly 600 times as a Tar Heel tailback then went on to the pros in both the USFL and the NFL. Bill Guthridge was a long-time assistant coach to Dean Smith before leading the team for 3 years, named National Coach of the Year in 1998. Also being inducted tonight is Rich McGeorge of Elon University who played nine years for the Green Bay Packers and Charlotte native Tommy Helms, the second baseman for Cincinatti’s “Big Red Machine” of the 1960s and 70s. Significant artifacts from the inductees are currently on display at the North Carolina Museum of History. I’m George Olsen.