Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mangino honored in Pittsburgh


— Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino was inducted into the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame at the group’s 23rd annual awards and scholarship banquet on Sunday.

Mangino, who grew up just outside of Pittsburgh in New Castle, Pa., was recognized by the chapter, which started in 1986. The chapter has inducted more than 100 Italian American athletes from the greater Pittsburgh region.

Mangino joins a Hall of Fame list that includes Franco Harris, Joe Paterno, Terry Hanratty, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Joe Montana, among others.


jayhawkr34 10 years, 10 months ago

good for mangino! wonder how long it will take the naacp to start crying that there arent any blacks in the Italian American hall of fame? wouldnt surprise me any.

KURocksChalk 10 years, 10 months ago

Need to capitalize on this...all those would be Notre Dame Catholics gotta go somewhere...else.

Tim Bingaman 10 years, 10 months ago

I hope it came with an Italian Beef Sandwich or 2! I love you coach! I'm even happy for you on this strange honor.

Tim Bingaman 10 years, 10 months ago

Oh yeah, I'm starting a "Conspiracy Theorist/NAACP Hater Hall of Fame" and I am happy to announce that jayhawkr34 is the first inductee. Great job. Keep up the good work jayhawkr34!

sevenyearhawk 10 years, 9 months ago

In other news, there's an National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame ... and it's in Pittsburgh.

I certainly would've guessed it to be in New York or New Jersey, maybe even Las Vegas.

Seriously, congrats Coach!

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