Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Three Jayhawks get Hall call

Jaynes, Simien, Stallworth to be enshrined


Former Kansas University standouts David Jaynes, Wayne Simien and Bud Stallworth are among the nine members of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012, it was announced Tuesday.

Jaynes passed for then-records of 5,132 yards and 35 touchdowns and led KU to second place in the Big Eight in 1973, when he threw for 2,131 yards. He was an All-American that year and was a third-round selection by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Simien scored over 1,500 points and grabbed 884 rebounds in leading KU to a 110-28 record with three Big 12 titles and four NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2003 national championship game. Simien was a consensus All-American in 2005 and Big 12 player of the year.

Stallworth was one of just three KU basketball players to earn All-America honors on the court and in the classroom. He was the 1972 Big Eight player of the year, when he averaged 25.3 points per game, and an academic All-American in 1971.

The other inductees: former Kansas State QB Michael Bishop; women’s basketball coach (Allen County CC, Trinity Valley CC, Louisiana Tech, Oklahoma State) Kurt Budke; Wichita State track and field standout Harold Manning; ex-K-State basketball player Willie Murrell; standout tennis player and coach David Snyder; and Emporia State softball pitcher Brenda Stolle.

Budke and Manning are posthumous selections.

Enshrinement will be Oct. 7 at the Hall in Wichita.


Mike Hart 1 year, 9 months ago

Why haven't real KU athletes been inducted? Guys like Mark Pellock? Sean Alvarado? Mike Orth?


Danny Hernandez 1 year, 9 months ago

I saw David Jayne's game against misery in Memorial, a win of course. David was awesome and a was a Playboy All-Star selection iirc.


jaybate 1 year, 9 months ago

Yes, nuleaf, it is a brave new world. 👽 😱


Jayhawker111 1 year, 9 months ago

I saw Stallworth play many a game ---he was great!

Isaac "Bud" Stallworth was a 6'5" and 190 lb shooting guard. Named 1972 All-Big Eight Player of the Year. He had a professional career in the NBA from 1972–1977.

Stallworth was selected 7th overall by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1972 NBA Draft, and by the Denver Rockets in the 1972 ABA Draft.After two seasons with the Sonics, he was made available in the 1974 expansion draft to be selected by the New Orleans Jazz, for whom he played for three seasons. His playing career was cut short due to a back injury sustained in an automobile accident in 1977. In 1978, Stallworth graduated from KU with a bachelor of social work degree.

In 1972 while at KU, Stallworth scored 50 points in a win against Missouri.


nuleafjhawk 1 year, 9 months ago

Three Jayhawks get Hall call

They must be standing tall. I hope they have a ball, and don't have the gall to fall into a wall on their way to the mall to buy a doll.

That's all.


Jesse Johnson 1 year, 9 months ago

Not sure it is accurate to say that Simien led us to the national championship game in 2003 since he was injured for much of the season including the entire tournament. I do think our chances of winning that championship game would have been much higher if he had been healthy though.


jhawkrulz 1 year, 9 months ago

"former Kansas State QB Michael Bishop;... ex-K-State basketball player Willie Murrell"

I've always been curious how LJW decides the way to use former and ex. In addition, in one case they use Kansas State and the other K-State.

I guess I'm just curious how this gets past the editor.

I'll be the first to admit my grammar is horrible and inconsistent, but I don't write articles for a newspaper for a living.


Tony Bandle 1 year, 9 months ago

It took 40 YEARS to get Bud Stallworth into the KANSAS Hall of Fame??!!!??

WHAT'S THE DEAL?? Are all the voters Kansas State alumni??

I know, I's all sports and there's a bunch of Jayhawk basketball players in there already, but still..COME ON!!!!


GoHawks1 1 year, 9 months ago

Michael Bishop in the KANSAS Sports Hall of Fame? Besides going to K-State for two years how much time has he spent in the state of Kansas? What a joke.


jaybate 1 year, 9 months ago

Willie Murrell! Now there was a KSU player that was a good one.

No match for Wayne, or Bud, of course, but a heckuva player from the 60s who could have played today, nonetheless.


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