NEO alum and MNR sports editor Jim Ellis will be among honorees inducted into the NEO Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, Sept. 15.

MIAMI – Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) will induct eight individuals and one team into the NEO Athletic Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Included among the honorees is Jim Ellis.

Ellis graduated from NEO in 1973, where he was the sports editor of the student newspaper, the Norse Wind, for two years. After graduation from Northeastern State University, Ellis became the sports editor of the Miami News-Record in 1977.

During his 40-plus-year career as a sports editor, Ellis has not only covered hundreds of sporting events at NEO but also many other college activities. He also covers eight area high schools with photography and feature stories.

Ellis is a member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, Miami High School Hall of Fame, and the Eight-Man Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He also serves on the Midwest Bowl Classic Committee.

The induction ceremony for Ellis and the other honorees will take place in the Calcagno Family Ballroom in the Bruce G. Carter Student Union before the evening’s football game. Following the ceremony, the NEO Golden Norsemen football team will play against rivals Trinity Valley. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. Tickets for the event are on sale now.

“The Hall of Fame is a legacy that we are very proud of at NEO and to have it in conjunction with the NEO vs. Trinity Valley game will make for a great day of NEO Athletics,” said Joe Renfro, interim athletic director. “We hope everyone will come out and support the event and the Norsemen.”

For more information about the NEO Athletic Hall of Fame, contact Nancy Roberts at nancy.roberts@neo.edu or call (918) 540-6327.