In newspaper profession (1954) 50 years, 30 at Herald-Times Bloomington; covered IU’s NCAA championships, 8 IU bowl games, including 1968 Rose Bowl; 23 NCAA Final Fours, 5 Olympic Games, 8 World Series, 10 Indianapolis 500s, 29 Ind. high school basketball championship games and one heavyweight championship fight, Muhammad All vs. Michael Spinks (1978)… Member of U.S. Basketball Writers Assoc. Hall of Fame, Ind. Basketball Hall of Fame, Ind. Journalism Hall of Fame, Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame, Indiana Sportswriter and Sportscasters Hall of Fame; Sagamore of Wabash Award; Curt Gowdy Award (International Basketball Hall of Fame); Ind. Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Medalist; Bert McGrane Award for lifetime contributions to Football Writers Assoc of America; Fred Russell Award for lifetime contributions to All-American Football Foundation; National Sportscasters and Sportwriters Assoc. Sportswriter of the Year (17 times); Ind. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Assoc. Writer of the Year (4 times).