The Missouri Valley Conference has announced its 2021 Hall of Fame Class.

  • Maurice Cheeks, West Texas (MBB)
  • Joe Greene, North Texas (FB)
  • Clark Hetherington, Missouri (Admin.)
  • James Naismith, Kansas (Admin.)
  • Tara Oltman, Creighton (SB)
  • Morgan Taylor, Grinnell (FB/Track)
  • Tom Thacker, Cincinnati (MBB)
  • Connie Yori, Creighton (WBB)

The 24th MVC Hall of Fame class features two of the league’s “Founding Fathers” in Clark W. Hetherington of Missouri and James Naismith of Kansas; an Olympic track champion in F. Morgan Taylor of Grinnell; a college basketball Hall of Famer in Maurice Cheeks of West Texas State; a two-time NCAA champion in men’s basketball in Tom Thacker of Cincinnati; a star women’s basketball player and coach in Connie Yori of Creighton; the league’s first three-time softball MVC Pitcher of the Year in Tara (Oltman) Higgins of Creighton; and a Pro Football and College Football Hall of Famer in “Mean” Joe Greene of North Texas State.

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