Thursday Sept 18, 2008
MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Former Georgia basketball coach Hugh Durham
and current Georgia women's coach Andy Landers are among nine new members selected to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
Former NFL star Shannon Sharpe and former NBA star Jeff Malone
also are among the nine who will be honored on Feb. 28. Others selected include Milton A. Byard, Terry Hoage, Mills Lane, George Rose and Roman Turmon.
The nine were selected today from 35 nominees. Durham was a three-time Southeastern Conference coach of the year as Georgia's coach from 1978-95. He led the Bulldogs to their only Final Four appearance. He also coached Florida State to the Final Four.
Landers has been Georgia's women's coach since 1979 and is
789-246 to rank fourth among wins in NCAA history. Byard scored 50 touchdowns, including 10 in one game, for Risley High in Brunswick in 1950. Both are state records for Byard, who led Risley to football, basketball and track state championships.
Hoage had 12 interceptions for Georgia in 1982 before playing 13
seasons in the NFL. He was a member of the Washington Redskins
Super Bowl championship team in 1992.
Lane, a native of Savannah, is an attorney, judge and boxing
referee who has been in the ring for 102 championship fights,
including the 1997 "bite" fight between Evander Holyfield and
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