Hope Hines Inducted Into Tennessee Sports Hall Of Fame
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Retired NewsChannel 5 sports director Hope Hines was recognized as being one of Middle Tennessee's all-time sports broadcasting icons.
Hope was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Saturday night. He was honored with the Hall Of Fame's Lifetime Achievement Award, named after legendary UT Women's Basketball coach Pat Summitt.
“It’s probably the greatest honor in sports in my life. Other than my children being born, this is one of the greatest things that’s ever happened to me,” Hope said Saturday. “I told a lot of people I don’t know if I deserve it, but I certainly will take it. And when I found out I’m being given the Lifetime Achievement Award that’s been named for Pat Summit—wow, it doesn’t get any better than that, does it?”
Hope’s broadcasting career spanned more than four decades, during which he covered some of the biggest games and stories in sports.
Several other Middle Tennessee sports legends were also inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame, including former Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George.