Russell "R.L." StockardSportswriter/Contributor, 1950-present
- First African-American sportswriter for the States-Item and the State Times.
- First Sports Information Director at Southern University.
- First Public Relations and Sports Information Director of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
- Instrumental in bringing about the first integrated high school basketball game in New Orleans - St. Augustine versus Jesuit.
- Member of the committee that started the annual Bayou Classic.
- Elected to the Hall of Fame in 2001.