Chicago Sun-Times

Telander among 7 chosen for NSMA Hall

- Sun-Times staff

The National Sports Media Associatio­n added a record seven members to its Hall of Fame this week, including Chicago Sun-Times columnist Rick Telander.

Telander headlines a list of sportswrit­ers that also includes boxing writer and sports columnist Larry Merchant, Sports Illustrate­d writer William Nack and New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden.

Sportscast­ers Bill King, Jim Nantz and Dick Stockton also were voted into the NSMA Hall.

After a lengthy career at Sports Illustrate­d, Telander has spent the last 26 years writing columns for the SunTimes.

Telander, a Northweste­rn graduate who is also an accomplish­ed artist, wrote the book ‘‘Heaven is a Playground,’’ which Sports Illustrate­d ranked No. 15 in its list of the top 100 sports books of all time in 2002.

The NSMA will honor its Hall of Fame inductees during its 61st awards weekend, which tentativel­y is set for June 26-28 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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