College Football Hall of Fame to Remain in South Bend through 2012

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During a street naming ceremony today, South Bend Indiana Mayor Steve Luecke imparted a recent developement regarding the future of the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend.

“I am also pleased to announce that, as a result of further discussions with the National Football Foundation, the College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement will be held in South Bend again next year and the Hall will remain in South Bend through the end of 2012,” said the Mayor.

The Hall is still potentially slated to move to Atlanta in the spring of 2013. Notre Dame lead the way with 43 players enshrined in the Hall of Fame, the Michigan Wolverines are second with 29.

 

The College Football Hall of Fame’s signature event, the Enshrinement Festival takes place this weekend. From the Ribs Cook-off and Block Party downtown, to the Grand Parade, free Youth Clinic, and the culminating event, the Enshrinement Dinner and Show, this festival offers unparalleled access to some of the greatest names in the history of the game. The 2011 Enshrinement Festival will take place this weekend, July 15-16. This year’s class features Wisconsin Badgers coach Barry Alvarez, Michigan Wolverines Desmond Howard, and Purdue Boilermakers QB Mark Herrmann, among 17 others.

For a complete event schedule and additional information about the 2011 Enshrinement Festival, visit enshrinementfestival.org or call 1-800-440-FAME.

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