William Bryan Connors, Jr.

Inducted: 1997

WILLIAM BRYAN CONNORS, JR. (1931-2000) was sports editor of the Tulsa World for nearly three decades and was honored many times as Oklahoma’s outstanding sports writer. He joined the World sports staff in 1953 after graduation from Oklahoma State University. He worked briefly as sports editor of the Stillwater News-Press and as a sports staffer on the Oklahoman. Connors’ straightforward style of writing has had many imitators.