Roy Angel

Inducted: 2000

ROY ANGEL (1920-1984) spent his entire 35-year newspaper career as sports editor of the Shawnee News-Star. He attended Purcell High School, where he quarterbacked the football team, and he graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Journalism. He provided liberal coverage to kid league baseball, football and basketball, and wrote a regular column, “Angel’s Angles.” He covered OU football from 1949 to 1984, including every home game in the 47-game winning streak in the 1950s. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was stationed at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack in 1941. A household name in Oklahoma sports circles, Angel was admired by hundreds of young people and journalists.