Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) inducted eight individuals and one team into the NEO Athletic Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 15. Included among the honorees was Jim Ellis.

Ellis graduated from NEO in 1973, where he was the sports editor of the student newspaper, the Norse Wind, for two years. After graduation from Northeastern State University, Ellis became the sports editor of the Miami News-Record in 1977.

During his 40-plus-year career as a sports editor, Ellis has not only covered hundreds of sporting events at NEO, but also many other college activities. He also covers eight area high schools with photography and feature stories.

Ellis is a member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, Miami High School Hall of Fame, and the Eight-Man Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He also serves on the Midwest Bowl Classic Committee.

“The Hall of Fame is a legacy that we are very proud of at NEO and to have it in conjunction with the NEO vs. Trinity Valley game will make for a great day of NEO Athletics,” said Joe Renfro, interim athletic director. “We hope everyone will come out and support the event and the Norsemen.”

For more information about the NEO Athletic Hall of Fame, persons interested may contact Nancy Roberts at or 918-540-6327.