Chris Algieri

Algieri becomes the 65th Italian American boxer to hold a world title

CHICAGO, IL (June, 17 2014) – In what has been dubbed a shocking upset, Junior Welterweight boxer Chris Algieri defeated Ruslan Provodnikov to claim the 140 – pound WBO Junior Welterweight World Title Saturday, June 15th. The 30-year-old former kick boxer, and Long Island, native won the fight with a split decision over reigning title […]

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Jerry Vale

Death of Famed Italian Singer

CHICAGO, IL (May 21, 2014) – Jerry Vale, a Bronx native who was a famed Italian singer and performer, passed away Sunday, May 18th in his California home. He was 83 years old. The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) sends its deepest condolences to the entire Vale family. Vale has supported the […]

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Austrian Race Car Designer Jo Karasek

Historic Reunion Between A Man and His Car

    Chicago, IL (May 9, 2014) –   Twelve years after his first and only Indianapolis 500 victory in 1969, and still in the midst of his racing career, legendary race car driver Mario Andretti was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) with the Class of 1981. Today, still […]

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Lauricella Headshot

2013 NIASHF Inductee “Mr. Everything” passes away, age 83

Press Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Chicago, IL (March 26, 2014) – Francis “Hank” Lauricella, a native of Harahan in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, who flourished during one of the most prominent stretches in University of Tennessee Football history, died Tuesday, March 25, at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, La. He was 83. An inductee with […]

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