Carl James

Inducted: 2000
  • Played football at Duke University, 1948–1950
  • Spent two decades in various capacities at Duke, including tenure as athletic director from 1972–1977
  • Executive director of 1978 Sugar Bowl
  • Served as athletic director at University of Maryland in 1979–1980
  • Commissioner of Big Eight from 1980–1996
  • Member National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Hall of Fame
  • Earned the 1996 James J. Corbett Award, the highest national honor for college sports administrators