Everything you need to know about the 2024 Nexstar Sports Awards

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The fifth annual Nexstar Sports Awards and Hall of Fame banquet is set to kick off at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2024, inside D.L. Ligon Coliseum on the campus of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.

The event will also be broadcast live on KFDX (Channel 3) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, and streamed live on Texoma's Homepage.

The night will be highlighted by the induction of the five newest members of the Texoma Sports Hall of Fame, a tribute to the athletic programs at Rider, Hirschi, and Wichita Falls High Schools, and 18 awards for local athletes, coaches, and teams.

REPLAY: Full list of winners, Hall of Fame inductees at the 2023 Nexstar Sports Awards

Ahead of the biggest night in Texoma sports, here’s everything you need to know, whether you’ll be at the event in person or watching along on TV or online.

Event Logistics & Ticket Information

The 2024 Nexstar Sports Awards will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at D.L. Ligon Coliseum on the Midwestern State University campus located at 3410 Taft Blvd in Wichita Falls.

General admission tickets can be purchased at the door on the night of the event or in advance by calling Kristin Beirne at 940-691-0003 Ext. 1225. Tickets are $10, and credit cards can be used at the door.

Schedule of Events

5:45 p.m. — Doors open 6:15 p.m. — Dinner begins (catering provided by United Supermarket) 7:00 p.m. — 2024 Nexstar Sports Awards show begins

For those unable to attend the event in person, the 2024 Nexstar Sports Awards show will air live on KFDX and stream on TexomasHomepage.com.

Texoma Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Some of the greatest athletic talents in the world of sports have come from Texoma. Each year at the Nexstar Sports Awards, several local sports legends are added to the Texoma Sports Hall of Fame alongside Dallas Cowboys' great Bob Lilly, racing legend Eddie Hill, and many others.

A 9-person committee voted to determine the Class of 2023 Hall of Fame inductees. The committee is comprised of retired coaches, past and present members of the media, and a Hall of Famer inductee.

Over 100 Texoma athletes or coaches were considered for induction, and the list continues to grow as history reveals itself and new names are added.

The 2024 class of the Texoma Sports Hall of Fame can be found below:

2024 Nexstar Sports Awards Nominees

On Thursday night, 18 awards will be presented at the 2024 Nexstar Sports Awards.

2024 NEXSTAR SPORTS AWARDS: Full list of nominees

A six-person committee debated and voted using a points system to determine the Athletes of the Year nominees and the Coach of the Year nominees.

The initial vote included several athletes or coaches in each category, and the outcome determined the top three nominees. Then, a second vote was held to determine the winners in each category.

The nominees for the 2024 Nexstar Sports Awards can be found below:

In 2024, a new award, the Media Relations MVP, will be given to the school, team, or organization that accurately sends details to members of the media in a timely manner. The Espirit de Corps award goes to a team or program that displays outstanding pride, loyalty, sportsmanship, and morale. The Robert Wilcox Golden Mic Award is given to a radio/TV broadcaster, public address announcer, or individual who displays outstanding talent and dedication behind the microphone. The Noel Johnson Courage Award is given to an individual who shows outstanding courage, strength, and inspiration in the face of adversity.

The winners will be announced live at the 2024 Nexstar Sports Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11. Contact Kristin Bierne at (940) 691-0003 ext. 1225 for ticket information, or watch live on KFDX 3 and Texoma’s Homepage.

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