Denne Freeman, a 1959 Texas A&M journalism graduate and longtime Associated Press sports editor, will be inducted into the Texas A&M Former Journalism Students Association (FJSA) Hall of Honor Saturday (Feb. 22).
Freeman’s induction will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the offices of The Battalion, the university’s student newspaper, in the Memorial Student Center.
Freeman, who worked out of the AP’s Dallas office, retired from the wire service in 2000 after 31 years of reporting and editing. He currently serves as chairman of the selection committee for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Doug Pils, a 1991 Texas A&M journalism graduate, said in his nomination of Freeman for the FJSA honor: "If you grew up in Texas, or read about the Dallas Cowboys from anywhere in the world, Denne was your voice. I know he's written several books over the years involving the Cowboys and other Texas sports."
In addition to covering the Cowboys for decades, Freeman was a reporting icon on the college football scene, particularly during the Southwest Conference era.
He and his wife, Judy, now live in Woodway, a suburb of Waco.