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Arizona to honor deceased KU grad

Cardinals to reveal Schoenfeld Press Box

July 31, 2006

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The NFL's Arizona Cardinals have announced plans to name the press box at the new Cardinals Stadium in memory of Kansas University graduate Steve Schoenfeld, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in October 2000 in Tempe, Ariz.

The Steve Schoenfeld Memorial Press Box will open Aug. 12 when the Cardinals meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in the preseason opener for both clubs.

Articles written by former Arizona Republic and CBS Sportsline reporter Schoenfeld about the Cardinals will be displayed on the walls of the press box.

Schoenfeld, a former president of the Pro Football Writers Assn., is a 1977 KU graduate and 1973 graduate of Shawnee Mission South.

He also worked for the Tulsa World and Dallas Morning News and was a correspondent for Sports Illustrated and served as host for an Arizona-based NFL radio show.

In 2001, the Pro Football Writers helped establish a scholarship in Schoenfeld's name at KU's School of Journalism. The Schoenfeld Sportswriting Scholarship is administered by the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at KU.

Potential recipients have a demonstrated interest in sports writing and are selected by a faculty committee at the school, on behalf of the pro football writers.

Now with the Journal-World, Ryan Wood was the first winner of the award.

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