Marvin Bates

Inducted 1978

Marvin Bates, a well-known area sports announcer, was a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.  He served as the radio voice for the Purple Aces for WUEV while teaching social science at Central High School.  Bates also worked in public relations.  He was voted Most Outstanding Indiana Sportscaster in 1963 and 196 and served in the Air Force during WWII.