The Museum Debuts New Entrance Film

By Rick Cleveland, Mississippi Today The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum has a new introductory film in its newly named Gertrude C. Ford Foundation Theatre. The new, 15-minute presentation was produced through a generous grant from the Jackson-based Gertrude C. Ford Foundation. The museum, which turned 20 last July, still showed the original theatre presentation until recently. Said the museum’s executive director Bill Blackwell, “Our original theatre presentation was outstanding and served us well, but so much has happened in the last 20 years where Mississippi sports is...

Ole Miss Senior Evan Engram Receives the 2016 C Spire Conerly Trophy

The 2016 C Spire Conerly Trophy was presented to Ole Miss Senior tight end Evan Engram on Tuesday night at the Clarksdale Country Club. Engram becomes the first tight end to be awarded the honor, which is presented annually to the most outstanding college football player in Mississippi. Jackson State defensive end/linebacker Javancy Jones, Mississippi State wide receiver Fred Ross and Southern Miss running back Ito Smith were the other three finalists for the award, named for Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer and Clarksdale native Charlie Conerly. Also, Mississippi State...

Live Stream the 2016 C Spire Conerly Trophy Presentation

Click here to Live Stream the 2016 C Spire Conerly Trophy Presentation on Tuesday, November 29th beginning at 6:30 p.m.   The presentation will take place in Clarksdale, MS. Read more about the 10 nominees here.

The great Boo Ferriss has died at 94

  David Meadow “Boo” Ferriss, a baseball legend and one of Mississippi’s most beloved citizens, died today (Nov. 24, 2016) at home. Ferriss was 94. Ferriss was born on Dec. 5, 1921, to Delta farmer William Douglas Ferriss and Lellie Meadow Ferriss of Shaw. Young David pretty much nicknamed himself. As a toddler he tried to get the attention of his older brother, Will D. He tried to say “brother” and it came out “Boo.” The name stuck. At Shaw High School, from where he graduated in 1939, Ferriss played...

C Spire Conerly Fan Vote Now Open

The 2016 C Spire Conerly Fan Vote is now open! Cast your vote for your favorite player up to three times per day. Click here to cast your vote. Read more about the 10 nominees.

2016 C Spire Conerly Finalists Announced

  JACKSON, MS –The 2016 C Spire Conerly Trophy, presented annually to the most outstanding college football player in Mississippi will be awarded next week to one of the 10 finalists named today. These nominees represent each of the ten football-playing universities and colleges in the state and have each been chosen by their athletic departments. The winner of the Annual C Spire Conerly Trophy is selected by a statewide media panel vote with a fan vote conducted by C Spire accounting for 10% of the overall vote. To vote...

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Announces the Class of 2017

Jackson, MS – An NFL coach, an honored sports writer, two baseball players and coaches, a fabled running back and a lady hoopster make up the newest class of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. The Class of 2017 to be inducted next August includes Columbus native and NFL coach Leslie Frazier, decorated sports writer Rick Cleveland, big league pitcher Jay Powell, long-time baseball coach and JSU Athletic Director Bob Braddy, Sr., outstanding running back Marcus Dupree and Ole Miss basketball star Eugenia Conner. A statewide selection committee representing all...

Cleveland headed to Mississippi Today as columnist

Rick Cleveland, former executive director and current historian for the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, is headed back into sports writing full-time. Cleveland will join the on-line news publication Mississippi Today as a sports columnist beginning Sept. 1. He will continue to write a weekly column for Mississippi newspapers syndicated through the Mississippi Press Association. “Obviously, I have mixed emotions about leaving the MSHOF, which I believe so strongly in,” said Cleveland, who became the museum's second executive director in April of 2012. “I am proud of the improvements we...

Finalists Announced for ’16 C Spire Howell, Gillom Trophies

Ole Miss senior guard Stefan Moody and Mississippi State sophomore guard Victoria Vivians lead a list of six finalists for the 2016 C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies, which annually honors the state’s top male and female college basketball players. Moody, the SEC’s leading scorer at 22.8 points per game and the 2015 C Spire Howell Trophy winner, is bidding to become only the second two-time winner of the award, which is named after former Mississippi State and NBA great Bailey Howell. Mississippi State’s Jarvis Varnado won the award in...

Live Stream the 2015 C Spire Conerly Trophy Presentation

For the first time ever, the annual C Spire Conerly Trophy Presentation will be available on msfame.com to live stream. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1st. Click the link below to watch live. LIVE STREAM THE 2015 C SPIRE CONERLY TROPHY PRESENTATION. Read more about the 10 nominees for the 2015 C Spire Conerly Trophy