Sanderson Farms and the Sanderson Farms Championship to Sponsor Induction Weekend

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to announce that Sanderson Farms and the Sanderson Farms Championship will be the title sponsors for the Annual Induction Weekend. The 2017 Induction will take place on August 4th and 5th. “We are thrilled to have one of Mississippi’s finest companies and our state’s only PGA Tour Championship as sponsors of this event. Here at the Hall of Fame we honor the world-class athletes this state has produced, and it was our goal to have a sponsor that also represents...

Vivians and Saiz Capture 2017 C Spire Gillom, Howell Trophies

For the third consecutive year, Victoria Vivians of Mississippi State has been selected as the winner of the C Spire Gillom trophy, symbolizing her recognition as the outstanding women’s basketball player in the state. She becomes the first ever three-time winner of the award in its ten year history. Vivians a junior, will have an opportunity to make it four in a row next year. Other finalists for the 2017 award were Brittany Dinkins of Southern Miss and Vivian’s teammate, Morgan William.   Ole Miss senior, Sebastian Saiz was chosen...

Finalists for the 2017 C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies Announced

The finalists for the 2017 C Spire Gillom Trophy and the C Spire Howell Trophy have been named. C Spire will be presenting these awards to the most outstanding women’s and men’s basketball players in the state. A state-wide panel of media vote for the top three players in each category and then fans vote online at www.csopavoting.com. The finalists will attend a banquet at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum on Monday, March 6th beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the winners will be announced at that time....

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

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  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...