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

Please call our office for Tickets, 601-982-8264 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...

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

Update on “Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes”

The second printing of Mississippi's Greatest Athletes is in! After selling out across Mississippi in mid-December, it's available at fine bookstores across the state and at your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. If you are out of state, you can place your order by calling 601 982-8264. Shipping prices will apply. Place your order by calling 601 982-8264. Office hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. ••• Click here for a review of Mississippi's Greatest Athletes.

Tools for Teachers

  Tools for Teachers Free teacher time in the LeFleur Museum District! JACKSON, MISS. – The LeFleur Museum District (LMD) is hosting educators state-wide, at no cost, as they gear up for the fall semester at Tools for Teachers on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Teachers will be able to travel to four museums (Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum, the Mississippi Children’s Museum, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum) to receive information about field trips, professional...

Summertime, Wonder Time – July 5th

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