Guthrie wins Egg Bowl raffle; MSHoF wins big

 Hunter Hood draws raffle winner for 2 Egg Bowl tickets.  Peg Guthrie was the lucky winner of two Egg Bowl tickets in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum raffle for the Orley Hood Award endowment at the museum today. Mary Ann Hood, a Mississippi State graduate and fan, donated her two Egg Bowl tickets […]

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Three more C Spire Conerly finalists added

Quarterback Tyler Sullivan, who has led the Delta State to a 9-1 record and a first-round bye in the NCAA Division II playoffs, will represent the Statesmen as a C Spire Conerly Trophy finalist. Representing Southern Miss will be senior defensive end Dasman McCullum, who leads USM with 4.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. Daniel […]

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First 3 C Spire Conerly finalists named

Mississippi State quarterback and All-America candidate Dak Prescott is among the first three finalists named for the C Spire Conerly Trophy to be presented Dec. 2.  Mississippi’s 10 football-playing senior colleges have until Nov. 24 to announce a finalist for the trophy that goes to the state’s most outstanding player. All 10 schools select their […]

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Remembering Millsaps great Juan Joseph

(In October of 2008, I went out to Millsaps to meet this quarterback I had heard so much about. The guy I found was engaging, smart, witty and poised. He was Juan Joseph, who was shot and killed this weekend in Baton Rouge. “Unbelievable, just unbelievable, such a waste,” Millsaps head coach Aaron Pelch said […]

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Grieving the fire, recalling Jim Buck Ross

We at your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame are deeply saddened by the destructive fire Thursday at the Jim Buck Ross Agriculural and Forestry Museum. The ag museum, named for one of the most politically astute and colorful Mississippians in this state’s history, is a Mississippi treasure. It reminds us of our roots. As the […]

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Margaret Wade statue: A fitting tribute

CLEVELAND — Delta State coaching legend Margaret Wade, the first female inductee into your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame will be honored once again Friday with the dedication of a statue in honor of her indelible legacy. The dedication ceremony on the Delta State campus will begin at 2 p.m. on the West Plaza of […]

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Need two Egg Bowl tickets? Read here…

Need two tickets to the Egg Bowl? Want to see the end of the most memorable football season in Mississippi history? Read on. Mary Ann Hood, wife of the late Orley Hood, is donating her two tickets to the MSHoF’s Orley Hood Award endowment. We in turn are holding a raffle for the two tickets. All […]

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Bold moves pay off for Sanderson Farms golf

  JACKSON — Forty-seven years ago, a few Hattiesburg businessmen got together and hosted an experimental PGA Tour satellite tournament. They called it the Magnolia Classic. The total purse was $20,000. Those Hattiesburg folks never could have imagined what happened here the past few days. Here on a cool, breezy, sun-splashed Sunday at Country Club […]

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22 years later, Bohn remembers THE shot

Tour veteran Jason Bohn had just polished off a smooth-running 66 to move into a tie for third place, three shots out of the lead, in the sun-splashed Sanderson Farms Championship Saturday. Asked his thoughts about the day, he responded with a smile, “Roll Tide. I can’t wait to watch the game tonight.” He was […]

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Advice to Backel: Keep it simple, enjoy, learn

What 17-year-old Madison Central senior Camden Backel accomplished Monday — shooting 7-under-par 65 at Lake Caroline and then beating seven pros in eight-man playoff — is truly amazing. Backel will now tee off in Thursday’s first round of the Sanderson Farms Championship. Amazing, yes. Unprecented, no. Hattiesburg native and Diamondhead resident Gary Martin was 17 […]

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