Class of 2015: Some Hall of Fame memories


Southern Miss was down 38-35 to East Carolina with about a minute to play. Brett Favre was directing the two-minute drill and throwing strikes. As a journalist, I had come down from the press box to the field to do post-game interviews. Favre scrambled to his left out of the pocket at about midfield. Suddenly, […]

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Record crowd assured for induction banquet


Already assured of the largest crowd in history, the BancorpSouth Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet moves to the Jackson Convention Complex this Saturday night. Tickets remain on sale for the event at the Hall of Fame and Museum, at msfame.com, or by calling 601 982-8264. The move to the downtown Jackson convention center […]

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Remembering: State 6 Bama 3


Thirty-five years later, the remarkable score remains: State 6, Bama 3. On Nov. 1, 1980, Mississippi State stunned the football world, knocking off No 1 ranked Alabama and Bear Bryant in Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. On Sept. 23, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate one of the most memorable events in […]

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George Bryan most deserving of Rube Award


Sixteen years after the fact, it still seems hard to believe West Point’s George Bryan pulled off what he pulled off. Bryan, in June of 1999, brought the U.S. Women’s Open Championship to Old Waverly, the lovely golf course he built outside of his hometown. Covered by media from all over the planet, the USGA […]

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Small-town Mississippi rocks sports world


What is it about small-town Mississippi? Last night, Amory’s Mitch Moreland hit two home runs for the Texas Rangers and now has 12 for the season. He is hitting .300. In Cincinnati, Taylorsville’s Billy Hamilton swiped four more bases and now has 40. In the same game, Brian Dozier of Fulton launched his 16th home […]

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George Bryan to receive fourth Rube Award


West Point native George Bryan, who brought the 1999 U.S. Women’s Open golf championship to the nationally renowned golf course he built in his hometown, will receive the Rube Award for his lifetime of contributions to Mississippi sports. The Rube Award is named in honor of the late Michael Rubenstein, long-time TV sportscaster and executive […]

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What a Father’s Day gift from Wilson Furr!


So, Dads, what did you do on your Father’s Day? Here’s what Bill Furr did. He rode in the golf cart with his 16-year-old son, Wilson, who became the youngest champion in the 100-year history of the Mississippi State Amateur. “That was a blast!” Bill Furr said. Had to be. It was fun to watch […]

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A Father’s Day story: Here’s to all dads


(My father, Ace Cleveland, died 20 years ago, and, still, nearly every day, I want to pick up the phone and call him. It might be to tell him something that just happened in the Braves game. It might be about something I just read. I might need help with the New York Times crossword […]

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Here’s to 100 years of rich State Am history


This week, Mississippi’s top amateur golfers will converge at Country Club of Jackson to compete for the State Amateur Championship, the 100th in the event’s history. That’s a lot of history. Today, hopefully we will learn some. At times our State Am has seemed like the Queen City Open. Meridian golfers have won a whopping […]

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Hutton among 5 to enter MAC Hall of Fame


CLINTON — Doug Hutton, a 1995 inductee to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, is among five who will be inducted into the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame on June 26. The MAC Hall of Fame Class of 2015 includes:  RONNIE CUEVAS, championship football coach at Gulfport, Starkville, and Harrison Central, who is […]

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  • Record crowd assured for induction banquet

    Already assured of the largest crowd in history, the BancorpSouth Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet moves to the Jackson…

  • Remembering: State 6 Bama 3

    Thirty-five years later, the remarkable score remains: State 6, Bama 3. On Nov. 1, 1980, Mississippi State stunned the football world, k…

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