C Spire Howell & C Spire Gillom Preview

The 2018 C Spire Gillom and C Spire Howell trophies will be awarded to the most outstanding college basketball players in Mississippi on March 5th.  Many things can change in the coming weeks but through games played February 7th, here are players for consideration.   Mississippi State University holds the top record on both the men’s and women’s side of the ledger.  State’s Lady Bulldogs are a perfect 24-0 and rank second in the nation.  Victoria Vivians has won the last three Gillom Trophies but may be challenged by several...

Former NBA Star & Jackson Native to Speak at 2018 C Spire Howell and Gillom Presentation

Jackson, Miss. (January 30,2018) – Former NBA star Maurice “Mo” Williams will be the special guest speaker on March 5 at the 2018 C Spire Howell and C Spire Gillom Trophy presentation, which annually honors the top men’s and women’s college basketball player in Mississippi.   The awards luncheon will be held at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, 1152 Lakeland Drive, on Monday, March 5 beginning at 11:30 a.m.  The C Spire Gillom Trophy honors the top women’s college basketball player and the C Spire Howell Trophy goes to...

C Spire Conerly Trophy Nominees Announced

For release 9am November 20, 2017     For Information: 601-982-8264 Jackson, Miss. (Nov. 20,2017) – Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald and Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown head the list of 10 finalists announced today for the 2017 C Spire Conerly Trophy, which annually honors the state’s top college football player. Each of the four year colleges in the state that play football select nominees for the highly-coveted award, which is named after College Football Hall of Famer Charlie Conerly, who starred for Ole Miss and the New York...

Archie Manning to Speak at 2017 C Spire Conerly Presentation

JACKSON, MS - Former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints great Archie Manning will be a special guest speaker for the biggest night in Mississippi college football – the presentation of the 2017 C Spire Conerly Trophy - on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Hilton Jackson, 1001 E. County Line Road in Jackson, Miss. The state’s top players and their coaches are expected to attend the awards program, which annually honors the best college football player in the Magnolia State.  Each of the 10 Mississippi schools that have four-year football programs will send...

Entergy Mississippi Named Title Sponsor of the Kent Hull Lineman of the Year Award

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI -- Just prior to tee off at the Hull Foundation’s annual golf tournament, the Hull Foundation, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Entergy Mississippi announced that the utility will be the title sponsor of the Kent Hull Lineman of the Year award. Since 2013, the trophy has been given annually to the best collegiate offensive lineman in the state. The winner must also exhibit strength, quickness, toughness, intelligence, humility,  leadership and an intense work ethic—traits that Hull, a 3-time NFL Pro Bowler and member of the Mississippi Sports...

Mississippi Science Fest

September 23, 2017     10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The LeFleur Museum District (LMD) invites you to attend a special STEM themed festival! On Saturday, September the 23rd, all four museums will host a day dedicated to promoting STEM subjects and increasing science literacy. Children and families will have the opportunity to interact with nationally renowned STEM professionals, engage in hands-on activities, and explore exciting experiments and exhibits. On this special day, visitors can purchase a $10 ticket that will allow you to visit ALL FOUR museums and participate...

Rooker Wins 2017 C Spire Ferriss Trophy

Mississippi State’s leading offensive player, outfielder/firstbaseman Brent Rooker has been named the winner of the 2017 C Spire Ferriss Trophy.  The trophy is presented annually to the most outstanding college baseball player in Mississippi as chosen by a combination of the state’s baseball coaches, professional baseball scouts that cover the state and a fan vote sponsored by C Spire. Rooker leads the team in 15 offensive categories and is among the leaders in the NCAA in several statistics.  Batting average, slugging percentage, On-base percentage, runs, hits, rbi, doubles, triples, home runs,...

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...

C Spire Ferriss Trophy Finalists Announced

The five finalists for the 2017 C Spire Ferriss Trophy were announced this morning. The C Spire Ferriss Trophy goes to the Most Outstanding college baseball player in the state each year. The finalists include three University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, a Mississippi State Bulldog and one Statesman from Delta State. Representing USM are Taylor Braley, Matt Wallner and Dylan Burdeaux. Brent Rooker is the candidate from MSU and Zack Shannon represents Delta State. This year's presentation will be the 14th in the series. Finalists are chosen by the...

Don Kessinger to speak at 2017 C Spire Ferriss Trophy presentation

Former major leaguer Don Kessinger, a smooth-fielding All-Star shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, will be the keynote speaker at the May 22 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum presentation of the 2017 C Spire Ferriss Trophy, which annually honors the state’s top college baseball player. Kessinger, whose grandson Grae Kessinger is the starting shortstop for the Ole Miss Rebels baseball team this year as a freshman, was the head baseball coach at his alma mater from 1991 to 1996 after playing professionally for the Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and...