Farm Bureau Watermelon Classic Results

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51st Induction Weekend set August 2-3

The 51st annual BanCorpSouth Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Induction Weekend is slated for August 2-3, highlighted by the induction banquet at the Jackson Hilton on Friday night, August 2, and also including activities at the Hall of Fame Museum on Saturday. There will be a reception on Friday night at the Hilton beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by the banquet at 7. Saturday’s activities include a meet and greet with Hall of Famers (9:30-11) and the annual Drawdown of Champions, sponsored by Wells Moore Simmons & Hubbard and Puckett...

Farm Bureau Watermelon Classic coming up!

The Farm Bureau Watermelon Classic is a great way to start off your July 4 holiday weekend.  A family tradition for many, the 5K run/walk will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. A one mile fun run (for all ages) is also offered followed by a tot trot (for ages 3-and-under). Watermelon, fruits and beverages will be provided after the race. There will be three water stops along the race route. Over 200 awards will be distributed. Interested individuals can register on-line at...

Looking for a Unique Venue?

Looking for a unique venue to hold a banquet, reunion, seminar or another kind of celebration? Look no further than your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Rentals of the various museum facilities are one revenue source that has allowed the museum to open six days a week for nearly 17 years without a penny of tax money for operating expenses. The Trustmark Conference Room, 2,235 sq. ft. room has hosted seminars, banquets, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, and family reunions and more. In recent weeks, more and more customers...

Renovated Olympic Room to Open March 27

For Immediate Release:   JACKSON — 2012 Olympics gold medalist and world record holder Bianca Knight of Ridgeland and three-time Olympics medalist Ralph Boston, a Laurel native, will attend the Mississippi Sports Hall ofFame and Museum's March 27 celebration of the renovation and expansion of the museum's Olympics Room. The Olympics Room, sponsored for 16-plus years by the Ben Puckett family, celebrates Mississippi's remarkable Olympics heritage An informal reception, scheduled for 3-6 p.m., is open to the public. Knight was part of the 4 x 100-meter world record-setting U.S. relay...

Our new touchscreen kiosks rock!

We hosted the Wendy's High School Heisman statewide awards luncheon Tuesday, which honored many of the state's best, brightest and most civic-minded student-athletes. So imagine my delight when I noted how intrigued they were by our new touchscreen kiosks that tell the stories of Mississippi's Sports Hall of Famers. “This is really, really cool,” one after another said in one form or another. It is really, really a huge improvement. In recent weeks, we have replaced 1996 computers and screens  with 2013 technology. The kiosks have bigger, high-def screens and...

A team that should never be forgotten . . .

The 1964-65 Lanier Bulldogs finished 43-0, averaged 102 points per game and won a national championship tournament. Get out your calendars. Circle the date: Jan. 23, 2013. This will be a long overdue night to remember. First some background. The 1964-65 Lanier High basketball team, coached by Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Orsmond Jordan, won 43 games and lost zero. The Bulldogs averaged 102 points per game. They won their games by an average of 40 points. They were so good that Cornell Warner, a future eight-year NBA star, came...

History — and hoops — at your museum

If you are a sports and/or history buff, you won’t want to miss this evening's  at your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Here’s why: We are approaching the 50th anniversary of Mississippi State’s first game in the NCAA Basketball Tournament when Babe McCarthy’s ballclub defied the wishes of state government and played Loyola of Chicago. Author Kyle Veazey, who wrote Champions for Change, the story of that 1963 team and game, will be on hand to sign his book beginning at 5 p.m. Then, at 6:30, Veazey will...

Wallace wins C Spire Conerly Trophy

Bo Wallace, the Ole Miss sophomore quarterback, who led the Rebels to a surprising 6-6 season and bowl eligibility, Tuesday night received the C Spire Conerly Trophy at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Wallace personally accounted for 28 touchdowns, including five in the Rebels' season-ending 41-24 victory over Mississippi State. He becomes the first Ole Miss player to win the C Spire Conerly Trophy since linebacker Patrick Willis in 2006. Wallace was one of five finalists chosen by a panel of 50 media members from around the...

C Spire Conerly tickets available

Tickets remain available for the Nov. 27 C Spire Conerly Trophy Awards Banquet that will honor Mississippi's most outstanding college football later for the 2012 season. The event will be held at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum with a reception at 5:30 and the banquet to follow at 7. Tickets to the reception and banquet are $100 each. There is also a $25 ticket available for mezzanine seating with ballpark food. To purchase tickets call 601 982-8264. If there is no answer, leave a message with your...