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...

C Spire Conerly nominees shine

Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks: All American candidate Banks had another outstanding game in State's 45-14 crushing of Arkansas. In man-to-man coverage, he gave up only one catch for five yards and that was to Biletnikoff semifinalist Cobi Hamilton. (Hamilton had six catches for 83 yards and a touchdown otherwise.) Banks was also a force against the run, recording five tackles.  Alcorn State offensive lineman Cornelius Brown: “Had another really solid game for us,” said Alcorn coach Jay Hopson said after the Braves' 37-11 loss to Jackson State. “Our staff...

A versatile Class of 2013

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2013 will feature a diverse and accomplished group, representing several facets of the Mississippi sports world.   In alphabetical order, the Hall of Fame's Class of 2013:   • Bill Buckner: Buckner, a native of Starkville, has the unique distinction of being selected his football team's MVP four times in five years — at three different schools. Those schools included Starkville High, East Mississippi Junior College (where he played for Hall of Famer Bull Sullivan) and Delta State where he was a...

Wiley joins watch list; C Spire forum today

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Belhaven's outstanding cornerback/kick return Isiah Wiley has been added to the C Spire Wireless Conerly Trophy watch list.   Wiley, a transfer from national powerhouse Southern Cal, started six games last season for the Trojans. He has been a standout for Belhaven this season, returning 12 kickoffs for 370 yards and returning 15 punts for 312 yards and two touchdowns.   Wiley, a senior, also has intercepted two passes and forced two fumbles. He ranks second nationally in NAIA in punt returns and third in kickoff returns.   Wiley is...

C Spire Conerly Trophy list updated

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Mississippi football has produced several candidates worthy of consideration for the C Spire Wireless Conerly Trophy, which goes annually to the Magnolia State's most outstanding collegiate football player.   The C Spire Conerly Trophy will be presented at a banquet Nov. 27 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Each of the 10 football-playing senior colleges in Mississippi will select a finalist and voting will be done by a statewide panel of sports media. Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis won the C Spire Conerly in 2011.   What...

It's time to start thinking CSpire Conerly

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As always, Mississippi football has produced several candidates worthy of consideration for the CSpire Wireless Conerly Trophy, which goes annually to the Magnolia State's most outstanding collegiate football player.   The C Spire Conerly Trophy will be presented at a banquet Nov. 27 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Each of the 10 football-playing senior colleges in Mississippi will select a finalist and voting will be done by a statewide panel of sports media. Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis won the CSpire Conerly in 2011.   What...

Big game, great cause Saturday

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Bulldog Sports Radio is throwing a party for Mississippi State fans and for a good cause.   The on-line network will host a State-Bama watch party starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Burger and Blues Restaurant in Ridgeland to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi. Bulldog fans and friends are invited to come cheer the Bulldogs as they face the No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.   The game will be shown on a big screen in the dining room and throughout the restaurant, and 10 per cent of...

From the Jack Carlisle Roast

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FROM THE ROAST                                        George May was hilarious!                                                        And so was Jamesy Smith. From left to right, Wallace McMillan, Judge Rhesa Barksdale, Cactus Jack Carlisle and the great Mike Dennis. Tim Ellis, the quarterback who beat Notre Dame, roasts Jack Carlisle, the coach who put him in the game.

Jack Carlisle: So many stories . . .

You will see on the front page of this website and on the "news and updates" page where the Hall of Fame will be holding a first annual Roast on Oct. 16. The first honoree — or victim — is legendary coach Jack Carlisle, Happy Jack to his legion of admirers. Folks, we are going to have some fun with this and we're going to make some money to make some badly needed improvements here at the museum.   For those who may not know about Happy Jack, here's a...