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

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

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

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

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

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...

Roasters aplenty for Carlisle event

Roasters of Jack Carlisle at the first annual Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Roast Oct. 16 will include many of his players from the many successful stops in his legendary coaching career.   Skipper Jernigan, who played for Carlisle at Murrah before going on to be a standout offensive guard at Ole Miss, will be the master of ceremonies. “That means I get to roast the roasters,” Jernigan said.   Roasters will include Rhesa Barksdale (Murrah), Wallace McMillan (Murrah), Paul Dongeiux (Murrah), George May (Prep), Tim Ellis (Ole Miss) and...

Carlisle Roast set for Oct. 16

  Hall of Fame coach Jack Carlisle, legendary in Mississippi football circles, will be the subject for the first annual Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Roast on Oct. 16 at the museum on Lakeland Ave. Carlisle quite possibly coached more players, at more schools, at more levels than any coach in Mississippi history. He was inducted into the Mississippi Coaches Hall of Fame in 1989 and into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. His coaching career spanned six decades. He coached championship teams at both Jackson...

Hull joins elite MSU group

Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Kent Hull will be honored Saturday, becoming the fifth person in Mississippi State history to have his name permanently added to Davis Wade Stadium. Hull, who died last year at the age of 50, will join Jack Cristil, Jackie Parker, D.D. Lewis and his former teammate Johnie Cooks. Members of Hull's family will take part in the ceremony on the field during State's (11 a.m.) game with Auburn. A Greenwood native, Hull was a four-year starter at center for the Bulldogs before going on to...