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Need Orange Bowl tickets? Row 1?


Need Orange Bowl tickets? In the Mississippi State section? Row 1? We’ve got them. Traci and Paul Maloney generously have donated two Orange Bowl tickets to your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Face value of the tickets is approximately $200. You can by a $10 raffle ticket by clicking below or by calling […]

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Update on “Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes”


The good news is that Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes has been flying off the shelves at Mississippi bookstores and at your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. The bad news is that most shelves are empty, including ours here at the museum. A second printing has been ordered and is due in mid-January. For those […]

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RIP: Jack Vaughn, 3-time Super Bowl official


Jack Vaughn loved to tell the story about when he was officiating Super Bowl XXV at Tampa in 1991. “There were five Mississippi State Bulldogs on the field that day,” Vaughn once told me. “Johnie Cooks played for the Giants. Kent Hull, Kirby Jackson and Donnie Smith played for the Bills. I thought it was […]

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Charlie Flowers: loved by all who knew him


Flavy Charles (Charlie) Flowers, 77, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He is survived by Sharon, his loving wife of 55 years, daughters Julie Ock and Ashley Flowers, son Charlie, Jr., eight grandchildren, his sister Gloria Stroud, and nieces and nephews. Charlie […]

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Charlie Flowers: Best player, greatest team


The great Charlie Flowers, who was 77, died in his sleep last night after a long illness. Flowers was the best player and the unquestioned leader of the greatest team in Mississippi football  history, the 1959 Ole Miss Rebels. My syndicated column this week in Mississippi newspapers will be about Charlie, whom I considered a […]

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Prescott claims 2014 C Spire Conerly award


Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott, a finalist for several national player of the year awards, Tuesday night accepted the C Spire Conerly Trophy, which goes to Mississippi’s most outstanding collegiate player. Prescott accounted for 328 yards total offense per game and accounted for 37 touchdowns in leading State to a 10-2 record and the first 10-victory […]

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Egg Bowl: So many ways to go, including Bo


What follows is my syndicated column that ran in most Mississippi newspapers published on Sundays. There were so many different ways to go with a column about this Egg Bowl. One: The Ole Miss defense, which dominated State at the line of scrimmage, something nobody else has really done this season. Two: Hugh Freeze’s offensive […]

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Tunsil wins second annual Kent Hull Trophy


Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil, named a mid-season All-American by ESPN.com, The Sporting News and Phil Steele, has been selected to win the second-ever Kent Hull Trophy as the most outstanding college offensive lineman in Mississippi. The trophy is named in honor of the late Kent Hull, the former Mississippi State great who went […]

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Final 4 finalists named for C Spire Conerly


Senquez Golson, one of five finalists for the Bronco Nagurski Award as the nation’s top defensive player, will represent Ole Miss as a finalist at the C Spire Conerly Trophy Banquet Dec. 2. Golson, a junior cornerback from Pascagoula, today is one of the final four finalists to be named. Others include Alcorn quarterback John […]

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Guthrie wins Egg Bowl raffle; MSHoF wins big


 Hunter Hood draws raffle winner for 2 Egg Bowl tickets.  Peg Guthrie was the lucky winner of two Egg Bowl tickets in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum raffle for the Orley Hood Award endowment at the museum today. Mary Ann Hood, a Mississippi State graduate and fan, donated her two Egg Bowl tickets […]

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