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It’s back: “Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes”


“Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes” — a handsome, coffee-table book, which tells the rich history of Mississippi sports through it’s heroes — is available now at your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and at fine bookstores throughout Mississippi. The book, written by Rick Cleveland with a foreword from Archie Manning, sold out its first printing before Christmas. […]

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C Spire Gillom, Howell candidates abound


After a watershed Mississippi college football season, what in the world could our basketball teams provide for an encore? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Mississippi State’s women, nationally ranked at 24-4 (with two double overtime losses) lead the way. If the Big Dance started today, the Ole Miss men would surely be two-stepping […]

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Madden 15 is on the money; so, how about you?


How realistic is Madden 15, the Electronic Arts (EA) video game that mimicks the NFL? Scarily realistic is the answer. Madden 15 correctly predicted the score of last Sunday’s Super Bowl — on the nose. Better than Vegas. Perfect. Madden 15 will be on display in a big way Saturday at your Mississippi Sports Hall […]

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A new and bigger PopStars: Best of MSPreps


Today, The Clarion-Ledger published news of a Best of MSPreps program, a massive investment to honor the top Mississippi high school athletes. The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fames’s annual PopStars awards, which has for 13 years honored the state’s top high school athletes in every sport, will fold into the newspaper’s program. A portion of […]

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Bailey Howell will be celebrated Saturday


Special from Mississippi State STARKVILLE, Miss. — More than just basketball will be on display Saturday when Georgia invades Humphrey Coliseum for a 2 p.m. SEC tilt against Mississippi State. At the final media timeout of the first half, MSU President Mark E. Keenum will lead the crowd in a celebration of the renaming earlier […]

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RIP: Doug Cunningham and Jimmy Lear


Today, services were held for two Mississippi Sports Hall of Famers, two great athletes and two great people, Jimmy Lear and Doug Cunningham. They were also two treasured Ole Miss Rebels, both as athletes and students. A measure of the respect people had for them is that both were elected Colonel Rebel, the equivalent of […]

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RIP: The great Doug Cunningham (Class of ’14)


The great Doug Cunningham, inducted last summer into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, died this morning. He was 69. Cunningham, who played at Ole Miss and in the NFL, was one of the great open field runners in Mississippi football history. Said Deuce McAllister, who was inducted into the MSHoF with Cunningham, “What impressed […]

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Ole Miss great Jimmy Lear has died


Hall of Famer Jimmy Lear led Ole Miss to one of the great victories in school history. Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Jimmy Lear, an Ole Miss football All American in 1952, has died. He was 82. Lear quarterbacked the 1952 Rebels to a 21-14 victory over No. 3 ranked Maryland in 1952, which was […]

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DSU to honor Hall of Famer Lloyd Clark


CLEVELAND, Miss. – Former Delta State University head women’s basketball coach and Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Lloyd Clark will be honored Saturday, Jan. 10, as the Department of Athletics officially names the court at Walter Sillers Coliseum in his honor. The dedication ceremony will be held between games Saturday, as DSU hosts Lee University […]

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Sanderson announces $1.1 million donation


Joe Frank Sanderson of Sanderson Farms today announced a $1,102,700 donation from the Sanderson Farms Golf Championship to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital at University of Mississippi Medical Center. That is a record donation, more than twice last year’s, for Mississippi’s only tournament on the PGA Tour. It was announced Tuesday morning in the lobby […]

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