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Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes, a coffee table book featuring stories on every Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer, will be available in October. Written by Rick Cleveland with a foreword by Archie Manning, the book will tell the story of the Magnolia State’s incredible sports history through its heroes. The book is being published by Nautilus Publishing […]

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Cristil & Art Davis, a friendship for the ages

  Art Davis scored the first Mississippi State touchdown Jack Cristil ever called, and we’ll get to that, but first… Davis, who will turn 80 in November, lives in retirement in Wilsonville, Ore., a suburb of Portland. Last night, Davis went to sleep thinking about Cristil, his long-time friend and fellow Mississippi Sports Hall of […]

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RIP: Jack Cristil, the voice of the Bulldogs

  Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Jacob Sanford “Jack” Cristil, the beloved former sports broadcaster of six decades of Mississippi State University athletics, died Sunday [Sept. 7] at the age of 88 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo of complications of kidney disease and cancer. What follows is a column I wrote on the 50th […]

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Juniors will play for Mike Taylor Trophy

The Randy Watkins/Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Junior Golf Championship will be held at Lake Caroline Golf Club in Madison Saturday and Sunday. The overall winner will be awarded the first Mike Taylor Trophy, named for Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Mike Taylor, widely considered Mississippi’s most accomplished amateur golfer and a 10-time winner of […]

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54 years ago, Boston leaped into history

It was 54 years ago this week, about a month before the 1960 Rome Olympics. Ralph Boston, a Laurel farmer’s son and the youngest of 10 children, was a nobody, a largely unknown 21-year-old student at Tennessee State. Boston, at 75, well remembers the night a nobody became a big somebody. The U.S. Olympic track […]

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Ready, aim, fire: Sherrill Roast set for Sept. 9

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame’s Jackie Sherrill Roast, featuring the winning-est coach in Mississippi State football history, will be held Sept. 9 at the MSHOF Museum. Sherrill, who grew up in Biloxi, played college football at Alabama and also had successful coaching stints at Pittsburgh and Texas A & M, will be roasted by […]

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Tools for Teachers

  Tools for Teachers Free teacher time in the LeFleur Museum District! JACKSON, MISS. – The LeFleur Museum District (LMD) is hosting educators state-wide, at no cost, as they gear up for the fall semester at Tools for Teachers on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Teachers will be able to […]

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Photos from Canton and the Hall of Fame

Thanks to Elwin Williams for these photos from the Pro Football Hall of Fame celebration…

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It's past time to give Chunkin' Charlie his due

  RAY Guy finally goes into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend, which is a good thing. He is deserving. His induction is long overdue. The Seniors Committee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame meets again this weekend to select two more old-timers who have been bypassed in the past. They can […]

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Class of 2014: The Richard Williams story

This is the sixth of a series on the MSHOF’s Class of 2014… ••• Coach Richard Williams provided me with one of the great rides of my sports writing career. His 1995-96 basketball Bulldogs not only won the SEC Tournament championship in New Orleans, they continued winning until the Final Four at The Meadowlands. Along […]

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