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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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Cowboy Maloney’s Madden tournament set Feb. 7


  Your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame will hold its own Super Bowl this season — a Madden Football Super Bowl for fans of one of the world’s most popular video games. The Cowboy Maloney’s Hall of Fame Bowl will be held at your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum on Saturday, Feb. 7, […]

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SEC West the best? Not this bowl season


Don’t know how many times I have written these words in the last few years concerning the SEC West: the toughest division in the toughest conference in college football. And so, you might ask, how do those words taste? Not so good after: TCU 42, Ole Miss 3. Georgia Tech 49, Mississippi State 34. Notre […]

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If you think Malik Newman had a big day . . .


Callaway superstar Malik Newman scored 90 points in one day of the JPS/Pepsi Holiday Tournament Monday. That’s right: 90, as in ninety. Newman scored 40 in the afternoon semifinals, 50 in the finals at Forest Hill to help Callaway win the championship. Kentucky coach John Calipari watched the finals. At first glance, you might reasonably […]

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State’s 1941 Orange Bowl & rest of the story


(Writer’s note: What follows is my syndicated column that was published in many Mississippi newspapers and on many websites this week. At the end, you’ll find notes that didn’t make the syndicated column.) Robert “Tut” Patterson, who turned 93 recently, remembers vividly “finally” getting off the train in Miami. He remembers the palm trees swaying […]

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