Hutton among 5 to enter MAC Hall of Fame

CLINTON — Doug Hutton, a 1995 inductee to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, is among five who will be inducted into the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame on June 26. The MAC Hall of Fame Class of 2015 includes:  RONNIE CUEVAS, championship football coach at Gulfport, Starkville, and Harrison Central, who is the winningest coach in Gulfport history; native of Gulfport and graduate of Gulfport High who lettered on offensive line for Mississippi State; 35-year coaching veteran who led his teams to a record of 142 wins...

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 presume that would be some kind of Mississippi state high school record. But you would be wrong. Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Doug Hutton would never tell you this because he is one of the...

A splendid night at the Hall of Fame

We had a splendid night at the museum last night, remembering Babe McCarthy's great Mississippi State basketball teams of the late '50s and early '60s. Author Kyle Veazey joined Bailey Howell, Doug Hutton, Larry Lee and me on a panel. We had a museum full of folks who seemed to hang on every word. The stars of the show weren't here: the great Babe and Dr. Dean Colvard, the president of Mississippi State who defied the state's unwritten law of competing against integrated teams. Both McCarthy and Colvard surely would...