At Trustmark Park, there’ll be a new but familiar face in the coaches’ box

This article first appeared at MississippiToday.org. It was written by former museum Executive Director & Historian, Rick Cleveland.  Jackson native Chris Maloney, new manager of the Mississippi Braves, spent 28 years employed by the St. Louis Cardinals. He managed championship minor league teams at three different levels. He coached first base and third base for the Major League Cards. Management thought so much of him, they interviewed him for the Cardinals manager’s job when Tony LaRussa left. Then, after all that, the Cardinals fired him. That was last June. The Cardinals were...

Vivians Captures 4th Straight C Spire Gillom Trophy; Q. Weatherspoon takes home the C Spire Howell Honor

  Mississippi State’s Victoria Vivians made it a clean sweep, taking home her fourth straight C Spire Peggie Gillom Trophy today.  The award goes to the Most Outstanding Women’s basketball player in the state and Victoria became the first-ever four time winner.  She topped the team in scoring with an average of 19.6.  The Senior from Scott Central was first team all-SEC and will lead the team into the NCAA’s tournament with a 32 -1 record.   On the men’s side, Quinndary Weatherspoon, a junior guard was selected as the...

Finalists Announced for the 2018 C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies

Jackson, Miss., (February 26, 2018) – Players from Mississippi State’s men’s and women’s basketball programs received five of the six finalist nominations for the 2018 C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies, which are awarded annually to the best male and female college basketball players in the Magnolia state. All three of the women’s nominees are from Mississippi State’s No. 2 nationally ranked and undefeated squad, and two of the three men’s finalists are also representing the resurgent Bulldogs, who have 20 wins for the first time since the 2012 season....

C Spire Howell & C Spire Gillom Preview

The 2018 C Spire Gillom and C Spire Howell trophies will be awarded to the most outstanding college basketball players in Mississippi on March 5th.  Many things can change in the coming weeks but through games played February 7th, here are players for consideration.   Mississippi State University holds the top record on both the men’s and women’s side of the ledger.  State’s Lady Bulldogs are a perfect 24-0 and rank second in the nation.  Victoria Vivians has won the last three Gillom Trophies but may be challenged by several...

Former NBA Star & Jackson Native to Speak at 2018 C Spire Howell and Gillom Presentation

Jackson, Miss. (January 30,2018) – Former NBA star Maurice “Mo” Williams will be the special guest speaker on March 5 at the 2018 C Spire Howell and C Spire Gillom Trophy presentation, which annually honors the top men’s and women’s college basketball player in Mississippi.   The awards luncheon will be held at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, 1152 Lakeland Drive, on Monday, March 5 beginning at 11:30 a.m.  The C Spire Gillom Trophy honors the top women’s college basketball player and the C Spire Howell Trophy goes to...

Archie Manning to Speak at 2017 C Spire Conerly Presentation

JACKSON, MS - Former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints great Archie Manning will be a special guest speaker for the biggest night in Mississippi college football – the presentation of the 2017 C Spire Conerly Trophy - on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Hilton Jackson, 1001 E. County Line Road in Jackson, Miss. The state’s top players and their coaches are expected to attend the awards program, which annually honors the best college football player in the Magnolia State.  Each of the 10 Mississippi schools that have four-year football programs will send...

Entergy Mississippi Named Title Sponsor of the Kent Hull Lineman of the Year Award

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI -- Just prior to tee off at the Hull Foundation’s annual golf tournament, the Hull Foundation, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Entergy Mississippi announced that the utility will be the title sponsor of the Kent Hull Lineman of the Year award. Since 2013, the trophy has been given annually to the best collegiate offensive lineman in the state. The winner must also exhibit strength, quickness, toughness, intelligence, humility,  leadership and an intense work ethic—traits that Hull, a 3-time NFL Pro Bowler and member of the Mississippi Sports...

Mississippi Science Fest

September 23, 2017     10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The LeFleur Museum District (LMD) invites you to attend a special STEM themed festival! On Saturday, September the 23rd, all four museums will host a day dedicated to promoting STEM subjects and increasing science literacy. Children and families will have the opportunity to interact with nationally renowned STEM professionals, engage in hands-on activities, and explore exciting experiments and exhibits. On this special day, visitors can purchase a $10 ticket that will allow you to visit ALL FOUR museums and participate...

As the Hugh Freeze era shatters at Ole Miss, no winners to be found

As first seen on MississippiToday.com, by Rick Cleveland Hugh Freeze made $5 million a year to coach Ole Miss football. He was a rock star. He took Ole Miss to its first Sugar Bowl in 46 years and won it by four touchdowns. He beat juggernaut Alabama two straight games and almost a third. He won recruiting battles against national powerhouses. He was a master motivator, who quoted Bible verses to his more than 190,000 followers on Twitter. His official Twitter page reads: “Husband to a wonderful wife, Dad of...

Sanderson Farms and the Sanderson Farms Championship to Sponsor Induction Weekend

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to announce that Sanderson Farms and the Sanderson Farms Championship will be the title sponsors for the Annual Induction Weekend. The 2017 Induction will take place on August 4th and 5th. “We are thrilled to have one of Mississippi’s finest companies and our state’s only PGA Tour Championship as sponsors of this event. Here at the Hall of Fame we honor the world-class athletes this state has produced, and it was our goal to have a sponsor that also represents...