2018 C Spire Conerly Nominees Announced

Jackson, MS - The ten nominees for the 23rd annual C Spire Conerly Trophy, which goes to the most outstanding college football player in Mississippi, were announced today. Players are chosen by their respective schools and a combination of votes from the C Spire fan voting and a poll of sports news media representatives who cover the games determine the winner. A.J. Brown, the 2017 winner and a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, has a chance to join Mississippi State's Dak Prescott and Ole Miss alum Eli Manning as the...

Deuce McAllister to be keynote speaker at 2018 C Spire Conerly Trophy awards program

Jackson, Miss. (November 1, 2018) – Former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints great Deuce McAllister will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 C Spire Conerly Trophy awards program on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Country Club of Jackson.   The C Spire Conerly Trophy is presented annually to the top college football player in Mississippi and is named after Charlie Conerly, a Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer, college All-American, an NFL rookie of the year and NFL All-Pro who quarterbacked the New York Giants to a world championship....

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Introduces the Class of 2019

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Jackson, MS – The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce the Induction Class of 2019.  The addition of the six new members will raise the number of those recognized to 316. “This class shows that Mississippi continues to produce more world-class athletes per capita than any other state” according to Executive Director Bill Blackwell.  “This year we honor a Major League Baseball superstar, a record setting NFL running back, an extraordinary female golfer, the National High School Football Coach of the Year, a football lineman that has...

Mississippi Science Fest presented by C Spire to Celebrate STEM

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Jackson, Mississippi…The 2018 Mississippi Science Fest (MSF) presented by C Spire, launches September 21-22nd in Jackson, Mississippi’s LeFleur Museum District (LMD). The LeFleur Museum District includes the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum, the Mississippi Children’s Museum, and the Museum of Natural Science. Leaders from the LMD organized the event to showcase the Magnolia State’s innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) industries and organizations! LMD is seeking coverage from all media outlets for interviews, pre-event and day-of coverage. LMD President and Marketing...

Mississippi Science Fest

September 22, 2018     9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The LeFleur Museum District (LMD) invites you to attend a special STEM-themed festival! On Saturday, September the 22nd, 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 in the...

Tyrone Keys Honored as 2018 Rube Award Winner

Jackson, MS:  The Board of Directors of the Mississippi Sports Foundation have announced that Tyrone Keys, a 2009 Inductee into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, will receive this year’s “Rube Award”.  The honor is named in memory of Michael Rubenstein, the first Executive Director of the Hall of Fame and goes to a person who has had a lasting impact on a local, state or national level in the area of sports.   Keys played on a state championship team at Jackson’s Callaway High School, was a starter for...

Long-Time Board Member and Supporter of MSHOF Passes

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The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum sadly shares the news of the passing of long-time supporter and board member Dr. Alan Freeland.  Dr. Freeland served on the Mississippi Sports Foundation Board of Directors from 2002 through 2016 and was granted Board Member Emeritus status following his retirement.  Dr. Freeland served the Board as Secretary from 2009 until 2015.   “Dr. Freeland was a true supporter of our efforts,” according to Executive Director, Bill Blackwell.  “He not only gave of his time but selflessly gave financial support and helped...

C Spire Ferriss Trophy Finalists Announced

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Jackson, MS:  The five finalist for the 2018 C Spire Ferriss Trophy which goes to the most outstanding college baseball player in the state were announced today.  These five players and their coaches will be invited to a luncheon banquet held at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame on Monday May, 21st.  This is the 15th Annual Ferriss Trophy presentation and is named after Boo Ferriss who starred for the Boston Red Sox prior to a long career as baseball coach at Delta State University.   “This year may be...

Jay Powell to Speak at 2018 C Spire Ferriss Trophy Presentation

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Jay Powell, former major leaguer and current head baseball coach at Jackson Academy, will be the keynote speaker at the May 21 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum presentation of the 2018 C Spire Ferriss Trophy, which annually honors the state’s top college baseball player.   Powell, who was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles after his junior year at Mississippi State, played for the Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers before signing with the Atlanta Braves in 2005.  He was the winning pitcher of Game 7...

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...