Author: MSHOF

RIP: Joe Gibbon, 83, one of state’s greatest two-sport athletes

Posted on: February 21,2019

By Rick Cleveland, Mississippi Today In 1957, Joe Gibbon scored more points than college contemporaries Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor. Three years later, Gibbon helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win baseball’s championship, defeating the New York Yankees in the World Series. Joe Gibbon, one of the greatest multi-sport athletes in Mississippi history, died Wednesday at his […]

Sanderson Farms Championship: no more second fiddle for state’s PGA Tour event

Posted on: January 16,2019

You likely have seen Mississippi’s big golf news today: The Sanderson Farms Championship, long the state’s premier golf tournament played annually at Country Club of Jackson, is switching dates and stepping up in status on the PGA Tour. The 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship will be played Sept. 16-22 and the total purse zooms from $4.4 […]

Mississippi State’s Simmons Takes Home the 2018 C Spire Conerly Trophy

Posted on: November 27,2018

Jackson, MS: Jeffery Simmons, a junior defensive tackle, is the winner of the C Spire Conerly Trophy for 2018.  Simmons is the twenty-third winner of the award which has been given each year since 1996.  A pre-season All-American, Simmons has lived up to his hype.  He made a total of 59 tackles on the season […]