C Spire Gillom and C Spire Howell Trophies return to Starkville

Mississippi State's Quinndary Weatherspoon and Teaira McCowan take home the 2019 C Spire Howell and C Spire Gillom Trophies JACKSON, Miss., (March 11, 2019) - Mississippi State players have won both the C Spire Gillom Trophy which goes to the state’s most outstanding female basketball player and the C Spire Howell Trophy emblematic of the most outstanding male basketball player.  For the men, Quinndary Weatherspoon made it two in a row after capturing the 2018 award and on the ladies’ side Senior Teaira McCowan wins the Gillom Trophy. Breein Tyree...

Finalists Announced for the 2019 C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies

Players from Mississippi State’s men’s and women’s basketball programs received four of the six finalist nominations for the 2019 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.5 nationally ranked squad, and one of the three men’s finalists is representing the resurgent Bulldogs, who have 20 wins or more for the second straight year.  This is the second year in a row that MSU has...

Special Guest Speakers Announced for 2019 C Spire Outstanding Player Awards Presentations

Jackson, MISS - February 14, 2019 -C Spire and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (MSHOF) have announced the guest speakers for the upcoming awards luncheons later this spring honoring the 2019 top college basketball and baseball players in the Magnolia State. The C Spire Gillom and the C Spire Howell Trophy presentations will be on March 11, 2019 at the MSHOF museum in Jackson.  Hattiesburg native and former collegiate and NBA coach Tim Floyd will be the featured speaker for the event, which honors the top male and female basketball...

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

  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 with 24 solo tackles.  He also made a team-high 14.5 tackles for a loss.  He is expected to be high on NFL draft lists. Simmons is the eighth Bulldog to take home the C...

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

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

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...