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....

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...

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...

Mississippi State dominates nominations with five of six finalists for 2018 C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies

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  Annual awards honor Mississippi’s top male and female college basketball players 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...

Rooker Wins 2017 C Spire Ferriss Trophy

Mississippi State’s leading offensive player, outfielder/firstbaseman Brent Rooker has been named the winner of the 2017 C Spire Ferriss Trophy.  The trophy is presented annually to the most outstanding college baseball player in Mississippi as chosen by a combination of the state’s baseball coaches, professional baseball scouts that cover the state and a fan vote sponsored by C Spire. Rooker leads the team in 15 offensive categories and is among the leaders in the NCAA in several statistics.  Batting average, slugging percentage, On-base percentage, runs, hits, rbi, doubles, triples, home runs,...