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...

Mississippi Science Fest

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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...

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,...

C Spire Ferriss Trophy Finalists Announced

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The five finalists for the 2017 C Spire Ferriss Trophy were announced this morning. The C Spire Ferriss Trophy goes to the Most Outstanding college baseball player in the state each year. The finalists include three University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, a Mississippi State Bulldog and one Statesman from Delta State. Representing USM are Taylor Braley, Matt Wallner and Dylan Burdeaux. Brent Rooker is the candidate from MSU and Zack Shannon represents Delta State. This year's presentation will be the 14th in the series. Finalists are chosen by the...

Don Kessinger to speak at 2017 C Spire Ferriss Trophy presentation

Former major leaguer Don Kessinger, a smooth-fielding All-Star shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, will be the keynote speaker at the May 22 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum presentation of the 2017 C Spire Ferriss Trophy, which annually honors the state’s top college baseball player. Kessinger, whose grandson Grae Kessinger is the starting shortstop for the Ole Miss Rebels baseball team this year as a freshman, was the head baseball coach at his alma mater from 1991 to 1996 after playing professionally for the Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and...

World Series Viewing Party on October 25th

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum will host a World Series Viewing Party for the Opening Night of the 2016 Fall Classic on October 25th.  Several current and former MLB Players will discuss post-season play and the game in general.  Tickets start at $50 each with reserved tables and half tables available.  The lineup of players includes: 2017 MSHOF inductee Jay Powell who was the winning pitcher in Game 7 of the 1997 Series, Jeff Brantley the former MSU pitcher that was playing with the Giants during the...

Remembering: State 6 Bama 3

Thirty-five years later, the remarkable score remains: State 6, Bama 3. On Nov. 1, 1980, Mississippi State stunned the football world, knocking off No 1 ranked Alabama and Bear Bryant in Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. On Sept. 23, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate one of the most memorable events in Magnolia State sports history. The evening — “Remembering: State 6, Bama 3” — will feature a reception and banquet, along with highlights of the game with the late Jack Cristil's call. Many of the State...