Category: News & Updates

Mississippi Science Fest

Posted on: August 10,2018

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 […]

Tyrone Keys Honored as 2018 Rube Award Winner

Posted on: July 12,2018

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 […]

Long-Time Board Member and Supporter of MSHOF Passes

Posted on: June 07,2018

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 […]

USM’s Sandlin Captures C Spire Ferriss Trophy

Posted on: May 21,2018

Jackson, MS. – (May 21, 2018) – Junior right-hand pitcher Nick Sandlin has been selected as the C Spire Ferriss Trophy winner for 2018.  Sandlin captured the award over four other finalists including Zack Shannon of Delta State, teammate Luke Reynolds, Mississippi State’s Jake Mangum and Ole Miss outfielder Ryan Olenek. Switched to a starting […]

C Spire Ferriss Trophy Finalists Announced

Posted on: May 14,2018

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 […]

Jay Powell to Speak at 2018 C Spire Ferriss Trophy Presentation

Posted on: May 01,2018

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 […]

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

Posted on: February 27,2018

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 […]