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Robert "Ace" Cleveland

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Coaching

Robert Cleveland Mississippi Hall of Fame Inductee

Robert "Ace" Cleveland Stats, Bio

Born: August 6, 1926

Hometown: Hattiesburg, MS

Year Induction: 1998

Deceased : April 15, 1995

Career

Lettered in football, basketball, track and tennis at Hattiesburg High School

Sports Editor,Hattiesburg American newspaper

Sports writer, Jackson Daily News

Sports publicist for the Senior Bowl

33 years as sports information director at USM (1957-1980)

Covered 325 Consecutive USM football games

Charter member, Mississippi Sportswriters Hall of Fame (1980)

26 years as publicity director for the former Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic

Did You Know?

Ace Cleveland was the third former sports writer inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, joining Bob Hartley and Carl Walters in the shrine. His sportswriting legacy lives on: sons Rick and Bobby were both sportswriters for The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, MS. Rick is now the Executive Director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Ace’s grandson Tyler is a sportswriter in Hattiesburg, MS.

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