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Buster visits Buster

Buster visits Buster

Posted on: January 04,2013

Former Ole Miss football great Jimmy Heidel (back right), one of the original New Orleans Saints, brought two visitors to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Jan. 4. Eight-year-old Buster, in the red sweatshirt, and five-year-old Mac enjoyed their visit. Buster is named for his great grandfather Buster Poole and was particularly interested […]

Bianco named to Team USA staff

Bianco named to Team USA staff

Posted on: December 18,2012

Ole Miss head baseball coach Mike Bianco will serve as the pitching coach for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, it was announced Tuesday. The team will compete internationally this summer. It is the first time for the Bianco to serve as an assistant with the organization despite a long history between Bianco’s Rebels and […]

A team that should never be forgotten . . .

A team that should never be forgotten . . .

Posted on: December 17,2012

The 1964-65 Lanier Bulldogs finished 43-0, averaged 102 points per game and won a national championship tournament. Get out your calendars. Circle the date: Jan. 23, 2013. This will be a long overdue night to remember. First some background. The 1964-65 Lanier High basketball team, coached by Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Orsmond Jordan, won […]

Softball coaches clinic slated for HoF

Softball coaches clinic slated for HoF

Posted on: December 13,2012

Jackson State’s Rick Fremin, one of the brightest young coaches in women’s collegiate softball, will conduct a softball coaches clinic at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson on Thursday, Dec. 20. The cost is $25 per person and coaches at all levels of fastpitch softball are invited. The clinic will be limited to […]

A splendid night at the Hall of Fame

A splendid night at the Hall of Fame

Posted on: December 11,2012

We had a splendid night at the museum last night, remembering Babe McCarthy’s great Mississippi State basketball teams of the late ’50s and early ’60s. Author Kyle Veazey joined Bailey Howell, Doug Hutton, Larry Lee and me on a panel. We had a museum full of folks who seemed to hang on every word. The […]

Happy Birthday, Jack!

Happy Birthday, Jack!

Posted on: December 10,2012

(Writer’s note: Jack Cristil celebrates his 87th birthday today.  I wrote this column the day Jack Cristil announced his retirement in February of 2011.) Doesn’t matter which university you pulled for, you listened to Cristil. You listened because he put you there, in the stadium. We knew Jack Cristil couldn’t go on forever. Here lately, […]

History — and hoops — at your museum

History — and hoops — at your museum

Posted on: December 04,2012

If you are a sports and/or history buff, you won’t want to miss this evening’s  at your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Here’s why: We are approaching the 50th anniversary of Mississippi State’s first game in the NCAA Basketball Tournament when Babe McCarthy’s ballclub defied the wishes of state government and played Loyola […]

The picks: We're both going with Bama

The picks: We're both going with Bama

Posted on: November 29,2012

All righty then … On top of the heap (mighty small heap, as heaps go) by two games over Rickey C. as the season slides inexorably toward its denouement. We start with … Louisville at Rutgers: The Big East is complicated, mediocre and boring, and whoever is ranked highest in the final BCS ratings gets […]