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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 […]

Wallace wins C Spire Conerly Trophy

Posted on: November 27,2012

Bo Wallace, the Ole Miss sophomore quarterback, who led the Rebels to a surprising 6-6 season and bowl eligibility, Tuesday night received the C Spire Conerly Trophy at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Wallace personally accounted for 28 touchdowns, including five in the Rebels’ season-ending 41-24 victory over Mississippi State. He becomes […]

C Spire Conerly tickets available

C Spire Conerly tickets available

Posted on: November 23,2012

Tickets remain available for the Nov. 27 C Spire Conerly Trophy Awards Banquet that will honor Mississippi’s most outstanding college football later for the 2012 season. The event will be held at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum with a reception at 5:30 and the banquet to follow at 7. Tickets to the […]

C Spire Conerly nominees shine

C Spire Conerly nominees shine

Posted on: November 18,2012

Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks: All American candidate Banks had another outstanding game in State’s 45-14 crushing of Arkansas. In man-to-man coverage, he gave up only one catch for five yards and that was to Biletnikoff semifinalist Cobi Hamilton. (Hamilton had six catches for 83 yards and a touchdown otherwise.) Banks was also a force […]

A versatile Class of 2013

A versatile Class of 2013

Posted on: November 07,2012

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013 will feature a diverse and accomplished group, representing several facets of the Mississippi sports world.   In alphabetical order, the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013:   • Bill Buckner: Buckner, a native of Starkville, has the unique distinction of being selected his football team’s MVP […]

Wiley joins watch list; C Spire forum today

Wiley joins watch list; C Spire forum today

Posted on: November 06,2012

Belhaven’s outstanding cornerback/kick return Isiah Wiley has been added to the C Spire Wireless Conerly Trophy watch list.   Wiley, a transfer from national powerhouse Southern Cal, started six games last season for the Trojans. He has been a standout for Belhaven this season, returning 12 kickoffs for 370 yards and returning 15 punts for […]