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Now on display at your Sports Hall of Fame

Now on display at your Sports Hall of Fame

Posted on: January 09,2013

Bianca Knight made Mississippi proud, helping set a world record and winning gold in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to display the red sneakers she wore during the finals and the flag she wrapped around her in the victory celebration, as well as more memorabilia from […]

Vest, oldest Hall of Famer, dies at 98

Vest, oldest Hall of Famer, dies at 98

Posted on: January 07,2013

Dorothy Vest, the first lady of Mississippi tennis and the oldest living Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer, died Jan. 7, 2013, at her home in Dallas. She was 98. In 1979, the Vest family of Jackson was named the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Family of the Year. Dorothy Vest made her mark as both […]

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, […]