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Chancellor to speak at C Spire banquets

Posted on: January 29,2013

Hall of Fame basketball coach Van Chancellor will be the keynote speaker at the C Spire Wireless Howell and Gillom Awards luncheon set for March 11 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. The Howell Trophy, which goes to the most outstanding men’s basketball player in Mississippi, is named for Bailey Howell, a […]

The team that couldn't shoot straight. . .

The team that couldn't shoot straight. . .

Posted on: January 17,2013

Next week the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the Lanier High School team of 1964-65 that won 43 games, lost none and averaged 100 points per game. They were national champions. But, today, we’ll go back 21 years earlier and visit the other end of the spectrum. This was early December, […]

Legislators visit Hall of Fame

Legislators visit Hall of Fame

Posted on: January 11,2013

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum held a reception for the 2013 Mississippi Legislature Thursday night.   Former Ole Miss football standouts Billy Ray Adams, left, and Jimmy Heidel.

'The Thing' for Bittle is now medicine

'The Thing' for Bittle is now medicine

Posted on: January 10,2013

He was practically unhittable, Scott Bittle was, when he dominated Southeastern Conference hitters for Ole Miss in 2008 and won the C Spire Boo Ferriss Trophy. Bittle threw one pitch so cruelly effective that it had its own name: The Thing. It looked like a fastball until it approached home plate and then it just […]

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‚Äôs Rebels and […]