Tag: Mississippi State

Nominees for the 2019 C Spire Conerly Trophy Announced

Posted on: November 25,2019

The nominees for the 2019 C Spire Conerly Trophy have been announced.  Each of the four year colleges in Mississippi that play football are asked to select their top player as a candidate for the Most Outstanding Player of the Year.  The C Spire Conerly Trophy is named after Clarksdale native, Ole Miss and NY […]

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Announces the Class of 2020

Posted on: October 22,2019

JACKSON, Miss., (October 14, 2019) – The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the newest members selected to our Hall of Fame. “This six-person class is diverse in gender, color and sports they represent” according to Bill Blackwell, Executive Director of the Museum. The addition of the six new members brings the […]

Egg Bowl: So many ways to go, including Bo

Posted on: November 30,2014

What follows is my syndicated column that ran in most Mississippi newspapers published on Sundays. There were so many different ways to go with a column about this Egg Bowl. One: The Ole Miss defense, which dominated State at the line of scrimmage, something nobody else has really done this season. Two: Hugh Freeze’s offensive […]

Sid Salter on Dr. Donald W. Zacharias

Posted on: March 09,2013

By SID SALTER In life and in death, Donald W. Zacharias cast a long shadow over Mississippi State University — the school he successfully led from 1985 to 1997 — the second-longest tenure in the history of the university behind founding president Stephen D. Lee. Higher education in Mississippi has had few better friends. Long […]

Jerious Norwood remembers a prized Egg from 10 years ago

Posted on: November 21,2012

Jerious Norwood — J-Rock to his fans and friends — doesn’t have to think more than a split second when asked his best Egg Bowl memory. “It was the one we won,” Norwood said from Atlanta Tuesday. “That’s the easiest question I’ve ever answered.” It was Nov. 26, 2005, at Scott Field, and it was […]

Glen Collins and 'that quarterback'

Posted on: November 19,2012

 This is the second of a series of Egg Bowl memories of Ole Miss and State greats from yesteryear. Jackson’s own Glen Collins, one of Mississippi State’s all-time great defensive linemen, played in four Egg Bowls, all in Jackson. “Seems like we always played them on a dreary or rainy day,” Collins says. “It was […]

Egg Bowl memories: Deuce leads off

Posted on: November 19,2012

Today we’ll begin a week-long Egg Bowl series, involving former players on both sides of the rivalry, and their favorite memories from Egg Bowls past.  We begin with Deuce McAllister, who almost became a Mississippi State Bulldog before he went to Ole Miss.  “My cousin, Michael Davis, was a great player at Mississippi State, and […]