Tag: Rick Cleveland

Nearing 33, Brittney Reese has a young inspiration for her long, remarkable career

Posted on: August 23,2019

The following article is written by former Museum Executive Director, Rick Cleveland and was originally published at mississippitoday.org. Before Gulfport native Brittney Reese became a world champion long jumper, an Olympic gold medalist and a single mother, she was high school and junior college basketball star with a decision to make: Basketball or track and […]

The Museum Debuts New Entrance Film

Posted on: January 18,2017

By Rick Cleveland, Mississippi Today The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum has a new introductory film in its newly named Gertrude C. Ford Foundation Theatre. The new, 15-minute presentation was produced through a generous grant from the Jackson-based Gertrude C. Ford Foundation. The museum, which turned 20 last July, still showed the original […]

Class of 2014: Steve McNair, his Airness

Posted on: July 21,2014

  This is the fourth of a series on the MSHOF’s Class of 2014… ••• The first time I saw Steve McNair play football he was a 16-year-old junior at Mount Olive High making the State 1A Championship Game his personal playground. He kicked off through the end zone to start the game. He never […]

Moncrief monstrous in Rebs' Egg Bowl win

Posted on: November 24,2012

OXFORD — Hugh Freeze was the winning coach, the man of the hour, but Dan Mullen was the coach on the Ole Miss jumbotron as the final seconds ticked down. What goes round, comes round. And, boy, this came around and came around and came around again. “We will never lose to this team again,” […]

So many Eggs, so many memories

Posted on: November 22,2012

(Writer’s note: Happy Thanksgiving. Today I am thankful for family and also thankful newspapers paid me for more than 40 years to go cover games like the Egg Bowl. I am also thankful to help preserve the legends of Egg Bowls past in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. What follows is a […]