Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame’

Top 10 finalists chosen for C Spire Conerly Trophy

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and Mississippi cornerback Senquez Golson are among the 10 finalists for the C Spire Conerly Trophy, which is awarded to the state’s top college football player. Each school in the state is allowed to nominate one player for the award. The other nominees are: Mississippi Valley State […] [...]

Prescott leads field for Conerly Trophy as state’s best football player

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi State University quarterback and All-America candidate Dak Prescott is among the first three finalists named for the 2014 C Spire Conerly Trophy to be presented at a Dec. 2 awards program. Joining Prescott as finalists are Belhaven University wide receiver Greg Livingston and Mississippi College defensive back Dylan Klibert. Mississippi’s 10 […] [...]

Rube Award for lifetime achievement going to Archie Manning

JACKSON — Archie Manning has been chosen to receive The Rube Award for his lifetime of contributions to sports in the Magnolia State. Manning follows Boo Ferriss and Ben Puckett as recipients of The Rube, which is named for the late Michael Rubenstein, long-time TV sportscaster and executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of […] [...]

First-ever fan voting for top basketball players underway

JACKSON — For the first time in the history of the awards, Mississippians have the opportunity to take part in the voting for the C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies, which annually honor the Magnolia state’s top male and female college basketball players. C Spire, along with the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum […] [...]

New kiosks make for a better visit at sports hall

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (http://msfame.com) in Jackson is full of stories — and now it has a new way to tell them. The first of four new kiosks is operational, and three more are scheduled to be online by the end of this week, said Rick Cleveland, the museum’s executive director. […] [...]

Sports Hall of Fame long on needs

Those close to Rick Cleveland have started calling him “Rotary Rick.” It’s appropriate. A visitor hadn’t been in Cleveland’s office at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, where he’s been the executive director for six months, before he pulled out a calendar that was marked up with black and blue ink. “The ones […] [...]

Award to remember Rubenstein

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson will honor its late director, Michael Rubenstein, with a new award. Hall executive director Rick Cleveland announced the creation of the Rube Award during a memorial service in Booneville, Rubenstein’s hometown. “Rube” was his nickname. Rubenstein, a former sportscaster, died last December. Cleveland says the first award […] [...]

Cleveland goes to Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Longtime Jackson Clarion-Ledger sports columnist Rick Cleveland has been named the executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. Cleveland, 59, takes over for the late Michael Rubenstein, who had been the Hall of Fame’s only executive director since it opened in 1996. Cleveland began his full-time journalism career at The Hattiesburg American in […] [...]

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