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Alyne Payton dies

May 7, 2013

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Alyne Payton, mother of the late, great Jackson State and Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton has died, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame director Rick Cleveland reported today.  Cleveland writes: Mrs. Payton endured the early deaths of husband to an aneurysm in 1978 and Walter (to liver disease) in 1999. Through it all, she carried […]

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History and health will be a big part of Cleveland mission at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

April 16, 2012

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Rick Cleveland and Michael Rubenstein shared one thing in common- a love for Mississippi sports history. With Cleveland as sports writer for the Clarion-Ledger and Rubenstein as sports reporter and anchor for WLBT TV-3, both men saw their fair share of some of that history “He was competition,” Cleveland told the MBJ in a video […]

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Rick Cleveland takes reins at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

April 4, 2012

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Long-time, award winning sports journalist Rick Cleveland was named today as the new executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland, 59, succeeds the late Michael Rubenstein, the museum’s only previous director. “We think Rick is the perfect fit,” said Oscar Miskelly, chairman of the museum’s board of directors. “Nobody has […]

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