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Rick Cleveland

06/25/2014 - 2:59pm

JACKSON - We are coming up, soon, on the 40th anniversary of Dizzy Dean’s death. Four decades: hard to believe. Not so long ago, on a drive home from the Gulf Coast, we paid a visit to Ol’ Diz in Bond, the community he once made...

05/02/2014 - 3:07pm

Mississippi’s college baseball teams, collectively, are enjoying still another banner season and candidates for the 2014 C Spire Ferriss Trophy are plentiful.

The proof is in the numbers. What follows is a watch list for the...

12/05/2013 - 12:42pm

Rivalry Week showed us all that is right with college football: the drama, the pageantry, the passion and so much more.

We started on Thanksgiving Night with Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott displaying so much courage and...

11/05/2013 - 2:12pm

Revised column for the November 7, 2013 edition

Let's swell our chests today. We're going to put together Team Mississippi, an All-Time, All-Pro football team of native Mississippians. We are going...

10/02/2013 - 9:55am

Sunburned, 71-year-old Ray Perkins sits in his modest coaching office at Jones Junior College Saturday after nearly four hours of pacing the sidelines in a somewhat miraculous 50-47 victory over previously unbeaten Copiah-Lincoln before perhaps...

09/04/2013 - 11:48am

From A to Z, the reasons the New Orleans Saints, who open Sunday against the Atlanta Dirty Birds, are Mississippi’s team:

A is for Archie, as in Archie Who? He was the Saint of Saints.

B is for Brees. We should make...

08/21/2013 - 12:59pm

As another Mississippi high school football season begins, this question looms as pertinent as ever: What is it about Friday nights in our state that produces the greatest players in the history of the sport?

How did small-town...

08/15/2013 - 10:07am

Jackson native Juanita Ward had played AAU basketball all over the country, college basketball in Syracuse, WNBA basketball across the USA and international basketball in Bulgaria.

But nothing prepared her for a game last winter in...

05/30/2013 - 10:45am

Mark Twain, the great American humorist and writer, once called golf “a good walk spoiled.”

While I hesitate to quibble with Twain, a man of such remarkable intellect, I respectfully disagree. Then again, I don’t walk...

06/27/2012 - 11:51am

Rick Cleveland was still moving into his new office last week when he took a break to talk with Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his new position, executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland, a former...

06/11/2012 - 7:09am

Former columnist and new executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Rick Cleveland (left) recently spoke to the Optimist Club of Jackson. Cleveland talked about his former career as a sports columnist and his plans for the hall...