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Purely Mississippi: Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Celebrates the State’s Biggest Passion

JACKSON, Mississippi– Rebs, Dawgs, Eagles, Tigers.. this state loves football with a passion. So much in fact that just days after a Mississippi man wins the Super Bowl for the Patriots, eyes turn again to college football for National Signing Day.

All year long, The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson celebrates the biggest college and NFL stars the state has produced.

“It’s a very interactive museum,” says Executive Director Rick Cleveland, “we have kiosks. You can select football, then pick someone, say Archie Manning, then it gives Archie’s story.”

No NFL or college record-breaker is without a spot in the museum:

And Malcolm Butler, the Vicksburg native that caught the interception to win the Super Bowl for the Patriots will be added to the museum roster within a few weeks.

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates all sports and the stars from Mississippi. Not just to continue the craze of course, but to celebrate Mississippi culture.

“When we have yellow school buses out front,” says Cleveland, “it’s another generation of Mississippians learning about the state’s contribution to sports.”

That’s why the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is purely Mississippi:

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