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Few tickets available for Miss. Sports HofF

JACKSON — About 100 tickets remain for the BancorpSouthMississippi Sports Hall of Fame Weekend July 27-28, featuring the45th Annual Induction Banquet on Friday night; the Meet theInductees session on Saturday morning; and, the $5000 Drawdown ofChampions Saturday night.

For ticket information, contact the Mississippi Sports Hall ofFame & Museum at 601-982-8264 or 1-800-280-FAME.

College Football Hall of Famer and all-time NFL scoring leaderJerry Rice will be in attendance only at Friday night’s inductionbanquet and reception. He will not be present at Saturday’s eventsbecause of a prior commitment on the West Coast.

“Jerry’s travel schedule is brutal and he has really had to workhard to make sure he would be in attendance,” said Museum ExecutiveDirector Michael Rubenstein. “It’s a tribute to his affection forhis home state and his respect for the Mississippi Sports Hall ofFame that he will be present.”

The other members of the 2007 induction class are expected atall weekend events. Jackson State All-American Robert Brazile, aseven-time NFL All-Pro selection with the Houston Oilers and BostonRed Sox Hall of Famer George “Boomer” Scott of Greenville joinnine-time former Women’s State Amateur golf champion Lou Hart ofMeridian and 87-year old basketball coaching legend Troy Ricks, whowill be the oldest inductee at the time of induction in MississippiSports Hall of Fame history.

All inductees from previous classes have been invited to theMuseum Saturday morning from 9:30-11 am to meet the public. About30 are expected.

Also at the Museum Saturday night, the public can hobnob withthe inductees in attendance, purchase Mississippi sportsmemorabilia, NFL game tickets and possibly win $5000 at theDrawdown of Champions sponsored by Puckett Machinery and the Wells,Moore, Simmons and Hubbard law firm.