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3 Mississippi Sports quizzes and 30 Mississippi Sports trivia questions.
  Roll On Mississippi    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Don't Think Mississippi's Got Game? Then you better check this out!
Tough, 10 Qns, printdaddy, Apr 30 04
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  Mississippi Sports    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All you care to know about Magnolia State sports.
Tough, 10 Qns, eriwpa, Mar 08 06
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  Mississippi Basketball    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Though not quite the calibur of the state's professional football products, Mississippi has bred some fine basketball players as well.
Average, 10 Qns, thestaxman, Mar 04 07
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Mississippi Sports Trivia Questions

1. This Hardy Junior High (Jackson, MS) player was rumored to have scored 85 points in a 32 minute game. He later led the SEC in scoring two years in a row as a Sophomore and Junior. Who was he?

From Quiz
Mississippi Basketball

Answer: Ronnie Henderson

Henderson was dubbed, "The most exciting high school player since Michael Jordan" in 1993, and was told by then San Antonio Spurs coach Jerry Tarkanian that he'd be selected with the team's first pick if he declared for the draft after his senoir year at Murrah High. After injuries at LSU, he was selected by the Washington Bullets in the second round. He apparently walked out of practice and out on his career in training camp.

2. Which Mississippi school claimed a 2000 NCAA National Championship in football?

From Quiz Mississippi Sports

Answer: Delta State

Delta State won the NCAA Division II title in 2000, routing Bloomsburg 63-34.

3. Southern Miss(USM) star Clarence Weatherspoon, drafted with ninth overall pick by the 76ers, came from the same town as NFL legend Jerry Rice. What was it's name?

From Quiz Mississippi Basketball

Answer: Crawford

USM, where Brett Farve also played, is located in Hattiesburg. Jerry Rice's nephew, Darius Rice, played basketball for the University of Miami.

4. Which Mississippi school did former New York Yankee's manager, Casey Stengal, coach for one season?

From Quiz Mississippi Sports

Answer: Ole Miss

Bofore having success in pinstripes, Stengal coached Ole Miss for one season in 1914.

5. Ole Miss vs. LSU. Gerald Glass scored 53 for the Rebels. What Gulfport native poured in 55 for the Tigers?

From Quiz Mississippi Basketball

Answer: Chris Jackson

Henderson was born in Gulfport and attended LSU just like Jackson, who happens to be his cousin.

6. Which Mississippi school in 2000, had the second oldest college stadium in NCAA Division I-A?

From Quiz Mississippi Sports

Answer: Mississippi State University

Scott Field started holding Bulldog games in 1914, just one year after Georgia Tech's Grant Field. In 1914, the field was named, "New Athletic Field".

7. Gerald "World Class" Glass became Ole Miss's sixth all-time scorer in just two seasons after transferring from what Mississippi school?

From Quiz Mississippi Basketball

Answer: Delta State

Glass was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 20th pick in 1990.

8. Where did NFL great Jerry Rice play high school football?

From Quiz Mississippi Sports

Answer: Moor High School

Born in Crawford, Mississippi, Rice was an all-conference performer at Moor High School. He also played basketball and ran track.

9. This former Major League pitcher and St. Louis Cardinal from WIGGINS, MS, won 30 games in the '34 season. He led the Cardinals' "Gas House Gang", to the World Series Championship in that same year. Who was he?

From Quiz Roll On Mississippi

Answer: Dizzy Dean

Jay Hanna (Dizzy) Dean earned his nickname, while pitching an exhibition game for the Houston Buffaloes against the Chicago White Sox. He struck-out 11 batters. The White Sox manager, Mike Kelly, told his players that Dean was making them look "dizzy". The name stuck. He claimed at various times that he had been born in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Missouri and that his given name was Jay Hanna and Jerome Herman. In fact, he was apparently born in Lucas, Arkansas, on January 16, 1910.

10. Former Ole Miss women's coach led the WNBAs Houston Comets to win the first four championships in that league's history. Who's this coach?

From Quiz Mississippi Basketball

Answer: Van Chancellor

Chancellor also coached the undefeated Gold medal winning 2002 USA Olympic team.

11. NFL great Jerry Rice set many records in college at Mississippi Valley State University. What was the name of the quarterback throwing the ball to Rice?

From Quiz Mississippi Sports

Answer: Willie Totten

Willie Totten got the honor of throwing the ball to Rice. The MVSU stadium was later named Rice/Totten Stadium after the duo. Totten later was the head coach of the Delta Devils.

12. Jeff Malone, Bailey Howell, Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiro, Jeff Brantley, Bobby Thigpen, D.D. Lewis, Tom Neville, Johnny Cooks, Ode Burrell, and Tom Goode all call what their Alma Mater?

From Quiz Roll On Mississippi

Answer: Mississippi State

Palmeiro, Clark, Brantley, and Thigpen all played on the 1985 Team, that went to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. When you think about what these guys have accomplished during their Major League careers, how could State not have won that Tournament?

13. Lindsey Hunter scored big at Jackson State and was the tenth overall pick of the 1993 draft, selected by the Pistons. Who was his high school backcourt partner who averaged a whopping 40 ponits a game?

From Quiz Mississippi Basketball

Answer: James Robinson

"Hollywood" Robinson would go on to lead the SEC in scoring for two years with Alabama and later played with the Blazers, Timberwolves, and Clippers.

14. The 1999 U.S. Women's Open golf tournament was held at Old Waverly Golf Course in West Point, Mississippi. Who won the tournament?

From Quiz Mississippi Sports

Answer: Julie Inkster

Inkster took home the championship trophy, while Lopez failed to make the cut. Pak was the defending champion, having won in 1998.

15. What Quitman native scored 69 points for Quitman High before starring at the University of Alabama?

From Quiz Mississippi Basketball

Answer: Antonio McDyess

McKey (Meridian, MS), Robinson (Jackson), and Washington (Pearl) all attended "Alabamy" and all played in the NBA.

16. NFL Hall of Famer Walter Payton set several school records while playing college football at Jackson State. Which other NFL Hall of Famer was on the team, and helped lead the way for the Payton?

From Quiz Mississippi Sports

Answer: Jackie Slater

Payton rushed for 3,563 yards and 65 touchdowns for his career with the Tigers. Other NFL bound players on the team with Slater and Payton were Jerome Barkham, Vernon Perry, Ricky Young, and Robert Brazille. Slater later went on to start with the Rams.

17. What Mississippian won MVP honors at the 1992 McDonald's All- American game, and was named Freshman of the Year in the Big East conference the following year?

From Quiz Mississippi Basketball

Answer: Othella Harrington

Harrington was the #2 ranked player in the nation behind Jason Kidd as a high school senior. He followed in the footsteps of Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutumbo, and Alonzo Mourning in the tradition of great Georgetown big men.

18. Which Mississippi player had the honor of giving up Babe Ruth's last home run?

From Quiz Mississippi Sports

Answer: Guy Bush

On May 25, 1935, Bush served up No. 714 to the Babe. It was Ruth's third home run of the day, and it went out of Pittsburgh's Forbes Field.

19. Which former Mississippi State great was the first person who played college basketball in Mississipi, then elected to the the NBA Hall of Fame?

From Quiz Mississippi Sports

Answer: Bailey Howell

Howell, who played at Mississippi State (1955-59), played for the Detroit Pistons (1958-64), Baltimore Bullets (1964-66), Boston Celtics (1967-70), and Philadelphia 76ers (1970-71) in the NBA. He was elected to the NBA Hall of Fame in 1997.

20. The former Ole Miss tandem of Justin Reed, Aaron Harper, and David Sanders had what nickname?

From Quiz Mississippi Basketball

Answer: The Provine Posse

They were all graduates of Jackson's Provine High. Reed was drafted by the Boston Celtics.

21. Which former Mississippi State baseball great, set a Major League record for saves in a season?

From Quiz Mississippi Sports

Answer: Bobby Thigpen

In 1990, Thigpen saved 57 games for the Chicago White Sox. He played on the 1985 Mississippi State team that featured, Will Clark, Jeff Brantley, and Rafael Palmeiro.

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