Rick Cleveland has been in Omaha covering the Bulldogs’ College World Series run. The legendary sportswriter was joined by Mississippi Today Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau to preview game one and to chronicle the atmosphere in Omaha.

More than 20 years ago, Mississippi State’s Rusty Thoms won the hearts of Omaha and fans of the College World Series. Today, his Omaha story continues to unfold. Join Rusty and Mississippi Today’s Rick Cleveland at noon on Tuesday for a conversation about the CWS and Mississippi State’s newest chapter in Omaha.


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Rick Cleveland, a native of Hattiesburg and resident of Jackson, has been Mississippi Today’s sports columnist since 2016. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s in journalism, Rick has worked for the Monroe (La.) News Star World, Jackson Daily News and Clarion Ledger. He was sports editor of Hattiesburg American, executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. His work as a syndicated columnist and celebrated sports writer has appeared in numerous magazines, periodicals and newspapers.
Rick has been recognized 13 times as Mississippi Sports Writer of the Year, and is recipient of multiple awards and honors for his reporting and writing.

Adam Ganucheau, as Mississippi Today's editor-in-chief, oversees the newsroom and works with the editorial team to fulfill our mission of producing high-quality journalism in the public interest. Adam has covered politics and state government for Mississippi Today since February 2016. A native of Hazlehurst, Adam has worked as a staff reporter for AL.com, The Birmingham News and The Clarion-Ledger and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Adam earned his bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Mississippi.