Posts Tagged ‘athlete’

NCAA awards grant to MVSU to boost student-athletes’ academic performance

ITTA BENA — The NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Program (AASP) has awarded a $900,000 grant over three years to Mississippi Valley State University to support its efforts in building an academic support program for athletes. The award comes as part of the NCAA’s effort to provide institutions without programs specifically geared toward academic success for […] [...]

C Spire now offering new Blast Motion technology for athletes

RIDGELAND — C Spire and Blast Motion are offering a new motion detection and smart video capture technology for athletes at all levels to track vital sports metrics, harness their power and improve performance through motion sensor and user-friendly fitness apps on smartphones and tablets. C Spire reports it is the first company globally to […] [...]

First-ever fan voting for top basketball players underway

JACKSON — For the first time in the history of the awards, Mississippians have the opportunity to take part in the voting for the C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies, which annually honor the Magnolia state’s top male and female college basketball players. C Spire, along with the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum […] [...]

Fan voting opens for first time in Conerly Trophy history

JACKSON — Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace and Mississippi State offensive guard Gabe Jackson lead a list of 10 nominees for the 2013 C Spire Conerly Trophy, which annually honors the top college football player in the Magnolia State. Wallace, who hopes to be the first back-to-back winner of the award, and Jackson, who would […] [...]

Favre’s charitable foundation awards grants

HATTIESBURG — Brett and Deanna Favre’s foundation, Favre 4 Hope, has supported charities in Mississippi and Wisconsin with $180,000 in grants for 2013. The foundation said that Mississippi charities receiving grants are Special Olympics of Mississippi, Hope Haven, Association for the Rights of Citizens with Disabilities, Make a Wish of Mississippi, Memorial Hospital Deanna Favre […] [...]

Coast residents to vote on tax hike to fund recreation projects

PASCAGOULA — Gov. Phil Bryant has signed legislation allowing Pascagoula residents to vote on a proposed 2 percent prepared food tax, says city recreation commission chairman Mike McElhaney. The tax would fund recreation projects outlined in the city’s recreation master plan, which the board adopted in October. Senate Bill 2921 was signed into law April […] [...]

Commission offers online applications for first time

JACKSON — The Mississippi Athletic Commission recently released online applications for sports licenses and event permits. It is the first-ever online service launched by the Commission. “These convenient online services enable citizens to securely purchase a license or an event permit in a few quick and easy steps,” said Jon Lewis, Mississippi Athletic Commission chairman. […] [...]

Commission gives nod to site for new sports complex

OXFORD — The site for a proposed privately run and owned sports complex has been approved by the Lafayette County Planning Commission. The Oxford Eagle reports the commission’s action this week allows the project to move on to construction. The sportsplex will be built on Mississippi Highway 7 South. Owners Chuck Trost and Michael Perry […] [...]

After hearing, supervisors vote for loan for new park

MADISON COUNTY — Supports say a new 60-acre park in rural, northern Madison County will provide needed ball fields and walking trails while bringing in new area businesses to stimulate the local economy. Opponents, however, say they’re concerned about the cost to taxpayers, rural safety and flooding. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Board of Supervisors says […] [...]

Court reverses ruling in university soccer coaches’ case

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled against three former University of Southern Mississippi soccer coaches who claimed sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. The Hattiesburg American reports the ruling reversed a 2008 Forrest County Circuit verdict that awarded a total of $1.2 million in damages to the coaches. The Supreme Court found insufficient evidence […] [...]

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