Posts Tagged ‘athletics’

UMMC reaching out after death of high school football player

JACKSON — It’s the mantra drilled into the heads of coaches and athletes for decades: Drink plenty of water so you won’t get dehydrated. But in the wake of the recent death of Jackson Prep football player Walker Wilbanks in which hydration and low sodium levels were issues, experts at the University of Mississippi Medical […] [...]

Old Taylor Road work makes it easier to get to Ole Miss football games

OXFORD — Ole Miss football fans who will be visiting Oxford this week for the first time since the spring will notice a significant difference in Old Taylor Road, a major entrance to the University of Mississippi campus. The Old Taylor Road interchange off Mississippi Highway 6 underwent a major transformation this spring, aimed at […] [...]

Derek Horne named new athletic director at Alcorn State

by Published: September 5,2014

Tags: Alcorn State University, athletics, Business, education, Mississippi

Derek Horne has been named Alcorn State University’s new intercollegiate athletic director. Horne previously served as director of athletics at Florida A&M. Prior to that post, he had a 15-year tenure at his alma mater, the University of Mississippi, in athletics administration. As a student athlete at the University of Mississippi, Horne earned Academic All-Southeastern […] [...]

City of Laurel to again host Dixie Youth World Series

LAUREL — The City of Laurel will host the Dixie Youth World Series in 2016. The Chronicle reports that city Recreation Director Elvin Ulmer coordinated the 2009 and 2013 World Series events in Laurel. Ulmer said the city will host five world series events during a two-week period in July and August 2016. In 2009, […] [...]

C Spire, UM installing Wi-Fi network at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

OXFORD and RIDGELAND — With the 2014 college football season just around the corner, Ole Miss fans will soon be flocking to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with smartphones and other connected devices in hand to capture and share the experience with friends and family. To meet the growing demand by tech-savvy fans for Internet access on their […] [...]

GOLF ranks state’s courses; Fallen Oaks, Dancing Rabbit make top 100

  AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Fallen Oak and Dancing Rabbit Golf Club/Azaleas have been ranked No. 30 and No. 32 respectively on GOLF Magazine’s “2014 Best Courses You Can Play” in America – a biennial list of 100 public-access courses. Using a team of national course raters, GOLF Magazine recognized five Mississippi courses overall in its […] [...]

UM sets new fundraising record with $118M-plus in private support

OXFORD — With more than $118 million in private support, the University of Mississippi again experienced a record fundraising year. “The commitment of our alumni and friends is truly inspiring,” UM Chancellor Dan Jones said. “On the Oxford campus alone, our generous donors committed more than $6 million for new named faculty positions. We are […] [...]

Biloxi council approves $29M contract for baseball stadium construction

BILOXI — The city of Biloxi has entered into a $29-million contract to build a no-frills minor league baseball stadium. Yesterday, the city council voted to give the contract to W.G. Yates & Sons. Stadium architect Leigh Jaunsen said Yates should be ready to start in a week. Bids for construction initially came in some […] [...]

Ole Miss offering new beacon technology for sports fans

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has launched the first beacon technology system in collegiate sports using mobile devices and custom programming to enhance the fan experience during games and link to a rewards program. The new system includes the precision mobile marketing platform, Spark Compass, from Total Communicator Solutions Inc., San Diego and Gimbal […] [...]

Construction could start on minor league baseball stadium in July

BILOXI — Architects have told the Biloxi City Council site work for the city’s minor league baseball stadium will be done and a general contractor could start building July 21. “That’s making it work quickly, to get it July 21. So, if we have an awardable bid by July 9, we should be able to […] [...]

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