Posts Tagged ‘basketball’

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 […] [...]

DawgSnax now offered during MSU basketball games

OCEAN SPRINGS — Basketball fans at Mississippi State University’s (MSU) Humphrey Coliseum no longer have to wait in long lines to enjoy concessions during the university’s men’s basketball games. Game attendees now have the option of having concessions delivered to their seats with a click of a button from their smartphones. Fans visit www.dawgsnax.com on […] [...]

C Spire signs contract extension with NBA’s Grizzlies

RIDGELAND — The Memphis Grizzlies and C Spire Wireless have entered into a multi-year extension of an agreement involving the NBA Western Conference team and FedExForum. Terms were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, the Memphis Grizzlies will continue its relationship with C Spire Wireless as the official wireless partner of the professional basketball […] [...]

Board gives nod to plans for new UM basketball arena

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi is taking concrete steps toward building a new basketball arena. The state College Board has approved plans for Ole Miss to spend $6 million for architects to design a 10,000-seat venue, a parking garage and other facilities. The arena would replace the 9,061-seat Tad Smith Coliseum, built in 1967. […] [...]

Local design firm creates new New Orleans Pelicans logo

HATTIESBURG — Mississippi may not have its own major league professional sports team, but one Hattiesburg resident can at least say he had a major part in developing one. Rodney Richardson, founder and principal of RARE Design in downtown Hattiesburg, recently designed a new logo for the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets, who will soon become […] [...]

Ex-MSU basketball coach leases 16th Section land

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY — Former Mississippi State basketball coach Rick Stansbury and a business partner will lease about 312 acres of 16th Section school land in Oktibbeha County for $31,290 annually. The county school board had rejected an earlier proposal involving 400 acres from Stansbury and partner John Barnett because the rental fee was too low. […] [...]

Keeping our eye on: Russell Marsalis

Age:  29 Hometown: Brandon Education: BS in health education and coaching, University of Southern Mississippi Current Position: Head coach, boys basketball, Velma Jackson High School After seven years teaching and coaching in Mississippi’s public schools, Learned native Russell Marsalis has locked down what he likes best about his job. “Seeing kids mature and become productive […] [...]

Bosses differ on ‘Office Madness’ in March

by Published: March 21,2010

Tags: basketball, march madness, NCAA, workplace

  If the credit markets don’t kill the economy, March Madness might. The NCAA Basketball Tournament started last Thursday, an annual event that ushers in the beginning of spring and the demise of laser-focused productivity at businesses across the U.S. Break rooms turn into betting parlors, with employees examining their brackets, plunging into office pools […] [...]

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