Posts Tagged ‘football’

Work continues on tornado-damaged schools

HATTIESBURG — The uncompromising winds lasted less than 10 minutes on that day more than five months ago, and the steady rain that followed for several days afterward only added to the initial misery. While much of the damage and debris has been carted off, approximately a month before the start of the 2013 football […] [...]

Legendary NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall dies

by Published: April 16,2013

Tags: broadcasting, football, NFL, Pat Summerall, sports

DALLAS (AP) — Pat Summerall, the deep-voiced NFL player-turned-broadcaster who spent half of his four decades calling sports famously paired with John Madden, died Tuesday. He was 82. Susie Wiles, Summerall’s daughter, said her father died in Dallas. ”He was an extraordinary man and a wonderful father,” Wiles said. ”I know he will be greatly […] [...]

Proposed stadium could kill downtown arena initiative

JACKSON — Jackson State University’s recently announced plans to build a domed stadium could effectively kill an effort to build a downtown arena. The city and other arena backers have spent or pledged $180,000 in recent years to study building an arena to host concerts, sporting events and other entertainment, The Clarion-Ledger reported. The key factor […] [...]

University unveils plans for $200M, 50,000-seat stadium

JACKSON — David Hoard, Jackson State University’s vice president for institutional advancement, has unveiled the school’s plans for its much-discussed 50,000-seat domed football stadium. The Clarion-Ledger reports Hoard showed renderings of the proposed on-campus stadium that would not only serve as the new home for the Tigers’ football and basketball teams but could potentially bring […] [...]

Officials worried about blackout before Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS  — While authorities investigate the causes of the 34-minute Super Bowl blackout, documents show that Superdome officials were worried last fall about losing power at the big game. Officials warned in an Oct. 15 memo that tests on the dome’s electrical feeders showed decay and “a chance of failure.” Entergy New Orleans, the […] [...]

Concussion regulation bills likely to be filed again

by Published: December 14,2012

Tags: brain injuries, concussion tests, football, student athletics

Officials in University of Mississippi Medical Center will again support legislation that establishes guidelines for how to treat concussions in youth sports and requires concussion education among coaches and officials. Three different bills that would have done that died in committee during the 2012 session. Rep. Toby Barker, R-Hattiesburg, authored one of the bills. He […] [...]

Ex-NFL players file federal lawsuit over concussions

JACKSON — A federal lawsuit filed in Mississippi on behalf of more than 50 former NFL players claims the league conspired to hide the dangers of concussions and brain trauma associated with professional football. The lawsuit was filed Aug. 28 in U.S. District Court in Jackson. Some of the players named in the lawsuit are […] [...]

Finally, an official SEC tailgating cookbook

by Published: September 2,2012

Tags: cooking, football, SEC, tailgating

It’s officially football season in Mississippi. In addition to how the teams are going to fare, lots of thoughts turn to food and tailgating. Fans and alumni of the schools of the SEC have raised tailgating to an art form. The editors of Southern Living magazine have produced a beautiful book that not only has […] [...]

Harrell Contracting wins MSU stadium contract

STARKVILLE — Tutor Perini Corporation of Sylmar, Calif., a civil and building construction company, reports its subsidiary, Anderson Companies’ Harrell Contracting Group, was selected as general contractor for Mississippi State University’s Davis Wade Stadium addition at Scott Field. The stadium is undergoing an expansion and renovation that will increase capacity to 61,337, provide additional premium […] [...]

Ex-NFL player going to jail for defrauding investors

JACKSON — Former NFL football player Jeffrey Walker is going to prison for defrauding investors in four states of more than $2 million in what prosecutors say was a land development scheme involving property in China. A federal judge sentenced Walker to 45 months for wire fraud and 36 months for tax evasion. The sentences […] [...]

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