Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi State’

MISSISSIPPI RISING: Time to sell the image

by Jack Weatherly A Harvard professor said long ago: “Nothing happens until somebody sells something.”That was pretty profound, still is.Here’s something else pretty profound. Mississippi State is No. 1 and Ole Miss is No. 3 in college football. State has never been in that position. Ole Miss has been at the top of the heap a […] [...]

Money can’t buy love — nor a No. 1 college football ranking

by Published: October 15,2014

Tags: Business, College Football, Mississippi, Mississippi State

Money is not always the mojo that gets you to the top of the college football mountain. As the nation’s preeminent financial newspaper,  The Wall Street Journal understands money. What it is struggling to explain to its readers is how Mississippi State spends millions less on football than the average power-conference school—and yet the Bulldogs […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: Big money, college football and your vote

Apparently there are some kind of national elections coming up in a month. Really. It’s true. They call them the “mid-term” elections. With everything going on at home and abroad, it’s shaping up to be a pretty important one for the future of our state and nation. However, save for a few dedicated souls and […] [...]

Mississippi beekeepers regain key weapon against varroa mite — for now

by Published: May 19,2014

Tags: agriculture, bees, Business, Mississippi, Mississippi State

Mississippi’s beekeepers have caught a break from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after going nearly half a year without access to a primary miticide to combat varroa mite infestations, the biggest threat to honeybee colonies. Use of BetaTec Hop Products’ HopGuard II requires a federal exemption from Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and […] [...]

CARTOON — Ricky Nobile reflects on this year’s Egg Bowl

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Ole Miss, MSU real estate producing grads schooled in the art of the deal

by Published: September 20,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, real estate

The School of Hard Knocks produced many of Mississippi’s commercial real estate professionals. They started as small investors in a retail center or office building only to learn that bad timing – or just bad luck – came with the territory. Those who could rebound from such blows with more savvy about deal making eventually […] [...]

South Carolina’s Spurrier moves forward with plan to pay college football players

DESTIN, Fla. — Steve Spurrier is sticking with his plan to pay players. South Carolina’s outspoken coach first floated the idea at the Southeastern Conference’s spring meetings last year. Fellow coaches and league administrators listened, but it made little, if any, progress. He trotted out his stipend plan again this week and said Wednesday that […] [...]

Mikel promoted to VP at MSU

by Published: May 1,2011

Tags: Mississippi State, William B. "Benjy" Mikel

A veteran researcher and campus administrator is assuming a new role at Mississippi State. William B. “Benjy” Mikel has been named associate vice president for international programs and executive director of the university’s International Institute. He begins his role May 20, pending formal approval of the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning. Mikel […] [...]

Vaughn advanced at MSU

A nationally recognized authority on cyber-security and head of Mississippi State’s computer science and engineering department is the university’s new associate vice president for research. Rayford “Ray” Vaughn’s role in the Office of Research and Economic Development will provide leadership in a variety of efforts related to research funding, and he also will coordinate initiatives […] [...]

Sparkman named relationship manager

Regions Bank has named Gary Sparkman community banking relationship manager in Tupelo. In this position, the 21-year banking and financial services veteran is responsible for developing relationships with commercial banking customers throughout the region, and managing lending relationships that range from $500,000 to $10 million and incorporate a wide array of deposit products and financial […] [...]

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