Posts Tagged ‘sports’

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 […] [...]

Oxford’s new sportsplex — State-of-the-art complex of 4 ball fields, 6 soccer fields making bid to become destination for high-level youth sports competition

by Published: June 6,2014

Tags: Baseball, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, sports

The Oxford-Lafayette Sportsplex — Mississippi’s newest venue for elite level youth team sports — is wrapping up a tryout of its own this spring. The newly opened 73-acre complex of four fields for baseball and softball as well as a half-dozen combination soccer/football/lacrosse fields has moved slowly into the growing business of “select” youth sports […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Rube Award for lifetime achievement going to Archie Manning

JACKSON — Archie Manning has been chosen to receive The Rube Award for his lifetime of contributions to sports in the Magnolia State. Manning follows Boo Ferriss and Ben Puckett as recipients of The Rube, which is named for the late Michael Rubenstein, long-time TV sportscaster and executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of […] [...]

City decides to scrap baseball stadium construction contract

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has canceled its project management contract with Yates Construction for a $36 million minor-league baseball stadium. It had been planning on bidding by phases but now plans to bid out the entire $36 million project. Yates officials agreed with the decision. City spokesman Vincent Creel said the city had […] [...]

William Carey chosen for opening round of softball championship

HATTIESBURG — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released the sites for the 2nd annual NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round and William Carey University was named as a host site, the national office announced. The event will be played May 12-14 and features 10 four-team double elimination tournaments. The 40 qualifiers and […] [...]

New hunting supplies sales tax holiday bill signed into law

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi will remove its 7 percent state sales tax on guns, ammunition, archery equipment and some hunting supplies the first weekend of each September. Gov. Phil Bryant yesterday signed Senate Bill 2425. It becomes law July 1. The “Second Amendment Weekend,” without the tax, begins on the first Friday of each September […] [...]

Tournament officials hire full-time staff, move headquarters

MADISON — Century Club Charities, host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, along with title sponsor, Sanderson Farms, has hired a full-time tournament staff. The hiring reflects one change among many for the championship, including Sanderson Farms’ three-year contract as title sponsor, a purse increase of $1 million and a date change from July to […] [...]

Commercial fishermen now need endorsement for seatrout

GULF OF MEXICO — Beginning May 1, commercial fishermen will be required to obtain an endorsement along with their commercial fishing license in order to harvest spotted seatrout. The endorsement is $10, and fishermen must complete an application showing that $5,000 of seafood product was sold in any 12 consecutive-month period. That proof can include […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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