Posts Tagged ‘sports’

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 […] [...]

Scientists release thousands of red snapper on Ship Island reef

GULF OF MEXICO — More than 2,000 red snapper were recently released on an artificial reef south of Ship Island in order to produce more of this fish that is so popular along the Gulf Coast. Representatives from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Lab participated […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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