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Keenum new SEC president

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Southeastern Conference by his fellow presidents/chancellors. Keenum succeeds Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. As SEC president, Keenum will head the seven-member executive committee. The panel is empowered under conference by-laws to hear and decide appeals of disciplinary/enforcement matters, fill conference vacancies, and ...

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LaForge to lead Gulf South

Delta State University President William N. LaForge has taken office as the President of the Gulf South Conference. He has spent the past two years as Vice President of the GSC. The President of the GSC oversees the Board of Directors for the league and is responsible for chairing all Board and general session meetings, appoints all standing and special ...

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Popular ex-Saint and Ole Miss Rebel McAllister joining game radio broadcasts

Former New Orleans Saints and Ole Miss star running back Deuce McAllister is joining the radio broadcast for Saints games. McAllister, whose appointment was announced by WWL radio on Wednesday, will serve as a color announcer alongside play-by-play announcer Jim Henderson. McAllister, who remains the Saints’ all-time leading rusher more than seven years after playing his final game in 2008, ...

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Mossy Oak: A middle market success story

By JACK WEATHERLY  Toxey Haas knew there had to be a better way to hunt. So in 1986 he started a company whose name is now almost synonymous with hunting – Mossy Oak. The West Point company started with two patterns – Bottomland and Hill Country – and has expanded that to more than 25 camouflage patterns. Along with that, ...

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HB 1523 could keep MSU, Ole Miss and USM from hosting baseball regionals

Teams could pull out of scheduled NCAA events this spring because of new state laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee while the sport’s governing body’s demands for discrimination-free environments at the places where its events are held won’t take effect until the fall. Though there are many potential unknowns before the measure takes effect, 27 NCAA championships are scheduled this spring ...

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Mississippi Braves — Some things new, some things old for 2016

By TED CARTER The Mississippi Braves will have the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in town April 7 to mark the start of their  11th season at Pearl’s Trustmark Park. First pitch is 7 p.m. The 2016 season for the Double A Southern League club brings the return of many of the same promotions as last year, minus the bobblehead doll giveaways ...

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Birdies raise $287,000 for state charities

Century Club Charities, host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, held its annual Birdies for Charity luncheon recently at the Country Club of Jackson. In 2015, the Birdies for Charity grant program raised $287,087.25 for Mississippi charities based on 1,630 birdies made during the tournament. The top three charity participants for 2015 were Mississippi SIDS and Infant Safety Alliance, United ...

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TODD SMITH — Top leadership lessons from Super Bowl coaches

While Super Bowl 50 was won by a gritty, determined defense dominated by an MVP performance from Vonn Miller, the success of both teams this year – and their showdown in the ultimate game in San Francisco – has a lot to do with the lessons of leadership, management and identity. Lessons that today’s brands should pay attention to. Here ...

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TODD SMITH — Here’s a sneak peak at The Super Bowl 50 ads

Whether it’s cars, chips or beer, ,the usual super suspects are lining up to make the 50th Super Bowl more than a game to remember – at least when it comes to the ads. With the Super Bowl set for Sunday, advertisers have given us  a peek at what they’ve got planned. They have a lot at stake as they ...

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