Home » NEWS » Sports (page 4)

Sports

Hattiesburg Country Club making turn with new ownership

By BECKY GILLETTE For 98 years, the Hattiesburg Country Club has been owned by member stockholders. Those stockholders recently voted for a new lease on life for the club by selling it to Carter Callaway, a former professional golfer who has been building homes in Hattiesburg since after Katrina, and Paul Maholm, a retired professional baseball player originally from Holly ...

Read More »

Larry Johnson named marketing coordinator for Reunion, Inc.

Larry Johnson has been appointed to the Reunion, Inc. marketing team where he will serve as Marketing Coordinator for the expansion of the Reunion Golf & Country Club and the next phase of residential development. David Nutt & Associates is the parent company of Reunion, Inc. Johnson has been the managing principal of The Advisory Group of Mississippi, LLC., based ...

Read More »

Ole Miss Rebels could swap black bear mascot for landshark

Years after it traded Colonel Reb for a bear, the University of Mississippi could again change its sidelines sports mascot. Student government President Dion Kevin III announced Monday that students will vote next week on changing from a black bear to a “landshark” in a campuswide election. University spokesman Ryan Whittington said the vote would be advisory and would not ...

Read More »

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon gearing up for second annual race

By ALEXIS WILLIAMS With just over three months to go before the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, organizers, endurance runners and first-time racers are all preparing for the second annual event, which will be held the weekend of Dec. 8-10. Race director Jonathan “Juba” Dziuba and his team felt the Gulf of Mexico and beach-lined stretch of Highway 90 from Pass ...

Read More »

MSU’s Adkerson receives national PGA honor

Jeff Adkerson, director of Mississippi State University’s PGA Golf Management program, is the 2017 recipient of the Professional Golfers’ Association National Horton Smith Award. The honor recognizes golf professionals for outstanding and continuing contributions to professional education. The two-time MSU alumnus has received the Gulf States PGA’s Horton Smith Award four times. Earlier this year, Adkerson became one of approximately ...

Read More »

USM President named chairman of Conference USA Board of Directors

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett has been named chairman of the Conference USA Board of Directors. Bennett, who will serve a two-year term, was elected by his peers from among the league’s university presidents at the June board meeting. Bennett indicated that possible areas of focus may include cost of attendance for student-athletes, academic standards and quality, ...

Read More »

MSU golf director honored

Jeff Adkerson, director of MSU’s PGA Golf Management program, has completed the requirements to become a Professional Golfers’ Association Master Professional in Golf Operations. The MSU alumnus is one of approximately 350 people to earn the distinction since the PGA Master Professional program’s inception in 1969. It is the organization’s highest designation. Adkerson joined the MSU College of Business’ PGA ...

Read More »

Mississippi State to spend $2M on new stadium sound system

Mississippi State University wants to replace the sound system at its football stadium. The state College Board on Thursday approved a plan to hire an architect to design the estimated $2 million upgrade for Davis Wade Stadium. In documents submitted to trustees, the university says the current sound system causes a delay in people at one end of the stadium ...

Read More »

Snopek, Johnson buy P360 Performance Academy in Madison County

Chris Snopek, former Ole Miss All-American and MLB player for the Chicago White Sox and Avery Johnson, from Brandon and former pitcher for Belhaven University, today announced that they have purchased the P360 Baseball Academy in Madison county. The purchase includes the national award winning Sox baseball program, which includes teams in the Jackson and Oxford markets and serves players ...

Read More »

Foshee on fundraising team

Stephen Foshee of Starkville is the new Mississippi State University Foundation assistant athletic director for development. Foshee will be a liaison between the Bulldog Club and the MSU Foundation as he works to secure major gifts for both organizations. He replaces Michelle McBride, who is now at the University of Pittsburgh. Foshee joins the Foundation from the Bulldog Club, where ...

Read More »