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Derek Horne named new athletic director at Alcorn State

Derek Horne has been named Alcorn State University’s new intercollegiate athletic director. Horne previously served as director of athletics at Florida A&M. Prior to that post, he had a 15-year tenure at his alma mater, the University of Mississippi, in athletics administration. As a student athlete at the University of Mississippi, Horne earned Academic All-Southeastern Conference accolades as a senior ...

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City of Laurel to again host Dixie Youth World Series

LAUREL — The City of Laurel will host the Dixie Youth World Series in 2016. The Chronicle reports that city Recreation Director Elvin Ulmer coordinated the 2009 and 2013 World Series events in Laurel. Ulmer said the city will host five world series events during a two-week period in July and August 2016. In 2009, the city hosted the Dixie ...

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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 smartphones and tablets before, during ...

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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 “2014 Best Courses Near You” ...

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UM sets new fundraising record with $118M-plus in private support

OXFORD — With more than $118 million in private support, the University of Mississippi again experienced a record fundraising year. “The commitment of our alumni and friends is truly inspiring,” UM Chancellor Dan Jones said. “On the Oxford campus alone, our generous donors committed more than $6 million for new named faculty positions. We are fortunate to have alumni and ...

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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 $5 million over the city’s ...

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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 Inc. Michael Thompson, Ole Miss ...

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MDA to sponsor ISPS Handa Cup at Old Waverly

One of Mississippi’s most venerable golf courses will soon play host to legends, and the state is throwing in its support. The Mississippi Development Authority will help sponsor the ISPS Handa Cup, the longest-running tournament on The Legends Tour, at Old Waverly Golf Club. Pitting a team of 12 U.S.-born LPGA Legends against a team of 12 internationally-born LPGA Legends ...

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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 Fame and Museum. The presentation ...

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