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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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Is Mississippi next? Texas youth football league moves away from tackling amid health concerns

An East Texas school district is changing its seventh-grade football program from tackle to flag football amid concerns over the safety of players, the New York Times reports. The Marshall, Texas school board voted to shut down its entry-level, tackle-football program in February, and according to the Times, “there was little objection.” From the story: “I’m surprised, in some ways, because ...

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‘Virtual concessions’ — SportSnax roars out of gate, lands SEC clients

OCEAN SPRINGS — Though just out of college, business partners Eric Hill and Daniel Payne are seasoned entrepreneurs, having formed several successful businesses, two while still in high school. However, their current endeavor — SportSnax, a service offering smartphone-ordered, seat-delivered concessions during sporting events — is their most significant to date. Just last week, SportSnax landed the University of Alabama, ...

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MSU sets new policy for commercial tailgating

STARKVILLE — New policies addressing commercial tailgating companies and tent setup have been adopted by the Mississippi State University administration. Initially created this summer by the Game Day Operations Committee, the policies are designed to manage the expansion of commercial tailgating companies in areas traditionally used by fans who set up their own tents and tailgating facilities. University officials approved ...

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Can new AD McGillis turn things around at USM?

The University of Southern Mississippi football team suffered yet another humbling defeat last weekend when they met the University of Arkansas, falling 24-3. The Golden Eagles have a serious “0-fer” going after losing every game last year and the first three games this year. They have been outscored 102-31 so far in 2013. Dreadful. The mounting losses have been hard ...

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'Colonel Reb' title now 'Mr. Ole Miss'

OXFORD — When students at the University of Mississippi vote this fall on their favorite campus personalities, “Colonel Reb” won’t be on the ballot. Instead, students will pick from candidates for “Mr. Ole Miss,” a popularly elected male honor roughly equivalent to the female honor “Miss Ole Miss.” Fall personality elections are Sept. 24 Student judicial leaders last spring declared ...

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MSU adopts commercial tailgating policies

A few weeks before football season starts, Mississippi State has unveiled the state’s first set of regulations governing commercial tailgating companies. A school press release said the rules governing commercial tailgating companies — those that erect tailgate set-ups for customers — are designed to manage the industry’s expansion. A committee adopted the policies after studying the issue on the Starkville ...

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Work continues on tornado-damaged schools

HATTIESBURG — The uncompromising winds lasted less than 10 minutes on that day more than five months ago, and the steady rain that followed for several days afterward only added to the initial misery. While much of the damage and debris has been carted off, approximately a month before the start of the 2013 football season, work continues on the ...

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