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(WATCH) MBJ BUSINESS SHOWCASE — In the swing of things: Sanderson Farms Championship 2016


Recently, we had a chance to talk with Steve Jent, tournament director for the Sanderson Farms Championship, to catch up on the details for this year’s event. The tournament this year will be held October 24-30, a bit earlier than last year. Some might remember that last year’s event was held in November, and was somewhat challenged by weather, although ...

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Punt, Pass and Pixels — New scoreboard could mean big business for Alcorn State football


By NASH NUNNERY Invigorated by back-to-back Southwestern Athletic Conference football crowns, Alcorn State University wants to keep the momentum going with a championship-worthy scoreboard. And not just any scoreboard but the largest video scoreboard within the Historically Black College and University network. Marcus Ward, who serves as executive director of the Alcorn State University Foundation, says the atmosphere on football ...

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

Deuce McAllister

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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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

The 8,480-seat Trustmark Park will open for its 11th season, this time against Pensacola.

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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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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National labor board dismisses ruling that would have allowed college athletes to unionize


CHICAGO — The National Labor Relations Board on Monday overturned a historic ruling that gave Northwestern University football players the go-head to form the nation’s first college athletes’ union, saying the prospect of union and non-union teams could throw off the competitive balance in college football. The decision throws out a March 2014 ruling by a regional NLRB director in Chicago ...

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MSU’s Keenum elected vice president of the Southeastern Conference


  STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been elected vice president of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by his fellow presidents/chancellors. The action was taken Friday at the SEC’s summer meeting in Destin, Florida. Keenum will serve a term of one year in the post, succeeding the retiring University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart. Gearhart is retiring from ...

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