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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Swim expert: Don’t drown in debt

USA Swimming official cautions Ridgeland to keep pool plan within budget By JACK WEATHERLY Economic impact is one thing. Paying the bills is another. That’s the advice for those proposing to build and operate a 88,000-square-foot facility to be called the Mississippi Aquatic Center in Ridgeland. Mick Nelson, facilities development director for USA Swimming, which governs the sport, offers guidance ...

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$33.6 million aquatic center at Ridgeland proposed

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi isn’t necessarily known as a “swimming” state. But a plan has been floated to change that. An 88,700-square-foot facility at an estimated cost of $33.6 million has been proposed for land to be donated by the city of Ridgeland for the Mississippi Aquatic Center. The facility would rely on corporate sponsorships — including the possibility of ...

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Mississippi mulls regulations for fantasy sports betting

Fantasy sports betting operators could soon face an 8 percent tax on their Mississippi revenue. House Bill 967 would establish the tax and authorize the Mississippi Gaming Commission to regulate sports betting operations online or in casinos. The bill passed the House Gaming Committee on Thursday and moves to the full House for more debate. Mississippi legalized fantasy sports betting last ...

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