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Our State Tour Presented By BancorpSouth To Hit Road On May 21

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May 08, 2012
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State officials will conduct a nine-stop trek "Our State Tour presented by BancorpSouth" over seven days in upcoming months to visit fans and alumni around the state of Mississippi and into Alabama and Texas, the athletic department and alumni association announced Tuesday.
University and athletic department officials including director of athletics Scott Stricklin, head football coach Dan Mullen and men's basketball coach Rick Ray will be at each of the events, which will kick off on May 21 and conclude July 19 at the 35th annual Summer Extravaganza in Jackson.
"It's always fun for us to go out and meet the fans, alumni and Bulldog Club members who make the trip to Starkville throughout the year to support us and what we do," Stricklin said. "This year, we've moved the tour a little later in the calendar to capitalize on the excitement as we begin to turn our focus to the next academic year with football just around the corner. As in everything we do, we will continue our pursuit to improve upon events and create wonderful experiences for those that support Mississippi State University."
The Our State Tour presented by BancorpSouth will also include videos highlighting the university and athletics department, merchandise and food and beverages for sale. Further information, including any admission costs, about each stop on the tour will be available at along with the Alumni Association website (

Monday, May 21
Hattiesburg - 11:30 a.m.
Biloxi - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22
Meridian - 11:30 a.m.
Olive Branch - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23
Greenwood - 6 p.m.
Monday, June 4
Birmingham - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 5
Tupelo - 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 7
Houston, Texas - 6 p.m.
Thursday, July 19
Jackson -  5:30 p.m. (Central Mississippi Alumni Association Summer Extravaganza)

PLEASE NOTE: According to NCAA legislation, coaches Mullen and Ray cannot have any contact with high school coaches or prospects during the time that they will be traveling with the Our State Tour.

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