Clanging cowbells proclaim Nov. 2 for MSU alumni

Published 5:00 am Thursday, October 26, 2006

Cowbells are clanging. Ding-a-ling, hear them ring.

Mississippi State University alumni and friends will gather nextThursday at the Brookhaven Country Club for a round of golf,followed by an alumni dinner meeting that night.

Brookhaven’s own Ann Sanders Carr will be among the guestspeakers. Carr recently was elevated to the position of MSUAssociate Athletic Director for Women’s Sports. She will be joinedat the podium by Russ McNickle, MSU assistant baseball coach.

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Tickets to the 6:30 p.m. dinner are $15 each or $30 percouple/family.

The Seventh Annual George C. Brown Memorial Bulldog GolfTournament will start at 12:30 p.m. The 4-person scramble will go18 holes. Entry fee is $60 per player or $300 per team.

Hole sponsorships are $85. Tournament proceeds benefit theLincoln County MSU Scholarship Fund. Latest scholarship recipientswere Catherine Carty, Megan Grady, Chip Wells, Jeremy Winborne andJason Snider.

For more tournament information, contact the BCC or tournamentdirector Henry Hamill. Current chapter president is Celeste Carty.Gary A. Blair serves as chapter treasurer.

For the unknowing reader, Brown was a 1931 MSU graduate, plus a100 percent Bulldog backer and golfer. He was past president of thelocal alumni chapter.

Once upon a time, Professor Hoopla B.S., was president of theFootball Prognosticators Association of America. He has retiredfrom that lofty position and spends a lot of time relaxing on hishouseboat, anchored on the Bogue Chitto River.

Hoopla predicted the winners of 31 games last week and managedto get 21 right. He’ll start this week’s menu with a Thursday nightspecial.

Co-Lin at Jones County: Wolves are in amust-win situation as they battle for a South Division stateplayoff berth. Co-Lin 21-20.

Gulf Coast at Southwest: There’s no joy inSummit tonight as the Bulldogs secure a state playoff berth bybashing the Bears. Gulf Coast 31-10.

Lawrence County at Brookhaven: In anothermust-win game, the LCHS Cougars must beat the Panthers to make theplayoffs. In a wire game, Brookhaven 24-21.

Amite School Center at Brookhaven Academy:Coach Bo Milton has the opportunity to rest his starters in thesecond half. Brookhaven Academy 42-6.

Bogue Chitto at Natchez Cathedral: It lookslike a scoreboard light show in D’Everaux Stadium as the Bobcatstest the Green Wave. Cathedral 39-31.

Enterprise at Dexter: It’s been a difficultseason for the winless Bulldogs. The Fighting Yellow Jackets notchtheir third win of the season. Enterprise 35-22.

Loyd Star at Amite County: Trojans showcasetheir game-breaking speed. Amite County 41-14.

Mercy Cross at West Lincoln: After the longride from Biloxi, the Crusaders take care of business. Mercy Cross39-16.

Wesson at Hinds AHS: Tommy Clopton’s Cobrasneed a win over the War Dawgs to secure second place in thedivision race and a home field advantage for the first round of theClass 2A state playoffs. Wesson 27-24.

Tylertown at Franklin County: Bulldogs survivea severe test in Meadville and secure first place in the Region7-3A race. Franklin County 28-17.

Crystal Springs at Hazlehurst: Much-improvedTigers are tied for second place in Region 6-3A with the defendingstate champion Indians. In a shootout, Hazlehurst 37-27.

In other area action, Copiah Academy shouldwhip Columbia Academy 29-12, Columbia should clip North Pike 21-20,McComb should trample Terry 36-14, Parklane should dump Hillcrest28-14 and South Pike should swamp Jackson Bailey 41-6.

Kentucky at Mississippi State: On Saturday, therested Wildcats escape Starkville with an SEC win. Kentucky24-14.

Auburn at Ole Miss: Tommy Tuberville enjoysbeating his former team in Oxford. Auburn 38-10.

East Carolina at Southern Miss: Golden Eaglesfind enough healthy players to defeat the Pirates. Southern Miss24-13.

Jackson State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff: After abreakdown at Grambling last Saturday, the Tigers rebound with anarrow win. Jackson State 38-31.

In other Magnolia State games, Valley Stateshould kick Prairie View 22-10, Mississippi College should stopEast Texas 27-14, Delta State should dump West Georgia 32-13,Millsaps should sack Sewanee 30-12, and Belhaven should beatCampbellsville 26-6, as the Blazers win their fourth straight game.Alcorn State has an open date to promote its basketballprogram.

In the SEC, it’s Alabama over FloridaInternational 42-7, Arkansas over Louisiana-Monroe 41-3, Floridaover Georgia 28-17, Tennessee over South Carolina 33-23, andVanderbilt over Duke 22-10. LSU has an open date to get ready forTennessee.

Write to sports editor Tom Goetz, c/o The DAILY LEADER, P.O.BOX 551, Brookhaven, MS 39602 or