May 1, 2009
Danny P Smith -
The Road Dawgs Tour is getting closer to Columbus.
Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and other members of the athletic department are making plans to make their Lowndes County appearance at the Plymouth Bluff Center on Monday.
It''s one of the stops Mullen is making among 16 cities across the Southeast.
Anyone wanting to attend must purchase their $15 tickets by today at Coldwell Banker West Realty or BankFirst in Columbus.
The social hour begins at 6 p.m. with the dinner set for 6:30 p.m.
"This is a wonderful way to take the energy and excitement of Mississippi State on the road," said Jimmy Abraham, executive director of the MSU alumni association. "We look forward to sharing all of the great things happening at our university right now with our alumni and friends."
During the week, The Road Dawgs Tour took its show to Texas and spent time in Houston on Wednesday and the Dallas-Fort Worth area Thursday.
Mississippi State Athletic Director Greg Byrne calls the reception tremendous and has witnessed overflowing crowds.
"It is great to see so many Bulldogs," Byrne said. "We really appreciate the support."
Mullen has been impressed with the amount of support shown by fans during his first four months on the job.
"We''ve had a great turnout at every stop we''ve made since I''ve been here," Mullen said. "I have no doubt that will continue."
Mississippi State wants high school players and coaches to know that due to NCAA legislation no contact with Mullen can be made during the tour.
For more information on the Road Dawgs Tour, call the Mississippi State Alumni Association at 662-325-7000.