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MSU Road Dawgs Tour kicks off Monday


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STARKVILLE -- The annual Mississippi State Road Dawgs Tour, featuring athletic department and university officials, will kick off Monday with stops in Hattiesburg and Biloxi.  


The event will feature MSU football coach Dan Mullen, who begins his sixth season after leading the Bulldogs to four consecutive bowl games for the first time in school history.  


Mullen will be joined by men's basketball coach Rick Ray on the May 5-6 tour stops. Women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer will make the May 7-8 stops in Huntsville, Memphis, and Philadelphia.  


Details of each tour stop are below.  


The tour will stop first at Southern Oaks on 1246 Richburg Road in Hattiesburg for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and includes a buffet lunch. 


Those interested in attending can RSVP to or call 662-801-6380. 


From there, the tour will move on to the Hard Rock Cafe at 777 Beach Blvd. in Biloxi, where there will be a buffet dinner from 6-8 p.m. on the pool deck. The cost is $10 per adult, $5 per student, and free for children ages 8 and younger. 


The price includes a buffet dinner. There also will be a cash bar. 


Those interested in attending can RSVP to, call Jeff Ellis (228-697-4347), or call Cammie Bullock (228-216-0939). 


The tour will hit Vicksburg and Greenwood on Tuesday and move on to Huntsville, Ala., and Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday. It will wrap up its stops Thursday at the Neshoba County Coliseum in Philadelphia. 


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