Road Dawgs Tour dates announced

The Road Dawgs Tour bus will be hitting the road again in 2015. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

The Road Dawgs Tour bus will be hitting the road again in 2015. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Mississippi State’s annual Road Dawgs Tour will hit the asphalt with 10 stops throughout May featuring Bulldogs coaches and athletic administration.

The tour will begin in Meridian on May 4 and make eight stops in the Magnolia State including Tupelo on May 18 at 6 p.m. at the Tupelo Furniture Market Building #4.

There will also be appearances in Houston, Texas on May 12 and Birmingham, Ala., the following day.

Scheduled to appear at the various events are men’s basketball coach Ben Howland, football defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, director of athletics Scott Stricklin, football coach Dan Mullen and women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer.

Monday, May 4: Meridian, Miss., hosted by Lauderdale County chapter
Time: 6 p.m. social and buffet, 6:30 p.m. program
Speakers: Ben Howland, Manny Diaz
Location: Kahlmus Auditorium on MSU-Meridian campus
Cost: $10 adults, free for kids
RSVP: Fred Monsour (601-693-9571 or msubulldog505@yahoo.com)

Thursday, May 7: Grenada, Miss., hosted by Grenada-Montgomery chapter
Time: 6 p.m. social and buffet, 7 p.m. program
Speakers: Scott Stricklin, Manny Diaz
Location: Perry Creek Golf Club, 2213 Country Club Drive
Cost: $20 adults, $10 kids (ages 12 and under)
RSVP: Fran Harper (662-417-2481 or fharper98@gmail.com)

Monday, May 11: Olive Branch, Miss., hosted by DeSoto County chapter
Time: 11:30 a.m. social and buffet, 12 p.m. program
Speakers: Dan Mullen, Ben Howland, Vic Schaefer, Scott Stricklin
Location: Cherokee Valley Golf Club, 6635 Crumpler Blvd.
Cost: Free admission
RSVP: Michael Parker (662-895-2000) or Randy Allen (662-892-1645)

Monday, May 11: Biloxi, Miss., hosted by Harrison-Stone chapter
Time: 6 p.m. social and buffet, 7 p.m. program
Speakers: Dan Mullen, Ben Howland, Vic Schaefer, Scott Stricklin
Location: Beau Rivage Pavilion, 875 Beach Blvd.
Cost: $15 adults, $5 students (ages 11 to 18, free for kids 10 and under
RSVP: Jeff Ellis (228-697-4347 or CoastDawgs@gmail.com)

Tuesday, May 12: Natchez, Miss., hosted by Adams-Franklin-Wilkinson chapter
Time: 11:30 a.m. social and lunch, 12 p.m. program
Speakers: Dan Mullen, Ben Howland, Vic Schaefer, Scott Stricklin
Location: Hotel Vue, 130 John R. Junkin Drive
Cost: $20 per person
RSVP: Lou Ann Jordan (601-870-1011 or loucjordan@gmail.com)

Tuesday, May 12: Houston, Texas, hosted by Greater Houston chapter
Time: 6 p.m. social &┬áHors d’oeuvres, 7 p.m. program
Speakers: Dan Mullen, Vic Schaefer, Scott Stricklin
Location: Majestic Metro, 911 Preston Street
Cost: $20 per person RSVP, $50 per family RSVP, $25 per person walk up, $50 per family walk up
RSVP: houdawgchapter@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 13: Birmingham, Ala., hosted by Birmingham chapter
Time: 6 p.m. social and buffet, 7 p.m. program
Speakers: Dan Mullen, Vic Schaefer
Location: Hoover Country Club, 3140 Club Drive
Cost: $35 per person (ages 12 and older), $60 reserved seating, $10 per child (ages 11 and under)
RSVP: BirminghamBulldogs.com, secretary@birminghambulldogs.com

Thursday, May 14: Greenville, Miss., hosted by Washington County chapter
Time: 6 p.m. social and buffet, 7 p.m. program
Speakers: Dan Mullen, Vic Schaefer
Location: Greenville Country Club, 2476 Hwy 1
Cost: $25 per adult (age 16 or older), $15 per student (age 5 to 15), free for kids 4 and under
RSVP: Bill Allen (662-379-3183) or Andy Dixon (662-332-6214) or Mary Claire Glasco (662-344-9031)

Monday, May 18: Tupelo, Miss., hosted by Lee County chapter
Time: 6 p.m. social and buffet, 6:30 p.m. program
Speakers: Ben Howland, Vic Schaefer, Manny Diaz, Scott Stricklin
Location: Tupelo Furniture Market, Building #4, 1879 Coley Road
Cost: $15 per person, $25 per couple, $5 per child (ages 12 and under)
RSVP: Donna McNeece (dhm2310@gmail.com)

Tuesday, May 19: Vicksburg, Miss., hosted by Warren County chapter
Time: 6 p.m. social and buffet, 6:30 p.m. program
Speakers: Manny Diaz
Location: Vicksburg Convention Center, 1600 Mulberry Street
Cost: $13 per person
RSVP: Josh McBride (jmcbride@maycpa.com or 601-618-8452)

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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