Road Dawgs Tour returning to Tupelo

The Road Dawgs Tour bus will be hitting the road again in 2016. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

The Road Dawgs Tour bus will be hitting the road again in 2016. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Mississippi State’s annual Road Dawgs Tour will be headed back to Tupelo.

Head coaches Dan Mullen, Ben Howland and Vic Schaefer are scheduled to speak at the BancorpSouth Conference center on April 26. A buffet lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program starts at noon.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Tupelo branch of Community Bank, Cultured Cow in Fulton, AC’s Coffee in Tupelo, Corinth and New Albany and Lapel’s Dry Cleaning in Tupelo and Pontotoc.

The Road Dawgs Tour will also make stops in Meridian (April 21), Cleveland (April 21), Birmingham, Alabama (April 25), Dallas (April 25), Biloxi (April 26), Huntsville, Alabama (April 27), Memphis (April 27), Chattanooga, Tennessee (May 3) and Atlanta (May 3).

Thursday, April 21: Meridian, Miss., hosted by Lauderdale County Chapter 
Time: 11:30 a.m.. social and buffet, 12 p.m. program
Speakers: Dan Mullen
Location: MSU Riley Center, 2200 5th Street
Cost: $20 per person
RSVP: William Sanford (601-604-3644; william@bmgp.net) or Freddie Monsour (601-616-6801; msubulldog505@yahoo.com)

Thursday, April 21: Cleveland, Miss., hosted by Bolivar County Chapter
Time: 6 p.m. social and buffet, 7 p.m. program
Speakers: Dan Mullen
Location: Grammy Museum Mississippi, 800 W. Sunflower Road
Cost: $20 per person includes museum tour and buffet
RSVP: Register for tickets online here   or at Ace Hardware and Premier Sports locations in Cleveland

Monday, April 25: Birmingham, Ala., hosted by Birmingham Chapter
Time: 11:30 a.m. social and buffet, 12 p.m. program
Speakers: Ben Howland, Vic Schaefer
Location: Southeastern Conference Headquarters, 2201 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North
Cost: $20 per person
RSVP: www.birminghambulldogs.com/

Monday, April 25: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; hosted by the Dallas Chapter and Greater Fort Worth Chapter
Time: 6:30 p.m. social, 7:30 p.m. program
Speakers: Dan Mullen, Ben Howland, Vic Schaefer
Location: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Texas Ballroom A, 1501 Gaylord Trail
Cost: $25 per adult & teen, $10 per child age 4-12, Free for child under age 4
RSVP: msudallasdawgs@gmail.com; Please provide your name and number of attendees
Ticket Purchase: PayPal (www.paypal.com); Click on “Send” and enter email address msudallasdawgs@gmail.com and amount or by sending a check payable to MSU Alumni Association Dallas Chapter, 4200 Lindbergh Drive, Addison, TX 75001

Tuesday, April 26: Tupelo, Miss., hosted by the Lee County Chapter
Time: 11:30 a.m. buffet lunch and social, 12 p.m. program
Speakers: Dan Mullen, Ben Howland, Vic Schaefer
Location: BancorpSouth Conference Center, 387 E. Main Street
Cost: $25 per person
RSVP: leecountybulldogs@gmail.com or Jacob Beane (662-871-6200)
Ticket Purchase: Tupelo – Community Bank, Lapel’s Dry Cleaning, AC’s Coffee; Corinth – AC’s Coffee
Fulton – Cultured Cow; New Albany – AC’s Coffee; Pontotoc – Lapel’s Dry Cleaning

Tuesday, April 26: Biloxi, Miss., hosted by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter
Time: 6 p.m. social and buffet, 7 p.m. program
Speakers: Dan Mullen, Ben Howland, Vic Schaefer
Location: Beau Rivage Pool Deck Pavilion, 875 Beach Blvd.
Cost: $15 per adult, $5 per student age 13-18, Free for children age 12 & younger
RSVP: CoastDawgs@gmail.com or Jeff Ellis (228-697-4347)

Wednesday, April 27: Huntsville, Ala., hosted by the Huntsville-Decatur Chapter
Time: 11:30 a.m. social and buffet, 12 p.m. program
Speakers: Ben Howland
Location: AM Booth’s Lumberyard, 108 Cleveland Avenue NW
Cost: $20 per person
RSVP: Grant Chandler (662-341-0800 or grantgchandler@aol.com) by Saturday, April 23

Wednesday, April 27: Memphis, Tenn., hosted by the Memphis Chapter
Time: 6 p.m. social and buffet, 7 p.m. program
Speakers: Ben Howland
Location: The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Avenue, Suite 909
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $10 per student/child age 15 & younger
RSVP: Purchase tickets online here

Tuesday, May 3: Chattanooga, Tenn., hosted by the Greater Chattanooga Chapter
Time: 11:30 a.m. social and buffet, 12 p.m. program
Speakers: Ben Howland, Vic Schaefer
Location: The Chattanoogan Hotel – Mountain Room, 1201 Broad Street
Cost: $30 per person
RSVP: Kit Parker (helenmparker@gmail.com or 662-418-6060)

Tuesday, May 3: Atlanta, Ga., hosted by the Atlanta Chapter
Time: 6:30 p.m. social and buffet, 7 p.m. program
Speakers: Ben Howland, Vic Schaefer
Location: Country Club of the South, 4100 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, GA
Cost: $35 per adult & teen, $15 per child under age 12, $75 for reserved seating with one of the coaches
RSVP: rsvp-dinner@msstate-atlanta.org no later than Wednesday, April 27
Ticket Purchase: PayPal (www.paypal.com); Click on “Send” and enter email address Payment@msstate-atlanta.org and amount or by sending a check to Mississippi State Atlanta Alumni, Inc, P.O. Box 768843, Roswell, GA 30076

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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