BancorpSouth Road Dawgs Tour With MSU Coach Dan Mullen Planned April 26 Through 30

BancorpSouth, Inc. officials today announced that Mississippi State University head football coach Dan Mullen will visit nine Mississippi cities and make a trio of stops in Alabama and Tennessee April 26 through 30 as part of the BancorpSouth Road Dawgs Tour. Presented by BancorpSouth, the Tupelo-based $13.2 billion asset bank holding company, the event is coordinated by the MSU Alumni Association and the MSU Athletic Department.

The tour begins Monday, April 26, in Batesville at 12 noon at Panola Country Club and concludes Friday, April 30 at 11 a.m. in McComb at the Days Inn. At each stop, Mullen will provide remarks about spring practice and the upcoming fall football season, answer questions and sign autographs, with each stop expected to last one and one-half hours.

In addition to Batesville and McComb, the tour has stops in Southaven, Memphis, TN, Kosciusko, Jackson, Tupelo, Huntsville, AL, Birmingham, AL, Meridian, Hattiesburg and Biloxi. Mullen and group have three stops on most days, for a total of 12 meetings/visits.

"We had a great reception last year at every stop, and we're excited to get out and see our fans again this year. We appreciate BancorpSouth stepping up to become our first-ever sponsor this year and look forward to having them along at each stop," Mullen said.

Mullen and a contingency from the MSU Alumni Association and the Athletic Department will travel in a passenger bus, which will be highly visible on Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee highways with its exterior's brightly-colored BancorpSouth Road Dawgs Tour decor. Passengers in other cars are encouraged to honk and wave as they meet the bus on the highways.

"BancorpSouth has a long history of supporting the colleges and universities in our market area. We are delighted that we can be a part of this tour which should be a fun experience for all involved," Randy Burchfield, BancorpSouth Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing, said.

A complete listing of the BancorpSouth Road Dawgs Tour, with contact and ticket price information contained, and can be viewed online at The tour schedule is provided in the paragraphs that follow.

Batesville: Monday, April 26, 12 noon, contact Richard Russo, 662.473.6261 or 662.563.1315 or, location Panola Country Club, 225 Country Cub Road, tickets $15/person.

Southaven: Monday, April 26, 6 p.m., contact Michael Parker or Randy Allen, 662.892.6172, location Getwell Road United Methodist Church, 7875 Getwell Road, tickets $15/person, free for kids 12 and under.

Memphis, TN: Tuesday, April 27, 7:30 a.m., contact, 901.758.7520 or Tommy Roberson, 901.489.3613, location Church of Holy Communion Parish Hall, 4645 Walnut Grove Road, tickets $10/person.

Kosciusko: Tuesday, April 27, 12 noon, contact Andrew Frank, 662.289.7506, or Mark Suggett, 662.803.5600, location Wanda's Catering, Northside Shopping Center, Highway 12, tickets $25/adults, $15/students.

Jackson: Tuesday, April 27, 6 p.m., contact or Jonathan Lee, 601.842.3380, location The South, 627 East Silas Brown, tickets $10/person.

Tupelo: Wednesday, April 28, 7:30 a.m., contact Kim Fandel, 662.842.1629, or, location First United Methodist Church Gathering Room, 412 West Main Street, tickets $5/person.

Huntsville, AL: Wednesday, April 28, 12 noon, contact Al Lawler, 256.830.9065 or, location The Station No. 2,340 The Bridge Street Town Centre, tickets $15/person, $8/kids 12 and under.

Birmingham, AL: Wednesday, April 28, 6 p.m., contact Terri Russell, 205.529.3123 or, or T.D. at 205.542.2297, location Highland Park Golf Course, 3300 Highland Avenue South, tickets $30/person, $130/golfer.

Meridian: Thursday, April 29, 7:30 a.m., contact Josh Thompson, 662.312.6968 or 601.484.0493 or, location Kahlmus Auditorium, MSU Meridian, 1000 Highway 19 North, tickets $15/person.

Hattiesburg: Thursday, April 29, 12 noon, contact John Shappley, 601.408.9105 or 601.579.0383, location Southern Oaks, 1246 Richburg Road, tickets $15/person.

Biloxi: Thursday, April 29, 6 p.m., contact Jeff Ellis, 228.697.4347 or, location Biloxi Yacht Club, 408 Beach Boulevard, tickets $15/person.

McComb: Friday, April 30, 11 a.m., contact Randy Watts, 601.810.6156, or Bryant Barron, 601.657.8072, or Greg Wilkinson, 601.657.2525, or Tim Carr, 601.276.7745, location Days Inn, 2298 Delaware Avenue, tickets $15/person.

BancorpSouth, Inc. is a $13.2 billion-asset financial holding company. The company operates approximately 314 banking and insurance locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. In addition to providing traditional banking services, credit cards, mortgages, trust and fiduciary services, the company provides investment services through its subsidiary BancorpSouth Investment Services, Inc. and insurance services through its subsidiary BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. BancorpSouth's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXS.

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