U.S.When the first casino games were played in Mississippi precisely 26 years ago to this day, hopes were high that revenue would help prop up a state that struggles with a low tax base and tepid economic growth.Initially, it worked out that way.Consider Biloxi, the Gulf Coast city that was practically broke before casinos opened for business in 1992, according to former mayor A.J. Holloway. He said they didn’t have money to fix potholes before gaming changed all that, bringing “tourists, prosperity and jobs” to the Gulf Coast.For the last decade, however, it had been a different story. The casino business in Mississippi had matured. Revenues statewide had been flat to down due to increased competition and a low-growth base. The gaming malaise had combined with Mississippi’s slow recovery from the 2008 recession, which had strapped legislators forcing budget cuts that had universities and agencies looking for answers.Recommended Slideshows7650 Highest Paying … [Read more...] about Mississippi Sports Betting Begins in Biloxi, Tunica Casinos: College Football, Baseball, Pro Football Wagering Allowed
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Sean Farrell NorthJersey Published 7:04 p.m. UTC Jul 20, 2018 College football is coming to Old Tappan. The Golden Knights will host a preseason scrimmage between Salve Regina and TCNJ on Aug. 24 and welcome back one of their former players. The noon game will be a homecoming for Salve Regina senior Zan Carver and for many Seahawks who grew up around the region. The Rhode Island school has deep roots in North Jersey with 18 Bergen County players and 30 from across the state on its 2017 roster. Last August, Salve Regina took on Ithaca in the first year of the event. "It's just for awareness of how good Division III football is," said Golden Knight AD Tom Kaechele, who extended an invite to many local schools. "We've been very successful here at Old Tappan in regards to sending kids to the next level. We've had the Fullers and we've had our share of Division I kids in all sports. But the bulk of the kids, let's face … [Read more...] about NV/Old Tappan will host college football scrimmage this summer
Weekend winnersDeBartolo's ranch in Montana. Well done. Phil Mickelson tees off on the tenth hole during the third day of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Weekend losers Everyone on the Chicago Raw Athletics basketball program who allowed a brawl to escalate between the team and the refs. In an 17-and-under AAU semifinal Sunday in nearby Lakepoint complex in Emerson, Ga., things got nasty and the Chicago coach even blamed the ref. Perfect. Phil Mickelson must have that $10 million match with El Tigre on the brain. Another tournament, another rule violation for Lefty. Hmmmmm, his detailed knowledge of this obscure rule — something the announcers missed — make that hockey move at Shinnecock seem even more like dude just snapped and went Daly on it. This betting dude, who had hit a slew of legs of a monster parlay and needed on player to score a … [Read more...] about 5-at-10: Weekend winners, losers, Baseball all-star game thoughts, College football wins over/undersRushmore of Tom Hanks films
Rutgers' 2018 schedule will be star-studded. The Scarlet Knights will square off against 18 of the 100 players named college football's best by Sports Illustrated this fall, including three players in the top 10, two of whom are from New Jersey. Here's a look at the top players Rutgers will face this coming season: Ohio State (Sept. 8): All-American defensive end Nick Bosa is the top-ranked player on Rutgers' schedule. He's the nation's fifth-best player, according to SI. The Buckeyes' Heisman Trophy candidate at running back, J.K. Dobbins, is ranked 26th. Defensive ends Dre'mont Jones and Chase Young are ranked Nos. 40 and 44, respectively. Buffalo (Sept. 22): Don't sleep on wideout Anthony Johnson. He is SI's No. 82-ranked player and he may end up being a high pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Johnson had a dominant 2017 for the Bulls and will be a handful for the Rutgers secondary when Buffalo comes to town. Wisconsin (Nov. 3): No. 6-ranked Jonathan Taylor, a South … [Read more...] about Sports Illustrated names college football’s top 100 players; how many will Rutgers see in 2018?
Kevin Tresolini Delaware News Journal Published 2:02 p.m. UTC Jun 20, 2018 One snap will no longer constitute a full season for a college football player and University of Delaware football coach Danny Rocco is delighted. Beginning this season, Division I players may appear in a maximum of four football games during any year, but it will not count against their four years of eligibility. Such seasons, known as “red-shirt years” from the color of the jerseys once worn by such athletes, previously required a player to sit out all games. Until last week, players had five years in which they could play four football seasons. Now, they can play four full seasons, plus four games of another, thanks to an NCAA ruling. Rocco is on the board of the American Football Coaches Association, which had been pushing for such a change for more than 15 years. “As coaches we all recognize this as a win-win,” said Rocco, whose Blue Hens commence preseason camp Aug. 1 for the … [Read more...] about New red-shirt rule will benefit Blue Hens, other college football teams