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MC Choctaws Sports Report Debuts September 10 at Clinton Restaurant

September 4, 2013

Mississippi College football will be on the menu for sports fans listening to a new radio show headquartered at a popular eatery in Olde Towne Clinton.

Featuring MC head football coach Norman Joseph and Voice of the Choctaws Reid Vance, the radio show will air live on STAR 93.5 every Tuesday night during gridiron season this fall. The show debuts on September 10 from 6-7 p.m.

The place to be for MC Choctaws supporters will be the new 303 Jefferson restaurant across the street from City Hall.

“Hopefully we can build upon it with a successful run,” says STAR 93.5 general manager Doug Amacker.

During the first show, Joseph gets the chance to review the Choctaws’ September 7 season opener with the Millsaps Majors and look ahead to the September 14 home game against Huntingdon of Alabama. Kickoff against Huntingdon at Robinson-Hale Stadium is 6 p.m.

Fans can submit their questions via Twitter to the hashtag #gochoctaws. Vance, an MC communication professor, will relay some of the best ones to Coach Joseph.

Last year was a tough one for the Choctaws who finished 2-8 overall and 1-6 in the NCAA Division III American Southwest Conference. It was the team’s third straight losing season.

With MC’s squad riddled by injuries, “It was a long season- on offense, defense, even special teams,” Joseph said in a story appearing in this week’s “Clinton Courier.” “It was one of those seasons, you’d like to forget. It was rough.”

Jonathan Redd, who was injured part of last season, and Stacey Dillard, are the two returning Choctaws quarterbacks expected to share playing time this season.

Many of the injured players are back on the field for Mississippi College this fall. The Choctaws are picked to finish 4th in the Texas-based conference in a preseason poll.

The new radio show on STAR 93.5 will give fans a smorgasbord of information to keep them well informed throughout football season. In addition, the Christian radio station based at Mississippi College is broadcasting all ten Choctaws games, home and away.

Presented by the university’s Athletic Department, the Choctaws Sports Report is sponsored in part by 303 Jefferson, Lewis Furniture & Mattress Gallery, Interstate Batteries, Chick fil-A, and Clinton Refrigeration Service. Folks stopping by the show can enjoy delicious food on the restaurant’s tailgate menu from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesdays this fall.

Photo: Head Mississippi College Football Coach Norman Joseph joined by MC Choctaws football players Austin Gray, a defensive back from Hoover, Alabama, and Alex Archer, a wide receiver from Shreveport, La., in front of the 303 Jefferson restaurant in Clinton. Joseph is entering his 9th season as the Choctaws head coach.

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