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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Steve Knight, athletic director and head coach of men’s basketball at William Carey University, was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame during the 2015 induction ceremony at the Capital City Convention Center in Jackson on August 1.
 
Knight, in his 33rd season as head coach for the Crusaders, is Mississippi’s all-time winningest basketball coach with 610 victories, seven conference championships and nine national tournament appearances. During the 2013-2014 season, Knight’s Crusaders captured the Southern States Athletic Conference title and posted a 28-3 record, including a perfect 18-0 record in conference play. He has also been recognized as National Coach of the Year by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
 
As athletic director since 1987, Knight has directed a strong expansion in athletic offerings. The university now fields 16 teams in eight sports, including new teams in indoor track and field. During his tenure, Crusader teams have won over 30 conference championships and made more than 40 trips to national tournaments.
 

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Saturday, September 19, 2015
Virtuoso finger-style guitarist, Doyle Dykes, will be in concert at William Carey University at 7 p.m. on September 19.
 
Considered by many to be the world's greatest Christian guitarist, Dykes will dazzle as he performs and provides a musical experience you will not soon forget. It will be a night of phenomenal music and great testimony of God's goodness!
 
Although influenced by a wide variety of musical styles and musicians from the country of Chet Atkins to the rock and roll of Duane Eddy and the Beatles, Doyle has developed a distinct, recognizable sound that amazes audiences with skill while capturing hearts with sincerity and soul.
 
The ICGMA (International Country Gospel Music Association) awarded Doyle “Instrumentalist of the Year” twice in 2006 and 2014.  They also inducted Doyle into the Hall of Fame in 2011.
 
“Doyle is one of the finest fingerpicking guitarists around. I sincerely admire him as a person and as a musician," said Atkins.
 
Find out more at www.doyledykes.com.
 
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