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Sports on the Go' tour in Meridian today, tomorrow

By By Rocky Higginbotham/The Meridian Star
April 10, 2001
Yes, there are guys or at least pictures of them in their underwear.
But when the Hanes "Sports on the Go" Tour makes its stop in Meridian today and Wednesday, there's much more than just cotton briefs.
Like Shaquille O'Neal's size 22 sneaker, memorabilia from the late Payne Stewart and a host of interactive games.
The tour, which is making stops in more than 50 cities across the nation, will be on display today at the Bonita location of Wal-Mart, from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. The exhibit, which unfolds from a "Sports on the Go" 18-wheeler, will also be open Wednesday at the same location from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. before heading to Thursday-Saturday stops in Laurel and Hattiesburg.
The total-sports environment features unique sports memorabilia, interactive games and exhibits and an exciting stimulator ride.
What can sports fans expect to find inside?
A piece of the Los Angeles Forum's basketball court, signed by Magic Johnson;
Montana's football jersey from the University of Notre Dame;
Computer sports highlighting baseball, football, basketball and auto racing;
Sports trivia games and video games;
Highlight footage and memorabilia featuring Jordan, Stewart, Kyle Petty, Tim Duncan, Muhammad Ali, Joe Namath, Pete Sampras and many more.
Hanes partnered with SportsLine.com to create the "Sports on the Go" national tour. SportsLine.com produces the official websites for Major League Baseball and the PGA Tour and is the primary sports content provider for America Online, Netscape and Excite.
Rocky Higginbotham is the sports editor of The Meridian Star. E-mail him at rhigginbotham@themeridianstar.com.