Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Miss. State hoops team back home after plane engine blowout

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State men’s basketball team had to take a bus home to Starkville after an engine failed on the team plane, forcing an emergency landing in St. Louis. The team left suburban Festus at 8:30 a.m. Sunday and arrived in Starkville at 3:30 p.m., team spokesman Gregg Ellis said. Most of the […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Mississippi’s sports heritage second to none

“Stories worth remembering and savoring … again and again,” said Robin Roberts, co-host of Good Morning America.   Indeed.   Stories remembered and savored in the telling by Rick Cleveland in his book “Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes.”   Do you know the story of Roy and Commodore Cochran?  “Cousins of Sen. Thad Cochran, both were track and […] [...]

Bill: Let home school students play public school sports

JACKSON — Mississippi home school students would be able to participate in sports and extracurricular activities at their local public schools under a bill moving forward in the state Senate. The Senate Education Committee approved it on a split voice vote Tuesday, sending it to the full Senate for further debate. Proponents say home school students […] [...]

Host families prepare for Mississippi Braves’ season

Some baseball fans in Jackson go above and beyond supporting the hometown Mississippi Braves by providing a home-away-from-home for players who have their sights set on playing for the major league Atlanta Braves. In a recent letter to Braves fans about hosting players, Jim Bishop, the team’s assistant general manager, said, “Stopping in Mississippi on […] [...]

Bob Boyd, former MSU basketball coach, dies at 84

LOS ANGELES — Bob Boyd, the Southern California basketball coach who led the Trojans to four postseason appearances in the 1960s and ’70s, died Wednesday. He was 84. The school said Boyd died of natural causes at his home in Palm Desert. He had planned to attend the UCLA-USC game at Galen Center in the […] [...]

Ole Miss defense faces vaunted TCU offense in Peach Bowl

by Published: December 31,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Peach Bowl, sports

No. 6 TCU (11-1) vs. No. 9 OLE MISS (9-3), 11:30 a.m. CST (ESPN) Line: TCU by 3½ Payout: $3,967,500 (ACC) $2,932,500 (SEC) Series Record: Ole Miss leads 5-1 WHAT’S AT STAKE TCU will look for its fifth win against a ranked opponent, including its third against a top 10 team. The Horned Frogs want to make […] [...]

UNFOLDING OF A RESCUE — How Sanderson Farms saved Mississippi’s PGA tour event

Years from now Mississippi golf fans will tell of how chicken — or, more specifically, a chicken empire — saved the state’s spot on the Professional Golf Association tour. The rescue required convincing Joe Sanderson Jr. and the board of his publicly traded company that chicken and the sponsor-less True South Classic belonged together under […] [...]

Ole Miss: Freeze to earn $4.3 million next season

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze earned a big raise after leading the program to a nine-win season and a spot in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Dec. 31. The school said on Friday that it’s finalized a contract with Freeze that will pay a base salary of $4.3 million next season — a raise of […] [...]

Rec season for gag grouper closing Wednesday

by Published: December 2,2014

Tags: BILOXI, Business, fishing, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS, sports

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says the recreational season for gag grouper will close in Mississippi state waters at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. A news release says the season will reopen July 1.   [...]

Ole Miss AD: Freeze, school agree on new contract

Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze has reached an agreement with the school on a new contract. Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork confirmed the deal early Tuesday morning, saying an “agreement is in place and we’re really excited right now.” Bjork did not immediately disclose terms of the contract, but in November he said […] [...]

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