Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Board approves plan to delay cuts in sports/activities at troubled schools

JACKSON — Cuts to sports and activities at schools districts that lose state accreditation would be delayed under a plan approved yesterday by the Mississippi Board of Education. The proposed change received no remarks during a public comment period. But board members Johnny Franklin of Bolton and Danny Spreitler of Amory voted against it. The […] [...]

NCAA looking into USM men’s basketball program

HATTIESBURG — The University Southern Mississippi is working with the NCAA to review “potential issues” related to the men’s basketball program, athletic director Bill McGillis said yesterday. The school released a statement confirming the review, but did not provide any details and said it would have no further comment. Former coach Donnie Tyndall left after […] [...]

Cappelen takes lead at Sanderson Farms Championship

JACKSON — Sebastian Cappelen narrowly missed earning his PGA Tour card last season and needed a sponsor exemption to make the field in the Sanderson Farms Championship. The 24-year-old from Denmark is making the most of his opportunity. Cappelen shot a 7-under 65 yesterday in his first PGA Tour round to take the lead at […] [...]

Biloxi minor league baseball team to be named

BILOXI — The city of Biloxi’s new Double-A baseball team will announce its name on Nov. 24. The franchise is currently operating as the Huntsville (Alabama) Stars of the Southern League. It is to move to Biloxi for the start of the 2015 season. A $36 million, 5,000-seat stadium is being constructed along U.S. Highway […] [...]

BBB/Mississippi warns of potential Egg Bowl ticket scams

JACKSON — Better Business Bureau of Mississippi is warning fans to beware of potential scams by fake ticket sellers for the upcoming Egg Bowl between Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi. “With our state getting national attention from the success of our state’s two schools, scammers will be looking to take advantage of […] [...]

Board wants to roll back troubled schools’ sports penalties

JACKSON — Mississippi’s state Board of Education is making another move toward rolling back penalties that strip troubled school districts of their ability to compete in high school sports and other activities. The board is seeking public comment on a proposal that would give a district that loses state accreditation a year to remedy problems […] [...]

Special Olympics Mississippi to hold first-ever ‘Unified Egg Bowl’

STARKVILLE — The Egg Bowl football game is the most divisive annual event in Mississippi households, and that sentiment will be stronger than ever as both Mississippi State and Ole Miss teams experience historically successful seasons in 2014. This year, Special Olympics Mississippi will unify the schools and the state with the first Special Olympics […] [...]

MSU reminding fans that drones are prohibited at football games

STARKVILLE — A camera hovers hundreds of feet in the air on a sunny college football Saturday in the South. The high-tech tool captures stunning video of the game day festivities below that will soon be uploaded and online for viewers around the world to see. Too bad it’s all prohibited. With the proliferation of […] [...]

NCAA awards grant to MVSU to boost student-athletes’ academic performance

ITTA BENA — The NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Program (AASP) has awarded a $900,000 grant over three years to Mississippi Valley State University to support its efforts in building an academic support program for athletes. The award comes as part of the NCAA’s effort to provide institutions without programs specifically geared toward academic success for […] [...]

State’s GOP pulls email that includes photos of college football players

JACKSON — The Mississippi Republican Party says it has stopped using a promotional email that included photos of two college football players without permission of the players or their schools. GOP spokesman Bobby Morgan says the party was made aware that using photos might violate NCAA rules. The party sent an email this week with […] [...]

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