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TODD SMITH — Google sprints to Olympic search gold

Google unveiled a range of new features to help people follow the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, which begin last week in Rio de Janeiro. Users can now more easily find information on the Olympics in search, including details on event schedules, athletes, and medal counts, and can sign up for automatic alerts through the Google app for iOS and Android. ...

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Punt, Pass and Pixels — New scoreboard could mean big business for Alcorn State football

By NASH NUNNERY Invigorated by back-to-back Southwestern Athletic Conference football crowns, Alcorn State University wants to keep the momentum going with a championship-worthy scoreboard. And not just any scoreboard but the largest video scoreboard within the Historically Black College and University network. Marcus Ward, who serves as executive director of the Alcorn State University Foundation, says the atmosphere on football ...

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O’Mara, Woods honored

Dr. James O’Mara (surgeon) and Richey Woods (athletic trainer), both with Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, recently were named 2016 Mississippi Sports Medicine Person of the Year and Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Mississippi Athletics Trainers Association. O’Mara is team physician to Delta State University for home and away games, and has served as team physician for ...

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Keenum new SEC president

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Southeastern Conference by his fellow presidents/chancellors. Keenum succeeds Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. As SEC president, Keenum will head the seven-member executive committee. The panel is empowered under conference by-laws to hear and decide appeals of disciplinary/enforcement matters, fill conference vacancies, and ...

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LaForge to lead Gulf South

Delta State University President William N. LaForge has taken office as the President of the Gulf South Conference. He has spent the past two years as Vice President of the GSC. The President of the GSC oversees the Board of Directors for the league and is responsible for chairing all Board and general session meetings, appoints all standing and special ...

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Popular ex-Saint and Ole Miss Rebel McAllister joining game radio broadcasts

Former New Orleans Saints and Ole Miss star running back Deuce McAllister is joining the radio broadcast for Saints games. McAllister, whose appointment was announced by WWL radio on Wednesday, will serve as a color announcer alongside play-by-play announcer Jim Henderson. McAllister, who remains the Saints’ all-time leading rusher more than seven years after playing his final game in 2008, ...

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Mossy Oak: A middle market success story

By JACK WEATHERLY  Toxey Haas knew there had to be a better way to hunt. So in 1986 he started a company whose name is now almost synonymous with hunting – Mossy Oak. The West Point company started with two patterns – Bottomland and Hill Country – and has expanded that to more than 25 camouflage patterns. Along with that, ...

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HB 1523 could keep MSU, Ole Miss and USM from hosting baseball regionals

Teams could pull out of scheduled NCAA events this spring because of new state laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee while the sport’s governing body’s demands for discrimination-free environments at the places where its events are held won’t take effect until the fall. Though there are many potential unknowns before the measure takes effect, 27 NCAA championships are scheduled this spring ...

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Mississippi Braves — Some things new, some things old for 2016

By TED CARTER The Mississippi Braves will have the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in town April 7 to mark the start of their  11th season at Pearl’s Trustmark Park. First pitch is 7 p.m. The 2016 season for the Double A Southern League club brings the return of many of the same promotions as last year, minus the bobblehead doll giveaways ...

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