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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 evening with his son. There ...

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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 last season to take the ...

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Cannon Motors supporting Delta State's athletics programs

CLEVELAND — Cannon Motors of Mississippi has entered into a new partnership with Delta State University Athletics. Through its dealership in Cleveland, Cannon Ford Lincoln, the company will be heavily involved with DSU Athletics during the football, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball sports seasons. “Being involved in the Cleveland community has been a lot of fun for us,” says ...

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'Voice of the Bulldogs' Jack Cristil dies at 88

STARKVILLE — Jack Cristil, who called more than 1,500 Mississippi State contests, has died. In a news release, the university said Cristil died last night at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo of complications from kidney disease and cancer after an extended illness. He was 88. Cristil was the “Voice of the Bulldogs” for 58 years. He began in 1953 ...

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First-ever fan voting for top basketball players underway

JACKSON — For the first time in the history of the awards, Mississippians have the opportunity to take part in the voting for the C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies, which annually honor the Magnolia state’s top male and female college basketball players. C Spire, along with the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (MSHOF), announced fan voting will ...

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DawgSnax now offered during MSU basketball games

OCEAN SPRINGS — Basketball fans at Mississippi State University’s (MSU) Humphrey Coliseum no longer have to wait in long lines to enjoy concessions during the university’s men’s basketball games. Game attendees now have the option of having concessions delivered to their seats with a click of a button from their smartphones. Fans visit www.dawgsnax.com on their smartphone browser and place ...

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Former Southern Miss coach Turk dies at 71

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Former Southern Mississippi basketball coach M.K. Turk died on Friday morning. He was 71. Turk led the Golden Eagles for 20 seasons from 1976 to 1996 and finished with a school-record 301 victories, two NCAA tournament appearances and six NIT appearances, including one NIT championship. The school confirmed Turk’s death on Friday. He’s the only Southern Miss ...

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NORTHWAY: Steve Knight should be first-ballot Hall of Famer

Trivia question: Which men’s basketball head coach has the most career wins at one school in Mississippi collegiate history, all levels? Hint: He set the record several years ago, is still at the same institution, still winning games. The answer is: Steve Knight. Wonder how many of you are thinking — who? And, that’s a shame. Steve Knight of William ...

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C Spire signs contract extension with NBA's Grizzlies

RIDGELAND — The Memphis Grizzlies and C Spire Wireless have entered into a multi-year extension of an agreement involving the NBA Western Conference team and FedExForum. Terms were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, the Memphis Grizzlies will continue its relationship with C Spire Wireless as the official wireless partner of the professional basketball team and FedExForum and offer ...

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Board gives nod to plans for new UM basketball arena

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi is taking concrete steps toward building a new basketball arena. The state College Board has approved plans for Ole Miss to spend $6 million for architects to design a 10,000-seat venue, a parking garage and other facilities. The arena would replace the 9,061-seat Tad Smith Coliseum, built in 1967. Ole Miss says the current ...

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