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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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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 student-athletes with the resources to ...

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MSU adopts commercial tailgating policies

A few weeks before football season starts, Mississippi State has unveiled the state’s first set of regulations governing commercial tailgating companies. A school press release said the rules governing commercial tailgating companies — those that erect tailgate set-ups for customers — are designed to manage the industry’s expansion. A committee adopted the policies after studying the issue on the Starkville ...

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MBJ Editorial: Mississippi has a Heisman to hold on to

While we understand what Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann meant when he said, “If Mississippi ever wins a Heisman trophy, we want to keep it,” there likely are many out there who don’t. Hosemann made the comments in connection with a story, saying a new law could help protect student athletes from sports agents who engage in unethical practices. Mississippi ...

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Jackson State hires first female AD

JACKSON — Jackson State University has hired Vivian Fuller as its first female athletic director. University President Carolyn Meyers introduced Fuller at a news conference Wednesday. The 56-year-old Fuller replaces Bob Braddy. The Clarion-Ledger reports Fuller’s salary was not immediately available. Braddy had made $100,000. The daughter of a North Carolina sharecropper, Fuller has spent eight years at Sojourner-Douglass College, ...

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Bosses differ on ‘Office Madness’ in March

  If the credit markets don’t kill the economy, March Madness might. The NCAA Basketball Tournament started last Thursday, an annual event that ushers in the beginning of spring and the demise of laser-focused productivity at businesses across the U.S. Break rooms turn into betting parlors, with employees examining their brackets, plunging into office pools and hoping they pick the ...

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