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MSU’s Keenum elected vice president of the Southeastern Conference

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  STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been elected vice president of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by his fellow presidents/chancellors. The action was taken Friday at the SEC’s summer meeting in Destin, Florida. Keenum will serve a term of one year in the post, succeeding the retiring University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart. Gearhart is retiring from ...

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Sports betting could boost casino traffic

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By FRANK BROWN At a time when many states are looking for ways to reverse sagging casino revenues, there’s a three-judge panel in New Jersey pondering a decision that could change the gambling playing field. In the next week or two, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule on a New Jersey challenge of the Bradley Act, ...

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Operations keeps show moving — and then there’s gum

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Sixteen or so hours overseeing game-day maintenance and clean-up inside Trustmark Stadium normally makes sleep a cinch for 28-year-old Chris Hornberger, the stadium’s operation manager. But there’s always the gum to think about – or more precisely, the already-been-chewed variety that fans leave on the surface of the wrap-around mezzanine. If not scrapped up right away, the gum turns black ...

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M-Braves announce opening day roster

The Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, is proud to unveil its Opening Day roster for the 2015 season which begins Thursday, April 9 at Trustmark Park. As ranked by Baseball America, the M-Braves club features four of the Atlanta Braves top 30 prospects including Jason Hursh (6), Rio Ruiz (11), Tyrell Jenkins (12) and Mallex Smith (19). Hursh went ...

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Biloxi Shuckers gives city $925K to speed construction

BILOXI — The Biloxi Shuckers baseball team and Overtime Sports will kick in at least $925,000 in upgrades to the minor league baseball stadium to hurry construction. The Sun Herald reports the city council voted unanimously Tuesday and without discussion to modify the lease agreement. The upgrades include: » $325,000 for audio/visual equipment » $275,000 in video upgrades » $100,000 for entrance upgrades ...

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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 team slept while the sports ...

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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 field gold medalists, Commodore in ...

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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 should be able to participate ...

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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 their path of aspiring to ...

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