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MHSAA suspends all spring activities until March 29

The Mississippi High School Activities Association announced on Monday morning that it has suspended all spring sports and activities due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak until March 29 at the earliest. The suspension of activities includes all sanctioned contests and practices, no matter if a school is open or closed during that time. The announcement followed a teleconference of the ...

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SEC, Big Ten and American Athletic have canceled conference basketball tournaments

The Big Ten, SEC and American Athletic Conference have canceled their conference tournaments, the leagues announced Thursday. The decisions continue ongoing actions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which was labeled a pandemic Wednesday by the World Health Organizations. Also Wednesday, the NCAA announced that the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments would be played without fans. The Power 5 ...

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Elvis museum helps drive business in Tupelo

By LYNN LOFTON He’s been deceased 43 years but Elvis Presley is still making money for Tupelo, his hometown. The Lee County city is about all things Elvis — his birthplace and museum, a festival and sites around town such as the hardware store where he purchased his first guitar and the restored Lyric Theater where he saw movies and ...

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SWAC baseball tournament coming to Mississippi

SWAC baseball is coming to Jackson. Smith Wills Stadium will play host to the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship baseball tournament this spring. A three-year deal was signed for the stadium to host the SWAC championship, WLBT-TV reported. The tournament will be played May 13-17, with the championship game airing on an ESPN network. “This solidifies the decision made to welcome KSG-Overtime ...

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RICK CLEVELAND — The son of a Syracuse street cop, Ed Murphy left an indelible mark on Mississippi

Many Mississippians will remember colorful Ed Murphy from his basketball coaching days at Delta State (1983-1986) and Ole Miss (1986-1992). He was a tall, husky, friendly Irishman with a booming voice and a sharp, often self-deprecating wit. Murphy died Sunday in Carrollton, Georgia, after an extended illness. He was 78. Murphy’s impact on Mississippi was multi-faceted. He spent his first ...

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TODD SMITH — Jeep’s Groundhog Day ad wins Super Bowl gold

Patrick Mahomes wasn’t the only one with the golden touch on Super Bowl Sunday. Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs marched to a thrilling, come-from-behind victory in Super Bowl LIV – and so did many of our favorite brands. Jeep’s “Groundhog Day” ad – featuring Bill Murray, Punxsutawney Phil and others in a flashback to the blockbuster movie, where the ...

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SEC announces average payout of $44.6 million per school

The Southeastern Conference schools each received more than $44.6 million in total revenue distributed by the league, a seven-figure increase from the previous fiscal year. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said Thursday the league handed out just over $651.0 million of total revenue among the 14 members for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which ended August 31, 2019. That’s up from $627.1 ...

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Mississippi Mecca owners look to ‘raise the bar’

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Nathan and Chelsea Chapman have been in the fitness industry for years on a personal level, and they’d always had dreams of opening their own business. Last August, their dream came true, as the couple opened Mississippi Mecca on South Green Street in one of the historic brick warehouses that once was home ...

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Reunion Golf & Country Club culinary operations honored by Golf Inc. magazine

Reunion Golf & Country Club’s culinary operations led by Chef Billy Kistler have been named a Golden Fork award winner by Golf Inc. magazine. Golf Inc. annually recognizes the golf industry’s top dining facilities with its Golden Fork awards in their January/February issue. Reunion Golf & Country Club opened its 33,000 square foot clubhouse in August 2018 and features four ...

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Walk-on’s will take the field in Ridgeland

By JACK WEATHERLY Walk-ons are known for their enthusiasm. They are not scholarship players. They have to scrap and hustle just to make the squad. Rudy Ruettiger was a legendary walk-on for the Notre Dame football team. A movie bearing his first name made him a legend. Brandon Landry and Jack Warner brought that kind of enthusiasm as walk-ons on ...

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