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NCAA: No championships in states with confederate symbol

The NCAA’s Board of Governors put its clout behind a change in Mississippi’s state flag with a dramatic move on Friday morning. The NCAA panel expanded its “Confederate flag policy” to prevent any championship events from being played “in states where the symbol has a prominent presence.” As the statement from the Boad of Governors noted, “Mississippi is the only ...

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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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Braves want to win hearts as 15th anniversary season begins

By TED CARTER A Wikipedia report has it that at least a dozen Jackson Mets players wed young ladies they met while in Jackson. That’s a lot of love. That the game was played on a diamond probably didn’t hurt. And with both love and baseball blooming in the spring, the Mississippi Braves are throwing in a diamond ring of ...

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Snopek, Johnson buy P360 Performance Academy in Madison County

Chris Snopek, former Ole Miss All-American and MLB player for the Chicago White Sox and Avery Johnson, from Brandon and former pitcher for Belhaven University, today announced that they have purchased the P360 Baseball Academy in Madison county. The purchase includes the national award winning Sox baseball program, which includes teams in the Jackson and Oxford markets and serves players ...

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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 minor league baseball team to be named

BILOXI — The city of Biloxi’s new Double-A baseball team will announce its name on Nov. 24. The franchise is currently operating as the Huntsville (Alabama) Stars of the Southern League. It is to move to Biloxi for the start of the 2015 season. A $36 million, 5,000-seat stadium is being constructed along U.S. Highway 90 across from the Beau ...

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