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NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image, likeness

The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday toward allowing amateur athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to permit them to “benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.” The United States’ largest governing body for college athletics realized that it “must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes,” ...

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Ole Miss does roughly $128,000 in first-game beer sales

By PARRISH ALFORD / Daily Journal OXFORD – The first day of beer sales at Ole Miss took in $128,000, interim athletics director Keith Carter said. The school sold 15,400 units at $8 and $9 per unit. Net sales numbers were not available. Ole Miss became the seventh SEC school to announce beer sales after conference presidents voted last May ...

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Tupelo announces naming rights agreement with BankPlus for local sports complex

By TAYLOR VANCE / Daily Journal The city of Tupelo on Monday announced a naming rights agreement with a local bank to rename one of its outdoor sports facilities. The city agreed to rename the sports facility located at Ballard Park the BankPlus SportsPlex, which will last for 10 years and apply to every sports field within the facility, according to ...

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Animal rights group wants mascot hit by player to retire

An animal rights group wants Mississippi State to retire its live bulldog mascot named Jak after he was crashed into by an Auburn University player making a mad dash through the end zone. News outlets report People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has sent a letter to the Mississippi college, saying it was sheer luck that Jak wasn’t severely ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — ‘El boom Latino’ heard at the Sanderson Farms Championship

Welcome to Mississippi, Senor Munoz. Let’s expand that welcome to the whole country, because Sebastian Munoz truly arrived in the United States in a big way on Sunday. In Jackson, he won his first PGA golf tournament, opening the door to bigger and better things. His achievement was set up when he sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th ...

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Seventh grader is school’s first female football player

By NATHANIEL GABLER / Oxford Eagle OXFORD  Aniah Echols walks gingerly, shading her eyes with her right hand as she treads through the boys locker room at Oxford Middle School looking for her coach. Just a seventh grader, Echols doesn’t really know any different. But in a way, she’s forced herself to do a lot of growing up quickly in ...

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Southern Miss is latest to sell beer at football games

The University of Southern Mississippi is joining a nationwide trend of universities selling beer at football games. The university announced Monday that it will sell beer and light wine at M.M. Roberts Stadium beginning with its Sept. 28 game against University of Texas at El Paso. USM officials say they’re waiting until the year’s second home game to get employees ...

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BankPlus recommits as fan pavilion and junior pro-am sponsor for Sanderson Farms Championship

The Sanderson Farms Championship announced today that BankPlus has committed to continue as sponsor of the popular BankPlus Fan Pavilion and the BankPlus Junior Pro-Am. The 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship is scheduled for September 16-22 at The Country Club of Jackson. The BankPlus Fan Pavilion is a shared hospitality venue on the 12th green with a tiered viewing deck that overlooks ...

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