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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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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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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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State-run golf course in Mississippi closing for maintenance

A state-run golf course in Mississippi’s capital city is closing three months for maintenance. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says the LeFleur’s Bluff Golf Course is closing Tuesday and should reopen in late February. The department says crews will work on improvements to buildings at the course in northeast Jackson.

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Ole Miss selects Keith Carter as its athletic director

The University of Mississippi has removed the interim tag from Keith Carter’s title by officially naming him the school’s athletic director. Carter had been working as Ole Miss’ interim athletic director since Ross Bjork’s departure in May. Bjork had been Ole Miss’ athletic director for seven years before leaving for the same position at Texas A&M. “In my time as a student athlete and ...

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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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