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Mississippi State Wins Governor's Cup Video included

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PEARL, Miss. – Behind the dominant pitching of Lucas Laster and Vance Tatum, the Mississippi State baseball team rallied past Ole Miss to win the Governor’s Cup 8-3 Tuesday night at Trustmark Park. More>>

Tennessee Introduces Donnie Tyndall

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- University of Tennessee vice chancellor and director of athletics Dave Hart announced today the hiring of Donnie Tyndall as the Volunteers' 19th men's basketball coach.
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Clinton Lady Arrows Relay Team Racing for Records Video included

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CLINTON - The Clinton girls relay team is not only aiming for state championship runs next month, but they're also trying to beat state records in both relay events. More>>

Reports: USM's Tyndall Headed to Tennessee

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WJTV - Reports late Monday night by CBS Sports' Gary Parrish and ESPN's Jeff Goodman indicate that Southern Miss head men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall will take the same job at Tennessee.
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Monken Encouraged by Confidence and Improvement During USM Spring Video included

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss’ annual Black and Gold game, Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium.“I really thought, throughout the spring, that we improved on the things that mattered; attitude, energy and body language,” said Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken. “I thought our guys were flying around. There was more energy. It was productive for what we were trying to get accompl... More>>

Ross Prepares for NBA Draft Video included

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JACKSON - Jackson native LaQuinton Ross is leaving school early for the NBA Draft. The former Ohio State Buckeye is foregoing his senior season to go pro.
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Ole Miss Rebel Road Trip Video included

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Ole Miss Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze head-lined the caravan that stopped in Jackson yesterday. The crew said the capital city is a major part of their focus, both in recruiting and in this week's rebel road-trip. Freeze, along with Men's Basketball Coach Andy Kennedy, Athletics Director Ross Bjork and others spoke, answered questions and greeted a large contingency of Rebel followers at the Mississippi Sports Hall Of Fame. The Rebel Road Trip is an eleven-stop tour through-out the southeast. More>>

Ole Miss Basketball Signs Two Transfers Video included

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Andy Kennedy and the Ole Miss Rebels picked up a pair of transfers who should contribute right away. They signed 6'4" shooting guard Roderick Lawrence out of South-Plains College in Texas, and Terrence Smith, who heads to Oxford after starting three seasons at UT-Martin.
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Twymond Howard Signs with Tennessee-Martin Video included

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SUMMIT - Pearl Grad Twymond Howard signed with UT-Martin on Monday. After graduating from Pearl, Howard went to play for the University of Texas at El Paso. After seeing limited playing time as a Freshman, he transferred to Southwest Mississippi Community College for his Sophomore year. In his year at SWCC, he earned an NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American selection. Howard averaged 15.8 points and 9.8 rebounds on the year, and was named MVP of the MACJC men's basketball All-Star game. More>>

Belhaven Evens Up Cowboy-Maloney Series with 4-1 Win Over Millsaps Video included

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JACKSON - The Belhaven baseball team bounced back from a tough weekend at Southern Poly State with a 4-1 Maloney Series victory Tuesday at Millsaps College. The Blazers, ranked 23rd in the latest NAIA Top 25 Coaches' Poll, won the season series with the Majors 2-1 and in the process snapped a three-game losing skid. The Blazers and Majors now each sit at 3-2 in the 2014 Cowboy-Maloney series with each having a game left against the Mississippi College Choctaws. More>>

NW Rankin Run-Rules Madison Central Video included

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FLOWOOD - In their third meeting of the season, NW Rankin beat their rivals from Madison County to finish with a 2-1 record against the Jaguars. Tuesday night they won 11-1.With the win, the Cougars improve to 9-1 in district 3-6A play. The Jaguars fall to 3-6. Click the video above to watch the highlights from the game. More>>

Jackson Prep Blasts Lamar Video included

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FLOWOOD - Jackson Prep gets a solid outing from junior and Mississippi State commit Noah Hughes and beats Lamar 17-0 Tuesday night.The Patriots improve to 25-3 on the season.
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Faulkner Glad to be a Pro Video included

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss' point guard Jamierra Faulkner was selected as the 34th pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Chicago Sky on Monday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. More>>

USM's Faulkner Selected in WNBA Draft Video included

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WJTV - Former Southern Miss point guard Jamierra Faulkner is going to the WNBA. More>>

The Sports Zone: Ole Miss Romps MSU to Win Series Video included

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – It was an all-around dominant performance from the Rebels on Sunday in a rubber-game as No. 13 Ole Miss (29-9, 9-6 SEC) pounded out 20 hits to race past Mississippi State (22-15, 7-8 SEC) for a 12-2 win at Dudy Noble Field. More>>

The Sports Zone: Ray Guy Discusses Hall of Fame Speech Video included

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WJTV - Ray Guy will be the first punter and Southern Miss football player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this August. Recently Guy was part of a signing event at KDMC Performance Center in Brookhaven with former USM star and current Patriots linebacker Jaime Collins. We asked Guy a variety of questions about going into the Hall of Fame. Click the link above to hear what Guy has to say about the plans for his Hall of Fame speech and why writing it will be so tough. Also, don... More>>

Alcorn State Shows Balance in Spring Game Video included

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LORMAN - Alcorn State is one of the favorites to win the SWAC this upcoming season. The Braves, who return many players on offense and defense from a team that went 9-3 last year, held their Purple and Gold spring game Saturday in Lorman. Click the video above for highlights and a report from Jeff Haeger. Also, don't forget to watch The Sports Zone Sunday nights on WJTV News Channel 12 at 10:20 PM. More>>

MSU Spring Football Game: Maroon Edges White 41-38 Video included

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STARKVILLE – Evan Sobiesk booted a 28-field goal as time expired as Maroon edged White, 41-38, in the Mississippi State football spring game Saturday.  Quarterback Dak Prescott was 7-of-9 for 131 yards with a passing and a rushing touchdown to lead the Maroon. More>>

Alcorn State Spring Football Game: Purple Defeats Gold 21-16 Video included

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LORMAN - The Alcorn State Braves gave the fans a glimpse of just how explosive they can be on both sides of the ball in their annual Spring Football game Saturday as the Purple team defeated the Gold 21-16. More>>

JSU Spring Football Game: Blue Defense Ties White Offense 14-14 Video included

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JACKSON - New Jackson State Head Football Coach Harold Jackson said the Tigers offense operated in a very "Vanilla" way in Saturday's Spring Game.  It managed to produce a pair of big explosive plays, while also making a couple costly mistakes, which resulted in points for the defense as the Blue (Offense) tied the White (Defense) with two touchdowns a piece. More>>

Ole Miss Takes Series Opener 6-1 Over Rival Mississippi State Video included

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STARKVILLE - The Ole Miss Rebels jumped out to an early lead Friday and held rival Mississippi State in check most of the night in their own ballpark.  No. 19 Ole Miss defeated No. 17 MSU 6-1 taking the first of the three-game SEC weekend series. More>>

High School Baseball: Clinton 7 Warren Central 3 Video included

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CLINTON - The Clinton Arrows exploded out of the gate, scoring six runs in the bottom of the first inning and then cruised to a 7-3 victory over Warren Central Friday. The Win secured the fourth consecutive Region Championship for Coach Eddie Lofton's Arrows. More>>

MSU Unveils Special New Uniforms, Announces New Adidas Agreement Video included

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STARKVILLE – Mississippi State and Adidas unveiled special vintage uniforms that the Bulldogs will don in the 2014 football season-opener against Southern Miss on August 30 and this Saturday’s baseball contest against rival Ole Miss. Additionally, Athletics Director Scott Stricklin announced a contract extension with Adidas as the official provider for MSU. The deal, worth $17.5 million, is for seven years and runs through 2020. More>>

Young Athletes Get an Early Start Video included

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JACKSON - A track meet Wednesday at Fairview Learning Academy involved 3-and-4-year olds.  They are part of Sports Paradise Fundamentals, which is an organization dedicated to teaching very young kids the basics of track, basketball, and soccer.  More importantly, one of their primary principles is to fight childhood obesity. More>>

USM's Berry To Be Inducted Into MS JUCO Sports Hall of Fame Video included

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HATTIESBURG - Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry will be inducted into the Mississippi Junior College Sports Hall of Fame Tuesday, April 29, at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl. Berry served as head coach at Meridian Community College from 1997-2001 and compiled a gaudy 185-58 record guiding the Eagles to multiple NJCAA World Series appearances. More>>

MSU Beats Southern Miss in 11 Innings Video included

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PEARL, Miss. – After spending most of the day worrying if they would even get to play, the Mississippi State baseball team played well into the night Tuesday at Trustmark Park.Thundershowers left the area just in time for MSU to knock off Southern Mississippi 4-3 in an 11-inning thriller played as part of the College Series at Trustmark Park.The Bulldogs scored the game-winning run in the home half of the 11th inning as Derrick Armstrong trotted home from third on a one-out wild pitch.MSU imp... More>>

UConn Downs Kentucky for National Championship

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Connecticut's upperclassmen were too much for the kids of Kentucky. Poised and experienced, UConn won its second national championship in four years, outlasting Kentucky and its stable of freshmen Monday night.
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Depth, Experience Encourage Rebels in 2014

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OXFORD, Miss. - On a beautiful, sunny Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the Ole Miss football team treated Rebel Nation to a competitive afternoon with the 2014 Regions Bank Grove Bowl. In a modified scoring system featuring four different sessions, the offense defeated the defense by a score of 15-12. More>>

Minor Struggles and Shines in M-Braves Season Opener Video included

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PEARL, MS -- The Mississippi Braves dropped its opening night contest to the Mobile BayBears by a final score of 6-2 in front of a crowd of 5,132 at Trustmark Park.  More>>

Stipend Not Easily Affordable Video included

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WJTV - As student-athletes at Northwestern try and unionize, TJ Werre and Mike Alzamora investigate a $2,000 stipend for athletes and which SEC schools would be able to afford it based on their budgets from the fiscal year 2012-2013. More>>

Newman, North Squad Win All-Star Game Video included

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JACKSON - Callaway guard Malik Newman set a 53-year-old scoring record in the MAC All-Star Game with 37 points as his North team beat the South 114-110 Saturday night on the campus of Jackson State University.Newman's teammate, Madison Central's LeRoy Buchanan, had 15 points, whille Quindarry Weatherspoon from Velma Jackson scored 13 for the South. Provine's Jerekius Davis and D'Angelo West scored 15 points and 5 points respectivally for the South as well. In the girls game, the North won eas... More>>

MSU Women Advance to NIT Elite Eight

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State was determined to extend its women’s basketball season a tad bit longer.Rallying from a 14-point deficit early in the second half, the Bulldogs stormed past Auburn 59-54 into the quarterfinals of the WNIT. More>>

JCJC Men's Basketball Visits Capitol Video included

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JACKSON - The Jones County Junior College basketball team visited the Capitol Wednesday morning to be honored on their recent NJCAA National Championship.The Bobcats were honored on the House floor and then took pictures with Governor Phil Bryant. Click the video above to hear from the Bobcats about their visit to Jackson. More>>

Northwestern Football Players Allowed to Unionize

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CHICAGO — In a ruling that could revolutionize college sports, a federal agency has given football players at Northwestern University the green light to unionize.
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Minnesota Eliminates USM from NIT

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Austin Hollins scored a career-high 32 points to lead Minnesota to an 81-73 win Tuesday night over Southern Mississippi and a spot in the NIT semifinals.
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JSU Softball Splits Doubleheader with Arkansas

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JACKSON - Jackson State wins game two of a doubleheader 3-1 over Arkansas. Former Madison Central pitcher Kelly Young took the loss in Game 2 but earned the win in Game 1.
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JSU's Chang Ready for Challenge

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JACKSON - New Jackson State offensive coordinator Timmy Chang has his first coaching job since his playing days ended at Hawaii.  More>>

Marshall Memories

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WJTV - Marshall Henderson's last game as an Ole Miss Rebel was Friday night in the SEC Tournament, a game the Rebels lost to Georgia 75-73. Before the game, News Channel 12's TJ Werre caught up with fans to find out their favorite memories of the highly popular and controversial shooting guard. More>>

USM Left Out of Big Dance

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WJTV - Southern Miss is going to the NIT for the second straight season after being left out as an at-large team in the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Eagles were defeated in the seminal round of the Conference USA Tournament Friday night by Louisiana Tech. La. Tech went on to lose to Tulsa in the Championship game. Tulsa was the only team from C-USA to make the Big Dance.Up next for USM is the NIT. The Golden Eagles are a three-seed in their region and will host 6-seed Toledo in the first round... More>>

Jackson State Releases 2014 Football Schedule

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JACKSON - Jackson State released its 2014 football schedule Sunday afternoon. Former Tigers coach Rick Comegy makes his return to Jackson with Mississippi Valley October 11. More>>

SEC Tournament: MSU's Season a Tale of Two Halves

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ATLANTA - After a 10-3 record through the non-conference part of their schedule, the Mississippi State basketball team hit a wall in conference play, finishing with 13 straight losses. More>>

Callaway, Vicksburg to Meet in 5A Championship Game

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JACKSON - Vicksburg beat Pascagoula 82-67 and Callaway beat Laurel 79-75 in overtime in the other 5A semifinal game. The championship is Friday at 8 PM. More>>

Natchez Defeates Canton for Spot in 5A Title Game

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JACKSON - Natchez defeated defending 5A champion Canton 64-60 in triple overtime Monday in the semifinal round of the MHSAA State Tournament. More>>

Jones County Clinches National Tournament Berth

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WJTV - Jones County JC defeated Pearl River Saturday night 80-67 to clinch a spot in the NJCAA National Tournament Saturday night in Clinton.Jones County will now go to Hutchinson, Kansas for a chance at a national championship. The brackets for the tournament will be released Monday. The first games of the tournament begin March 17th.Click the video above for highlights from Saturday's game. Don't forget to watch The Sports Zone every Sunday at 10:20 on WJTV News Channel 12. More>>

The Sports Zone: Former USM Star Collins Growing with Patriots

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WJTV - Former USM football star Jamie Collins was at KDMC Performance Center in Brookhaven over the weekend for a meet-and-greet with fans. He discusses his time at USM and what his first season was like with the New England Patriots. More>>

McCray Eyes NFL at Ole Miss Pro Day

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OXFORD - Jackson native Emmanuel McCray wasn't invited to the NFL Combine but is hoping his performance at the school's pro day Monday will improve his chances at catching on with a team. More>>

Summers Wins Howell, Faulkner Wins Gillom

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JACKSON, Miss. – Junior Jarvis Summers has been named the 2014 Cspire Howell Trophy winner and Southern Miss senior Jamierra Faulkner won the Gillom Trophy. More>>

The Sports Zone: Saints Dir. of College Scouting Rick Reiprish

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WJTV - Saints Director of College Scouting Rick Reiprish joined TJ Werre on the Sports Zone Sunday to discuss the NFL Combine, the team's draft philosophy this year as well as other topics. More>>

Jackson's Waters Finds Solid Footing in Canada

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WJTV - Jackson Prep alum Swayze Waters recently signed a two-year contract extension with the Toronto Argonauts last month, giving him stability with a professional franchise for the first time in his career.  More>>

MRA Wins 7th MAIS Overall Championship in 10 Years

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CLINTON - Madison-Ridgeland Academy led throughout the second half, beating Jackson Prep 57-47 in the MAIS Overall Championship game. More>>

PCS Wins MAIS Girls Overall Championship

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CLINTON - Despite trailingby four points after three quarters, MRA couldn't overcome Presbyterian Christian in the MAIS Overall Girls Championship game, falling 44-34. More>>

MAIS Overall Tournament: MRA, PCS Girls & MRA, Prep Boys Advance to Championship

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CLINTON - The MRA girls defeated perennial power Leake Academy 60-47 and Presbyterian Christian beat Jackson Academy 40-33 to earn a spot in Saturday's MAIS Overall Tournament Championship at 1 PM.On the boys side, MRA beat Trinity Episcopal 60-50 and Jackson Prep beat Jackson Academy 49-47. Prep beat JA for the first time in six tries to earn a spot in Saturday's title game. MRA and Prep will meet at 3 PM on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton.Click the video above to watch Friday's... More>>

High School Hoops: Velma Jackson, Callaway and Madison Central Advance to State

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WJTV - In 3A North, Velma Jackson beats Forest 47-28, Callaway beats West Point 84-70 in 5A and Madison Central beats Horn Lake 62-56 in 6A. More>>

Former MRA Coach Headed to Long Beach

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WJTV - In a text message to News Channel 12 Tuesday night, former MRA head coach Forrest Williams says he has accepted the head football coach and athletic director position at Long Beach High School. More>>

MHSAA Girls Basketball: NW Rankin and Brandon Advance

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WJTV - 2011 6A champions NW Rankin defeat Murrah at home in the 6A North playoffs while Brandon beat the two-time defending champs in 6A, Forest Hill, in the 6A South playoffs. More>>

Jackson Prep Wins 4th Straight MAIS AAA Boys Soccer Championship

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WJTV - Jackson Prep beats MRA 2-0 in the MAIS AAA Boys Championship Monday night for the 14th title in school history. Click the video above for the highlights. More>>

The Sports Zone: Gabe Jackson Interview

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WJTV - TJ Werre sits down with former Mississippi State offensive lineman Gabe Jackson as he prepared for the NFL Combine Monday in Madison. Jackson is rated as one of the top offensive guards in this year's NFL Draft. More>>

The Sports Zone: Roundtable

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WJTV - Courtney Cronin from the Clarion-Ledger joins TJ Werre to discuss the NFL Combine, Ole Miss football problems, Howell trophy favorites as well as high school basketball. More>>

Murrah, Madison Central and MRA Win Playoff Games

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WJTV - The first round of the MHSAA District playoffs finished up Tuesday all over the state. More>>

Kentucky Dominates Ole Miss

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OXFORD - Kentucky jumps out to a big first half lead and never looks back, beating Ole Miss 84-70. More>>

Fox Sports: Nkemdiche Brothers Sued

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WJTV - The off the field problems keep piling up for the Ole Miss football team. In a report released by Fox Sports Tuesday afternoon, a lawsuit has been filed against Rebels Denzel and Robert Nkemdiche. More>>

Jackson Training for Combine in Madison

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MADISON - Former Mississippi State offensive lineman Gabe Jackson is preparing for the NFL Combine at D-1 in Madison. More>>

Two Ole Miss Players Arrested Over Weekend

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Oxford police chief Joey East says Mississippi linebackers Denzel Nkemdiche and Serderius Bryant were arrested in separate incidents over the past weekend.
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The Sports Zone: David Sanders Interview Video included

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WJTV - Callaway boys basketball coach David Sanders joins TJ Werre to discuss his first season with the Chargers, coaching star junior Malik Newman as well as the upcoming playoffs and other topics. More>>

Jackson State Baseball Starts 3-1

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JACKSON - Senior Desmond Russell tossed a complete-game four-hitter as Jackson State beat South Dakota State 3-1 Sunday afternoon. More>>

Georgia Hands Ole Miss 2nd Straight Defeat

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Kenny Gaines scored 21 points and Charles Mann hit the go-ahead free throw with 1.5 seconds remaining, lifting Georgia past Mississippi 61-60 on Saturday in a battle for third place in the Southeastern Conference. More>>

Prairie View Beats Jackson State

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PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) - John Brisco scored 20 points as Prairie View AM rallied in the second half to edge Jackson State 53-50 on Saturday. More>>

Auburn Keeps MSU Winless on the Road

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Chris Denson scored 30 points and KT Harrell added 26 to lead Auburn to a 92-82 victory over slumping Mississippi State on Saturday. More>>

MTSU Hands USM Second Straight Loss

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Kerry Hammonds II pumped in a season-high 26 points, including six 3-pointers, to propel Middle Tennessee to an 81-64 win over Southern Miss on Saturday and keep the Blue Raiders atop the Conference USA standings. More>>

High School Hoops: East Rankin Aca. 62, Starkville Academy 42 Video included

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PELAHATCHIE - Peyton Cross leads the Patriots with 14 points as East Rankin beats Starkville Academy 62-42. East Rankin will face Hillcrest in the next round Friday night. More>>

High School Hoops: Callaway Beats Provine 76-73 Video included

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WJTV - In a rematch of the 5A Championship from a year ago, Callaway beats Provine again 76-73 at Forest Hill High School. Click the video above for highlights. More>>

Belhaven Applies for NCAA Division III Membership

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WJTV - Multiple sources confirm to News Channel 12 that Belhaven University has applied for NCAA Division III membership. More>>

The Sports Zone: Roundtable

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WJTV - Jason Scarborough joins TJ Werre to discuss USM and Ole Miss basketball, as well as National Signing Day and Mississippi State baseball. More>>

The Sports Zone: Madison Central's Cecil Hinds Video included

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WJTV - Madison Central soccer coach Cecil Hinds joined TJ Werre on The Sports Zone Sunday night to discuss the boys and girls championships won by the Jaguars this past weekend. More>>

Ole Miss Gets Big Win Over Missouri

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Marshall Henderson scored 29 points and Mississippi survived a 3-point attempt at the buzzer Saturday to defeat Missouri 91-88.Henderson hit 8 of 15 from 3-point range and added five assists for Ole Miss (16-7, 7-3 Southeastern Conference), who remained in sole possession of third place. Jarvis Summers and LaDarius White had 16 points apiece, and Anthony Perez 11.Missouri (16-7, 4-6) trailed 91-83 with 19 seconds left and had an opportunity to force overtime, but a 28-foo... More>>

Kentucky Escapes Starkville with a Win

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Julius Randle scored 16 points, James Young added 11 and No. 18 Kentucky beat Mississippi State 69-59 on Saturday. More>>

Girls 4A Soccer Championship: NE Jones 2, Richland 1

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CLINTON - After a scoreless first half, Northeast Jones scored the first two goals of the second half. The Rangers added a late goal but couldn't get the equalizer. More>>

4A Boys Soccer Championship: St. Stanislaus 5, Florence 0 Video included

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CLINTON - Florence loses the 4A title game 5-0 to St. Stanislaus. It was the Eagles first appearance in this game since 2011. More>>

Madison Central's Soccer Teams Sweep 6A Championship Games Video included

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CLINTON - The Madison Central boys and girls soccer teams both beat Brandon Friday night for 6A Championships. The boys won 3-0 for their second straight title. The girls won 2-0 for their 6th title in school history. More>>

Ray Guy Night Video included

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HATTIESBURG - Former Southern Miss punter Ray Guy was honored at his old school Friday night for being the first Golden Eagle elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Guy was honored duringa ceremony before USM's basketball game against Marshall as well as at halftime of the game. More>>

Football Playoff Home Games One of Many MHSAA Changes

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CLINTON — Four second-time items passed the MHSAA legislative council and executive committee voting Thursday and will go into effect either this spring or next school year. More>>

The Sports Zone: Corey Dickerson Interview Video included

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WJTV - Brookhaven Academy alum Corey Dickerson just finished his first season playing Major League ball. The Rockies called him up in June and he's expected to compete for a starting outfield position this spring. Click the link above to see the interview. More>>

Seahawks Dominate Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have won their first Super Bowl title, crushing the favored Denver Broncos 43-8.Linebacker Malcolm Smith returned an interception of Peyton Manning 69 yards for a touchdown late in the first half Sunday, and Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for another TD.The Seahawks led 36-0 before Denver finally scored on the last play of the third quarter.Manning was 34 of 49 for 280 yards, but most of that came after S... More>>

Ray Guy Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Ray Guy, considered by many as the “greatest punter of all time,” took the final step of his football journey Saturday by being elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.The former Southern Miss football standout and Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders punter, earned election by receiving the minimum required 80 percent of the vote by the 46-member Selection Committee. Guy, along with former Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Claude Humphrey, made up the two s... More>>

When His Helmet Isn't Enough

WJTV - Football is the most popular sport in the nation, but in recent years it has also become one of the most scrutinized because of concussions. It's a topic of discussion that draws plenty of debate no matter the level of the sport. More>>

When His Helmet Isn't Enough Video included

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WJTV - Football is the most popular sport in the nation, but in recent years it has also become one of the most scrutinized because of concussions. It's a topic of discussion that draws plenty of debate no matter the level of the sport.With the stroke of a pen by Governor Phil Bryant, Mississippi officially became the last state in the America to have a youth concussion law. For Lee Jenkins, the director of the Mississippi Brain Injury Association, it was a long time coming."We've been workin... More>>

#3 Florida Too Much for MSU

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State battled No. 3 Florida on even terms for a majority of Thursday night’s SEC battle before falling 62-51. More>>

#3 Florida Too Much for MSU Video included

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STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State battled No. 3 Florida on even terms for a majority of Thursday night’s SEC battle.The Gators found a second gear late though to pull away to a 62-51 win against the Bulldogs. More>>

Belhaven Ready for Opener Video included

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JACKSON - The Belhaven baseball team will hang its hat on pitching, defense and speed in 2014, a formula they say should lead to success. The Blazers open the new season Friday afternoon at home against LSU-Alexandria at 4 PM. 

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MSU's Ray Apologizes

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi State coach Rick Ray has issued an apology after television replays showed him directing comments at Mississippi's Marshall Henderson in the final seconds of Saturday's game. More>>

The Sports Zone: Roundtable Video included

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WJTV - TJ Werre and Jason Scarborough make their Super Bowl predictions, the various head coaching introductions last week, Victoria Vivians as well as Ole Miss and Mississippi State basketball. More>>

Vivians Sets State Scoring Record Video included

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SCOTT COUNTY - Scott Central senior forward Victoria Vivians set the Mississippi High School girls basketball career scoring record Friday night at home against Union. More>>

The Road Less Traveled Video included

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WJTV - MRA alum Caleb Miskelly and Hillcrest alum Emmanuel Ezejiofo both took long roads to end up at Mississippi College. More>>

JSU Names Assistant Head Football Coach and Secondary Coach

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(JSU Athletics). - Jackson State University head football coach Harold Jackson has named Derrick Burroughs as the programs assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. More>>

JSU's Cox to Play in Senior Bowl

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Jackson State's standout defensive back Qua Cox has been tabbed to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl on Saturday, January 25 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. Kick-off for the game is set for 3 p.m. (CT) and will be televised on the NFL Network. More>>

NW Rankin, MRA Introduce New Head Coaches Video included

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WJTV - NW Rankin and Madison-Ridgeland Academy both introduced their new football coaches Wednesday afternoon.NW Rankin has hired Tyler Peterson. Peterson spent the last two seasons at Kosciusko. The Whippets were winless the season before he took over but in his two seasons he led them to a combined 11-14 record. He also led Noxapater to a 1A State Championship in 2011.Herbert Davis MRA's new leading man. Davis replaces Forrest Williams, who compiled a 24-12 record in three seasons with the ... More>>

Mississippi State Beats Auburn

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Roquez Johnson scored 18 points, Colin Borchert added 17 and Mississippi State beat Auburn 82-74 on Wednesday night.Mississippi State (13-5, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) led by 10 points midway through the second half before Auburn rallied and Chris Denson's layup cut it to 59-58 with 4:35 remaining.But little-used Mississippi State reserve Tyson Cunningham scored the next five points - and then took a charge on the other end - to help the Bulldogs hold on for the vic... More>>

Henderson Eclipses 1,000 Career Points in Rebels' Win Over Vanderbilt

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jarvis Summers scored 16 points in leading the Mississippi Rebels who nearly blew a 13-point lead in the second half before beating Vanderbilt 63-52 Wednesday night.The Rebels (13-5, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) now have won three straight overall and leave Memorial Gym with back-to-back wins in a place where they had won in only six of their first 55 visits.Vanderbilt (9-8, 1-4) just couldn't overcome the Rebels' 44-40 edge on the boards for a 15-8 edge in second-chan... More>>

Kosciusko's Tyler Peterson Expected to be Named NW Rankin Football Coach

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WJTV - News Channel 12 sports confirmed Tuesday night that Tyler Peterson will be the new head coach of the NW Rankin football team.Peterson won the 1A state championship in 2011 at Noxapater. He has spent the last two seasons at Kosciusko where he amassed an 11-14 record. Peterson will be introduced at NW Rankin at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.Peterson will replace Pete Hurt, who resigned from the position late last year. More>>

Hairston Back to Visit Jackson Video included

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JACKSON - Jackson native Marlon Hairston will begin his professional soccer career next week. Until then, he's back in Jackson a day after being selected in the first round of the Major Leage Soccere SuperDraft. More>>

Belhaven Hires Mumme as New Football Coach

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WJTV - SMU passing game coordinator Hal Mumme will be introduced as the new football coach on campus Tuesday afternoon. More>>

USM Beats Rice in Conference Home Opener

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Five Golden Eagles scored double-figures as Southern Miss defeated Rice, 84-62, Thursday night at Reed Green Coliseum. More>>

USM Beats Rice in Conference Home Opener Video included

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Five Golden Eagles scored double-figures as Southern Miss defeated Rice, 84-62, Thursday night at Reed Green Coliseum.Michael Craig led all scorers with 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Aaron Brown had 15 points and tied a career-high with eight rebounds. Neil Watson had 12 points and six assists and Daveon Boardingham had 10 points, eight rebounds and a career-high five assists. Chip Armelin added 10 points.“I thought we wore them down late in the game,” said... More>>

Forrest Williams Resigns from MRA

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MRA - Forrest Williams, Madison Ridgeland Academy’s head football coach since 2011, has resigned to seek other employment. In a text message to News Channel 12 this afternoon, Williams said that he was pursuing other opportunities.He compiled a 24 – 14 record in his three years at the school, including a trip to the play-offs in each season. Williams’ efforts to build the program are appreciated by the school, and MRA wishes Coach Williams well in his future endeavors. A search to name Willia... More>>

Jackson's Hairston Selected in MLS Draft

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WJTV - Jackson native and University of Louisville star midfielder Marlon Hairston was picked 12th overall Thursday by the Colorado Rapids in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft. More>>

Murrah's Robinson Signs with Holmes CC Baseball Video included

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JACKSON - Murrah pitcher/outfielder Ray Robinson signed a National Letter of Intent Wednesday morning to Holmes Community College. More>>

Henderson, Summers, Saiz Lead Ole Miss Over LSU

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Marshall Henderson scored 25 points in his return from a two-game suspension, Jarvis Summers added 20 and Mississippi rallied past LSU for an 88-74 overtime victory on Wednesday night.Henderson started slowly, but scored 19 points after halftime. More>>

Releford Leads Alabama Over Mississippi State

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Trevor Releford scored 28 points and Alabama coasted to an 80-61 win over Mississippi State on Wednesday night.Releford was 10-of-13 shooting with six 3-pointers for the Crimson Tide (8-8, 2-1 Southeastern Conference), which has won a league-high 14 consecutive SEC home games.Shannon Hale added 12 points for Alabama, Retin Obasohan had 11 and Rodney Cooper 10.Releford was 6 of 9 from 3-point range and is averaging 22 points over the last five games.Gavin Ware's 18 poin... More>>

Koenning Leaving Mississippi State for Texas

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WJTV - Mississippi State offensive coordinator Les Koenning is leaving the MSU coaching staff to become the wide receivers coach at Texas. More>>

High School Hoops: Callaway 73, Pearl 46 Video included

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PEARL - Malik Newman led Callaway with 21 points as the Chargers took down Pearl on the road 73-46.Chargers sophomore Mario Kegler added 13 in the first game played by football star Rod Taylor. Taylor and the Chargers flexed their muscles in the early-going as the Pirates stayed out of striking distance most of the night. More>>

High School Hoops: Madison Central 60, Jim Hill 53 Video included

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JACKSON - Madison Central's Xavian Stapleton's wicked dunk in the second quarter helps spark a rally that Jim Hill would never overcome, as the Jaguars went on to beat the Tigers 60-53. More>>

Potential Snag as MVSU Pursues Comegy

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WJTV - Multiple reports out of the Delta today indicate a deal between former Jackson State football coach Rick Comegy and Mississippi Valley State has hit a snag.WXVT tells us the school is having a hard time coming up with the money to pay Comegy a salary he desires. MVSU is looking for boosters to help pay the salary difference.Whether MVSU can come up with the extra money or not still means Comegy would fall short of his final salary with Jackson State, which was just under $200,000 a yea... More>>

MHSAA Looking at Changing Football Championship Sites

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WJTV- The Mississippi High School Activities Association is considering moving championship football games from Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson to other venues in the state.Two of the top schools they are interested in are Ole Miss and Mississippi State, but also being considered is Southern Miss. An MHSAA official also did not rule out Veterans Memorial from being included in a future rotation.While the talks are ongoing, there have been no official details finalized. All ta... More>>

Nobles Hits Game-Winner for JSU Video included

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WJTV - Jackson State senior guard Julysses Nobles hit a game-winning three-pointer against Alabama State Monday. Click the video above to hear from head coach Wayne Brent on the importance of this first SWAC victory. More>>

Hazlehurst's Montgomery Expected to be Named Columbus Head Coach Video included

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WJTV - Multiple sources confirmed to WJTV Tuesday that Hazlehurst head coach Randal Montgomery will take over the same position at Columbus pending board approval January 21st. In three seasons with the Indians, Montgomery led the team to 3 trips to the 3A state championship game including their only title in 2012.He was 43-4 in his three seasons. Columbus went 4-7 last season. More>>

High School Hoops: Callaway 67, Vicksburg 60 Video included

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VICKSBURG - Despite trailing most of the game and facing a 10-point deficit with 6:42 left in the contest, Callaway went on to win 67-60. Chargers star Malik Newman led all scorers with 30 points and played a key role down the stretch. More>>

High School Hoops: Brandon 53, Pearl 40 Video included

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PEARL - Brandon wins this Rankin County battle Tuesday night at Pearl. The Bulldogs led after each of the first three quarters. Click the video above for the highlights. More>>

'Crazy' Potential Video included

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JACKSON - 13-year-old Michael Barber is 6'6 and is still growing. He has a well-developed jumper and is one of the most talented kids in the state at his age. Click the video above to hear more about this Veritas School star. More>>

The Sports Zone: Mississippi College Football Coach John Bland Video included

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WJTV - New Mississippi College football coach John Bland joins TJ Werre to discuss changing jobs, recruiting and Mississippi and MC's move from Division III athletics to Division II. More>>

The Sports Zone Roundtable: Ole Miss, MSU in 2014 and BCS National Championship Video included

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WJTV - TJ Werre and Jason Scarborough discuss the bowl games for both Ole Miss and Mississippi State as well as look ahead to 2014. They also give their predictions for Monday's title game between Florida State and Auburn. More>>

JSU Women Win SWAC Opener, Men Lose to Alabama A&M Video included

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JACKSON - The Jackson State women beat Alabama AM 77-70 in the SWAC opener for both schools. Ayanna Lynn led the Tigers with 15 points.The men, however, were not as fortunate against their male counterparts. The Tigers lost senior guard Juylesses Nobles in the first half to a head injury and missed his presencethe rest of the game. The game was tied at 52 late in the second half but Alabama AM pulled away and won 68-61. More>>

Late Three Sinks Rebels

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Devin Oliver banked a 3-point shot from 25 feet with 0.3 left in overtime, capping a 26-point performance Saturday, to lift Dayton to an 83-80 overtime win over Mississippi.Oliver, 11 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 4 from three-point range, took the decisive shot at the top of the key, far behind the 3-point line. Oliver, who added seven rebounds and two assists, scored the final seven points of regulation play for the Flyers to force overtime at 73-73.Dayton (12-3)... More>>

Brandon's Kyle Strickland Signs with Arkansas State Video included

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WJTV - Brandon defensive lineman talks about his decision to join Arkansas State and how he is comfortable moving away from home.The Bulldogs senior had 7 sacks this past season and 82 tackles. More>>

Madison Central's Jimmy Terry Signs with Louisville Video included

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MADISON - Madison Central offensive lineman Jimmy Terry picked up an offer from Louisville last weekend and jumped at the chance to sign with the Cardinals. Click the video above to hear about his signing process. More>>

McComb's Alex Woodall Signs with Louisiana Tech Video included

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JACKSON - McComb quarterback Alex Woodall picked Louisiana Tech over other offers because this was the school that offered him to play quarterback. Hear more about his decision but clicking the link above. More>>

Brandon's Michael Brooks Signs with Alcorn State Video included

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JACKSON - Brandon defensive lineman Michael Brooks signed with Alcorn State Wednesday. Brooks was a part of a class that coach Jay Hopson said focused mainly on the offensive and defensive lines. More>>

Jackson State's Harold Jackson Reacts to His 2014 Signing Class Video included

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JACKSON - Jackson State head coach Harold Jackson has been on the job less than a month, but yesterday signed 12 players. He gave a lot of credit to his recruiting coordinator Antonio Knight for keeping these student-athletes interested in the program while the school searched for a new head coach.Listed below are bios of some of JSU's signees courtesty of the Jackson State athletic department.Keontre Anderson DE 6-4 230 Fr. Canton, MS /Canton HighlightsKeontre is rated as a 3-star prospect b... More>>

Changes Coming to MHSAA Basketball Tournament

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WJTV - More high schools will qualify for the state championship basketball tournament under a new bracket format, according to the MHSAA. The 12-day tournament will take place in venues around Jackson, including the Mississippi Coliseum. The expanded bracket will resemble the NCAA's famed March Madness system, both with new seeding techniques and single loss elimination. Classes 1A through 4A will each send eight teams, four from the north, four from the south, for a spot in the games. In 5A... More>>

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  • Columbus To Get New Pro Basketball Team In 2015

    Columbus To Get New Pro Basketball Team In 2015

    Friday, February 14 2014 4:23 PM EST2014-02-14 21:23:08 GMT
    Attention basketball fans: A new professional basketball league is making its debut this year, and one of the additional teams is set for Columbus in 2015.
    Attention basketball fans: A new professional basketball league is making its debut this year, and one of the additional teams is set for Columbus in 2015.
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  • Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

    Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:34:57 GMT
    As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4.
    Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle.
  • Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

    Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:54:19 GMT
    For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.
    There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.
  • Penn St. fans plan new statue of Joe Paterno

    Penn St. fans plan new statue of Joe Paterno

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:45:44 GMT
    With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university.
    With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university.
  • College FootballMore>>

  • Penn St. fans plan new statue of Joe Paterno

    Penn St. fans plan new statue of Joe Paterno

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:45:44 GMT
    With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university.
    With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university.
  • Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

    Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:42:18 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.
    President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.
  • Strong makes Texas debut with spring scrimmage

    Strong makes Texas debut with spring scrimmage

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:11:32 GMT
    For the first time since 1997, the Texas Longhorns will suit up for a game without Mack Brown on the sideline.
    For the first time since 1997, the Texas Longhorns will suit up for a game without Mack Brown on the sideline.
  • College BasketballMore>>

  • Ellsbury returns, helps Yanks beat Red Sox 9-3

    Ellsbury returns, helps Yanks beat Red Sox 9-3

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:34:13 GMT
    Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night.
    Jacoby Ellsbury wasted little time reminding the Red Sox how he used to help them win.
  • Tennessee hires Southern Mississippi's Tyndall

    Tennessee hires Southern Mississippi's Tyndall

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:34:41 GMT
    Tennessee is counting on Southern Mississippi's Donnie Tyndall to make the same successful transition from the mid-major ranks as the Volunteers' last two basketball coaches.
    Tennessee's coaching position had just become available when Donnie Tyndall received a text message urging him to pursue the job.
  • Kentucky freshman Julius Randle to enter NBA draft

    Kentucky freshman Julius Randle to enter NBA draft

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:14:12 GMT
    Kentucky forward Julius Randle will leave after one season to enter the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.
    Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.
  • SoccerMore>>

  • Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Bayern

    Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Bayern

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:24:24 GMT
    Karim Benzema scored in the 19th minute to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win over defending champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.
    Real Madrid hopes a narrow home win put it in position to reach the Champions League final for the first time since 2002.
  • David Moyes statement after Man United firing

    David Moyes statement after Man United firing

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:05:05 GMT
    Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after being fired as manager of Manchester United after less than a season in charge.
    By The Associated Press Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after Manchester United announced he left as manager after less than a season in charge.
  • Liverpool, Sterling top this week's AP soccer poll

    Liverpool, Sterling top this week's AP soccer poll

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:46:03 GMT
    By JACK BEZANTS Associated Press Liverpool tops The Associated Press global soccer poll this week for the fifth time this season and for the second consecutive week after its 3-2 win over Norwich...
    By JACK BEZANTS Associated Press Liverpool tops The Associated Press global soccer poll this week for the fifth time this season and for the second consecutive week after its 3-2 win over Norwich kept it...
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