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The Sports Zone: Purvis Football Team Hopes to Rise From the Ashes Video included

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PURVIS - Following a devastating fire to its fieldhouse, the Purvis High School Tornadoes have received a great deal of support from numerous coaches throughout the state as well as retailers to try to help the team get back on its feet. Lauren Fluker tells us the team hopes to rise above the adversity as they plan to be ready to open the season Friday at home against North Forrest as planned. More>>

MSU Transfer Kasey Akins Looks to Make an Impact at Belhaven Video included

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JACKSON - New Belhaven coach Hal Mumme has 100 newcomers in fall camp plus 60 returners from last year's team. One guy that's a little bit of both is Starkville native Kasey Akins who transferred from Mississippi State a year ago. Due to transfer rules, he had to sit out the 2013 season and is now ready to make his mark for the Blazers. With two years of eligibility remaining, Akins should get a lot of balls in Mumme's patented Air-Raid offense. More>>

2014 Brandon Preview: Building an Identity Video included

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WJTV - Come November, Thursday night's opening matchup between Madison Central and brandon won't mean much of anything except for some bragging rights. But right now it's the first game on the high school football calendar in Mississippi, and Brandon's ready to set the tone for 2014. More>>

Under New but Familiar Direction, St. Joseph Bruins Seek Double-Digit Win Season Video included

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MADISON - After having served in several coaching capacities at St. Joseph Catholic School for the past nine years, Miller Todd takes over as head football coach of the Bruins this season after the very successful Flip Godfrey retired last December. Todd inherits a very strong group in the trenches that includes four of five starters back on the offensive line. The Bruins look to win ten or more games again this year after slipping to 8-4 and a first round playoff exit in 2013. More>>

Callaway's Malik Newman Leads US to U17 World Championship

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Callaway senior guard Malik Newman led the United States to its third straight FIBA Under-17 World Championship title, scoring 21 points in a 99-92 victory over Australia on Saturday.  Newman, named the tournament MVP also had 11 rebounds and three assists. More>>

Phil Simms considers not using 'Redskins' on TV

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NEW YORK (AP) - CBS lead analyst Phil Simms is considering referring to the Redskins only as "Washington" when he broadcasts the team's game against the Giants next month. More>>

Governor's Phillies Edge Media Giants 11-10 in Special Olympics Benefit Video included

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PEARL - Despite News Channel 12's TJ Werre's efforts, the Media Giants fell short 11-10 Thursday to Phil's Phillies in Governor Phil Bryant's annual Home Run for Special Olympics benefit softball game. The proceeds of the event at Trustmark Park go to Special Olympics Mississippi. Prior to the contest, Bryant presented the Special Olympics with a check for $2,500. More>>

Continuing to Grow: 2014 Germantown Preview Video included

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WJTV -Germantown is still a young school and their first set of four-year seniors are trying to take this team to another new postseason experience in 2014. More>>

Arrows Growing Up: 2014 Clinton Preview Video included

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WJTV - Clinton started as many as 13 freshmen and sophomores last season on their way to a 3-8 record. This year the Arrows are no longer allowed to use youth as an excuse for failure. More>>

Murrah Mustangs Much More Than Malik Dear in 2014 Video included

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JACKSON - Mississippi State commit Malik Dear will still be the focal point of Murrah's offense as a senior, but there will be many other Mustangs touching the ball and contributing on that side of the ball, including Marquisian Chapman who like Dear accounted for more than 1,800 yards last season. A strong and experienced defense has Coach Zack Grady and company eyeing a return to the playoffs after a two-year absence. More>>

Avoiding Small Mistakes: Warren Central 2014 Preview Video included

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WJTV - There are two losses that really stick out to this Warren Central football team that are motivating the Vikings in 2014. More>>

Brain Stem Tumor Patient Named Jackson State's Honorary Captain Video included

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JACKSON - 11-year old Freddie Coleman doesn't smile much and struggles to stay awake throughout the day. Saturday, Coleman was smiling quite a bit as he got to practice with the Jackson State football team as their honorary captain. He received a jersey with coach Harold Jackson's old number 29, and autographed football, and even got his own locker with his name on it. More>>

Sullivan vs. Kilrain: The Last of its Kind Video included

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HATTIESBURG - Boxing has always been a tough sport. In Hattiesburg, there's a monument at the corner of Richburg Road and Sullivan-Kilrain road that honors the last bare-knuckle boxing fight. More>>

Alcorn names Derek Horne as Intercollegiate Athletic Director Video included

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Alcorn State, Miss. – The following information is a news release:Alcorn State University President Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. named Derek Horne as the University’s new intercollegiate athletic director during a news conference Friday, August 8, at the Vicksburg Expansion Center.Horne previously served as director of athletics at Florida AM where he negotiated the largest guaranteed football contract ($900,000) for a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Prior to that post, he had ... More>>

Not Allowed in Playoffs in 2013, Yazoo City Wants to Make Up for its Absence Video included

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YAZOO CITY - The Yazoo City Indians were one of the most dominant teams in all of class 4A last year. However because their school district lost its accreditation due to academic deficiencies, they were not allowed to play in the post-season. Under new head coach Houston Ealy the Indians are working hard to make up for that playoff absence this season. More>>

Taking the Next Step: 2014 Pearl Preview Video included

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WJTV - There's nothing complicated about the Pearl Pirates game plan on offense this season. That game plan is get the ball to senior running back Jordan Wright. More>>

Riddley Takes Over: 2014 Provine Football Preview Video included

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JACKSON - There was no shortage of football coaching changes in the high schools across the state this past offseason. Each new coach brings new expectatiosn and a fresh outlook. That's what Provine is getting with their new leading man Otis Riddley. More>>

Jackson State Football: Ivy's Job to Lose Video included

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JACKSON - Harold Jackson may be running his first fall camp as the new head coach of Jackson State, but he already knows who he wants to be his starting quarterback. More>>

Not Much Change: 2014 Jackson Prep Preview Video included

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FLOWOOD - A lot has changed in football in the 44 years that Jackson Prep head coach Ricky Black has been in the coaching profession. But as he enters his 18th season with the Patriots, coach Black has proven that a team's style doesn't have to change in order to have success. More>>

The Sports Zone: Working as a Walk-On Video included

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OXFORD - Not every player is a five-star recruit, and there are some players who have to work ten times as hard as those top-rated guys just to get noticed. That's the case for former Brandon linebacker Taylor Polk at Ole Miss. More>>

Ray Guy Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

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CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Ray Guy has become the first full-time punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Guy was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and spent his 14-year career with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. More>>

Mississippi State Media Day Video included

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STARKVILLE - This summer has been filled with excitement for the upcoming season for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs started practice earlier this week but held media day Saturday. More>>

Everyone Recruits Video included

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WJTV - It's a rarity for a top high school football recruit to go a day without being asked "where are you going to play college football?" And that's just from people on the outside looking in. There are also the times, like Tuesday's Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen photo shoot, where you find recruiting never stops. As a matter of fact, everyone recruits. More>>

McFarland Heading Overseas Video included

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EDWARDS - Raymond High School and Ole Miss alum Valencia McFarland leaves the Rebels as the 6th all-time leading scorer in program history. At the end of August, she will leave the U.S. to play professionaly for Alba Lulia in Romania. More>>

Remembering McNair Video included

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WJTV- The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Class of 2014 is one of the best museum's history. But there's one name, Steve McNair, that wasn't present for Friday's induction. However, he's still missed and remembered 5 years after his death. More>>

NBA/European Camp in Jackson Brings Big-Time Help Video included

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JACKSON - Summer is a season for summer camps for just about any sports. Friday and Saturday, Jackson native Charles Thomas held his first basketball camp at the downtown First Baptist Church. His special guest is the king of camps, Prentiss native and NBA Center Al Jefferson. More>>

Comegy's Woodpile Video included

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WJTV - Sooner or later, people will stop referring to Rick Comegy as the former Jackson State football coach. More>>

MHSAA Football Championships Leaving Jackson Video included

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CLINTON - It's a day of expected change for the Mississippi High School Activities Association. Monday, the governing body of most high school athletics in the state announced that the state football championships are leaving Jackson for Ole Miss and Mississippi State. More>>

SEC Media Days: Vanderbilt and Auburn Video included

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WJTV - Vanderbilt and Auburn were the afternoon session on the first day of SEC Media Days in Hoover, Al. More>>

SEC Media Days: Commissioner Slive and Florida Video included

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WJTV - SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and representatives from Florida were the first to meet the media at SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL. More>>

Prep's Wood Gives Verbal to Alabama Video included

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WJTV - The Jackson Prep baseball team will be going for a third straight state MAIS AAA Div. 1 Championship in 2015, and they'll be doing so with a third NCAA Division 1 baseball commit. More>>

The Sports Zone: Josh Brooks Interview Video included

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WJTV - New Millsaps Athletic Director Josh Brooks joined TJ Werre on The Sports Zone Sunday night to discuss why he chose Millsaps and his goals as the new leader of the athletic department. More>>

The Little Brother of War Video included

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PHILADELPHIA - There's a tradition in Mississippi that goes as deep as football and it's being celebrated in Philadelphia for the next two weeks at the Choctaw Indian Fair. More>>

The Sports Zone: Josh Brooks Interview Preview Video included

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WJTV - Millsaps College athletic director Josh Brooks started with the Majors Monday. In an excerpt from the interview, Brooks shared his first experience at Millsaps and why it stuck with him. More>>

Former USM Star Dozier Selected to Home Run Derby Team

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NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki have announced three members of their respective teams for Monday night's Home Run Derby at Target Field. More>>

Out of Nowhere Video included

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CLINTON - The first time we met Jackson native Matthew O'Neal was in 2011. Back then, the Callaway student was a budding soccer and track star. Today, he plays both sports at South Florida and is making a name for himself on the national stage in the triple jump. More>>

Change Coming Soon to MHSAA Football Championships Video included

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WJTV - The first high school football game of the new season is just under two months away and we're closer to knowing the future of the state championship games set for December. More>>

Sports Zone Showdown Trivia Video included

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WJTV - News Channel 12's TJ Werre played a sports trivia game with his wife Sue Ann on The Sports Zone Sunday night. Sue Ann showed TJ why she is the brains in the relationship. More>>

Jimmy Graham Loses Franchise Tag Arbitration

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An arbitrator has sided with the New Orleans Saints in ruling that Jimmy Graham can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation. More>>

Belgium Eliminates USA from World Cup

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SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - The United States held tough against Belgium's pressure and went into halftime even at 0-0 in the second round of the World Cup before losing in extra time 2-1. More>>

Tougaloo Introduces Billups Video included

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JACKSON - After just a year away from Jackson, former Lanier boys basketball coach Thomas Billups is back. More>>

The Sports Zone: Demi Washington Gatorade Trophy Presentation Video included

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WJTV - Clinton freshman Demi Washington recently won the Mississippi Gatorade Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year award. More>>

Utah Jazz Select Meridian's Rodney Hood with 23rd Overall Pick

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Jazz selected Duke forward Rodney Hood with the No. 23 pick of the NBA draft Thursday night. More>>

Renfroe Selected to Futures Team Roster

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Former Mississippi State baseball All-American Hunter Renfroe has been selected to participate in the 16th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday. More>>

Southwest Mississippi CC Introduces New Men's Basketball Coach Video included

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SUMMIT - Southwest Mississippi Community College introduced Thomas Gray as its newest head coach Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Virginia Eliminates Ole Miss from College World Series

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Robbie Coman's two-run, bases-loaded single gave Virginia the lead, and Josh Sborz and two relievers limited Mississippi to six singles in a 4-1 victory Saturday that sent the Cavaliers to the College World Series finals.
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Sweetness Gets His Locker Video included

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WJTV - He is one of, if not the, greatest athlete to ever come out of Mississippi, and Friday the late Walter Payton got his locker at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
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Ole Miss vs. Virginia Suspended until Saturday Afternoon

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The College World Series game between Virginia and Mississippi was suspended after a 93-minute lightning and rain delay at TD Ameritrade Park on Friday night. The game, tied 0-0, will resume Saturday at 3 p.m. EDT with Virginia batting in the top of the second inning.
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Ole Miss Eliminates TCU

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Will Allen drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Mississippi relievers held TCU without a hit after Kevin Cron's homer in the fifth, and the Rebels stayed alive in the College World Series with a 6-4 victory Thursday night.
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Clinton's Washington Earns Gatorade Honor

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CHICAGO (June 19, 2014) — In its 29th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Demi Washington of Clinton High School as its 2013-14 Gatorade Mississippi Girls Track Field Athlete of the Year.
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Honoring the Past Video included

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WJTV - It's always good to know where you come from and whose come before you, and that's what Ole Miss has in mind as the Rebels prepare for their first game of the College World Series. More>>

Monkey Off Bianco's Back as Ole Miss Reaches College World Series Video included

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WJTV - "The Road to Omaha is bumpy and windy," said Ole Miss Head Coach Mike Bianco after his Rebels finally reached the promised land of College Baseball after four previous trips to the Super Regionals in his 14-year tenure in Oxford. Ole Miss plays Virginia in their CWS Opener at 7:00pm Sunday. More>>

The Sports Zone: Don Hinton Interview Video included

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WJTV - MHSAA Executive Director Don Hinton joined TJ Werre on The Sports Zone Sunday night to discuss a variety of topics, including football state championship sites and the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Football Game. More>>

Madison Central's Turnbull Weighing Major League Decision Video included

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WJTV - Madison Central alum and Alabama junior pitcher Spencer Turnbull is weighing his options as he decides whether to return to Alabama for his senior season or go pro after being selected in the second round by the Detroit Tigers. More>>

Forest Hill's Ray Leaving for West Harrison Video included

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WJTV - Forest Hill boys basketball coach Milton Ray is leaving the school for the same job at West Harrison in Gulfport. More>>

Ole Miss Beats UL, Forces Game 3

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Pinch-hitter Colby Bortles broke open the game with a two-run single in Mississippi's three-run eighth inning as the Rebels beat Louisiana-Lafayette 5-2 on Sunday night to tie their super regional series.
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Mississippians in MLB Draft

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WJTV - The following is a list of players from Mississippi or who have ties from Mississippi that have been taken so far in this year's Major League Baseball Draft. More>>

MSU's Lindgren Drafted by Yankees

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Going to a franchise with 27 World Series titles, Mississippi State junior left-handed pitcher Jacob Lindgren was drafted 55th overall in the second round by the New York Yankees in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft, which began Thursday. More>>

Mississippi State Schedules Home-and-Home with Arizona

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State and Arizona have scheduled a future home-and-home football series for the 2022 and 2023 seasons, the two programs announced Thursday. More>>

Uniform Fitting Day Video included

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MADISON - In a little over a week, Special Olympics athletes from all over Mississippi will leave for the national games in New Jersey. But before they can go, they needed to come to Madison to pick up their uniforms. More>>

Ole Miss Clinches Super Regional Berth

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OXFORD, Miss. – It took extra innings and enduring a nearly two-hour rain delay, but an RBI triple in the 10th inning from Sikes Orvis propelled No. 12 Ole Miss (44-18) to a 3-2 win over No. 14 Washington (41-17-1) and into an NCAA Super Regional.It marks the fifth time in its last nine NCAA Tournament appearances that Ole Miss has advanced to a Super Regional and the seventh time in the last nine NCAA Tournament appearances that the Rebels have played in an NCAA Regional Championship.The Reb... More>>

Rajin' Cajuns Win Lafayette Regional

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Ryan Wilson and Matt Plitt combined on a six-hitter and Louisiana-Lafayette beat Mississippi State 5-3 on Monday night to advance to the NCAA super regionals for the first time since its last and only College World Series appearance in 2000.
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Ole Miss Advances to Regional Championship

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OXFORD, Miss. – The Rebels advanced to an NCAA Regional Championship game for the seventh time in the last 10 seasons when No. 12 Ole Miss (43-18) defeated No. 14 Washington (40-16-1) by a score of 2-1 Sunday at the NCAA Oxford Regional. More>>

The Sports Zone: Brett Bukvich Interview Video included

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WJTV - Former Ole Miss pitcher and Northwest Rankin alum Brett Bukvich joined TJ Werre on The Sports Zone Sunday night to discuss a variety of topics. More>>

Hinds Baseball Returns from NJCAA World Series Video included

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RAYMOND - The Hinds baseball team is back in Mississippi after coming up just short of a national championship, falling Saturday night to Mesa from Arizona 9-7 in 11 innings. More>>

Louisiana Bounces Jackson State from Regional

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Jace Conrad hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as Louisiana-Lafayette remained alive in the NCAA tournament with an 11-1 victory over Jackson State in an elimination game Sunday. More>>

Ole Miss, MSU, Jackson State Ready for NCAA Baseball Regionals Video included

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WJTV - The NCAA Baseball Tournament gets under way Friday as Ole Miss hosts a 4-team regional for the first time since 2009.  Mississippi State and Jackson State head to Lafayette, LA where No. 6 National Seed Louisiana awaits. More>>

The Sports Zone: Jarrod Parks Interview Video included

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WJTV - Former Mississippi State and Madison Central baseball star Jarrod Parks joined TJ Werre on The Sports Zone Sunday night to discuss his first season as an assistant coach at East Mississippi Community College as well as other topics.
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USM Falls in C-USA Tournament Semifinals Video included

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss is eliminated by Texas-San Antonio in the semifinal round of the Conference USA Tournament. News Channel 12's Jeff Haeger wraps up the tournament from Hattiesburg. More>>

Ole Miss Selected as NCAA Regional Site

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Five Southeastern Conference teams are among the 16 hosts for regionals in the NCAA Division I baseball tournament. SEC tournament champion LSU and regular-season champion Florida, are hosts along with Mississippi, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. More>>

Oak Grove Downs Desoto Central for 6A Championship Video included

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PEARL - Oak Grove downs Desoto Central 2-1 in Game 3 of the 6A Championship series at Trustmark Park for the 11th state title in Oak Grove history. More>>

USM Beats ECU to Advance in C-USA Tournament

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - When Southern Miss most needed someone to step up on the pitcher's mound, Cameron Giannini delivered.In what very well could have been his final collegiate appearance, the senior right-hander came up with the performance of his career, tossing his first complete game in a 3-1 victory over East Carolina University in a Friday night elimination game in the 2014 Conference USA Baseball Tournament."What a performance," USM coach Scott Berry said. "Thirty-one years of baseball... More>>

Florida Eliminates Mississippi State from SEC Tournament

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HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Danny Young and Justin Shafer shut down Mississippi State's offense to lead Florida to a 5-1 victory Friday night, keeping the top-seeded Gators alive in the Southeastern Conference tournament. More>>

Taylorsville Wins 2A State Championship Video included

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PEARL - For the second straight season and for the third time in four years the Taylorsville baseball team wins the 2A State Championship. The Tartars beat Eupora in game 2 of the best-of-three series 7-1 for the sweep. More>>

Arkansas Eliminates Ole Miss from SEC Tournament

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HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Joe Serrano scored on Brian Anderson's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth in Arkansas' 8-7 win over Mississippi Friday, eliminating the Rebels from the Southeastern Conference tournament. More>>

Desoto Central Beats Oak Grove to Even 6A State Finals Video included

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PEARL - Despite giving up 8 runs in the top of the 7th inning, Desoto Central scored 4 to tie the game at 11 before winning it 12-11 in the 8th on a misplayed fly ball in the outfield. More>>

Smithville Beats Cathedral for 1A State Championship Video included

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PEARL - Smithville beat Cathedral 6-2 in game 2 of the 1A State Championship series for its first state title in school history. More>>

USM Beats UAB to Advance in C-USA Tournament

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss and UAB hooked up in game that produced 25 hits, nine walks, a hit batsman and the rare "reach on strikeout-wild pitch," but USM outlasted the Blazers 4-3 to advance in C-USA.
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Ole Miss Advances with Win Over Vanderbilt

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HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Austin Anderson had a two-run single and Mississippi hitters capitalized on eight walks in a 7-2 win over Vanderbilt Thursday in the Southeastern Conference tournament. More>>

Auston Bousfield Wins Boo Ferriss Trophy Video included

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OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss’ junior outfielder Auston Bousfield was named the 2014 recipient of the C Spire Ferriss Trophy at a luncheon on Monday afternoon presented by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. More>>

JSU Wins 2nd Straight SWAC Championship Video included

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NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Jackson State baseball team won its second straight and 16th overall Southwestern Athletic Conference championship with a 9-8 victory over Alabama State Sunday evening at MBL Youth Academy at Wesley Barrow Stadium in New Orleans, La. More>>

Belhaven Eliminated from NAIA Opening Round Video included

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JACKSON - Oklahoma-Wesleyan scored a run in the top of the 9th and held on to beat Belhaven 8-7 in the championship round of the NAIA Opening Round at Smith-Wills Stadium. More>>

Canton's Fleming Signs with Northwestern State Video included

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CANTON - Canton forward Andreal Fleming signed her National Letter of Intent with Northwestern State Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Class 5A/3A/1A MHSAA State Track Meet Video included

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PEARL — The Hinds AHS boys track and field team went out in style Monday, racing to a lopsided victory in Class 1A at the MHSAA/Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi State Meet at the Woody Barnett Track and Field Complex. More>>

Ole Miss Beats Georgia, Leads SEC West with Three Games Left Video included

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OXFORD, Miss. – Auston Bousfield continued his stellar junior campaign, delivering a bases-loaded, walk-off single in the 10th inning as No. 11 Ole Miss (37-15, 17-10 SEC) defeated Georgia (25-25-1, 10-16-1 SEC) by a score of 2-1 to clinch the weekend series. More>>

Southern Miss Wins Series With ECU Video included

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Mason Robbins drove in a pair of runs and Connor Barron scored three times to lead Southern Miss to a 6-4 Conference USA victory over East Carolina here Sunday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field. More>>

Recruiting Big Fish Video included

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VICKSBURG - Tuesday afternoon the Road Dawgs Tour made its way to Vicksburg and brought with it Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and basketball coach Rick Ray. More>>

MSU's Mullen Shares Scheduling Thoughts Video included

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VICKSBURG - The Road Dawgs Tour made its way to Vicksburg Tuesday afternoon and brought with it Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and basketball coach Rick Ray. More>>

Prep Beats MRA in Game 1 of Championship Series Video included

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FLOWOOD - Jackson Prep junior pitcher Noah Hughes set his school's season record for strikeouts with 101 as the Patriots run-ruled MRA in Game 1 Tuesday night 12-2 of the MAIS AAA Div. 1 Championship series. More>>

MSU, Ole Miss Pledge Help to Jackson State Baseball

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JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State University baseball team returned safely to campus Monday night after the bus they were traveling in caught fire earlier in the day outside of Birmingham, Ala. More>>

Raymond Native Signs with CFL's Stampeders Video included

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RAYMOND - Former Raymond High School and Hinds Community College standout Jeremy Williams signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League Thursday. More>>

The Sports Zone: Rahim Lockhart Interview Video included

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WJTV - New Jones County Junior College basketball coach Rahim Lockhart joined TJ Werre on The Sports Zone Sunday night to discuss his new job. More>>

Arkansas Avoids Series Sweep in 11-1 Win Over Ole Miss Video included

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OXFORD, Miss. - For only the eighth time in 49 games this season the Rebels didn't come out on top when scoring first as No. 10 Ole Miss (35-14, 15-9 SEC) fell to Arkansas (30-20, 11-13 SEC) by a score of 11-1 to miss out on a series sweep of the Razorbacks. More>>

Gabe Jackson Day Video included

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LIBERTY - Mississippi State offensive lineman Gabe Jackson was honored in a special way Saturday in his hometown of Liberty.
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Madison Central's Lockhart Becomes JCJC Men's Basketball Coach Video included

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WJTV - Jones County Junior College has hired Rahim Lockhart as its new men's basketball coach.
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Reddy, Humphreys Win 6A Singles Championships Video included

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JACKSON - Clinton's Saideep Reddy of Clinton and Megan Humphreys of Madison Central win the 6A singles titles. . More>>

MHSAA First Round Game Ones Video included

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WJTV - The first round of the MHSAA playoffs began Thursday night. More>>

USM Introduces Sadler as New Men's Basketball Coach Video included

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis is proud to announce the hiring of Doc Sadler as the 20th head men's basketball coach in school history.Sadler's resume reads like a who's who of college basketball as he has coached in the Big 12, Big 10, PAC 12, and Conference USA while working under some of the greatest basketball minds in the game including Bill Frieder, Billy Gillispie, Eddie Sutton, Bill Self and Fred Hoiberg. Doc Sadler is known nationally for his r... More>>

Jackson Prep wins Game 1 with Washington Video included

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FLOWOOD - Walker Wilbanks and Gene Wood both hit homeruns in Jackson Prep's 10-8 game 1 win over Washington School Wednesday night. More>>

Mississippi College Edges Millsaps Video included

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CLINTON, Miss. – Senior right-hander Bucky Shipp collected his first career win as the Mississippi College baseball team outlasted Millsaps, 10-8, on Wednesday afternoon at Frierson Field. More>>

USM Hires Sadler as New Men's Basketball Coach

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis is proud to announce the hiring of Doc Sadler as the 20th head men's basketball coach in school history.
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Berry, Black Highlight MACJC Hall of Fame Class

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PEARL - The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges held their 8th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony Tuesday in Pearl. 15 men and women were given the honor of going into the Hall.
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PGA Approves Sanderson Move to Country Club of Jackson

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RIDGELAND, Miss. – Century Club Charities announced today that the PGA TOUR Policy Board has approved the move of the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship to the Country Club of Jackson. More>>

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

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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>>

NW Rankin Run-Rules Madison Central

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Beats Southern Miss in 11 Innings

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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

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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

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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

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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>>

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>>

#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>>

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>>

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