Brain cancer no match for 7-year-old Aubree Sutton

Alvin Kamara reportedly agrees to 5-year extension with Saints

First competitors announced for Sanderson Farms Championship

New Orleans Mayor: No fans at Saints games, no tailgating or second lines on city property

Bubba Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season’s end

Magee High football team quarantined, cancels next 2 games

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Organizers, IOC trying to remove doubts over Tokyo Olympics

Jay Hopson out as head coach of Southern Miss

Miss. colleges team up for ‘Stronger Together’ campaign

Former Gamecocks head football coach Holtz to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Underdog Jaguars take down Golden Eagles, 32-21

Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant named 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year

USM police working to make first football game in COVID era safe

Because of the pandemic, only 9,000 fans are allowed to attend the game.

Miss. company donates football tractor-trailers to several universities

KLLM Transport Services (KLLM) donated several tractor-trailers to Ole Miss, Mississippi State University, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Head coach John Hendrick done at Jackson State

Jackson State Athletics announced head football coach John Hendrick’s contract will not be renewed.

  High School Football Scores and Highlights

WLBT is your source for high school football in Mississippi.

USM football players skip practice, march against social injustice

  Ole Miss football team protesting police brutality in front of Confederate monument

MSU football team skips practice to protest racial injustice

Confederate statue partially hidden after Ole Miss athletes said they didn’t want to see it

LeBron James makes statement with modified ‘MAGA’ hat at Lakers’ NBA playoffs game

Southern Miss senior opts out of playing this season due to COVID concerns

Egg Bowl set for Nov. 28 in revised SEC schedule

Conference announces new 10-game schedule for upcoming season

SEC releases new 2020 football schedule

The Southeastern Conference is releasing their revised 2020 football schedule Monday.

Saints Classic Games on WLBT

While you wait for football to return, get by with Saints Classic Games on WLBT!

  Birx says college football players can get back on the field if they’re ‘ultra careful’

White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx believes there is a “way forward” when it comes to college football this fall.

Sankey remains comfortable with SEC medical experts’ assessment on moving forward with football season

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey issued a statement via Twitter following the announcements by the Big Ten and Pac-12 to postpone football until the spring.

Two MRA football players test positive for coronavirus

19 players are currently in quarantine.

Players unite in push to save college season, create union

College football players from across the country united Sunday in an attempt to save their season and ensure they will no longer be left out of the sport's biggest decisions.

Sanderson Farms Championship to be played without fans

The Sanderson Farms Championship will go on as scheduled, but without fans in attendance.

MAC becomes first conference to postpone fall sports, ESPN sources expect more to come

The MAC is a part of the Group of 5 Conferences which the AAC and Memphis play in.

Golden Eagles grapple with uncertainty, focused on season-opener

As the Golden Eagles prepare for their September 3 season-opener against South Alabama, it’s hard to ignore what’s happening around them in the world of college football.

SEC releases updated 2020 football schedule

The Southeastern Conference announced its 2020 football schedule Friday.

Lafayette Co. mourns loss of beloved coach

The school shared the loss of Coach Nacoma James on social media.

USM stages 1st day of football practice

The University of Southern Mississippi opened football practice Wednesday.

Brett Favre statue unveiled at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

The life-size sculpture was originally for sale in Las Vegas, before Tommy Zegan got in touch with the hall in search of its new home.

MSU mourns loss of former football student-athlete and Coach D.J. Looney

The 31 year old died suddenly after collapsing at a team practice Saturday morning at Cajun Field in Lafayette where he served as a an assistant offensive line coach for the Ragin’ Cajuns.

UL assistant football coach dies after suffering heart attack at team workout Saturday

The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Department of Athletics mourns the sudden loss of Louisiana Football assistant coach D.J. Looney

AUDIO: Brees: ‘This year is going to be about something much bigger than football’

In his first media call of the season, Saints QB Drew Brees began the conversation Saturday with a statement referencing racial injustice and his controversial comments in June.

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

The coronavirus forced another change in Major League Baseball’s schedule, bringing the league’s total to eight teams affected in the first nine days of the season.

Pelicans, Jazz kneel during national anthem

Before their first game, players from the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz kneeled during the National Anthem in solidarity.

SEC goes to conference-only schedule, Sept. 26 start

The SEC's university presidents agreed on a 10-game schedule that eliminates all nonconference opponents and is set to begin Sept. 26.

LSU goes cashless for sporting events in 2020

If you plan to attend a sporting event at LSU in 2020, you can leave your cash at home. LSU Athletics has announced that beginning in the fall of 2020, it is going cashless at all athletic facilities on campus.

No Mask, No Entry: MHSAA releases Fall sports guidelines

This is not an exhaustive list and there might be additional steps in each community to help prevent the spread of virus.

JPS: No decision yet on sports and extracurricular activities in the fall

The Jackson Public School district says that a decision has not yet been made on sports or activities this coming fall.

Ole Miss linebacker arrested for sexual battery

Police arrested the player on a warrant for sexual battery.

Drew Brees announces $5M donation to build healthcare centers in La.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, announced Monday, July 27 they would be donating $5 million to Ochsner Health.

Report: NFL players banned from indoor night clubs during 2020 season

NFL players report to training camp July 28

Miss. football player receives key to hometown after stance on state flag

Kylin Hill received a key to his hometown, Columbus, on Tuesday.

SWAC postpones fall sports to spring 2021

Schools effected in Mississippi are Jackson State University, Alcorn State University and Mississippi Valley State University.

SEC will honor scholarships if student-athletes opt-out of season

The Southeastern Conference announced Friday that student-athletes will not be punished if they do not want to compete in sports this fall.

  Fans, coaches, parents react to delayed football season

“A lot of these kids in our town have the talent to play elsewhere and if they don’t have that opportunity to play in front of coaches, then they’re going to have issues going to colleges and stuff like that and bettering themselves,” said Brent Cobb.

SEC to make decision on football season in late-July

The Southeastern Conference’s Athletics Directors met on Monday at the SEC Office in Birmingham to discuss SEC and college athletics issues.

Atlanta Braves give no indication of considering name change

Cleveland Indians, Washington Redskins considering name changes

Minor League Baseball season canceled over COVID-19 concerns

The league made the announcement Tuesday after informing teams there will not be a season.

Report: Patriots fined, lose draft pick for videotaping Bengals

The punishment handed down to the Patriots includes fines and the loss of a 2021 draft pick.

Carolina Panthers coach considers kneeling during national anthem

Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule said he is considering kneeling alongside his players during the national anthem this season in support of the movement against racial injustice.

NASCAR releases photo of ‘noose’ found in Bubba Wallace’s garage

The FBI has concluded that NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace was not a victim of a hate crime as a “noose” found in his garage stall had been there since last year.

  Mississippi’s athletic directors, head coaches join forces in support of new state flag

Athletic directors and coaches from eight of Mississippi’s public universities are all taking a stand against the state flag.

  Attorney: ‘Don’t play another down until the flag comes down'

Community leaders called on the powers that be to change the flag, finally and for good.

Miss. State RB Hill: ‘Change the flag or I won’t be representing this State anymore’

In a response to Tate Reeves, Hill calls on the Governor to change the flag.

C-USA bars postseason play in Miss. over state flag

C-USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod released a statement Monday morning announcing the conference’s policy.

JSU viral star ‘Snacks’ wins ESPY award for Can’t Stop Watching Moment of the year

A local legend could very well be on his way to receiving an ESPY award!

NCAA bans Mississippi from holding any championships over state flag

The NCAA Board of Governors is banning any NCAA championship events from being held in Mississippi.

SEC Commissioner: ‘It is past time for change to be made to the flag of... Mississippi'

Greg Sankey, Commissioner of the SEC, has now weighed in to the Mississippi flag controversy.

UF President Fuchs releases statement addressing racism on campus, ‘Gator Bait’ cheer not allowed

The popular “Gator Bait” cheer at sporting events will no longer be allowed, which Fuchs says has racist imagery associated with it, historically.

Southern Heritage Class canceled due to COVID-19

The event was scheduled to be held on September 10 - 12, 2020.

Ole Miss extends Bianco

Keith Carter announced Tuesday that the school has inked Mike Bianco to a new four-year deal

Saints’ Malcolm Jenkins joins CNN as social justice contributor

New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins is joining CNN as a contributor focusing on racial and social justice.

  M-Braves staff thinking outside-the-box this summer

As the state’s stay-at-home orders are now a thing of the past, the Mississippi Braves staff finds itself back in the office this month

USM sends 15 to wooden-bat leagues

The University of Southern Mississippi baseball program has placed 10 players and five signees in wooden-bat summer leagues.

Brandon-alum and MSU star J.T. Ginn picked by Mets

Ginn was taken by the New York Mets in the second round

2nd day of MLB Draft sees Ole Miss duo get picked

The left side of the Ole Miss Baseball infield was a hot commodity on the second night of the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft

Foscue, Westburg off the board after first day of MLB Draft

For the second time in program history, the Mississippi State baseball program has seen a pair of student-athletes drafted in the first round

MSU pitcher drafted by Mets

The New York Mets drafted Ginn in the second round with the 52nd overall pick.

MSU pair first since 1985 drafted in first round

Two Mississippi State hitters were selected in the first round of Wednesday night’s MLB Draft.

Bianco picks up Coach of the Year honors

Mike Bianco was named the 2020 National Coach of the Year by Collegiate Baseball on Tuesday.

Alabama-transfer Shavers signs with Mississippi State

Mike Leach has added Alabama graduate transfer Tyrell Shavers, a former unanimous four-star wide receiver from Lewisville, Texas, to Mississippi State

Millsaps names Prather as new men’s basketball coach

A familiar face will be the new head men’s basketball coach at Millsaps College. Michael Prather has been selected to lead the program for the Majors.

  JSU looks to make up for lost time once NCAA passes waiver

Jackson State football players will be able to return to team facilities early on and July, and not long after that, they maybe will be able to step on the practice field.