'He was my friend, mentor, and father figure’: Celebration of Life scheduled for Willie “Rat” McGowan

The ceremony for the Alcorn State University baseball coach will be held Thursday, November 14th, at New Jerusalem Church in Jackson at 11 a.m.

Falcons shock the Saints in the dome

Ole Miss dominates winless New Mexico State 41-3

Tigers welcomed back to Baton Rouge with cheers, applause after win over Alabama

Mendez’s FG lifts Grambling over Alcorn State 19-16 in OT

Southern Miss stymies UAB 37-2

Glass throws 2 late TD passes to give Alabama A&M 48-43 win over JSU

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Rebels open season on the right note

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  A Ridgeland Renaissance

Payton expects Kamara ‘to be ready to play’ against the Falcons

Tigers can’t keep up with UCSB

President Trump will attend Alabama-LSU game

CUSA’s top defense has USM working overtime

It is a tight race for the West division crown in Conference USA and the Southern Miss football team is right in the thick of it.

Longtime Alcorn State baseball coach ‘Rat’ McGowan dies

Longtime Alcorn State baseball coach Willie E. “Rat” McGowan died Tuesday, the school announced Wednesday.

Jared Cook, Tre’Quan Smith, and Drew Brees full participants at Wednesday’s practice

Alvin Kamara (knee/ankle) was limited at practice

  WATCH: Mike Sands’ life, legacy honored with celebration at Miss. Sports Hall of Fame

A celebration of life was held for WDBD Fox40 news anchor Mike Sands on Wednesday at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

Opening night unkind to Alcorn St. men

JSU men fall on the road to California Baptist

Lady Rebels take down MVSU to open season

MSU men open season with win over FIU

MSU men start season off against a quick-paced FIU team

Ole Miss evaluating 2-quarterback system

Lady Eagles open season with 77-47 win over Carey

Southern Miss opened its women's basketball season with a 77-47 win over William Carey University.

Hill named SEC Player of the Week

Highlighted by runs of 62, 58 and 37 yards, Mississippi State junior running back Kylin Hill ran for a career-high 234 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 54-24 win at Arkansas, and on Monday was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week.

Saints open as 13-point favorites over Falcons

The Falcons are mired in a six-game losing streak

  MONGRUE: Tigers earning their stripes

Things are looking up as Jackson State pushed its winning streak up to three games.

Nix, No. 11 Auburn hold on, 20-14 over Ole Miss

Bo Nix passed for a career-high 340 yards and had a 1-yard touchdown and No. 11 Auburn held off Mississippi 20-14 on Saturday night.

Jones with 2 TDs, Jackson St. beats Pine Bluff 21-12

Jalon Jones threw for one touchdown and ran for another score as Jackson State beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 21-12 on Saturday night.

Mississippi State snaps slide, rolls past Arkansas 54-24

Kylin Hill ran for a career-high 234 yards and three touchdowns as Mississippi State racked up a season-high 640 yards of total offense, including 460 on the ground, in a 54-24 demolition of Arkansas.

Brian Dozier becomes first former USM player to win World Series

Brian Dozier became the first University of Southern Mississippi baseball player to win a World Series Wednesday night.

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  Local CEO gets PGA sponsorship

A golf caddie’s homemade snack is now being packaged and sold, with help from the Professional Golf Association

  JSU women ready to finish the job this time

It has been nearly eight months since the Jackson State women’s basketball suffered heartbreak.

  Scoring a key for JSU men

Wayne Brent is a subscriber to the age old theory that defense wins championship. But even the JSU men’s basketball coach knows that how well you defend your opponent doesn’t much matter if you cannot make them pay on the other end.

Ole Miss forms committee for AD search

It appears that one of the first tasks on the list for new Ole Miss chancellor Glen Boyce is hire an Athletic Director.

Lady Bulldogs open season in AP top ten

The Mississippi State women’s basketball team retained its reputation as one of the top teams in the country heading into the 2019-20 season, being tabbed No. 10 in the Associated Press’ Preseason Top 25 Poll.

Nats beat Astros 7-2, force Game 7 in World Series

Stephen Strasburg gutted through without his best fastball to throw a five-hitter Tuesday night, and now it’s on to Game 7 in the first World Series ever in which the visiting team won each of the first six games.

  MONGRUE: New world order for the NCAA... I think

The NCAA voted unanimously for change, now what?

  Expecting never to run again, Mississippi student now on school’s cross country team

John Parker Pierce says through his accomplishments, he is able to inspire others who have gone through hard times.

Tisdale leaves Ole Miss

The logjam at quarterback just got a little bit thinner at Ole Miss.

NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image, likeness

The board voted unanimously on Tuesday to clear the way for the amateur athletes to “benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.”

  ‘To know him is to absolutely love him’: WLBT and Fox 40 News pays tribute to beloved anchor Mike Sands

To know him was to absolutely love him.

Jackson State in search for 1st home win

Jackson State plays against Arkansas-Pine Bluff Saturday; a team coach John Hendrick says he was impressed by last season.

Matt Luke and Rebels face an “elite” rushing defense

The bye-week comes to an end on Saturday for the Rebels.

Getting off the field on 3rd down is needed for State

Mississippi State is moving on from their loss to the Texas A&M Aggies.

  Mississippi Braves future hopefully secure at Trustmark Park

Could talks to do away with some minor league teams affect the M-Braves?

Basketball benefit tips off for Jackson coach battling cancer

Coach Omhar Carter has been a part of Mississippi’s basketball athletics for years.

Brees is back in Black-and-Gold

Brees finishes with 3 TD passes

Alcorn honors Steve “Air II” McNair by retiring his jersey number

“Air II” had his jersey number retired and the Alcorn athletic department put together a small video honoring the 3-time Pro-Bowler.

Harper leads second-half surge, Alcorn State tops Southern

Felix Harper threw for 277 yards and accounted for three touchdowns and Alcorn State scored 24 consecutive points in the second half to defeat Southern 27-13 on Saturday.

Perkins, Southern Miss lead way in 20-6 victory

Kevin Perkins ran for his first two touchdowns as a Golden Eagle and the Southern Miss defense smothered Rice 20-6 on Saturday.

Mond accounts for 5 TDs as Aggies beat Mississippi St. 49-30

Kellen Mond threw for 234 yards and accounted for five touchdowns and Texas A&M got a 49-30 win over mistake-prone Mississippi State on Saturday.

Report: Drew Brees will start Sunday against the Cardinals

Brees will start Sunday when the Saints play the Cardinals. That’s according to a report by ESPN’s Diana Russini.

THE HEART OF A TIGER: LSU and Auburn fans meet to honor heart donation

When LSU and Auburn take the field Saturday, Oct. 26, in the stands will be two families that are tied together through a tragic, yet amazing story of sacrifice and life.

Anderson blocks field goal, JSU beats Prairie View in OT

Holding on to a three-point lead in the second overtime against Prairie View A&M, C.J. Anderson became the latest hero for Jackson State. The senior defensive tackle came through with a blocked field goal to secure a 38-35 win over the Panthers for JSU’s second SWAC victory of the season.

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UofM track and field athlete arrested for rape

A University of Memphis track and field athlete was arrested for rape in East Tennessee.

  After first loss, no time to sulk for Madison Central

With impending weather expected to wreak havoc this Friday, the Jaguars are forced to deal with an accelerated week of preparation ahead of a Thursday region 2-6A contest with South Panola.

‘Mattress Mack’ bets another $1 million on Astros win

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, owner of Houston’s Gallery Furniture, bet another $1 million on the Houston Astros at Scarlet Pearl casino’s DraftKings sportsbook.

Brees asked if he will play on Sunday, the response, “That’s the plan, we’ll see”

Brees has missed the last five games with a thumb injury

Willie Brown, Yazoo City legend and NFL great, passes away at 78

Brown is best well known for his 75-yard interception return in Super Bowl XI.

Key Rebels injured after A&M loss

The bye-week can’t arrive any sooner for the Rebels.

Underclassmen, big play and turnovers lacking in State losses

Mississippi State is coming off a loss to the #2 LSU Fightin’ Tigers.

Jackson State get much-needed OT win in Itta Bena

It’s a short week of preparation for the Tigers.

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 2020 class announced

The 2020 class for the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame was announced Monday afternoon.

Pelicans: Rookie Zion Williamson undergoes surgery, out at least 6 weeks

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the team announced Monday.

Ala. student pleads not guilty to alleged bomb threat against Tiger Stadium

A student at the University of Alabama pleaded not guilty Monday, Oct. 21 after allegedly making a bomb threat against Tiger Stadium during the game against the Florida Gators.

Cowboys run over Eagles, take 1st in NFC East with 37-10 win

The Cowboys (4-3) won with the NFC East lead on the line while ending a three-game losing streak that followed their 3-0 start and clouded high expectations for the defending division champs.

Saints extend win streak to five games with total team effort against the Bears

A blocked punt, two forced fumbles, two touchdown passes by Teddy Bridgewater, and two touchdown runs by Latavius Murray was more than enough to extend the Saints winning streak to five games after beating Chicago, 36-25.

Saints hold on to a close lead at half in Chicago

The Saints currently hold a 4-game win streak

  MONGRUE: Two quarterbacks, no rhythm

The Corral-Plumlee offense gets off to a rocky start

Shaquille O’Neal donates house to woman whose son was shot at football game

Former LSU basketball star Shaquille O’Neal has donated a home to an Atlanta woman whose 12-year-old son was shot at a football game and paralyzed from the chest down.

Fumble recovery, late TD helps Texas A&M beat Ole Miss 24-17

Buddy Johnson returned a fumble for a 62-yard go-ahead touchdown, and Isaiah Spiller added a clinching 22-yard touchdown run late as Texas A&M rallied to defeat Mississippi 24-17 on Saturday night.

Salazar FG wins in OT as Jackson State rallies, 31-28

Jackson State fell into a hole as MVSU scored 21 unanswered points to open the game.

  140 gamers compete in Fortnite Duo Tournament in Ridgeland

Saturday, over 100 people came to Northpark Mall focused and confident to compete in the Fortnite Duo Tournament.

Southern Miss falls to La. Tech, 45-30

Southern Miss fell to Louisiana. Tech 45-30. The Golden Eagles drop to (4-3, 2-1) in C-USA play.

Burrow breaks single-season passing TD record as No. 2 LSU routs Miss. St. after slow start

Joe Burrow set a new single-season passing record at LSU, as the No. 2 team in the country started off a little slow but eventually got going and rolled to a relatively easy win over Mississippi State.

Pascagoula High football players go bald for breast cancer awareness

Pascagoula High School football players and their coaches had pledged that if the school raised $2,000 for breast cancer awareness, they’d shave their heads.

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Ole Miss to begin selling beer at Saturday’s football game

Beer will begin being sold inside a Mississippi college’s football stadium at a game this weekend.