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Overby Center to host SEC Network panel

To set the table for the first Ole Miss appearance on the SEC Network’s traveling pre-game show, SEC Nation, the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics will host the network’s top executives, the Southeastern Conference’s associate commissioner for television, and SEC Nation’s reporter to talk about their new venture on the eve of the […]

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Look what’s happening in the old land mass

Look at it. Stare. Blink your eyes. Shake your head. Pinch yourself. OK, it’s still there. Well then, try to comprehend. We are five games in the 2014 college football season. Mississippi State and Ole Miss are tied for third in the U-S-A. LSU, who had been in the Top 25 for 87 straight Associated […]

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Paddy Harrington heading to Jackson!

With just over a month left before the start of the Sanderson Farms Championship, 2014 European Ryder Cup Team Vice Captain Padraig Harrington highlights the list of players with Ryder Cup experience making early commitments to the tournament.  Harrington commits to play on the heels of the European Team’s 16½ to 11½ victory in the […]

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Gov. Winter remembers 1941 and ‘The Game’

People don’t believe me when I tell them this, but it’s true: Mississippi State and Ole Miss once played a football game with the Southeastern Conference Championship at stake. It’s true. It happened nearly 74 years ago in 1940. I have an eyewitness. His name is William Winter and we know him as Governor and […]

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In Scooba, it will be Bill Buckner Drive

SCOOBA — William “Bill” Buckner Memorial Drive will be dedicated Saturday at 11 a.m. before No. 1 ranked East Mississippi Community College’s 2 p.m. homecoming game against Jones Junior College. Alumni, friends and family should gather near the road in front of Sullivan-Windham Field, near Highway 16, where the ceremony will take place. The late Bill Buckner, […]

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MSHoF announces Class of 2015

Brett Favre, who rose from a lightly recruited high school player in tiny Kiln to a three-time National Football League MVP, headlines the 2015 class selected for induction into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. Favre, the leading passer in NFL history. will go into the MSHoF in his first year of eligibility in ceremonies […]

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30 years later: Alcorn-Valley unforgotten

Alcorn State and Mississippi Valley State will play a football game at Itta Bena Saturday. That’s what was supposed to happen 30 years ago next month. It did not. What happened was something else entirely, something so grand, so magnificent that 30 years later people still talk about it. As the public address announcer said […]

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Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes, a coffee table book featuring stories on every Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer, will be available in October. Written by Rick Cleveland with a foreword by Archie Manning, the book will tell the story of the Magnolia State’s incredible sports history through its heroes. The book is being published by Nautilus Publishing […]

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Cristil & Art Davis, a friendship for the ages

  Art Davis scored the first Mississippi State touchdown Jack Cristil ever called, and we’ll get to that, but first… Davis, who will turn 80 in November, lives in retirement in Wilsonville, Ore., a suburb of Portland. Last night, Davis went to sleep thinking about Cristil, his long-time friend and fellow Mississippi Sports Hall of […]

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RIP: Jack Cristil, the voice of the Bulldogs

  Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Jacob Sanford “Jack” Cristil, the beloved former sports broadcaster of six decades of Mississippi State University athletics, died Sunday [Sept. 7] at the age of 88 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo of complications of kidney disease and cancer. What follows is a column I wrote on the 50th […]

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