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LSU coach Ed Orgeron walks on the sidelines against Arkansas during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

LSU's struggles just latest hurdle for resilient Ed Orgeron

Nov. 26, 2020 12:20 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron forged a career path that led him to the top of his profession by persevering through personal and professional hardships. So it’s little wonder that he continues to project optimism while the Tigers have labored in mediocrity just one season after a...

Georgia linebacker Azeez Ojulari (13) and a teammate sack Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers (2) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Some in-state rivalries left off of SEC's Thanksgiving menu

Nov. 25, 2020 2:24 PM EST

The Thanksgiving menu of in-state rivalry games is a little lighter this year around the Southeastern Conference. Sure, top-ranked Alabama and No. 22 Auburn will duke it out in the Iron Bowl, while Mississippi State and Mississippi resume the Battle for the Golden Egg in Oxford. But those offerings will have to...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) makes a catch against Kentucky defensive back Brandin Echols (26) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

College football picks: Football feast missing some dishes

Nov. 25, 2020 11:24 AM EST

The Thanksgiving weekend football feast will be missing a few of the dishes that have become mainstays. Schedules altered and seasons delayed by the pandemic have taken off the table a bunch of rivalry games that have become a staple of the last weekend in November, including Michigan-Ohio State and all those...

Mississippi wide receiver Elijah Moore (8) is chased by South Carolina defensive back R.J. Roderick (10) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Bruce Newman)

Elijah Moore piling up stats since painful Egg Bowl moment

Nov. 24, 2020 2:34 PM EST

Elijah Moore isn't letting his worst moment in college football define him. The statistics do a better job of that, anyway. Mississippi's prolific wide receiver has piled up yards, catches and touchdowns since his infamous Egg Bowl moment. Moore has politely fielded questions about the incident heading into...

Mississippi wide receiver Braylon Sanders (13) makes a catch against South Carolina defensive back Cam Smith, left, in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Bruce Newman)

Big night for Corral, Ole Miss outlasts South Carolina 59-42

Nov. 15, 2020 12:38 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Matt Corral accounted for five touchdowns, including a go-ahead 91-yard touchdown strike to Elijah Moore in the fourth quarter, as Mississippi rallied to defeat South Carolina 59-42 on Saturday night. Trailing 42-38, Corral found a wide-open Moore waiting in the middle of the field at...

South Carolina wide receiver Shi Smith, center, carries the ball next to Texas A&M defensive back Keldrick Carper (14) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. Texas A&M won 48-3. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Rebels, Gamecocks carry on amid SEC's COVID troubles

Nov. 12, 2020 4:11 PM EST

Mississippi and South Carolina both appeared to score one big victory this week in otherwise disappointing seasons. They meet Saturday night in Oxford, Mississippi, for one of the few Southeastern Conference games to survive the league's COVID-19 troubles. It makes a matchup of 2-4 teams stand out with only three...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team to the field before an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this year, extending its record of consecutive seasons with at least one week on top of the rankings to 13. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

COVID-19 disrupts schedule in Southeastern Conference

Nov. 12, 2020 4:01 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Things to watch in week 8 of the Southeastern Conference: COVID CONCERNS The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has hit the SEC hard this week, The league had to postpone four of its seven scheduled games due to outbreaks among league teams. No. 1 Alabama's revenge-seeking visit to LSU...

Mississippi's Thomas airlifted to hospital after injury

Nov. 2, 2020 5:00 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi freshman Damarcus Thomas was injured in practice Monday and had to be taken by helicopter to a hospital in Memphis after initially being unable to move. Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin said Thomas initially didn't have “any feeling in his entire body.” Assistant...

Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral (2) looks downfield for an open man to pass to during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Oxford, Miss., Saturday Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Vanderbilt eager to play again, first up is game vs Ole Miss

Oct. 29, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Vanderbilt Commodores have tried to make up for lost time, hoping unexpected practice time will be evident when they finally play their first game in three weeks. The Commodores (0-3) became the first Southeastern Conference to fall below the 53 scholarship players required to...

Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin reacts to a call during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

SEC fines Lane Kiffin over officiating complaints

Oct. 26, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has fined Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin $25,000 for his complaints about officiating on social media. The league announced the fine on Monday, but also said the replay official should have stopped play to review the call after Mississippi’s...