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Gov. Tate Reeves adjusts his face mask as he prepares to leave his COVID-19 press briefing, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. The governor, who has admitted to disliking the wearing of a face mask, nevertheless wears one in public, and Tuesday issued a statewide order for people to wear masks in public amid a recent surge in cases of the new coronavirus. He and other state officials provided an update on the coronavirus and the state's ongoing strategy to limit transmission. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi governor: 'College football is essential'

Aug. 11, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, MISS. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves described college football — even amid the coronavirus pandemic — as “essential” Tuesday, his comments echoing a tweet President Donald Trump posted the day before and coming on the same day his Republican counterpart in Florida...

La-Lafayette coach, ex-Miss. St. player Looney dead at 31

Aug. 1, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette assistant football coach and former Mississippi State player D.J. Looney died from a heart attack following a team workout Saturday morning at Cajun Field, university officials said. Looney, who was 31, was entering his third season on the Ragin’ Cajuns...

The Latest: Texas has zero active coronavirus infections

Jul. 28, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas has no active coronavirus infections on the football team or among the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball team players on campus, athletic director Chris Del Conte said Tuesday. The football team...

Mississippi State coach not worried about recruiting ranking

Jul. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — During a time in which a Mississippi State sports team has not competed in a live game in over three months, much attention has turned to recruiting and roster management. In the summer months, football recruiting is always a hot topic anyway. Coach Mike Leach and his staff have...

New life molded Mississippi man's path to college football

Jul. 12, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — Call Makylan Pounders the new king of recycling. To the surprise of no one, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all of the gyms and weight rooms in Byhalia. But Pounders, the Byhalia offensive lineman and third member of the Clarion Ledger’s 2020 Dandy Dozen team, didn’t...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill plays against Abilene Christian in an NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State's All-Southeastern Conference running back Kylin Hill recently took to Twitter to make his strong feelings known about the Mississippi state flag, which has the Confederate battle emblem in the top left corner. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

College athletes using platform to address social issues

Jun. 25, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

Deuce McAllister grew up in Mississippi and was well aware of the racial history of Ole Miss when he decided to play football there in the late 1990s. Even so, he never got used to seeing the Confederate battle emblem on game day. “I'm playing with my brothers, my teammates,” said McAllister, who is...