Latest Mississippi News

Ole Miss selects Keith Carter as its athletic director

Nov. 22, 2019 10:13 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has removed the interim tag from Keith Carter’s title by officially naming him the school’s athletic director. Carter had been working as Ole Miss’ interim athletic director since Ross Bjork’s departure in May. Bjork had been Ole Miss’...

Mississippi State ready for FCS program Abilene Christian

Nov. 22, 2019 8:00 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State finishes the nonconference portion of its schedule against Football Championship Subdivision program Abilene Christian. The Bulldogs (4-6) must win their final two games to become eligible for a 10th consecutive bowl appearance. The matchup with Abilene Christian...

Lawsuit: Church pressured victims into unfair settlements

Nov. 22, 2019 5:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two impoverished Mississippi men who say they were sexually assaulted by Franciscan missionaries filed a federal lawsuit Thursday claiming that Catholic officials pressured them into signing settlements that paid them little money and required them to remain silent about the alleged abuse....

No. 10 Mississippi State women rout Jackson State 92-53

Nov. 21, 2019 11:49 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jessika Carter had 21 points and eight rebounds to help No. 10 Mississippi State rout Jackson State 92-53 on Thursday night. Freshman Rickea Jackson added 13 points, Andra Espinoza-Hunter had 12, and Myah Taylor finished with 11 points and five assists for the Bulldogs (5-0) in their...

Molinar scores 21, Mississippi State beats Tulane 80-66

Nov. 21, 2019 5:46 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Freshman Iverson Molinar scored a season-high 21 points and Mississippi State beat Tulane 80-66 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Myrtle Beach Invitational. Tyson Carter added 16 points and 11 rebounds, Reggie Perry scored 18 points, and the Bulldogs (5-0) shot 61% overall and...

Biden courts Southern black mayors for 2020 endorsements

Nov. 21, 2019 4:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden met Thursday with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions of voters in urban centers who could play a key role in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. A day after the latest presidential debate in Atlanta, Biden was joined by the city’s mayor, Keisha...

Bus driver gets 30 years for sexually abusing second-grader

Nov. 21, 2019 9:14 AM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi school bus driver has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing an 8-year-old passenger. Sergio Sandoval, 69, was sentenced Wednesday on charges including sexual battery and touching a child for lustful purposes, according to news...

B.B. King Museum expanding to add space for his vehicles

Nov. 20, 2019 6:09 PM EST

INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — Work is starting on a $2.5 million expansion of a Mississippi Delta museum dedicated to a native son who became a blues legend. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for new space at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola. The museum opened in 2008 near...

Buffen, Tyree double up to send Ole Miss past Seattle 65-52

Nov. 19, 2019 10:19 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Rebels had two different defensive performances in a 65-52 win over Seattle Tuesday, and it did not go unnoticed by coach Kermit Davis. “For 29 minutes, we guarded them at the level we expect,” Davis said. “In the final eight minutes or so, I was...

Louisiana Tech routs Mississippi Valley St. 76-43

Nov. 19, 2019 10:03 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — JaColby Pemberton registered 13 points as Louisiana Tech easily beat Mississippi Valley State 76-43 on Tuesday night. Isaiah Crawford had 12 points for Louisiana Tech (3-1). Amorie Archibald added 10 points. Caleb Hunter had 12 points for the Delta Devils (0-5), whose season-opening...