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Ole Miss backtracks on conservative speaker's cancellation

Nov. 12, 2019 6:15 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi says a lecture by a conservative journalist is back on after initially being cancelled. The Oxford Eagle reports Daily Wire contributor Elisha Krauss will speak in the university's student union on Wednesday. The talk was originally set to be inside the...

Jessika Carter leads No. 10 Mississippi State past UT Martin

Nov. 12, 2019 12:12 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jessika Carter knows she has big shoes to fill for Mississippi State with the graduation of All-American Teaira McCowan. Carter's transition for the bigger role was aided by the work she put in behind McCowan a year ago. The sophomore center had a career-high 19 points and eight...

Saban, No. 4 Alabama focused on 'how we complete the season'

Nov. 11, 2019 4:53 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has been here before, looking to salvage damaged playoff hopes after a competitive loss to No. 1 LSU. The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide is hoping for another national championship reprieve following Saturday's 46-41 loss to the Tigers . This team may not even need the kind of...

Ex-teacher pleads guilty to sex charges involving student

Nov. 11, 2019 1:06 PM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A former high school teacher in Mississippi will spend 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual battery of a 16-year-old student. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 37-year-old Braden Bishop pleaded guilty Friday. Under state law, there's no chance of parole or...

Still teaching at 95, Jimmy Carter draws devotees to church

Nov. 11, 2019 1:16 AM EST

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — The pilgrims arrive early and from all over, gathering hours before daybreak in an old pecan grove that surrounds a country church. They come, they say, for a dose of simple decency and devotion wrapped up in a Bible lesson. The teacher is the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy...

DiLeo, C. Michigan throttle Mississippi Valley St. by 56 pts

Nov. 10, 2019 4:22 PM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — David DiLeo scored a career-high 30 points and six other players for Central Michigan reached double figures in the Chippewas 134-78 win against Mississippi Valley State on Sunday. Central Michigan set a school record for overall points. After its 40-point win (102-62) against...

Top-ranked Oregon beats US national team 93-86

Nov. 9, 2019 10:56 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Top-ranked Oregon stunned the U.S. women's national team 93-86 on Saturday to hand the Americans' their second loss to a college team in program history. The Americans haven't lost a major international game since falling in the semifinals of the 2006 World Championships to Russia. The...

Ole Miss dominates winless New Mexico State 41-3

Nov. 9, 2019 8:35 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi coach Matt Luke can't help but smile when he discusses the development and performance of his freshman class, especially at the skill positions. Ole Miss freshmen Snoop Conner, Jerrion Ealy and quarterback John Rhys Plumlee combined to rush for five touchdowns Saturday as...

Southern Miss stymies UAB 37-2

Nov. 9, 2019 7:03 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Andrew Stein kicked three field goals, DQ Thomas returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown and Southern Mississippi shut down UAB 37-2 on Saturday. Stein's third field goal in the third quarter put the Golden Eagles (6-3, 4-1 Conference USA) on top 23-2 before Jack Abraham...

No. 10 Mississippi State routs Southern Miss in opener

Nov. 9, 2019 6:37 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — With three starters gone from last year's Elite Eight team, Mississippi State figured to need time to get its retooled roster on track. Turns out, the 10th-ranked Bulldogs only required about 10 minutes. Chloe Bibby led five Mississippi State players in double figures with 16...