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Mississippi State's passing woes hinder Hill's production

Oct. 17, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's lack of a consistent passing attack is hampering running back Kylin Hill's production. With opposing defenses loading up to stop the ground game, Hill has been held below 50 yards in each of Mississippi State's last two games. Teams began focusing on Hill after...

Mississippi minister accused of abusing girl 45 years ago

Oct. 16, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

IUKA, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi youth minister is accused of sexually abusing a 10 year old girl nearly 45 years ago. The Clarion Ledger reports 71-year-old Dural Reece Ragsdale surrendered Monday. He was indicted last month on a felony charge of fondling a child under 14. District Attorney John...

Ole Miss hoping two-QB plan keeps defenses off balance

Oct. 15, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi believes its two-quarterback attack worked well enough last week that it's an option against Texas A&M. Redshirt freshman Matt Corral and true freshman John Rhys Plumlee both played quite a bit in a 38-27 loss at Missouri. The Rebels may continue that strategy as they...

Mississippi Lottery will begin selling tickets Nov. 25

Oct. 15, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The new Mississippi Lottery will start selling scratch-off tickets Nov. 25. That's the Monday before Thanksgiving, and it's slightly earlier than expected. The lottery corporation had said for months that the sales probably would begin by early December. The organization announced the...

Mississippi releases body cam video of fatal police shooting

Oct. 15, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city has released video from a police body camera showing one view of what led up to the fatal shooting of a man who was running away from officers. The video released Monday factored into this month's decision by a Jackson County grand jury to clear Moss Point Police...

Suit challenges speech rules at Mississippi abortion clinic

Oct. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit challenging a local ordinance that will restrict noise levels and require protesters to remain a certain distance from the entrance of health care facilities. The lawsuit says the Jackson ordinance unconstitutionally limits...

Vols confident QB Maurer will play against No. 1 Alabama

Oct. 14, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt believes quarterback Brian Maurer will be available Saturday at No. 1 Alabama after a concussion prevented the freshman from finishing a 20-10 victory over Mississippi State last week. "Brian took some reps last night at practice," Pruitt said Monday....

Ole Miss honors student wears blackface, prompts warning

Oct. 14, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi honors student has reported himself to the college for posting a photo in which he is wearing blackface, prompting the school to issue a warning about costumes. Citing a school email, news outlets report the student told the college he acknowledged "the...

Bryant bounces back to lead Missouri over Mississippi

Oct. 13, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Last week, when he heard a pop in his left knee after being hit low, Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant briefly saw his college football career pass before his eyes. The injury wasn't as bad as it looked, and Bryant played like his old self in a 38-27 victory over Mississippi on...

Abraham throws for 421 yards, 3 TDs in Southern Miss. win

Oct. 12, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Jack Abraham threw for 421 yards with three touchdowns and his favorite target, Quez Watkins, caught eight passes for 198 yards and a score and Southern Mississippi defeated North Texas 45-27 on Saturday night. De'Michael Harris ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns to go with 79...