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Retrial set for man accused in woman's burning death

Sep. 22, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Was it Quinton or Eric? That's likely to be the choice again facing Mississippi jurors this week in the trial of Quinton Tellis, accused of setting 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on fire in her car in December 2014, only to see the dying woman stagger down a rural backroad and be found...

Ole Miss faculty ask donor to remove name after racial post

Sep. 21, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi on Friday asked a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media post criticized by Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter for an "unjustified racial overtone." In a statement, faculty...

The Latest: Faculty ask donor to remove name from school

Sep. 21, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a dispute at the University of Mississippi over a social media post by a donor (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi are asking a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media...

Mississippi working to fix defense in Kent State game

Sep. 21, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

Mississippi's defense ranks among the worst in the country through the season's first three games. So it's not surprising that fixing the defense is among Matt Luke's top priorities, but the second-year coach warns that there's no miracle cure for what ails the Rebels. "The magic is not in the scheme," Luke said....

No. 14 Mississippi State, Kentucky run into SEC matchup

Sep. 21, 2018 8:01 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — No. 14 Mississippi State and Kentucky boast two of the Southeastern Conference's top three rushing offenses, and the similarities don't stop there. The Bulldogs (3-0, 0-0 SEC) and Wildcats (3-0, 1-0) also boast mobile quarterbacks in Mississippi State senior Nick Fitzgerald and...

Ole Miss could distance itself from donor over racist post

Sep. 20, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The namesake of the University of Mississippi's journalism school apologized Thursday for his Facebook that had photos of two black women in short dresses and suggested that the women exemplify problems that cause real estate values to fall. University officials said they were...

The Latest: Target says Ole Miss donor's post is 'racist'

Sep. 20, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Facebook post by the namesake of the University of Mississippi journalism school (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A University of Mississippi student is criticizing a prominent white Ole Miss donor for posting photos of her and another black woman to Facebook and suggesting...

Stingy, aggressive defense keys Kentucky's unbeaten start

Sep. 20, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's defense has met early season expectations, making big plays while the offense adjusts to a new quarterback. The Wildcats have shut out opponents in the third quarter this season and boasts the SEC's fifth-ranked defense heading into Saturday's matchup with No. 14...

No. 14 Mississippi State faces big SEC challenge at Kentucky

Sep. 20, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

No. 14 Mississippi State (3-0, 0-0 SEC) at Kentucky (3-0, 1-0), 7 p.m. (ESPN2). Line: Mississippi State by 10. Series record: Mississippi State leads 23-22. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Mississippi State enters league play having outscored nonconference foes 150-26 under first-year coach Joe Moorhead. The Bulldogs seek a...

No. 22 Texas A&M big underdog in road game vs No. 1 'Bama

Sep. 20, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

Here are some things to watch during the fourth week of the Southeastern Conference football season: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 22 Texas A&M at No. 1 Alabama. Top-ranked Alabama is a 27-point favorite in Tuscaloosa, but there's legitimate reason to believe this game could be competitive. Texas A&M played a...