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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. 14 Mississippi St breezes through season's first 3 weeks

Sep. 18, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

Mississippi State has been so good through the season's first three games that there is not much reason for coach Joe Moorhead to complain. If anything, the results have been too easy. Now No. 14 Mississippi State (3-0, 0-0 Southeastern Conference) faces its toughest challenge of the year when it travels to face...

Canceled Southern Miss-App State game won't be rescheduled

Sep. 18, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — The Southern Mississippi-Appalachian State game canceled due to Hurricane Florence won't be rescheduled. In a news release Tuesday, Appalachian State said the schools had discussed options to reschedule the home game originally set for last Saturday. Southern Miss athletics spokesman...

Police: Man in a wheelchair charged with killing 3 relatives

Sep. 16, 2018 8:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man in a wheel chair has been charged with fatally shooting his mother, grandmother and sister Sunday morning at a home in Mississippi's capital city, authorities said. The Jackson Police Department said in a statement that Maurice Forte, 22, is facing three counts of murder in...

Fitzgerald, No. 16 Mississippi State rout La.-Lafayette

Sep. 16, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Nick Fitzgerald admitted that he wasn't on his 'A' game last weekend at Kansas State, which served as his first game of the season. The fifth-year senior changed up the script against Louisiana-Lafayette and hushed a few critics regarding his passing ability. Hitting on several...