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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...

No. 1 Alabama blows past Mississippi 62-7

Sep. 15, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Top-ranked Alabama faced a rare bit of adversity Saturday night when Mississippi's first offensive play turned into a 75-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Ta'amu to D.K. Metcalf. The angst lasted a grand total of 11 seconds. Alabama wasn't going to let one play shake its confidence....

Kentucky remains unbeaten in 48-10 romp over Murray State

Sep. 15, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops wasn't worried about his team overlooking Murray State following a 27-16 win at Florida last week. Despite a slow start, the Wildcats (3-0) outscored the Racers 31-7 in the second half and rolled to a 48-10 victory Saturday. Murray had trouble...

Mississippi agency says it won't buy from Nike over ads

Sep. 15, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's public safety commissioner disclosed Saturday that state police will no longer buy Nike products, saying the athletic apparel maker is unpatriotic and fails to support those in uniform. "As commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, I will not support vendors who...

No. 16 Mississippi State focuses on details against ULL

Sep. 14, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's transition to new coach Joe Moorhead looks like it could not be going any smoother. The 16th-ranked Bulldogs (2-0) have enjoyed relatively easy wins against Stephen F. Austin and Kansas State and hope to keep rolling when they host Louisiana-Lafayette (1-0) on...

No. 1 Alabama looks to contain talented Ole Miss offense

Sep. 14, 2018 8:01 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — No. 1 Alabama looks like one of the most complete teams in the country through two weeks, boasting a team filled with stars on both offense and defense. Ole Miss roster doesn't have that luxury. With a suspect defense, if the high-scoring Rebels (2-0, 0-0 Southeastern Conference) want...

Fed member sees gradual interest rates hikes in short term

Sep. 13, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Raphael Bostic said Thursday that he believes growth remains strong despite uncertainty over trade tensions, and he expects interest rates to continue to rise to a point where they neither stimulate nor slow the economy. "When the economy is...