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No. 12 Mississippi hosts LSU after wild seven days

Oct. 21, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

Lane Kiffin texted with his former assistant Ed Orgeron about a wild weekend because a call would have seemed “a little strange” with their teams about to play. The past week has been more than a little strange for both programs heading into Kiffin and No. 12...

Mississippi sets date for state's 1st execution since 2012

Oct. 21, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme on Thursday set a Nov. 17 execution date for an inmate who withdrew his appeals and once filed court papers calling himself "worthy of death.” Mississippi has not had an execution since 2012, and it had six that year. ...

No. 12 Ole Miss readies for LSU perhaps without Corral

Oct. 21, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

LSU (4-3, 2-2 SEC) at No. 12 Mississippi (5-1, 2-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS). Line: Ole Miss by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: LSU leads 64-40-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Ole Miss is...

Contract extended for Mississippi State University president

Oct. 21, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The governing board for Mississippi's eight public universities is extending the contract of Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum, and while his annual compensation remains the same, a larger share of it will come from public money. ...

No. 4 Alabama seeks to extend streak against rival Tennessee

Oct. 21, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

Tennessee (4-3, 2-2 SEC) at No. 5 Alabama (6-1, 3-1), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN). Line: Alabama by 24 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Alabama leads 58-37-8 (57-38-7 after NCAA sanctions), has won 14 straight. ...

Mississippi State eyes NCAA berth behind Molinar, transfers

Oct. 21, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

Ben Howland believes Mississippi State could be one of his best squads since arriving in Starkville. Even if it’s a while before the Bulldogs are at full strength. The seventh-year coach has plenty to like about a squad eager to follow up last...

Visits to restart at Mississippi prisons, with COVID safety

Oct. 21, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi prisons will reopen to visitors on Nov. 1 after being closed in late July when the state was seeing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain said Thursday. Mississippi's coronavirus transmission rate has...

Boosted by newcomers, Ole Miss hoping for more scoring

Oct. 21, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

Mississippi coach Kermit Davis is hoping a different style leads to more points, more possessions and more wins. The Rebels relied heavily on defense last season with one of the Southeastern Conference's stingiest and lowest scoring teams. The formula was only good enough...

Vandy hosts Mississippi State trying to end 16-game SEC skid

Oct. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Vanderbilt Commodores are back home with the chance to show much they've learned from a missed opportunity. The Commodores blew a lead in the final minute with a chance to hand first-year coach Clark Lea his first Southeastern Conference...

Principal: Student killed in wreck was 'good to people'

Oct. 21, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi high school principal says a student who died in a wreck was trustworthy, kind and "good to people.” West Jones High School Principal Cooper Pope told WDAM-TV that 18-year-old Cade Thompson was a senior football player. ...