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Mississippi school district extends chief's contract

Oct. 27, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The superintendent of the Oxford School District will remain in place for at least three more years. The district's Board of Trustees on Monday approved a contract extension for Brian Harvey during its regular monthly meeting. Harvey will now continue to serve as the district’s...

Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral (2) drops back to pass against Arkansas during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Auburn, Ole Miss seek rebounds and so do their quarterbacks

Oct. 22, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

Matt Corral and Bo Nix are trying to rebound from games they'd rather forget. The same thing can be said for their teams. Corral, Mississippi's quarterback, is coming off a six-interception performance in a season that had been terrific up to that point. Nix enters Auburn's game Saturday at Ole Miss having thrown...

Ole Miss renaming building for activist turned administrator

Oct. 20, 2020 4:29 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi said it's renaming a campus building to honor a one-time student activist who became a longtime administrator at the school. The school said a board voted to rename the Martindale Student Services Center as the Martindale-Cole Student Services Center. The...

Alabama running back Najee Harris (22) dances after breaking a Mississippi tackle and scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

No. 2 Alabama beats Ole Miss 63-48 in record SEC outburst

Oct. 11, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Lane Kiffin's Mississippi offense put up more yards against an Alabama defense than has ever been done before and scored more points against the Crimson Tide than any unranked team has ever. It was not enough. Najee Harris ran for 206 yards and five touchdowns and No. 2 Alabama beat...

'It's My Party!": Theatre presents women's suffrage play

Oct. 11, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The struggle for the right to vote was shared by women across America before the passage of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in 1920. Yet while they shared the vision of casting votes alongside their male counterparts, how they approached the mission was radically different....

Mississippi head coach Lane Kiffin watches on from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game Florida on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Oxford, Miss. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

Week 6: Kiffin v. Saban; King v. Lawrence; Heels v. Hokies

Oct. 9, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

Lane Kiffin gets the chance to snap one of the more interesting streaks in college football. The new Mississippi coach faces his old boss, Nick Saban, when the Rebels take on No. 2 Alabama on Saturday in Oxford. Saban last week improved to 20-0 when facing teams led by one of his his former assistant coaches. The...

Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral (2) runs with the ball during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

QB Mac Jones leads No. 2 Alabama against Kiffin, Mississippi

Oct. 8, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

Mississippi's Matt Corral appears to have put that offseason quarterback battle firmly into his rear view mirror. No real challenge ever materialized for Alabama's Mac Jones. Now, they're directing two of the nation's most prolific and efficient passing games so far heading into Saturday night's meeting in...

New Orleans native comes to Oxford as writer-in-residence

Oct. 5, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — New Orleans native Maurice Carlos Ruffin has been chosen as the University of Mississippi's 2020-21 John and Renée Grisham writer in residence. Ruffin gained national recognition after writing “We Cast a Shadow,” a horror novel about a father trying to shield his son...

Mississippi holds hearings on medical marijuana initiatives

Oct. 3, 2020 8:04 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — People supporting and opposing two medical marijuana initiatives in Mississippi are getting the chance to speak at public hearings before the Nov. 3 election. More than 100,000 registered voters petitioned to put Initiative 65 on the ballot. An alternative, Initiative 65A, was put...

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts (84) breaks away from Mississippi linebacker Jacquez Jones (32) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. No. 5 Florida won 51-35. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

No. 5 Florida beats Ole Miss 51-35 in Kiffin's debut

Sep. 26, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Kyle Pitts gives Florida an almost unfair advantage. The star tight end caught four of Kyle Trask’s six touchdown passes and No. 5 Florida spoiled the head coaching debut of Mississippi’s Lane Kiffin with a 51-35 victory Saturday. Trask completed 30 of 42 passes for 416...