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Benardrick McKinney

A native son of our state and a former Mississippi State University player, Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney is blossoming into a star on the defensive side of the ball.

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Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been in the news a good bit for someone who hasn't played a down in this regular season yet. The former star made ...

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Lenorris Footman

Lenorris Footman accounted for five touchdowns—three rushing and two passing—and Alcorn State broke open a close game late to beat Alabama A&M 42-19 on Saturday.

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Tim Brown

Mississippi is getting its second visit from a member of the 2002 AFC champion Oakland Raiders.

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Eugene Brazley

Chad Kelly threw for 361 yards and Eugene Brazley ran for a career-high 124 yards and two touchdowns as No. 16 Mississippi pulled away late to beat Memphis 48-28 at ...

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Jerry Rice

In sports, the word "greatest" gets thrown around a lot. Just do a quick Google search, and you will find articles from the greatest football quarterback to the greatest badminton ...

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Les Miles is Out, Orgeron Head Coach at LSU

LSU fired coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Sunday, and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach.

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Scott Stricklin

Mississippi State University needed a new athletic director in 2010 after Greg Byrne left to take the position of vice president of athletics at the University of Arizona. He made ...

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Chad Kelly

Playing just five days after an emotional loss to Florida State, quarterback Chad Kelly threw for 219 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Rebels to a 38-13 victory over ...

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Why You Should Report Sports Injuries

Underreporting sports injuries can lead to athletes' injuries worsening.

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Nick Mullens

Nick Mullens ran for two 1-yard touchdowns—including the go-ahead score late in the third quarter—and passed for two TDs as Southern Miss scored 34 unanswered points to upset Kentucky 44-35 ...

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Javancy Jones

In the three seasons he has been on the field for JSU, Jones has terrorized opposing offenses.

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Dak Prescott Likely to Start for the Cowboys

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo is out with yet another back injury and it's unknown when he will return, although Dallas coach Jason Garrett says he expects his star ...

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Sheldon Rankins

The New Orleans Saints are trying to fix a defense that was terrible last season. It was one of the worst in the history of the NFL, but this preseason ...

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Clarence Weatherspoon

One of the greatest men's basketball players in the history of the University of Southern Mississippi is coming home. Former USM star forward Clarence Weatherspoon is joining the staff as ...