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Trae Elston

Former University of Mississippi safety Trae Elston will try to make the New Orleans Saints' roster as an undrafted rookie free agent. He might have made a great decision by ...

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Jackie Sherrill

In the history of Mississippi State University football, one coach has coached, won and lost the most games: Jackie Sherrill, who led the Bulldogs from 1991 to 2003.

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Chris Smith, Former Mississippi State Football Player, Shot and Killed

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A spokesman for Mississippi State University is confirming the death of the school's former wide receiver Chris Smith.

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Biking a Different Path

Riders line up at the top of the Magnolia Ridge BMX course and wait for the gate to drop. As soon as the gate drops, the riders fly down the ...

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Travis Creel

Louisiana Tech head baseball coach Lane Burroughs has added former Jones County Junior College assistant Travis Creel as an assistant coach to the Bulldogs staff.

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Bob Braddy

One JSU celebrity worth noting is Robert "Bob" Braddy, who came from humble roots in Florence, Miss., and built the Tigers' baseball program into a SWAC powerhouse.

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Simone Biles

At the recently held 2016 U.S. Championships, Simone Biles took over the role as the top woman to watch in U.S. gymnastics.

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Blaise Vera

When former stars lose the race with Father Time, it opens the door to youth. That could help Blaise Vera rise in the Olympic 50-meter freestyle.

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Deuce McAllister

The New Orleans Saints have had several popular players through the years. You could name ones such as Drew Brees, Archie Manning, Rickey Jackson, Pat Swilling, Sam Mills and a ...

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Archie Manning

Former University of Mississippi quarterback Archie Manning hasn’t taken a snap on the field in 32 years, but he is still collecting accolades. This summer, Manning was awarded the Liberty ...

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Michael Oher

The Panthers are making sure Cam Newton's blind side is protected. Carolina signed left tackle Michael Oher to a three-year contract extension on Friday.

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Fletcher Cox

After being one of the biggest snubs for last year's Pro Bowl, Fletcher Cox made sure the same wouldn't be said by the end of the 2016 season.

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Dakota Hudson

Mississippi State University pitcher Dakota Hudson will have a big hand in one of the three games against the University of Arizona. To be more accurate, it will be Hudson's ...

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Zac Houston

Mississippi State beat Louisiana Tech 4-0 to win the NCAA Tournament's Starkville Regional title on Sunday night.

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James Banks

The first-ever World University Championship of American Football took place in Uppsala, Sweden, in 2014 and featured five teams, representing Sweden, China, Mexico, Japan and Finland.