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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 ...

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Dak Prescott Expected to Play Against Seattle in the Second Half Tonight

Dak Prescott shrugs at the suggestion that the Dallas rookie quarterback's startling success in two preseason games is a product of what skeptics might call the "vanilla" defenses of the ...

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Ego, and the Fear of Losing

We power up each step. We rise higher and higher. We feel our legs become heavy. We make one last push to the top. We reach the top of the ...

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The Art and Craft of Dak Prescott

I love that the 23-year-old tells anyone who will listen that his success so far is about how hard he works on his craft. It's almost like he is intentionally ...

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Sam Kendricks

Four years ago, pole-vaulter Sam Kendricks barely missed reaching the U.S. track-and-field Olympic trials. He was 25th on an entry list that only invited the 24 participants.

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Dak Prescott

If Dak Prescott was nervous last Saturday, he certainly didn't let it show. The former Mississippi State University quarterback and NFL rookie threw for two touchdowns and 139 yards in ...


Mississippi State Backup QB Staley Transfers

Mississippi State's quarterback race is down to three candidates. The school announced on Friday that sophomore quarterback Elijah Staley has been granted his release and will transfer.

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JFP College Football Preview 2016

This could be one of the most unpredictable college-football seasons in recent memory. Questions surround nearly every college team in Mississippi as the season approaches.

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Dak Prescott on NFL Debut, Coach Garrett, Poise and That DUI Charge

In a few short months, Dak Prescott went from a hopeful National Football League draft pick to rookie quarterback with the Dallas Cowboys, with a strong possibility of seeing playing ...


Manuel Becomes 1st African American Woman to Win Swim Gold

Simone Manuel leaned her head into her hands and cried when she recognized her historic achievement.

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Michael Phelps

It didn't take Michael Phelps long to work on cementing his legacy as an Olympian. He was voted by teammates to be the flag bearer in the opening ceremony as ...

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College Football Preview 2016: Small Schools

Alcorn had a rough start last season with a 69-6 blowout loss to Georgia Institute of Technology. ASU bounced back with four straight wins by an average 34.5 points per ...

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College Football Preview 2016: The Bigs

Fans hoped that Jackson State would turn things around after Harold Jackson's first season ended with a 5-7 record. The Tigers had plenty of talent returning and should have gotten ...

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Saahdiq Charles

There is no doubt that Madison Ridgeland Academy football player Saahdiq Charles is athletic. At the Nike+ Football The Opening's finals, Charles ran 5.21 seconds in the 40-yard dash, which ...