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Hunter McEachern

Fans may not remember Belhaven University quarterback Hunter McEachern's performance against East Texas Baptist University forever, but it was a great effort in a losing cause. McEachern did his best ...

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Kneeling for America: My Dad Fought, Lost Much for Athletes’ Right to Protest Racism

I believe that today my Daddy would stand, or kneel in spirit, with the NFL players who are pushing back on Trump’s treatment of them as chattel entertainment, calling for ...

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NFL Responds to Trump Tweet With Criticism, Protest

The owners of the Baltimore Ravens, the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and other teams on Sunday joined a chorus of NFL executives criticizing President Donald Trump's suggestion that ...

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Ito Smith

Rushing yards have not been easy to find for University of Southern Mississippi senior running back Ito Smith. The Mobile, Ala., native entered the third game of the season still ...

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Dan Mullen

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen—now in his ninth season—is used to the gauntlet the SEC provides on a yearly basis.

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Mississippi State Routs LSU 37-7

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Nick Fitzgerald threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to help Mississippi State rout No. 12 LSU 37-7 on Saturday night.

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Solomon Muhammad

Solomon Muhammad, a linebacker at Alcorn State University, is already having a breakout year as a redshirt sophomore. He has nearly been a one-man wrecking crew on the Braves' defense ...

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University of Mississippi's NCAA Infractions Hearing Begins Monday

University of Mississippi's football program will begin its appearance in front of the NCAA's infractions committee panel, nearly five years after the governing body first launched its investigation.

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Mississippi State Gets Ready for Road Game vs Louisiana Tech

Mississippi State (1-0) goes on the road to face Louisiana Tech (1-0) on Saturday in a game that should provide a much bigger challenge than its opener, an easy 49-0 ...

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All NFL Games Will Air Online, but Watching Won't be Easy

Every NFL football game will be shown live online this season—but that doesn't mean you'll be able to watch them.

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Robert Brazile

When people discuss the greatest outside linebacker in professional football history, former New York Giant Lawrence Taylor is often near the top of the list. However, one could make the ...

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A.J. Brown

Mississippi receiver A.J. Brown had trouble explaining what he felt in pregame warmups, but he had no trouble translating those feelings into a record-breaking performance against South Alabama.

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Conerly Trophy Hopefuls 2017

This year’s race for the Conerly Trophy should be as wide open as ever.

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Southern Miss Trying to Win 2 Straight vs. Kentucky

Southern Mississippi defensive back Picasso Nelson knows what it feels like to watch Kentucky's offense embarrass the Golden Eagles' secondary.

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Gene Murphy

On Aug. 16, long-time Hinds Community College head coach Gene Murphy announced that he has decided to step down.