LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sylvester Croom had a Hall of Fame career as an offensive lineman at Alabama, and was among the first Black players to become a star and team leader under coach Bear Bryant.
Three decades later, Croom became the Southeastern Conference's first Black head football coach with Mississippi State.
GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The former leader of a Mississippi grain storage and processing company has been indicted on federal and state charges, more than a year after the company filed for bankruptcy, prosecutors said Tuesday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Top legislators are recommending only a slight increase in Mississippi state government spending for the coming year, even as Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn renews his push to eliminate the state income tax.
MENDENHALL, Miss. (AP) — One student is hospitalized and another is in custody Tuesday after a fight in a Mississippi high school's bathroom ended with a stabbing.
The Simpson County Sheriff's Department said the two 16-year-old girls were fighting at Mendenhall High School at about 8 a.m.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The manager appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to oversee reforms to the beleaguered water system in Mississippi's capital city said he hopes to wrap up work in one year or less.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Human Services on Monday changed its demands against retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre in a lawsuit that seeks repayment of misspent welfare money that was intended to help some of the poorest people in the U.S.
Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker is the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year and Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. was named the top defensive player for the second straight year.
No. 22 Mississippi State (8-4, SEC) vs. Illinois (8-4, Big Ten), Jan. 2, noon EST, ESPN2
Mississippi (8-4, SEC) vs. Texas Tech (7-5, Big 12), Dec. 28, 9 p.m. ET
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Deion Sanders is taking over as head coach at Colorado, bringing his charisma and larger-than-life persona to a beleaguered Pac-12 program that’s plunged to the bottom of college football.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Tolu Smith scored 24 points, his second-highest total of the season, and Mississippi State cruised to an 82-52 win over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.
Mississippi State goes to 8-0 to start the season, making Chris Jans one of just three coaches to remain unbeaten in their first season.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted two former Mississippi correctional employees for alleged excessive force against an inmate.
The U.S. Department of Justice, in a news release Friday, said the panel handed up indictments against Jessica Hill, who worked as a correctional officer at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl, Mississippi, and Nicole Moore, a case manager at the prison.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A suspect is in custody after the shooting death of a Jackson State University student in Mississippi, the university's president said Friday.
The student was found dead Friday morning inside a Dodge Charger in a campus parking lot.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who burned a cross in his front yard to intimidate his Black neighbors pleaded guilty to a hate crime in federal court, the Justice Department announced Friday.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Malcolm Farrington scored 15 points as Arkansas State beat Mississippi Valley State 58-38 on Thursday night.
Farrington shot 5 for 9 from beyond the arc for the Red Wolves (5-3).
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Alissa Pili scored 28 points on 12-of-16 shooting and No. 16 Utah rolled to a 109-42 win over Mississippi Valley State on Thursday night in the Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Series.
Gianna Kneepkens added 12 points and three reserves reached double figures for the Utes (7-0), led by Isabel Palmer with 13.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The man charged with first-degree murder in the case of a University of Mississippi student who has been missing since early July was released on a $250,000 bond Thursday.
Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr., 22, faces a murder charge for the suspected killing of 20-year-old Jimmie “Jay” Lee, whose body has yet to be found after his July 8 disappearance.
ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A confidential settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit accusing a now-jailed former Mississippi police officer of sexually assaulting a woman while he was on duty, a news outlet reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has won a federal judge's approval to carry out a rare intervention to improve the precarious water system in Mississippi’s capital city, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday, months after the system's partial failure.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is paroling fewer inmates now than it did before expanding parole eligibility in 2021. The state Parole Board chairman told lawmakers Tuesday the board is more closely examining inmates’ prison records.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Residents in several towns across Louisiana and Mississippi took cover as tornado sirens blared late Tuesday, and forecasters warned of the threat of strong twisters capable of tracking long distances on the ground as a severe weather outbreak erupted in the Deep South.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Justice Department made a rare intervention Tuesday to try to bring improvements in the beleaguered water system in Mississippi's capital city, which nearly collapsed in late summer and continues to struggle.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Lane Kiffin has signed a new contract to remain at Mississippi, the school announced Tuesday.
Details of the deal were not released. The 47-year-old Kiffin has gone 23-12 in three seasons with the Rebels, who lost four of their last five games to finish the regular season at 8-4.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for faking his own death in Alabama to avoid criminal charges of impregnating a teenage girl in his home state of Mississippi.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Tolu Smith scored 12 points, D.J. Jeffries scored 10, 11 Mississippi State players entered the scoring column and the Bulldogs used the second half to pull away from Omaha for a 74-54 win on Monday night.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge will decide whether to block Mississippi from using three drugs when it puts inmates to death, and his ruling could determine whether the state carries out its next execution in about two weeks.
Auburn is bringing Hugh Freeze back to the Southeastern Conference as head coach of the Tigers, more than five years after his resignation from SEC West rival Mississippi amid both personal and NCAA scandals.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre is asking to be removed from a lawsuit by the state of Mississippi that seeks to recover millions of dollars in misspent welfare money that was intended to help some of the poorest people in the U.S.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters are warning of the potential for strong tornadoes in parts of the South on Tuesday as a potent storm system moves into the region.
Northern Mississippi will be at highest risk of the strongest storms, along with the northeastern corner of Louisiana, according to the national Storm Prediction Center.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — John Tonje's 25 points helped Colorado State defeat Mississippi Valley State 88-45 on Saturday night.
Tonje had seven rebounds for the Rams (5-2). Taviontae Jackson scored 16 points while going 4 of 6 from the floor, including 1 for 3 from distance, and 7 for 8 from the line, and added seven rebounds and five steals.
Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin says he has informed school officials he will be staying at Ole Miss, putting an end to speculation that he was the leading candidate to fill the head coaching vacancy at Auburn.
A 12-year-old boy is dead after playing Russian Roulette with peers in Jackson, Mississippi, police say.
Jackson's Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn identified the boy as Markell Noah, according to reports by Mississippi-based WLBT-TV.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Freshman Amaree Abram scored 19 points, Jaemyn Brakefield added 17 points and undefeated Mississippi beat Siena 74-62 on Friday to advance to the championship game of the ESPN Events Invitational.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach admitted the Egg Bowl series with Ole Miss ranks among the nation’s elite rivalries in unpredictability.
“Both sides let the other think they’d won it,” Leach said.
ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A police officer and a man barricaded inside a Mississippi home have both been injured in shootings Wednesday evening, authorities said.
The Jones County deputy was treated and released from the hospital, while the man inside the home remains in the hospital with serious injuries, the Jones County Sheriff's Department said.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Dashawn Davis knocked down six 3-pointers and Tolu Smith added a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds as Mississippi State held off Utah 52-49 to win the Fort Myers Tip-off tournament's Beach Division on Wednesday night.
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Alissa Pili scored 21 points, Kennady McQueen made a pair of late free throws and No. 17 Utah beat previously unbeaten Mississippi 69-67 on Wednesday night at the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Classic in Nassau, Bahamas, to remain undefeated.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Camden Vander Zwaag's 22 points helped Air Force defeat Mississippi Valley State 64-51 on Wednesday night.
Vander Zwaag also contributed three blocks for the Falcons (3-3).
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi-based company that had become one of the largest furniture businesses in the country has laid off nearly its entire workforce.
Approximately 2,700 workers, most of whom live in northeast Mississippi, lost their jobs Monday, according to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.
Lane Kiffin normally isn't one to mince words, but his description of the Egg Bowl is definitely on the diplomatic side.
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A father and son have been indicted by a grand jury after allegedly chasing and shooting at a FedEx driver in January after he dropped off a package in a Mississippi city.
Brandon and Gregory Case, who are both white, were re-arrested Friday and indicted for attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy and shooting into the vehicle of D’Monterrio Gibson, who is Black.
Mississippi State (7-4, 3-4 SEC) at No. 20 Mississippi (8-3, 4-3, No. 20 CFP), Thursday, 7 p.m. EST (ESPN)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Ole Miss by 2 1/2
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals are at risk of closing immediately or in the near future, according to the state's leading public health official.
Dr. Daniel Edney, the state health officer, spoke to state senators at a hearing Monday about the financial pressure on Mississippi hospitals.
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — The superintendent of a Mississippi Gulf Coast school district announced plans Tuesday to retire after 10 years in the post.
Bonita Coleman was appointed superintendent of Ocean Springs School District in June 2012.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Dashawn Davis hit a pair of free throws with three seconds left to help Mississippi State hold off Marquette, 58-55 Monday night in the nightcap of the Fort Myers Tip-Off tournament's Beach Division.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Robert Taylor, a 30-year educator and deputy state superintendent for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, has been chosen to serve as Mississippi’s new state superintendent of education.
YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — One person is dead and several others were shot when gunfire erupted during a weekend dice game in Mississippi.
The Yazoo County Sheriff's Office told news outlets that a group of people were enjoying a bonfire and music at Wells Ranch, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northwest of Jackson, around 12:30 a.m.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Isiaih Mosley and D’Moi Hodge scored 18 points apiece to help Missouri beat Mississippi Valley State 83-62 Sunday night.
Hodge hit four 3-pointers and had six — and Nick East II added five — of Missouri's 16 steals.
Starkville, Miss. (AP) — On a chilly Saturday in Starkville, Miss., less than a week away from the Battle for the Golden Egg against rival Ole Miss, Mississippi State just needed to make it through healthy and with a win vs.
Jalani Eason threw a 15-yard touchdown to Sylvester Campbell and Kenneth Martin's 47-yard pick-6 sparked Mississippi Valley State to a 27-7 win over Prairie View A&M on Saturday.
Those two plays late in the third quarter less than two minutes apart made it a 17-7 contest and the Delta Devils (2-9, 2-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference) were never threatened again.