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Unstoppable Tide, Saban roll to national championship

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The celebration was at once familiar and unique. The confetti cannons sent a crimson and white shower into the air ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:17 am

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No. 1 Alabama looking for 6th title under Saban vs. Ohio State

MIAMI (AP) — Trying to figure out which of Nick Saban’s Alabama teams is best is akin to picking Michelangelo’s greatest work of art or ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:51 pm

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Saints activate Kamara, Thomas for playoff game vs. Bears

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints activated running back Alvin Kamara and wide receiver Michael Thomas for the team’s playoff game Sunday against ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, January 9, 2021 11:01 pm

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Carter leads No. 14 Mississippi State women past Gators

GAINSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jessika Carter scored 25 poin ts and grabbed 15 rebounds for her 16th career double-double and No. 14 Mississippi State turned ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:55 pm

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New state flag official; Sojourner of Natchez votes against it

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi is updating its laws to include a new state flag with a magnolia and the phrase “In God We Trust,” six ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:45 pm

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Trump supporters storm US Capitol, lawmakers evacuated

Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer of power, forcing ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:16 pm

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Alabama’s Smith wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK (AP) — On an Alabama team stacked with stars, DeVonta Smith emerged as the best player in college football. Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:58 pm

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Ohio State coach Day expects QB Fields to play versus Alabama

Ohio State coach Ryan Day says he expects Justin Fields to play in the College Football Playoff national championship game against Alabama after the quarterback ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, January 4, 2021 5:18 pm

COVID-19

State reports 1,891 new COVID-19 cases as of end of day Jan. 1

Mississippi State Department of Health reports 1,891 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period prior to 6 p.m. on Jan. 1. Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, January 2, 2021 8:18 pm

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Ole Miss beats No. 7 Indiana 26-20 in Outback Bowl

Matt Corral threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns to help Mississippi beat No. 7 Indiana 26-20 on Saturday in the Outback Bowl. Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:56 pm

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Alabama and Ohio State will meet in Miami to play for national championship

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Book had Notre Dame moving with a chance to get within a touchdown of No. 1 Alabama when his interception ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, January 1, 2021 7:59 pm

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Rogers throws for 3 TDs, Mississippi St. tops Mizzou 51-32

STARKVILLE (AP) — Will Rogers threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns to lead Mississippi State to a 51-32 victory over Missouri on Saturday. Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:50 pm

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Boutte’s record day lifts LSU past Ole Miss, 53-48

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Good thing for Kayshon Boutte and LSU that the freshman receiver decided his twisted ankle didn't hurt enough to duck ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:47 pm

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Playoff bids on line for Clemson, Ohio State

Clemson and Ohio State go into the weekend with the most at stake, and Texas A&M waiting in the wings if it takes care of ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:42 am

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Saints plan to start Brees against Chiefs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints record-setting quarterback Drew Brees “looked good” in his first practices since returning from rib fractures and a punctured lung, and ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:40 am

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Missouri, Mississippi State face off in delayed SEC finale

Missouri and Mississippi State are following the original plan to close the regular season against each other. Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:28 pm

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Ole Miss-LSU makes friends Kiffin, Ogeron foes

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron and Mississippi’s Lane Kiffin are old friends and colleagues who were nearly reunited when Orgeron sought ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:26 pm

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South Alabama visits Southern Miss on Saturday

South Alabama visits Southern Miss in a non-conference matchup. South Alabama beat William Carey by 13 at home on Tuesday, while Southern Miss fell to ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, December 11, 2020 10:22 pm

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Lowe, Harrell help Southern Miss beat Florida Atlantic 45-31

HATTIESBURG (AP) — Trey Lowe threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, Camron Harrell returned a kickoff 100 yards for a TD, and ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, December 11, 2020 12:38 pm

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Molinar, Smith lead Mississippi St. past Jackson St. 82-59

STARKVILLE (AP) — Iverson Molinar hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points, Tolu Smith added 19 with 12 rebounds and Mississippi State pulled away in ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, December 9, 2020 5:33 pm

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