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Jake Mangum

Former Mississippi State University star Jake Mangum is one of those players waiting to learn whether he is going to get to play baseball in 2020.

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Ben Williams

Robert Jerry “Ben” Williams Jr and James Reed made history as the first African Americans to receive a scholarship to play football at the University of Mississippi.

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Jaylyn Willims

We will never know what would have happened in regard to spring college sports. Basketball ended right before national tournaments and college baseball and softball ended shortly after getting started.

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Darryl Williams

Former Mississippi State University center Darryl Williams must have been highly sought after by teams after the draft, as he landed a major undrafted free agent contract with the Kansas ...

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Marino Casem

A historically black college and university football coaching legend has passed away. On Saturday, April 25, Marino "The Godfather" Casem died at the age of 85 in his home.

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Chris Hyche

Sitting at home, current Harlem Globetrotter Chris Hyche is socially distancing himself as he waits for the coronavirus to pass so that he may resume his basketball career. The only ...

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Cameron Dantzler

In one week, the sports world will have something real to talk about as the 2020 NFL Draft will take place. The coronavirus has shut down sporting events, but the ...

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Nikki McCray-Penson

Mississippi State University hired former Old Dominion women’s basketball coach Nikki McCray-Penson to replace Vic Schaefer as the Bulldogs’ head coach.

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Johnnie Harris

Current MSU associate head women’s basketball coach Johnnie Harris could be perfect to fill former coach Vic Schaefer's position and keep building up the university's program.

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Eric Dampier

Eric Dampier was a force in the middle of the Bulldogs’ defense as he helped protect the rim with his 3.1 blocks per game. His defense helped MSU win the ...

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M.K. Turk

Since there will be no March madness this year, it is a good time to look back on the great coaches and players of the past. One of those great ...

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Dak Prescott

The Dallas Cowboys placed the exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott, meaning he can’t talk to any other teams and that Dallas has until July 15 to try to ...

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Tyson Carter

Mississippi State University made SEC history when coaches in the conference named senior guard Tyson Carter as SEC Sixth Man of the Year, the first time an MSU player has ...

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Ledarius Woods

The exceptional season is bringing a first for Tougaloo as senior forward Ledarius Woods has been named a finalist for the Howell Trophy, which goes to the best men's basketball ...

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Mississippi Lady Panthers on the Prowl

In August 2018, Cameron Veal and LaSteven Jackson talked about putting on a women's flag-football game for charity. This discussion laid the foundation for the Mississippi Lady Panthers.