Former Ole Miss chancellor won’t head Florida university
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Former University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter won't be the next president of the University of South Florida.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Kermit Davis has earned a new contract after leading Mississippi on a surprising run to the NCAA Tournament.
The school announced on Tuesday that it had agreed in...
Former Ole Miss leader could head Florida university
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Former University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter is one of four finalists to lead the University of South Florida.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — City leaders have approved a plan for the University of Mississippi to close a campus road for construction this summer, but only if Ole Miss reopens two other...
Wagster to receive University’s Silver EM
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Associated Press reporter Emily Wagster Pettus has been named the latest recipient of the University of Mississippi's highest journalism award, the Silver Em.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Supervisors in a Mississippi county are making changes to how county property can be used for public events following a rally supporting Confederate symbols.
ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams is a woman in demand.
Months removed from her surprisingly narrow defeat in the Georgia governor's race, Abrams is being heavily recruited to run for Senate,...
LONDON (AP) — A British Muslim convert was sentenced Wednesday to at least 15 years in prison for plotting a van attack on crowds in London's busy Oxford Street shopping district.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — PJ Washington is in the discussion for Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, but he was a missing man during the first half Tuesday night, banished to the bench by early...
Ole Miss faces tough test vs No. 6 Kentucky
No. 6 Kentucky (24-5, 13-3) vs. Mississippi (19-10, 9-7)
The Pavilion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 6 Kentucky presents a tough challenge for...
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Meme Jackson scored 20 points as Tennessee defeated Mississippi 81-56 on Sunday to snap a three-game skid in the regular-season finale for both teams.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A new elementary school in a north Mississippi city will bear a historic name.
The Oxford school board has voted to call a new campus Central Elementary...
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A student government group at the University of Mississippi is calling for the relocation of a Confederate monument to the Confederate cemetery on campus.
No kneeling, cups tossed as Ole Miss falls to No. 7 Tenn
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Grant Williams barreled through the lane through two Mississippi defenders, somehow willing himself into a position where he could get a short jumper to fall for the go-ahead...
Ole Miss faces tough test vs No. 7 Tennessee
No. 7 Tennessee (24-3, 12-2) vs. Mississippi (19-8, 9-5)
The Pavilion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 7 Tennessee presents a tough challenge...
Mississippi man pleads guilty in DUI deaths and injuries
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty in a drunken driving wreck that killed two people and injured others
News outlets report 36-year-old Joseph Britt of Amory pleaded...
Mississippi players kneel during anthem in response to rally
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Eight Mississippi players kneeled during the national anthem in response to a Confederacy rally near the arena before the Rebels' 72-71 victory over Georgia on...
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Ole Miss players kneel in response to Confederacy rally
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Eight University of Mississippi basketball players kneeled during the national anthem Saturday before a victory over Georgia in response to a Confederacy rally near the...
No. 6 Mississippi St pulls away for 80-66 win over Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Teaira McCowan didn't have a great second half on Thursday night against the Bulldogs' in-state rival. Anriel Howard did, and it was enough to push No. 6 Mississippi State...
Georgia looks to end streak vs Ole Miss
Georgia (10-16, 1-12) vs. Mississippi (18-8, 8-5)
The Pavilion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi; Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Mississippi looks to extend Georgia's conference...
Mississippi adds Tyrone Nix to staff as linebackers coach
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has added Tyrone Nix to its football staff as a linebackers coach.
The school said Wednesday that Nix is returning for his second stint at the school. He was...
Mississippi beats Missouri 75-65 to win fourth straight
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi keeps finding big-time contributors on its roster as it continues to make an unexpected push up the Southeastern Conference standings.
Bruce Stevens came off the bench to score 17 points, tying a season-high, to lead Ole Miss over Missouri 75-65 on Saturday for the team's fourth straight win. The Rebels' (18-7, 8-4) winning streak comes after a four-game losing skid that threated to derail the season.
Man must repay nearly $1.5M in bank embezzlement scheme
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A former bank officer must serve two years in federal prison and repay $1.46 million to his former employer.
U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson on Thursday sentenced Michael Erickson, after he pleaded guilty in October to one count of embezzlement by a bank officer.
The 42-year-old Ridgeland resident was formerly Clarksdale-area president of Southern Bancorp Bank, which is based in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
Ole Miss vacates 33 wins as part of NCAA punishment
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's football program will vacate 33 wins over six separate seasons as part of its punishment in a recently resolved NCAA infractions case against the school.
The school vacated wins in 2010 (four wins), 2011, (two wins), 2012 (seven wins), 2013 (seven wins), 2014 (eight wins) and 2016 (five wins) according to documents on the school's website. The 2010 and 2011 wins were under coach Houston Nutt. All the other vacated wins were under coach Hugh Freeze.
After vulgarities, college town bans bedsheet banners
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — That college-town staple, the banner spray-painted on a bedsheet, is being furled in one Mississippi town.
The Oxford Eagle reports that aldermen have voted to ban the use of bed sheets as banners in Oxford.
Tyree scores 22, Mississippi rallies past Texas A&M
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — There was no celebration for Mississippi, but there was a sigh of relief.
Ole Miss snapped a four-game losing streak, wiping out a nine-point deficit in the second half Wednesday night, to defeat Texas A&M 75-71.
"It wasn't pretty, but we found a way," Mississippi coach Kermit Davis said. "We showed some toughness and contested shots in the last 10 minutes. We were desperate. We really needed this win."
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Carter scores 28, No. 20 A&M women pull away from Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Chennedy Carter scored 28 points and No. 20 Texas A&M turned up the defensive pressure in the second half on Sunday to defeat Mississippi 72-60 for its seventh-straight win.
Shandricka Sessom scored 14 points and Jhileiya Dunlap had 10, on 5-for-5 shooting, as Ole Miss took a 37-30 lead at the half. The Aggies opened the second half with a 13-2 run to take the lead for good. They outscored the Rebels 18-6 with Kayla Wells, who finished with 17 points, scoring 12.
Weatherspoon, No. 22 Mississippi St get past Ole Miss 81-75
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A handful of Mississippi's players were surrounding the basket during the second half when Mississippi State's Reggie Perry slid between them unnoticed, grabbing another offensive rebound before making a layup.
A few minutes later, Perry was at it again, finding an open spot behind the 3-point line and hitting the jumper that would give the 22nd-ranked Bulldogs the lead for good in an 81-75 victory over rival Ole Miss on Saturday.
More booze for Super Bowl in Mississippi town
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Football fans will be able to imbibe a little longer in one Mississippi city this Sunday.
The Oxford Eagle reports the Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control division has approved the city of Oxford's request that bars and restaurants be allowed to sell alcohol until 11 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday.
Alcohol sales normally cut off at 9 p.m. on Sunday in Oxford.
Rhodes scholar and ‘Dreamer’ attending State of the Union
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A recent Harvard University graduate who is the first so-called Dreamer to receive a Rhodes scholarship is attending President Donald Trump's State of the Union address as a guest of a New York congresswoman.
Democratic Rep. Grace Meng says she invited Jin Park to attend Trump's address Tuesday in the hope of bringing more attention to his plight and that of thousands of other young immigrants.
Officials: Man threatened doctor for failing to find illness
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Court documents say a Mississippi man threatened to kill a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs physician for failing to detect a deadly illness.
VA Office of Inspector General Agent John Ramsey says Edward Steve McNatt of Tishomingo County called a VA hotline Friday threatening to kill a doctor at his next appointment at a Tupelo VA clinic.
Iowa State’s hot shooting leads to 87-73 win over Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Iowa State whipped the basketball around and through Mississippi's zone with precision and purpose, finding open players on nearly every possession during the second half.
By the time the Rebels figured out where the ball was, one of the Cyclones was usually slamming it through the hoop or making another open jumper.
Oxford opening new center for sports and other activities
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Just over a year after groundbreaking, a new recreation in north Mississippi is about to host its first activities.
The Oxford Eagle reports that construction on the Oxford Activity Center is finished.
The center will only be open at night for the first few weeks to let the parks commission conclude its basketball season.
No. 18 Mississippi rolls to 84-67 win over Arkansas
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — D.C. Davis played a grand total of 16 minutes last season, yet there he was on Saturday, leading a fast break opportunity during a crucial portion of the second half in a key conference game.
The former walk-on spied Terence Davis streaking toward the rim and let a high pass fly. It was perfectly placed and Davis grabbed it in midair, slammed it home and the 18th-ranked Rebels were well on their way to an 84-67 victory over Arkansas at The Pavilion.
Bar patrons won’t have to go home quite as early in Oxford
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Bar patrons won't be able to buy alcohol any later in one Mississippi college town, but they will get a little longer to finish their drinks.
The Oxford Eagle reports that aldermen have approved a resolution allowing patrons at bars near the Oxford square to consume alcohol until 2 a.m. most nights, although they won't be able to buy alcohol after 1 a.m. The city will complete a change to its ordinances later.
Mississippi’s Kermit Davis takes long road to SEC success
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Kermit Davis is getting another crack at a big-time men's basketball coaching job nearly 30 years after the lowest point in his career.
Two months into the season, Davis has the Rebels in the Top 25 for the first time since 2013.
It's been a long road back to the top for the veteran coach.
Oxford suspends research funding from China’s Huawei
LONDON (AP) — Oxford University says it is suspending research grants and funding donations from Huawei amid growing security concerns about the Chinese telecom giant.
It's another setback for Huawei's image in Europe, an important market for the company, which has been effectively blocked in the U.S. over concerns its technology poses a cybersecurity risk. It's now facing increasing scrutiny in Europe, where it is expected it to play a major role in building new fifth-generation mobile networks.
Former Mississippi lawmaker Ed Perry of Oxford dies at 76
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi lawmaker known for his skills as a policymaker and his lively interpretation of a speech about legalizing liquor has died.
Ed Perry was found unresponsive Tuesday at his home in Oxford, according to Mississippi Democratic Party chairman Bobby Moak. He said Perry was supposed to join friends to socialize, and they checked on him after he didn't arrive.
The Latest: Friday funeral for former state Rep. Ed Perry
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the death of former Mississippi state Rep. Ed Perry (all times local):
Funeral services are set for a former Mississippi lawmaker known for his strong oratory skills.
Ed Perry was 76 when he died Tuesday at his home in Oxford. He was an attorney and served as a Democrat in the Mississippi House from 1968 to 2000. Perry was chairman of several committees, including Appropriations.
LSU cruises past No. 18 Ole Miss 83-69; 3-0 in SEC
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss freshman Blake Hinson went hard to the rim, rising up into the air to try and send home a huge one-handed dunk. The only problem was LSU's Kavell Bigby-Williams was right there to meet him, delivering a crushing two-handed block that crammed the ball back toward the floor.
The Rebels hadn't lost in nearly two months. That was about to change in a hurry.
City gives vouchers, not tickets, for broken car lights
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Instead of giving people tickets for broken lights on their vehicles, a Mississippi police department is handing out vouchers for repairs.
The Oxford Eagle reports that the Oxford Police Department is working with four local automotive repair shops on the program.
Oxford Republican wins Mississippi Senate leadership post
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican from Oxford has been sworn in to the second-highest leadership position in the Mississippi Senate.
Sixth-term Sen. Gray Tollison was unanimously elected Senate president pro tempore on Friday by colleagues from both parties. He succeeds Republican Sen. Terry Burton of Newton, who had been pro tem the past three years.
Terence Davis leads Ole Miss to 82-67 upset of No. 11 Auburn
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One minute Terence Davis was flying through the air for a vicious dunk, and the next, Devontae Shuler was nailing a clutch 3-pointer before running backward down the court and then strumming an air guitar.
As the highlights piled up and the late lead kept growing, the realization started to sink in: This Mississippi team might be a whole lot better than just about anyone anticipated.
Small explosion at Mississippi ammunition plant injures 7
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — An explosion at a Mississippi ammunition plant caused minor injuries to seven workers.
Winchester Ammunition says the explosion happened in a production area at its Oxford plant Tuesday. The company says it's investigating the cause.
News outlets report at least three workers were taken to the hospital.
Mississippi state Sens. Tollison and Carmichael not running
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi state senators who started as Democrats before becoming Republicans say they are not seeking re-election this year.
Sens. Gray Tollison of Oxford and Videt Carmichael of Meridian announced their plans Monday, a day before the start of the three-month legislative session.
Rhodes scholar and ‘Dreamer’ fears he can’t return to US
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — He became the first "Dreamer" to win the prestigious Rhodes scholarship, but for recent Harvard University graduate Jin Park, the joy of that achievement has given way to uncertainty.
The 22-year-old, who lives in New York City, risks not being allowed back in the country if he enrolls at the University of Oxford in England in the fall.
Mississippi hires Rich Rodriguez as offensive coordinator
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has hired veteran coach Rich Rodriguez to be its next offensive coordinator.
The 55-year-old Rodriguez has been the head coach at West Virginia, Michigan and Arizona and is regarded as one of the college game's better offensive coaches. He replaces Phil Longo, who left Ole Miss to take the same job at North Carolina.
Davis propels Ole Miss past Florida Gulf Coast 87-57
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi coach Kermit Davis spoke quietly in the postgame press conference. His Rebels spoke loud and clear on the court Saturday in an 87-57 win over Florida Gulf Coast.
"We finished undefeated in December and that's hard to do. I don't care who you are," Davis said. "We've played six of eleven games away from home and we're 10-2 and undefeated in December. We've still got progress to make, but I like where we are right now."