Georgetown fires John Thompson III after another losing year

March 23, 2017 in Sports

By HOWARD FENDRICH WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson III was fired as Georgetown’s basketball coach Thursday after two consecutive losing seasons at the school his father led to a national […]

NCAA Tournament picks up steam just before Sweet 16

March 20, 2017 in Sports

By JOHN MARSHALL SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The first three days of this year’s NCAA Tournament lacked the drama and multitude of upsets the previous few tournaments had, more March […]

New law lets Mississippi regulate fantasy sports contests

March 15, 2017 in Sports

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed legislation to regulate and tax operators of daily fantasy sports contests. House Bill 967 will set an 8 percent tax […]

Transformation has taken place in Utica

March 9, 2017 in Sports

By Tim Ward For years, the only sport that received considerable attention at Hinds Community College was football. Deservedly so. Coach Gene Murphy built the program to national prominence. […]

Alcorn State University Women’s Tennis team honored for winning the 2016 Athletic Conference

March 2, 2017 in Sports The Alcorn State University Women’s Tennis Team was honored February 28, 2017, by the state Senate with a presentation of Senate Concurrent Resolution 622 for winning the 2016 Athletic […]

Muhammad Ali’s son detained at airport, asked if he’s a Muslim

February 27, 2017 in Sports

Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to profiling, […]

Iconic coach legend succumbs

February 23, 2017 in Obituaries, Sports

By Tim Ward Before there was coach TJ Billups, before coach Wayne Brent, before coach Luther Riley, there was coach Orsmond Jordan Jr. Short in stature, tall in resume’. […]

N.Y. Mets star Granderson stressed education at JSU COFO Fences panel discussion

February 16, 2017 in News, Sports

By Stephanie R. Jones Contributing Writer Curtis Granderson made it to “the show,” playing Major League Baseball. Yet the New York Mets outfielder told Jackson State University baseball players and […]