NCAA: Ole Miss lineman Laremy Tunsil eligible for Texas A&M game

October 23, 2015 in Sports

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The NCAA has ruled that Mississippi left tackle Laremy Tunsil can return to the field on Saturday against No. 15 Texas A&M after a seven-game suspension […]

NCAA investigation into USM, Donnie Tyndall adds to coaching chaos at Tennessee

January 22, 2015 in Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The ongoing NCAA investigation of Tennessee’s Donnie Tyndall’s former school is the latest in a series of coaching complications over what has been tumultuous several years […]

9 University of North Carolina employees fired or disciplined for widespread academic fraud

October 23, 2014 in Sports

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn’t have to show up for and received artificially inflated […]

NCAA agrees to create $70 million concussion fund, admits to no wrongdoing

July 30, 2014 in Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine […]

Tennessee hiring Southern Mississippi’s Tyndall

April 22, 2014 in Sports

By STEVE MEGARGEE KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is counting on Southern Mississippi’s Donnie Tyndall to make the same successful transition from the mid-major ranks as the Volunteers’ last two men’s […]

Rebels’ Henderson reprimanded by NCAA

July 1, 2013 in Local Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

The NCAA has issued an official reprimand to University of Mississippi basketball player Marshall Henderson for his conduct following the Rebels’ third-round NCAA tournament game.

After Ole Miss’ season-ending 76-74 loss to La Salle in Kansas City on March 24, Henderson reportedly extended both middle fingers to the crowd as he left the court. Henderson later apologized in a letter posted on Ole Miss’ website.

The NCAA issued the reprimand Wednesday, June 26, saying Henderson’s actions failed to represent the “highest standards of sportsmanship.” The reprimand letter came from Ron Wellman, chairman of the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee and athletic director at Wake Forest.

Ole Miss hires Kentucky women's assistant Insell

April 1, 2013 in National Sports

Matt Insell, who has spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach with the nationally-ranked University of Kentucky women’s basketball program, has been named head coach of the Ole Miss women’s basketball team, athletics director Ross Bjork announced.

Insell has helped guide Kentucky to four 20-win seasons and four trips to the NCAA Tournament in his time in Lexington. The Wildcats have ended the last three seasons ranked in the top-25 and are currently ranked No. 7 heading into the team’s Sweet Sixteen game Saturday.

Insell, who was responsible for the guards while also having recruiting and player development duties, served as the top assistant coach and helped UK ink three top-10 recruiting classes and seven McDonald’s All-Americans.

Southern Miss on probation after NCAA sanctions

March 5, 2013 in Local Sports

The NCAA has put Southern Mississippi on four years of probation and given the men’s tennis program a one-year post-season ban after citing the school with failure to monitor the tennis program.

Two former Southern Miss tennis coaches were cited for unethical conduct after the NCAA said they promised impermissible benefits to athletes – including offering $5,000 and the use of a car to one athlete – and engaging in academic misconduct. The NCAA also ruled that one of the coaches asked a player to lie during the investigation.