Florida hires Stricklin to follow Foley as athletic director

September 28, 2016 in Sports

GAINESVILLE, Florida (AP) — Florida hired Scott Stricklin as its athletic director Tuesday, giving him a six-year deal worth $1.076 million annually, and said Jeremy Foley will remain on the […]

NCAA accepts self-imposed sanctions, praises MSU’s cooperation

June 12, 2013 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

The NCAA Committee on Infractions has accepted the self-imposed sanctions levied by Mississippi State University in a case that centered on the actions of a former MSU booster, a former MSU assistant football coach, and a current MSU student-athlete.

The violations were investigated by the NCAA enforcement staff with the full cooperation of the MSU Athletics Department compliance staff. The committee cited MSU for its efforts to fully investigate and uncover the violations. The violations center on the actions of a disassociated former MSU booster and the failure of the former assistant coach to report actions by that former booster to MSU compliance officials.

Coach: MSU player received money from booster

September 14, 2012 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

A football coach in Tennessee said he saw Mississippi State freshman defensive back Will Redmond receive money from a booster during the recruiting process.

Byron De’Vinner, who coaches a 7-on-7 team during the summer in Nashville, Tenn., said he witnessed a “handshake” worth about $200 and that former Mississippi State assistant coach Angelo Mirando knew about the payment.