Ole Miss staffer on “Jeopardy!” today

By NEMS Daily Journal

An Oxford man will battle it out on an episode of “Jeopardy!” today.
Mike “Mickey” McLaurin, director of sponsored program administration in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at the University of Mississippi, competed on the show late last year, and the episode is airing today.
“It was a great experience,” McLaurin said. “I went through the audition process three times before I got a call last October telling me to come to Los Angeles and compete on the show.”
“Jeopardy!” is hosted by Alex Trebek and averages 9 million daily viewers.
“It was like playing the show at home, only time seemed to go a lot faster,” McLaurin added.
The show airs at 11 a.m. on WLOV and 3:30 p.m. on WREG-3.

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