UPDATE: Southern Miss, Miss. St. to hold news conference

JACKSON — Officials from Southern Miss and Mississippi State will hold a joint news conference Thursday in Jackson at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

A news release did not state the reason for the noon gathering, but officials are expected to announce the resumption of the football series between the Golden Eagles and Bulldogs.

Mississippi State President Mark Keenum and athletic director Greg Byrne are expected to attend, along with Southern Miss President Martha Saunders and athletic director Richard Giannini.

The two teams haven’t played since 1990. Mississippi State holds a 14-12-1 advantage in the series.

The Associated Press