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By Mark Long AP Sports Writer DESTIN, Fla. – The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004. Now, a decade later, those penalties are going up. Way up. The league plans to “substantially” increase fines for teams that violate its on-field policy. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive indicated […]

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By Parrish Alford Daily Journal DESTIN, Fla. – Most SEC football coaches are hopeful satellite camps will be banished, but if they’re not, they want a piece of the action. Or at least the freedom to make that call themselves. Commissioner Mike Slive said Tuesday the conference will propose legislation at the national level to […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal DESTIN, Fla. – While college basketball’s overlords are tinkering with the game, SEC coaches ask only for consistency. Earlier this month, the NCAA men’s basketball rules committee approved a package of proposals and officiating directives it says will improve pace of play and reduce the physicality in the sport. Translation: […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – An early exit from the SEC tournament last week was billed as a positive by Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco. His Rebels, now 10 days between games, took the quick ouster and turned it into a positive – all the weekend starters, the bullpen, and position players, are […]

By Steve Hunt Special to the Journal ARLINGTON, Texas – If Mitch Moreland has his way, he’ll never land on the disabled list again. And right now, he’s putting the hurt on opposing pitchers. Moreland, the Mississippi State product who mainly plays first base for the Texas Rangers, singled in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s […]

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer DESTIN, Fla. – New Orleans is among nine cities and regions bidding to host College Football Playoff championship games. Atlanta, Houston, San Antonio, Detroit, Minneapolis, South Florida, Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Bay Area in California also are vying to host the 2018, ‘19 and ‘20 title […]

The Meridian Star (TNS) MILWAUKEE – Former Ole Miss standout David Goforth made his Major League debut Tuesday night with Milwaukee. The right-hander was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take the spot of Wily Peralta, who was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left oblique. Goforth entered with one out in the […]

By Eric Olson Associated Press As usual, the SEC, ACC and Pac-12 had the most teams make the NCAA baseball tournament. Right behind those warm-weather conferences, though, was the Big Ten, a league that not long ago was an afterthought on selection day. The Big Ten advanced a record five teams into the field of […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Patience is a virtue that Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco hasn’t always supplied his players in large amounts over the years. A season after advancing to the College World Series, the 2015 Rebels were consistently inconsistent during most of the season. The inability to string long winning […]