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Auburn Football pauses team activities with 12 Covid-19 cases

The Auburn Tigers have halted team activities after nine players and three staff members tested positive for Covid-19 during the team’s bye week. Auburn’s matchup with Mississippi State scheduled for this weekend has already been postponed due to an outbreak at MSU. The SEC had previously said: “The Auburn at Mississippi State FB game of Nov. 14 is postponed due…

Auburn vs Mississippi State is PPD due to Covid-19 outbreak at MSU

From the SEC: The Auburn at Mississippi State FB game of Nov. 14 is postponed due to positive tests & subsequent quarantine of individuals within the MSU FB program. The action is consistent with SEC COVID-19 management requirements. The game is tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12. Categories: Auburn Tags: Auburn, coronavirus, covid19, Mississippi State, postponed, sec

Mississippi State Fires Head Football Coach Joe Moorhead

Mississippi State has fired football coach Joe Moorhead after just two seasons. The Bulldogs went 14-12 under Moorhead, who was previously the offensive coordinator at Penn State. He was hired after the 2017 season when Dan Mullen left Mississippi State for Florida. Moorhead took over a team with high expectations in 2018, but the Bulldogs finished a disappointing 8-5. This…

Mississippi State hires John Cohen as athletics director

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi State has hired its baseball coach John Cohen to be the program’s next athletics director. The school announced the decision on Friday. The 50-year-old Cohen will replace Scott Stricklin, who left to become the athletics director at Florida in September. Cohen has coached college baseball for more than two decades and has been Mississippi State’s…

Auburn’s White faces Mississippi State in rematch of debut

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Sean White is still an efficient passer who avoids major blunders, just like in his college debut last season against Mississippi State. Auburn’s sophomore quarterback also has some of the same issues in finishing drives with seven points instead of three. White made his first start for the Tigers in last season’s meeting with a solid…

AP source: Florida hires Stricklin as athletic director

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – A person familiar with the search says Florida has hired Mississippi State’s Scott Stricklin as its new athletic director. Stricklin replaces Jeremy Foley, one of the most tenured sports executives in the country. Foley is retiring Saturday after 40 years with the Gators, including the last 25 in charge of Florida’s athletic program. The person spoke…

Miss St turns it on in 2nd half (again) to beat UMass 47-35

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Aeris Williams ran for a 16-yard touchdown and Jamoral Graham returned an interception 38 yards for a score on the next play from scrimmage to help Mississippi State erase a third-quarter deficit and beat Massachusetts 47-35 on Saturday. The two scores 17 seconds apart were followed four minutes later by a 13-yard touchdown pass from Nick…

Fournette returns, No. 20 LSU defeats Miss St., 23-20

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Leonard Fournette returned from a bruised left ankle in powerful form, rushing for 147 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 20 LSU withstood a late rally for a 23-20 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday night. Danny Etling completed 19 of 30 passes for 215 yards in his first start for LSU (2-1, 1-0 Southeastern…