Connect with us

COVID-19

MHSAA may delay high school football

Published

on

The Mississippi High School Activities Association will possibly announce a delay to the 2020 football season this week due to rising COVID-19 cases.

247 Sports made the announcement over the weekend after gaining information from a credible source.

The MHSAA is expected to finalize details on when football can begin in Mississippi once the executive committee has its conference call on Tuesday. As of now, there has been no decision of moving high school football to the spring but the MHSAA has been constantly searching for solutions to keep the athletes safe without canceling the season.

“There’s been talk about moving football to the spring, but there are a lot of different issues with implementing that scenario,” MHSAA Executive Director Don Hinton said in a press release following the organization’s June call with the executive committee.  “Our committee knows spring sports were cut short in March. What happens if the COVID situation leads to a shutdown in the fall and those students end up missing two consecutive seasons? So, we have to look at the impact across the board.”

Schools around the state have been waiting since March to hear a decision about fall sports and hopefully, everyone will receive a clear answer Tuesday. As of now, Mississippi High School football is scheduled to begin next month and players have already begun voluntary workouts.

 

 

COVID-19

Alabama’s coach Nick Saban and Greg Byrne test positive for COVID-19

Published

on

Nick Saban (photo courtesy UA Athletics)

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and UA Athletic Director Greg Byrne have tested positive for COVID-19.

“I found out earlier this afternoon that I had tested positive for COVID-19,” Saban said Wednesday in statement from the university. “I immediately left work and isolated at home. At this time, I do not have any symptoms relative to COVID, and I have taken another PCR test to confirm my diagnosis.”

Byrne also released a statement Wednesday.

“Today, I received notice that my COVID-19 test from this morning came back positive,” Byrne said. “Upon hearing the news, I immediately entered self-isolation and will remain at home and follow all guidelines. We’ve been diligent about mask wearing and social distancing from the start and want to continue to encourage you all to take the necessary precautions to help stop the spread of this virus for yourself and those around you.”

No. 2 Alabama is set to play No. 3 Georgia Saturday. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will fill in as interim head coach during Saban’s absence.

Continue Reading

COVID-19

Vicksburg police arrest a knife-wielding suspect for meth possession

Published

on

Joshua Lisk (photo courtesy VPD)

A knife-wielding South Carolina man was arrested Wednesday in Vicksburg.

Police officers responded to a report of a man waving a large knife in the 3300 block of Clay Street. They found that Joshua Lisk, of Westminster, South Carolina, was in possession of methamphetamine.

Lisk appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court Wednesday on charges of meth possession. Judge Penny Lawson set his bond at $50,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

Continue Reading

COVID-19

Ole Miss football team dealing with COVID-19 issues

Published

on

Ole Miss Rebels (photo courtesy Old Miss)

Ole Miss football is having problems with COVID-19.

After multiple sources reported the news, head coach Lane Kiffin confirmed it.

“For the first time, we are having an issue with that,” Kiffin said at a press conference. “I’m not going to get into the numbers. It’s very difficult moving people around, and we’re already beat up to from high play count Saturday versus great team.”

The Rebels are scheduled to take on the University of Arkansas Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Fayetteville, Arkansas. If the game needs to be postponed, it will have to be done by Friday.

Most of the Rebels key players, including quarterback Matt Corral and wide receiver Elijah Moore, were at practice Wednesday, a positive sign for Ole Miss. The Rebels are 1-2 and is are expected to win Saturday’s game if COVID-19 doesn’t force multiple players to sit it out.

An announcement on whether Ole Miss will play this week can be expected no later than tomorrow.

 

Continue Reading

Trending

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!