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What you likely know about Mississippi -- about and not about its college football -- is negative. That football's changing, and if you ever lived in Mississippi, it's even sweeter.
Bill Belichick is a Hall of Fame coach, but a humbling loss to the Chiefs proves his many recent misses as a GM have finally caught up to him and the Patriots.
The best long-range shooter in the nation just might be a high school senior who is still waiting for his first Division I offer
Michigan apologizes for the handling of the Shane Morris concussion. And that's good. But the damage won't be known until much later.
Scandal usually finds famous folks. Not Derek Jeter. And as he retires, that might capture the most remarkable stat in his historic career.
Looks like Alabama has opened things up on offense to the point Tide media is asking Nick Saban if new OC Lane Kiffin deserves the credit. Saban's answer, and the correct one: Not exactly.
Last weekend featured several noteworthy violent outbreaks at NFL games, and that was just the fans, bringing patron violence to the fore. And the NFL is not alone.
Jameis Winston and embarrassment for Florida State go hand in hand, but the school's refusal to control of the Heisman winner's bad behavior has reached a new low. Or has it?
Roger Goodell could have shown that the league has a clear path forward amid growing public resentment. Instead, the NFL commissioner looked helpless when confronted with tough questions.
Adrian Peterson's story about spankings (child abuse?) hits a nerve. This is not just another NFL problem.

Gregg Doyel is a columnist for He covered the ACC for the Charlotte Observer, the Marlins for the Miami Herald, and Brooksville (Fla.) Hernando for the Tampa Tribune. He was 4-0 (3 KO's!) as an amateur boxer, and volunteers for the ALS Association. Follow Gregg Doyel on Twitter.
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