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Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck Saturday night. Bassett said he did not have details of the accident.

  USM grad Cameron Tom battles for Saints starting role

Thomas, Saints agree to contract extension making him highest paid WR in the NFL

13 former USM players heading to NFL camps

  Remembering Mount Olive’s Steve McNair, 10 years after his death

  Logan Cooke hosts his first football camp at Columbia Academy

  Former/current NFL players host football camps in Pine Belt

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  7 On The Road: Walter Payton - Columbia’s “Crown Jewel”

Tennessee Titans to retire Steve McNair’s jersey

Saints reportedly agree to extension with Cam Jordan

Saints fans invited to mini-camp this week

Reggie Bush, Marques Colston honorees in Saints Hall of Fame

Colts sign former Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly

  Bassfield twins get shot at the NFL

It’s been a week of excitement for Pine Belt players who got those life-changing calls during the 2019 NFL Draft. One mother in Jefferson Davis County is sending her second son off to the gridiron on a professional level.

Bassfield native Jamal Peters joins Colts as UDFA

Peters thought his football career was over when three games into his senior season with the Bulldogs he tore his MCL and PCL.Jamal Peters thought his football career might be over after tearing his MCL and PCL three games into his senior season at Mississippi State.

Javien Hamilton signs UDFA deal with Green Bay Packers

For Bay Spring grad Javien Hamilton, the dream of playing professional football is within arm’s reach.

  Indianapolis Colts draft Petal grad Javon Patterson

A long journey that began in Petal continues in Indianapolis for Javon Patterson.The Colts drafted Patterson as the 246th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday.A four-star recruit coming out of Petal High school in 2015, Patterson started four years at Ole Miss.

  Picasso Nelson Jr. signs UDFA with Jaguars

Mississippi athletes in the 2019 NFL Draft

3 Bulldogs taken in first round of NFL Draft

Oakland Raiders draft MSU’s Johnathan Abram in 1st round of NFL Draft

  Picasso Nelson Jr. puts in work as NFL Draft arrives

  East Marion’s Johnathan Abram a top safety in 2019 NFL Draft

  How Bassfield shaped Jamal Peters into an NFL prospect

In a Bassfield locker room filled with college and NFL talent, Jamal Peters always seemed to stand out. At one point, he was ranked the No. 1 high school prospect in Mississippi.However, Peters knows he’d be nowhere without his Bassfield brothers pushing him every day.

  Javien Hamilton works toward dream of playing pro football

"At Bay Springs now when we talk about going to the next level, Javien Hamilton's always the one we point to,” said Bay Springs head coach Dan Brady.Hamilton’s just one of a handful of Pine Belt natives that look forward to Thursday’s NFL Draft.

Saints play Rams in Wk. 2, Falcons on Thanksgiving as schedule begins to leak

The New Orleans Saints will get a chance for revenge against the Los Angeles Rams early in the football season, according to FOX 8’s Garland Gillen.

Lawmaker files bill to change I-10 to “Who Dat Nation Highway”

It's not an April Fool's Day prank.

  Super Bowl champion Doug Pederson speaks at First Priority

First Priority of South Mississippi held its 20th annual Golf Tournament and Live/Silent Auction on Thursday.Super Bowl champion head coach Doug Pederson served as the guest speaker and said the offseason is a great opportunity to give back and share his journey.

  USM holds 2019 Pro Day

Several Golden Eagles flocked to “The Rock” on Monday afternoon to participate in USM’s Pro Day.Among the Southern Miss graduates competing in front of NFL scouts, defensive back Picasso Nelson Jr. sprinted to a 40-yard dash time of 4.41 seconds.

Mark Ingram: ‘I will bleed black and gold forever! Thank you, New Orleans for everything!’

As Mark Ingram leaves New Orleans to continue his football career with the Baltimore Ravens, the running back posted a farewell message on Instagram to the city and team where his NFL career started.

Infamous Saints no-call movie in the works

Danny Devito has been tapped for the cast.

QB Teddy Bridgewater expected to re-sign with New Orleans Saints

QB Teddy Bridgewater expected to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints.

Police: Patriots owner Robert Kraft facing charges of soliciting prostitution in Florida

Officials are swearing a warrant out for the arrest of Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, for soliciting a prostitute.

Former Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons tears ACL

The potential top-15 NFL Draft pick is believed to have torn his ACL

Super Bowl attracts less than half the viewers in New Orleans

The game reached a record low in recent memory.

Patriots beat Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

New England topped the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in a game that dragged the high-def NFL back to the days of black-and-white TV. It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in the 53-year history of the game.

The Times-Picayune’s front page sums up how New Orleans felt about the Super Bowl

Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?

  Local Saints fans throw anti-Super Bowl party

People across the country put on Super Bowl watch parties Sunday, but some people in Hattiesburg chose to do the opposite.

Buffalo Wild Wings offering free wings if Super Bowl goes to OT

If you plan on spending your Super Bowl Sunday at a Buffalo Wild Wings, then you could be in for a special treat, depending on the outcome of the game.

  Pine Belt businesses gear up for Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is just a few hours away and local restaurants were in full swing getting ready for the big game. Buffalo Wild Wings is one that is expecting a large crowd.

Businessman disappears after allegedly scamming mom, friends out of $750K for Super Bowl tickets

About a dozen people say they paid the suspect at least $20,000 for Super Bowl tickets, but the man went missing before delivering.

  Bok Homa preparing for big weekend of sports betting

Sunday is going to be a big day for football and sports betting in Mississippi.

  From Collins to the NFL, Demario Davis making impact on and off the field

Demario Davis continues to make an impact in his community.

Federal judge rejects possible ‘do-over’ of Rams-Saints playoff game

A judge threw out a class-action suit over the Saints not making it to the Super Bowl because of a missed call by the referees during the NFC Championship Game against the Rams.

Pittsburgh news producer fired after calling Tom Brady ‘known cheater’

The former producer says he thought the local Steelers fans would find the joke funny and he actually thinks Tom Brady is a great quarterback.

  Roger Goodell addresses no-call, but don’t expect much change

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he understands the frustration of the city and New Orleans Saints following the controversial no-call in the NFC Championship game.

Drew Brees awards Hattiesburg veteran Super Bowl tickets

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees awarded a Hattiesburg veteran and lifelong Saints fan with tickets to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.

Drew Brees pens emotional letter to Saints fans after NFC championship loss

Brees posted his letter on Instagram explaining that he took the past week to navigate his heartache and disappointment from the game.

Report: Concern around the NFL that 4 officials from Southern California assigned to Saints-Rams game

Saints were aware of referees doing the game six days prior to kickoff

  Saints linebacker Demario Davis hosts try-outs for new 7-on-7 travel football team

In his first season with the Saints, Mississippi native Demario Davis lead the defense in tackles. Now, the linebacker is hoping to make an impact off the field with his new Devoted Dreamers 7-on-7 travel football team.

Cam Jordan arrives at Pro Bowl with ‘Blow whistles, not games’ t-shirt

New Orleans Saint Cam Jordan made sure it was known that he still has a problem with the infamous “no-call” in last Sunday’s NFC Championship.

REPORT: Rams defensive back fined for controversial hit on Saints wide receiver during NFC Championship Game

The NFL said Rams defensive back Nickell Roby-Coleman has been fined more than $26,000 for the hit on Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis

  Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman brags about infamous “no-call”

Days later, it is safe to say that the Who Dat Nation is still fuming from the now infamous “no-call” on a blatant pass interference against Saint Tommy Lee Lewis during Sunday’s NFC Championship game. Now, to add more salt to the still fresh wound, cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman took to Facebook

Saints’ P.J. Williams arrested on drunk driving allegation

According to the report, the incident happened Wednesday morning.

  Sumrall native Jordan Thomas finds success in the NFL

It was a moment that Texans tight end Jordan Thomas will never forget. The Sumrall native scored his first NFL touchdown against the Dolphins.

Report: NFL to consider making pass interference calls reviewable after NFC Championship non-call

The NFL’s rulemaking competition committee plan to give consideration this offseason to making pass interference calls subject to instant replay review

REPORT: NFL rule allows Commissioner Roger Goodell to reverse outcome of Saints-Rams game

A “pretty insane and broad rule in the NFL rule book" allows Commissioner Roger Goodell to reverse or reschedule the outcome of the matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams, according to a report.

Sec. 642: Saints fans launch petition, after Rams fans launched petition against ref

New Orleans Saints fans are not letting this loss go.

Super Bowl: Pats vs Rams in a meeting of Past vs Future

To officially usher the NFL into a new era, the Los Angeles Rams will have to get past the New England Patriots, exactly 17 years to the date of their last Super Bowl showdown.

Saints fall to Rams in OT 26-23

A 57-yard field goal from Greg Zuerliein sealed the deal.

  Collins native Demario Davis one win away from Super Bowl

Demario Davis played running back and wide receiver his first few years at Brandon High before switching to linebacker his senior season.It proved to be the perfect fit as Davis leads the Saints in tackles (118) in his first season in New Orleans.

  Collins native Demario Davis a standout with the Saints

Before he was the Saints leading tackler (118), Demario Davis was running around his backyard as a kindergartner in Collins, Mississippi.The idea of one day playing in the NFL hardly ever crossed his mind.

Hunting for Saints tickets? Watch out for scams

Attorney General Jeff Landry is warning New Orleans Saints fans to be cautious when trying to buy tickets to Sunday’s NFC Championship game.

  From Bassfield to the NFL - A.J. Moore and Cornell Armstrong

Since 2012, 33 players have left Bassfield to play football at the Division I or Junior College level.Two of those players just finished their rookie seasons in the NFL.

Brees celebrates playoff win with birthday bash

Brees left The Dome and went straight to his birthday party, which was hosted at Port Orleans Brewing Company.

Lucky number 13? Why yesterday’s date may have fated The Saints win

The number may be bad luck for some, but the most prolific offensive weapon wore the number on his back last night on the same date that The Saints beat The Eagles to advance to The NFC Championship in 2007.

Mississippi native Sarah Thomas makes NFL history

Sarah Thomas, a Mississippi native, makes NFL history by becoming the first woman to officiate in a playoff game.

Saints score 20 unanswered points to beat the Eagles, advance to NFC Championship game

The Saints will face the Rams next Sunday.

Saints possess unique position in the playoffs this season, Super Bowl favorite

Saints are the 1-seed for the first time since 2009 playoffs

Sarah Thomas will be first female to officiate NFL playoff game

Thomas will referee Sunday’s Patriots-Chargers game

Saints to welcome defending Super Bowl champs

Saints to host Philadelphia Eagles in NFL playoffs.

  Bassfield’s A.J. Moore enters NFL playoffs

After helping Bassfield High win state championships in 2012 and 2013, twin brothers A.J. and C.J. Moore went on to enjoy college careers at Ole Miss.C.J. just wrapped up his senior season in Oxford while A.J. is preparing for an NFL playoff game on Saturday.

Saints’ Thomas sets receiving record

Michael Thomas sets new single-season receiving yardage record Sunday.

Saints prepare for postseason run with homefield advantage

As the Saints prepare for their postseason run, their loyal fans here in South Mississippi won't have to travel very far to take in all the action.

Saints clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with win over the Steelers

Saints tie a franchise-record with 13 wins in the regular season

MSU DL Jeffery Simmons declares for NFL Draft

In a letter to the Bulldog faithful, released on Mississippi State Football’s official Twitter, the third team All-American thanked the many people who helped him on his journey.

NFL running back will walk at USM graduation

Jalen Richard asks for, then receives permission to walk at graduation

VIDEO: Saints punter Thomas Morstead gives glove to young fan

A young Saints fan had quite the reaction when punter Thomas Morstead handed her a very special keepsake after Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Saints celebrate NFC South Championship with locker room fun

The New Orleans Saints tweeted the team celebrating in the locker room after their win over the Bucs Sunday.

Brees: ‘Goal No.1 was to win the division’

Saints host Pittsburgh next Sunday

Saints outscore the Bucs 25-0 in the second half, clinch NFC South

Saints record improves to 11-2