JACKSON, Miss. - The University of Mississippi's first-year chancellor followed through on a promise Tuesday and asked the band to stop playing a pep song because some fans are chanting "the South will rise again" at the end of the medley.
"Here at the University of Mississippi, there must be no doubt that this is a warm and welcoming place for all," Dan Jones wrote Tuesday in a letter to the university community. "We cannot even appear to support those outside our community who advocate a revival of racial segregation. We cannot fail to respond."
Dan Jones said last week he would ask the band to take "From Dixie With Love" off its play list if the chant continued during the Northern Arizona-Mississippi football game Saturday in Oxford. Jones said the chant was heard.
Auburn-Georgia matchup not like old times. The Deep South's oldest rivalry looks a little tarnished.
When Georgia plays host to Auburn between the hedges Saturday night, it will be the first time since 1991 the teams have met with neither ranked in The Associated Press poll. The Bulldogs (5-4, 3-3 SEC) are trying to become bowl eligible, while Auburn (7-3, 3-3) is trying to build on a two-game winning streak.
The teams will be meeting for the 113th time in a rivalry that began in 1892. Georgia will be going for its first four-game winning streak over the Tigers since the 1940s.
Affidavit: Fight over woman preceded UConn killing. Two men charged in the fight that led to the stabbing death of University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard told police it began when one of Howard's teammates disrespected a woman at a school-sanctioned dance, according to an affidavit.
The affidavit charges 21-year-old John Lomax III with murder in Howard's Oct. 18 death.
The 21-page document includes an array of witness statements, some of them contradictory, about the deadly encounter and provides the first account of what may have sparked the fight.
The witnesses described a fight between football players and a group of friends that was broken up by police. The fight restarted several minutes later, but the witnesses gave differing accounts of what immediately preceded Howard's stabbing.
Iowa QB doubtful for final games. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says junior quarterback Ricky Stanzi has had surgery to repair a severely sprained ankle and is "very doubtful" for Iowa's final two regular season games.