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Dallas Drafts MSU's Dak Prescott, First Cowboys QB Draft Pick Since 2009

The Cowboys took Mississippi State's Dak Prescott with the 135th overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday, two days after a failed bid to trade up for another first-round choice so they could get Paxton Lynch of Memphis.

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SEC, Major Conferences Get More Power

The biggest schools in college sports are about to get a chance to make their own rules.

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Optimistic but Cautious

In sports, you see a lot of overreaction the Monday after Sunday's NFL games. Fan bases can swing wildly throughout the season, depending on their favorite team's performance from week to week.

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Fixing Defense in the Draft

The New Orleans Saints should focus on two things during the 2013 NFL Draft: their defense and their offensive line.

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Topping Lance Armstrong's Confession

Lance Armstrong might have owned the news cycle any other week when he came clean about his use of performance-enhancing drugs to win multiple Tour de France titles. Instead, a story that has to be one of the strangest in sports history shoved the disgraced cyclist aside.

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(Mostly) Blowouts and Letdowns

It was a rough week for the three FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) college football teams in Mississippi.

2012 Games of the Week

In a perfect world, I would traverse the country watching the biggest college football games each week.

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2012 JFP Top 25

The Jackson Free Press College Football Poll returns for a second year. This year begins just like last year ended—with Alabama atop the poll followed by LSU in second.

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Not Better, Just Regular

Watching the last two weeks of preseason games, I have decided that NFL fans have been hoodwinked, bamboozled, had the wool pulled over their eyes ... well, you get the idea.

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Mayor Johnson on 'Classic' Move to Lorman

Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. says the city worked hard to keep the Capital City Classic.