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As Rebs win, Ole Miss balances Dixie and diversity

In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, lifelong Mississippi resident Logenvia Morris poses at her home in  Jackson, Miss., next to her prize possession, the first Mississippi game jersey her son Aaron Morris wore for the football team. Morris, who goes to every football game to cheer for her son, said the offensive lineman had to overcome his grandfather’s deep skepticism about whether black students are truly welcome at the university. The warm welcome extended to both mother and son during a recruiting visit by students and players are among the main reasons the Morris family were quick to join the Ole Miss family. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that’s bringing new attention to Mississippi’s flagship university.

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Kentucky set to take on No. 1 Mississippi State

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s recent stage fright at LSU hasn’t changed players’ belief that they can handle the national spotlight.

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No. 3 Ole Miss, No. 24 LSU meet in Death Valley

Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (4) and offensive lineman Austin Shepherd (79) celebrate after Yeldon scored a touchdown against Texas A&M during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct, 18, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Here are some things to watch in Week 9 of the Southeastern Conference season:

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No penalties for Hattiesburg from fight

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Hattiesburg High School will not face any penalties for its part in a fight that occurred moments after the Tigers’ 38-31 victory over Gulfport last Friday at Hattiesburg.

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Newton County faces Quitman Friday

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Newton County High School and Quitman High School each began the year with losing streaks.

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