• In this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 photo, a woman stands in the doorway of then new Historic Colored Entrance at the Lyric Theatre, in Birmingham, Ala. Preservationists had to decide whether to keep reminders of The Lyric’s discarded color line before they unveiled an $11 million restoration of the 102-year-old theater, which had been closed for decades. In this case, they chose to highlight the history, installing a glass door with the etched words “Historic Colored Entrance” in the lobby wall so patrons can peer into the past. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    What should be done with architecture of white supremacy?

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham’s segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked “COLORED,” that was walled-off from the elegant lobby. He climbed a dimly lit stairwell to watch movies from the steep balcony where black patrons had to sit for generations.

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  • Franklin, Jackson St. rally for 81-80 win over Southern

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Chace Franklin scored 20 — including the winning 3-pointer with three seconds left — while Paris Collins and Raeford Worsham each had double-doubles to help Jackson State rally from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat Southern 81-80 Monday night.

  • Blakeney’s 31 points leads LSU past Miss. St., 88-77

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Antonio Blakeney scored a career-high 31 points, and LSU moved into sole possession of first place in the Southeastern Conference with an 88-77 victory over struggling Mississippi State on Saturday night.

  • Alabama State rallies in 2nd half to beat MVSU 73-62

    ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Torloft Thomas scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half as Alabama State overcame a 14-point halftime deficit and beat Mississippi Valley State 73-62 on Saturday night.

  • Alabama football coach Nick Saban talks about his recruiting class during an NCAA college football news conference on national signing day, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Naylor-Stone Media Suite in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Vasha Hunt/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Alabama leads another strong recruiting class for the SEC

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Alabama’s still the unquestioned king of Southeastern Conference recruiting.

  • UNC turns to OL coach Kapilovic as offensive coordinator

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina will turn to offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic to run the Tar Heels’ high-scoring offense.

  • MSU grabs pair of defensive linemen on signing day

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State salvaged what looked like a non-descript recruiting class by adding a pair of homegrown defensive linemen.

  • Football player Tariqious Tisdale puts on an Ole Miss visor after he signed his letter of intent to attend Mississippi  during national signing day at Lexington High School, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Lexington, Tenn. (C.B. Schmelter/The Jackson Sun via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Good day: Ole Miss lands top quarterback, offensive lineman

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi went toe-to-toe with college football’s biggest programs for some of the nation’s elite prospects on Wednesday.

  • People look at debris after a storm passed through the Sapps mobile home park destroying many homes in Sapps, Ala., just outside of Aliceville on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Authorities say a large tornado in rural western Alabama left a trail of damage as powerful storms moved into the state. (Erin Nelson/The Tuscaloosa News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Tornadoes in the South; snow in Plains and Upper Midwest

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A trail of damage was left at an Army post, schools and businesses were closed for a second day, and a damaged women’s prison was running partly on backup power Wednesday after two days of storms unleashed tornadoes and flooding in the South and dumped heavy snow in the Midwest.

  • Mississippi State forward Gavin Ware (20) shoots over Alabama forward Donta Hall (35) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Jim Lytle)

    Alabama beats Mississippi State 82-80 in overtime

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Alabama coach Avery Johnson says Retin Obasohan has been the Tide’s “Superman” over the past few weeks.