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Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey testifies before a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The hearing is looking at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Board of Governors' recent report on student-athlete compensati…

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University of Baltimore law professor Dionne Koller, second from right, joined by, from left, University of Mississippi Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Keith Carter, National Collegiate Athletic Association Board of Governors Chairman Dr. Michael Drake and Southeastern Conferen…

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National Collegiate Athletic Association Board of Governors Chairman Dr. Michael Drake, right, testifies before a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. University of Mississippi Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Keith Carter, le…

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University of Mississippi Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Keith Carter testifies before a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The hearing is looking at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Board of Governors' recent …

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University of Baltimore law professor Dionne Koller testifies before a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The hearing is looking at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Board of Governors' recent report on student-athlete compens…

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Former NFL player and college athlete Eric Winston testifies remotely before a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The hearing is looking at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Board of Governors' recent report on student-athlete…

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Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday there needs to be a uniform federal law to regulate the compensation of college athletes instead of a series of state versions with differing requirements.

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In this April 25, 2020 photograph, a small Mississippi state flag is held by a participant during a drive-by "re-open Mississippi" protest past the Governor's Mansion, in the background, in Jackson, Miss. This current flag has in the canton portion of the banner the design of the Civil War-e…

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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill plays against Abilene Christian in an NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State's All-Southeastern Conference running back Kylin Hill recently took to Twitter to make his strong feelin…

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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, former New Orleans Saints and University of Mississippi running back Deuce McAllister leaves Orleans Parish Criminal District Court after the verdict in the Cardell Hayes murder trial in New Orleans. McAllister was part of group of student-athletes i…

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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2003, file photo, newly hired Mississippi State head football coach Sylvester Croom gestures during a press conference in Starkville, Miss. Croom, who became the first Black head football coach in SEC history when he was hired by Mississippi State, said the NCAA's rece…

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Deuce McAllister grew up in Mississippi and was well aware of the racial history of Ole Miss when he decided to play football there in the late 1990s. Even so, he never got used to seeing the Confederate battle emblem on game day.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama said it will close its red snapper season for recreational anglers just before July 4 because people already have caught so many of the popular fish, a key driver of the Gulf Coast's fishing industry.