OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's come-from-behind victory over Vanderbilt in last week's Southeastern Conference opener was a thrilling start to Hugh Freeze's second season as the Rebels' head coach. It also came with considerable cost. Ole Miss lost two starters to injury — offensive guard Aaron Morris and linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche — and now must figure out how to plug those holes as it prepares to face Southeast Missouri on Saturday.
MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Sanderson Farms has agreed to extend its title sponsorship to the PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms Championship in Madison, Miss., for three years. The tournament at Annandale Golf Club will be moved to the front of the Tour's revamped schedule and be played in October instead of July. The next tournament will be in October 2014.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have brought back receiver Robert Meachem, shortly after his release by the San Diego Chargers. The Saints announced that Meachem has been signed to a one-year contract for which financial terms have not been released. Meachem was the Saints' first-round draft choice in 2007 and left for San Diego as a free agent last season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama remains No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll and receives 58 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel after beating Virginia Tech 35-10 to start the season. Elsewhere, No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Ohio State have flip-flopped spots from the preseason rankings.