Blake Levine, WJTV 12 News

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WJTV 12 News

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Coach Prime announces he is taking the Colorado job

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders has announced he is leaving Jackson State to be the next head coach of Colorado. Sanders has coached three seasons at JSU winning the SWAC Championship in the last two years. Rumors have swirled for weeks about if Sanders would leave Jackson. The news became official when […] → Read More

Sports Zone: Ole Miss, Mississippi State face off in Egg Bowl Rivalry

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Egg Bowl is arguably one of the biggest rivalry games in the state of Mississippi. No. 20 Ole Miss will face Mississippi State on Thursday, November 24 in their 119th meeting. This game will be the 95th “Battle of the Golden Egg,” as the two schools started playing for the trophy […] → Read More

College GameDay bus arrives at Jackson State University

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – ESPN’s College GameDay Bus will arrive at Jackson State University’s (JSU) campus on Thursday, October 27. The bus is expected to arrive on campus at 5:00 p.m. All JSU faculty, staff, students, alums and fans are asked to rally together to support the arrival of the bus. Fans are asked to […] → Read More

Sports Zone Saturday: Keeping Undefeated Seasons Alive

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Sports Zone 12 team will be live on Saturday, October 22 with special coverage of the college football games featuring Mississippi’s teams. The show starts at 12:00 p.m. on WJTV and WHLT. No. 7 Ole Miss will face Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge at 2:30 p.m. CT. The game […] → Read More

Sports Zone Saturday: Rebels, Bulldogs on fire midseason

OXFORD, Miss. (WJTV) – The Sports Zone 12 team will be live on Saturday, October 15 with special coverage of the college football games featuring Mississippi’s teams. The show starts at 9:00 a.m. on WJTV and WHLT. No. 9 Ole Miss will face Auburn at 11:00 a.m. CT. The game will air on ESPN. No. […] → Read More

First Look into Jackson State Men’s Basketball Team

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)- Media members got their first look into the 2022-2023 version of the Jackson State men’s basketball team. Under first year head coach Mo Williams the Tigers have 10 new players. The team says although they have a lot of brand-new guys their chemistry has been great. In the video above hear from Coach Mo and two of his players. → Read More

Sports Zone Saturday: Ranked SEC Showdowns

OXFORD, Miss. (WJTV) – The Sports Zone 12 team will be live on Saturday, October 1 with special coverage of the college football games featuring Mississippi’s teams. The show starts at 9:00 a.m. on WJTV and WHLT. No. 14 Ole Miss will face Kentucky for Homecoming at 11:00 a.m. CT. The game will air on […] → Read More

Sports Zone Saturday: Rivalries & Big Conference Tests

OXFORD, Miss. (WJTV) – The Sports Zone 12 team will be live on Saturday, September 24 with special coverage of the college football games featuring Mississippi’s teams. The show starts at 12:00 p.m. on WJTV and WHLT. No. 16 Ole Miss will face Tulsa at home at 3:00 p.m. CT. The game will be on […] → Read More

Sports Zone Saturday: Classics, Tough Matchups, and QB Decisions

OXFORD, Miss. (WJTV) – The Sports Zone 12 team will be live on Saturday, September 10 with special coverage of the college football games featuring Mississippi’s teams. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. on the Mississippi CW. No. 22 Ole Miss will face Central Arkansas at 6:00 p.m. CT. The game will be on SEC […] → Read More

H.S. Football Previews: Yazoo City

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (WJTV)- Our high school football previews take us to Yazoo City where the Indians come of a 4-7 record in 2020. This year the team plans on being pass first under 2nd year head coach Sherrod Gideon. → Read More

XFL holds Tryout at Jackson State

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)- The XFL held tryouts at Jackson State over the weekend. The spring football league held the tryout for just HBCU athletes. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the owner of the XFL and was the main center piece of today’s tryout. Johnson gave the athletes motivation, but also gave them another chance at being a professional football player. → Read More

Sports Zone Special: Ole Miss faces Oklahoma in CWS finals

OMAHA (WJTV) – WJTV 12 News was live in Omaha and Oxford on Friday, June 14 for another Sports Zone 12 “Ole Miss: Road to Omaha” special. The Rebels advanced to the College World Series (CWS) finals after defeating Arkansas on Thursday, June 23. The Rebels beat the Razorbacks 2-0. The win comes after Ole […] → Read More

Sports Zone Special: Ole Miss in College World Series

OMAHA (WJTV) – WJTV 12 News was live in Omaha and in Oxford on Friday, June 17 for a special Sports Zone 12 “Ole Miss: Road to Omaha” special. The Ole Miss baseball team will face Auburn on Saturday, June 18 in Omaha, Nebraska. The game will start at 6:00 p.m. CT on ESPN2. The […] → Read More

Ole Miss, Southern Miss prepare for Super Regional in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Ole Miss and Southern Miss fans will be able to watch the two baseball teams face off in the Hattiesburg Super Regional on Saturday, June 11. WJTV 12 News will host a special 30-minute preview show of the Super Regional at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10. Sports Director Blake Levine […] → Read More

WJTV Super Regional Coverage: Ole Miss and USM’s Journey

Hattiesburg (WJTV)- Watch the video above to see the journey Ole Miss and Southern Miss took to make it to the Super Regional. → Read More

6A South State Preview: Northwest Rankin vs. Brandon

BRANDON, Miss. (WJTV)- It will be a battle for Rankin when Northwest Rankin and Brandon square of this Friday. The two baseball squads will be playing for a chance to go to the 6A State Championship. Behind strong pitching from both teams, many expect this series to be as exciting as they come. This series is a best-of-3-series. Game 1 is Friday at 7 p.m. at Brandon. → Read More

Morton Welcomes Back an Alum to Coach the Boy’s Basketball Team

MORTON, Miss. (WJTV)- Morton has hired Maurice Bowie as their new boy’s basketball coach. Bowie is an alum of Morton. Last year, Bowie led Lake High Schools girl’s basketball team to the 2A State Championship. → Read More

Keiveon Hunt signs with JSU basketball

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)- Callaway High School’s Keiveon Hunt signed with JSU basketball. The guard helped lead the Chargers to the 5A state title in 2020. Hunt says, new JSU men’s basketball coach Mo Williams is one of the main reasons he signed. → Read More

Madison Central’s Jamyiyah Cotten signs with Alcorn State

MADISON, Miss. (WJTV)- Madison Central’s Jamyiyah Cotten signed with Alcorn State to play softball. Cotten choose the school because of family ties. → Read More

Lance Pogue resigns from Jackson Academy

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV)- Lance Pogue has resigned from his position as head football coach at Jackson Academy. Pogue spent two years as head coach at JA where he led the Raiders to the state championship in 2020. Pogue is most well-known for his time at South Panola where he won 5 state titles and 1 national championship. → Read More