Rebels Hit by Flu

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - As many as 12 Mississippi players could
miss practice because of flu-like symptoms.

Coach Houston Nutt said Monday that affected players are being
tested for swine flu. Whatever strain it is, it's passing through
the team quickly. Symptoms include vomiting and fever.

Nutt says several players were throwing up during Sunday's 45-14
win over Memphis. Safety Johnny Brown played through illness and
took intravenous fluids at halftime but still led the team in
tackles with 15.

Most troubling, perhaps, is that quarterback Jevan Snead's roommate, Clayton Moore, has taken sick, exposing the team's starter.

But the illnesses come at a good time. The No. 8 Rebels have the week off, then play Football Championship Subdivision opponent Southeastern Louisiana on Sept. 19.