Brad Locke


I am the online content coordinator for Previously at the Journal, I covered Mississippi State athletics (2008-13), high schools (2004-08), and was on the copy desk (2002-04). I'm working on a recipe for bacon-flavored coffee, which would solve all the world's problems.

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    By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – At 60 years old, Jud Vance still has a healthy amount of cockiness when he steps on the golf course. Just ask his sons. When they’re at the tee box, Vance makes sure they know who’s the better golfer. He won’t necessarily mention the exploits of his youth […]

    By Brad Locke and David Helms Daily Journal RANDOLPH – Lingering ice from this week’s winter storm caused a single-vehicle wreck that killed a woman and two of her children Friday in Pontotoc County. Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers responded to the accident around 10:15 a.m. on Highway 9. It appeared that a 2006 Pontiac driven […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – Dan Fortner’s life could have gone any number of directions, and in fact it has taken him on several unexpected turns. Today he could be cooking for a celebrity, or handling art in New York, or buying and selling high-end antiques, or working for a top furniture company […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Heath Hutchins was determined to get to Starkville. Like a lot of Mississippi State fans, he wasn’t about to miss this. Hutchins, a former Bulldog punter who was part of sixth-year head coach Dan Mullen’s first signing class, joined the early-rising throng in the Junction on Saturday morning. […]

    TUPELO My dad was raised in Oxford and graduated from Ole Miss, so he’s been a lifelong fan of the Rebels. But he earned his master’s degree in education from Mississippi State, and he’s always said that as long as they’re not playing Ole Miss, he roots for the Bulldogs. In other words, my dad […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Lee Fitting didn’t follow college football closely growing up on Long Island, and he envisioned himself being an on-air TV personality after college. Now, he follows college football all around the country, and he stays behind the scenes to orchestrate ESPN’s popular “College GameDay” show, which is visiting […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal Forgive Mississippi State students if they have trouble focusing on academics this week. The buzz on campus is building as Saturday draws nearer. Not only is No. 2-ranked Auburn coming to town to battle No. 3 MSU (2:30 p.m., CBS), but ESPN’s “College GameDay” pregame show will be broadcasting live […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal If what happened in Oxford is any indication, Starkville is in for an “epic” experience on Saturday. ESPN’s “College GameDay” show will be on the Mississippi State campus for the first time, broadcasting live from 8 to 11 a.m. The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs are hosting No. 2 Auburn. “GameDay” made […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal OXFORD – One of the first questions Ross Bjork was asked upon becoming the Ole Miss athletics director in 2012 was if ESPN’s “College GameDay” show would ever come to Oxford. The day finally came Saturday, and as Bjork stood behind the “GameDay” set, he looked out over the tens […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal OXFORD – Chris Fowler’s colleagues call him “Commissioner,” and it’s a well-earned moniker. Whether he’s on the set of ESPN’s “College GameDay” show or in a production meeting, Fowler takes a leading role, and his passion drives the “traveling circus” that is visiting Ole Miss for the first time this […]