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 – 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 […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal ESPN’s “College GameDay” show will broadcast live from the Grove stage on the Ole Miss campus Saturday morning. The Worldwide Leader’s iconic pregame show, which has been on the air since 1987, is making its first visit to Oxford this weekend when the No. 11-ranked Ole Miss Rebels host No. […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal Drew Clayton found the perfect place to propose to his girlfriend: Nick Saban’s office. And he found the perfect way to deliver the ring. Clayton, a graduate of Tupelo High School (2007) and Mississippi State University (2012), made his unique proposal in May. The story came to light Friday on […]