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 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 Kareem Copeland Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made “offensive and vulgar” comments about female anatomy earlier this week. Interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox announced the […]

    By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Ripley can prove a cliché this week when the Tigers go to Calhoun City. Can a loss be a good thing? That’s what the No. 1 Tigers are trying to rebound from – a 34-32 setback against Class 3A contender North Panola. Ripley (3-1) coach Chad Cook said after the […]

    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 […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – Jack Cristil left this world the same way he lived in it: on his own terms. Cristil, the radio voice of Mississippi State football and basketball for 58 years, was laid to rest Wednesday. He died Sunday at age 88 due to complications from kidney disease and cancer. […]

    STARKVILLE For the past two seasons I’ve sat in the press box scratching my head. Not dandruff – I’m trying to figure out how a Division I football team, let alone one in the Southeastern Conference, doesn’t have a reliable field goal kicker. Mississippi State was the next to worst field goal kicking team in […]

    TUPELO Like most people who have met Jack Cristil, you heard him before you ever saw him. He wasn’t a large man, but that baritone voice could fill a room, whether it was coming through your radio or from across the table as he puffed on a Pall Mall. As the Journal’s Mississippi State beat […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – Jack Cristil, whose rumbling voice and straight delivery made him a Mississippi State broadcasting legend, died Sunday. He was 88. Cristil was the radio voice of the Bulldogs for nearly six decades, calling the action for football for 58 seasons and basketball for nearly 54. He retired in […]

    By Lynn West New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Etta man Monday, charging him with seven counts of sexual battery. Brad Martin, 36, of 2046 State Hwy. 30 West, remained in custody with bond set at $350,000 during Monday’s initial appearance. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the bond was so high because […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal HOLLY SPRINGS – A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to a Saturday night shooting that left one dead and two injured. Sanchez Holloway, 29, of Holly Springs, faces one charge of murder and two charges of aggravated assault. He also had a previous trespassing warrant. […]