John L. Pitts


John L. Pitts "could have been an actor, but I wound up here," as Sports Editor at the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal |

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By John L. Pitts Daily Journal MetroCast Communications, a TV provider for some households in Oxford, Starkville, Baldwyn, New Albany and other Northeast Mississippi towns, says it plans to offer the SEC Network. But there are details yet to be worked out. A MetroCast spokesman told the Daily Journal on Monday that his company expects […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal Comcast Cable customers are now assured of getting the SEC Network when it launches on Aug. 14, yet there are viewers in Oxford and Starkville who could be left in the dark. Metrocast Communications, a cable provider in both of those SEC towns, has yet to reach an agreement […]

TUPELO Here’s a confession – I’m turning into a boxing fan. Blame “Cinderella Man.” That Ron Howard movie, about the improbable career of boxer James J. Braddock, is so delightful I’ve watched it again a couple of times lately, and it left me in the mood to watch some real fisticuffs. Between HBO, Showtime, ESPN […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen will take his turn at the podium Tuesday at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. Here are five questions he will likely have to address. Dak Attack Mullen will certainly field his share of questions concerning quarterback Dak Prescott. After all, the junior was a big […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL More details have emerged about the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s plan to move its football championships from Jackson to the state’s major college venues, beginning this December. On Thursday, a source involved in the decision told the Daily Journal the rotation has been decided. The six state championship games […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – The Booneville senior American Legion baseball team has been a bit under the radar this summer. Perhaps the Tupelo 49ers Invitational is just the setting for the Banditos to make a little noise. Following its game-plan of offensive small-ball and solid pitching, Booneville scratched its way […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL TUPELO – Blake Hawkins is in the same position he was in 13 months ago, standing in the Mississippi heat in a white and blue uniform at Tupelo’s Ballard Park, leading his team in the National Select 7-on-7 Qualifier. Only Thursday, it was in Florence, Ala., colors, instead of those […]

CORINTH On Monday, a caller asked where she could find the football schedules for Ole Miss and Mississippi State. It’s the first sign of fall. This time next week, we’ll be into the fourth and final day of SEC Football Media Days in Hoover, Ala. And college football can again replace futbol as the focus […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal Six SEC football teams will bring their quarterbacks to next week’s Football Media Days gathering in Hoover, Ala., including Ole Miss and Mississippi State. MSU coach Dan Mullen meets with reporters on Tuesday morning, and he’ll be accompanied by junior QB Dak Prescott, senior safety Jay Hughes and junior […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Golden Wave Field was closed to all baseball last summer for planning and later renovations. Today through Sunday marks the return of traditional summer baseball as the senior American Legion team hosts the Tupelo 49ers Invitational 2014. “It is good to have some home games,” Tupelo head coach […]