Parrish Alford


Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

Stories Written by Parrish Alford

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – When it happened, Laquon Treadwell was like most of the 60,000 other people at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. He didn’t want to believe it was as bad as it looked. Or as bad as it felt. Or that his injury and subsequent fumble whiskers away from breaking the plane of […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal The early season wasn’t kind to Sikes Orvis, but times are changing and not a moment too soon. Ole Miss (13-12, 3-3 SEC) returns to conference play tonight at Arkansas. First pitch for the ESPNU telecast is 6:30 p.m. Remaining game times are 6 p.m., Friday (SEC Network) and 2:05 […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – There has been no early evidence of behavior problems from Chad Kelly. There has been evidence of a skilled quarterback who could be the Ole Miss starter on Sept. 5 against Tennessee-Martin. There’s been no evidence, however, that the starter won’t be Ryan Buchanan or DeVante Kincade, the […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Win or lose tonight in his hometown of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Matt Insell is going to the west coast on Friday morning. The Ole Miss women’s basketball team will take on Middle Tennessee State (23-9) at 7 in a WNIT third-round game. Insell will face his dad, MTSU coach Rick Insell, […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Injuries along the offensive line have thrown a new wrinkle into the spring quarterback competition at Ole Miss. Rebels coach Hugh Freeze knew several players – veterans Laremy Tunsil and Aaron Morris among them – would miss drills. The list has grown, though, and Ole Miss has its […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – As the Ole Miss baseball team finds its personality, it’s looking more and more like pitching and defense will lead the way. Rebels coach Mike Bianco is just hoping to see his team carry that personality through an entire series. After winning two of three against No. 1 […]

Looking Back: The Rebels were 3-1 on the week. They needed a three-run rally in the ninth to win 7-6 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. They followed that up in SEC play with a series victory against No. 1 Florida, winning the first two games, 4-1 and 5-2, before losing 8-4 in Game 3, the second of […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Ole Miss newcomer Will Golsan has been named baseball freshman of the week by the SEC. An infielder who played ast New Hope High School last season, Golsan hit .389 as the Rebels went 3-1 and won twice against No. 1 Florida. Golsan had three multi-hit games and scored four […]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. When the end came, M.J. Rhett wasn’t heartbroken. Losing disappoints everyone. Only the national champion can leave March Madness with a win, but Rhett did what he wanted to do. He left his comfort zone, left a smaller college basketball program where he’d done big things with the hope that he’d do big […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Maybe fatigue wasn’t a factor for Ole Miss. Matt Stainbrook definitely was. Back on an NCAA tournament floor less than 48 hours after leaving Dayton, Ohio, with an emotional win, No. 11 seed Ole Miss shot just 32.9 percent and was eliminated by No. 6 seed Xavier […]