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 – Tee Shepard’s engaging personality makes it hard to believe he’s one who can’t play well with others. Shepard, though, expects a lot of alone time in his first season as a starting cornerback for Ole Miss, so much so that it might seem like he’s in time out. […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – As Ole Miss enjoys success on the fields and off, athletics director Ross Bjork has received a contract extension. The school announced Friday that it and Bjork have verbally agreed to an extension to pushes Bjork’s contract to four years, the maximum allowed by state law. Bjork is […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Sam Smith and his Ole Miss teammates weren’t around for the heyday of Peaches and Herb, but there’s a 1970’s flair about his re-emergence and his teammates’ growing confidence in him. Reunited, and it feels so good. The senior right-hander was expected to be part of the SEC rotation, but […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Colby Bortles homered twice – including his second grand slam in five days – and Ole Miss won easily against Tennessee-Martin 11-1 before a sparse gathering at Swayze Field on Wednesday afternoon. Senior right-hander Sam Smith pitched six innings with four hits and one run as Ole Miss […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Evan Engram’s Grove Bowl performance was not indicative of his work through 14 other spring practices. Taz Zettergren’s performance was. Engram, twice an All-SEC tight end and named All-America last year by Sports Illustrated and a couple of other outlets, had one catch for 17 yards in last […]

The Ole Miss baseball game against Tennessee-Martin originally scheduled for 6:30 Wednesday will be played at 3 p.m. in hopes of getting ahead of scheduled rain. The Rebels (18-18, 7-8 SEC) return to the SEC road this weekend at Auburn. Parrish Alford

OXFORD With spring football in the rear view mirror, Ole Miss enters the season of speculation. For every college football team, summer is about the what ifs, the maybes and other questions that are speculated among fans and if ultimately answered correctly lead to an outstanding season. The Rebels have no bigger question than quarterback. […]

Looking Back: The Rebels dropped a 6-5 decision against Southern Miss in Pearl and lost the opener of the series against No. 1 Vanderbilt, a fourth-straight loss. The Rebels rallied to win the series with a pair of one-run decisions, 6-5 in 16 innings on Friday and 5-4 on Sunday. The Sunday game was the […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Ole Miss senior Scott Weathersby has been named co-pitcher of the week in the SEC. The right-hander from Oak Grove threw a career-long six innings in relief with 10 strikeouts, also a career-high, helping the Rebels to a 6-5 16-inning win against No. 1 Vanderbilt last Friday. Weathersby retired 18 […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze named a quarterback leader Saturday, but immediately attached an asterisk to Ryan Buchanan’s new status. Buchanan, junior college transfer Chad Kelly and DeVante Kincade are all still competing to become the Rebels’ new starter after Bo Wallace helped them win 24 games in […]