Thursday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Thursday morning …

Two huge losses in the college basketball world this week with the deaths of former coaches Dean Smith of North Carolina and Jerry Tarkanian of UNLV and a couple of other stops. I preferred Smith’s style, but there’s no denying the contributions of both:

The Sporting News’ Matt Hayes lists his top 50 college football players going into the 2015 season. Ole Miss’ 2013 signing class is well-represented, and the Rebels have a good understanding of the guy at No. 1. …

Ole Miss assistant basketball coach Todd Abernethy invites you to take a look at signee Terence Davis of Southaven:

Former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown has pretty much stayed out of the media since retiring in the late 1990s. Those who remember him find that hard to believe. columnist Ron Higgins caught up with Brown, however. They discussed Brown’s encouraging email to current LSU coach Johnny Jones, one of his former players, after the Tigers’ near-miss against Kentucky Tuesday night. …

What were you wearing in the spring of 1991? For me it was probably shorts and a t-shirt in leisure time, but I don’t think it looked like CBS’ take on fashion at the Brett Favre draft party:

A Pennsylvania lawmaker says the head of the NCAA should be fired over the Penn State sanctions. …


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.

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