Friday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Friday morning …

Inspiration can come in a variety of ways. Here’s a good read from the Monroe News-Star on how Louisiana Tech coach Michael White reacted to an intimate encounter with former Tech star Karl Malone. I don’t have a lot of warm and fuzzy stories about Karl Malone since he attended the rival school back in the day. I have visions of him running up and down the floor against Northeast Louisiana. It was fun to watch Malone and McNeese State’s Joe Dumars in the Southland Conference tournament in Monroe in 1985.

White, the former Ole Miss player and assistant coach, has Tech at 19-6 overall, 10-2 and tied in the loss column with Western Kentucky for the lead in Conference USA. …

If you happen to be in New Orleans and see this guy does it make you want to run toward the Pelicans game or away from it:

As the college baseball season gets under way today, some predictions from

Speaking of opening weekend, here’s what the Rebels will be wearing:

I’ve conducted interviews quickly to get what I needed from reluctant sources and in strange places, but I’ve never straddled a mop bucket with water in it during the process. Good stuff here.

LSU play-by-play announcer Jim Hawthorne will retire after next basketball season, his 35th as voice of the Tigers. …

A heart-felt tribute from Ole Miss linebacker Christian Russell to his late mother. …

Missouri basketball coach Kim Anderson describes a “harrowing experience” as the twin engine plane he was flying in on a recruiting trip loses one engine and makes an emergency landing. …

Some early lines here some of college football’s biggest games on 2015’s opening weekend. ….


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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