Mississippi State sophomores Xavian Stapleton and Aric Holman speak about rebounding from Tuesday’s loss to Kentucky and preview their game at Tennessee on Saturday.

It’s possible that Deandre Burnett, recovering from a high ankle sprain, will play for Ole Miss at Missouri tomorrow. The Rebels could certainly use his 18 points a game. Assuming senior guard Rasheed Brooks, who collapsed with a seizure early in the second half against Tennessee, is not available, the Rebels could again find themselves […]

By John Zenor AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Mississippi State forced a turnover 11 seconds into the second half, and didn’t let up the rest of that 10-minute period. Chinwe Okorie had 15 points and eight rebounds and the fourth-ranked Bulldogs overwhelmed Alabama in the third quarter en route to a 67-54 victory Thursday […]

By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ole Miss coach Matt Insell took a bit of comfort in his team’s latest loss to No. 5 South Carolina – that he’ll never have to face senior powerhouse Alaina Coates again. Coates had 15 points and 15 rebounds – her 54th career double-double and fifth in […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo’s Alaysha Sherer is a multitasker when she’s on the basketball court. The 5-foot-11 senior East Tennessee State signee and McDonald’s All-American Game nominee, can play any position, although she’s listed as a forward on the Lady Wave roster. This season, she’s averaging 20.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists […]

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Starkville High School introduced new head football coach Chris Jones on Thursday afternoon in front of a room of players, family and school administrators. Jones was approved by the Starkville-Oktibbeha School Board on Wednesday. As Jones takes over one of the premier high school coaching jobs in Mississippi […]

By John Zenor Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Greg Byrne will take over a flourishing Alabama athletic department with a dominant football program and a men’s basketball team that appears to be on the rise. A big challenge facing the Crimson Tide’s newly hired athletic director is to sustain and build upon that success, and […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer With winter finally in high gear and many hunting seasons winding down, land managers looking to improve their habitat need seek no farther than programs for hog removal and coyote control. Populations of wild pigs in every shape, size and color are quickly on the rise across Mississippi, and an […]

The snow’s top crust crumbled with each step, letting my boots’ rubber soles squeak against the powdery white below. The air was cold beyond cold for Mississippi, but was mercifully still. It was the coldest day of the year, one of the coldest in several years, and it seemed no critters were moving, Earth or […]