By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK – Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, the players’ union said Friday. NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press in an email that “I can only confirm the suspension has been vacated, effective immediately.” The appeal […]

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A host of South Panola defenders swarms to stop a Tupelo ball carrier earlier this season. The Tigers are allowing just 12.5 points per game.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal The last time Starkville lost a football game: Nov. 22, 2013. Against South Panola in the state quarterfinals. Since then, Starkville has won 13 in a row heading into today’s 7 p.m. state semifinals rematch at home with the Tigers, also 13-0. How do the Jackets avenge their last loss […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Oxford knows all too well the damage a running game came do. Undefeated and tied at 35 in last December’s Class 5A state championship game, Picayune running back Kardarius Cross ran for a 75-yard touchdown with 2 minutes, 8 seconds remaining to hand the Chargers a 42-35 loss. “That game’s […]

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Brieton Sykes has rushed for 1,288 yards and 25 touchdowns for unbeaten Calhoun City, the state's top-ranked 2A squad.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal If Calhoun City coach Perry Liles had his way, there wouldn’t be a rematch in tonight’s Class 2A state semifinals. The top-ranked Wildcats (13-0) host the East Webster Wolverines (12-2), a team they defeated 44-18 Oct. 10 in a Division 4 game. “It’s always difficult to beat somebody twice,” Liles […]


CLASS 2A East Webster (12-2) at Calhoun City (13-0) THE PLAYERS East Webster: QB Jack Wilson has completed 96 of 163 passes for 1,368 yards, 15 TDs, 3 INT. He has rushed for 1,088 yards, 12 TDs. … RB Deangelo Liggins has rushed for 699 yards, 7 TDs; caught 33 passes for 432 yards, 8 […]

Mississippi State Quarterback Dak takes the opening on the Vanderbilt defense in the third quarter.

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss players didn’t get a full dose of Dak last year, but they expect to see the Mississippi State quarterback for four quarters this season. Dak Prescott came off the bench in the fourth quarter and scored the winning touchdown as the Bulldogs won 17-10 in Oxford […]

Tupelo’s Jarvis Wilson has switched his commitment from Mississippi State to Georgia. The 6-foot-2, 197-pound safety officially visited Athens over the weekend and announced his decision via Twitter late Wednesday night. Wilson had been committed to MSU since May 6. The three-star prospect finished his senior season with 91 tackles (57 solo), seven pass deflections, […]


By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – The “Battle for the Golden Egg” has been dividing households in the Magnolia State since its inception. The 111th edition of the rivalry on Saturday will appear under the national spotlight on CBS for the first time. “People underestimate this game a lot,” said Mississippi State guard Ben […]

The men’s and women’s basketball teams for Ole Miss will both be in action on the road today in holiday events. The Ole Miss men will take on No. 23 Creighton tonight at 7:30 in the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville, Fla. The Rebels have won three straight after a season-opening loss to Charleston Southern. […]