By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Mississippi State reports back to campus Wednesday to begin preparations for the 2014 football season. The Bulldogs will hold their initial fall practice Thursday at 4:45 p.m., with all practices being closed to the public. Media will only be permitted at the Aug. 2 practice. MSU returns 57 letterwinners and […]

By Michael Tarm Associated Press CHICAGO – The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. College sports’ governing body also agreed to implement […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Tis the season for weight gain and faster 40 times. College football players take pride in their summer measurables, with hopes they’ll provide a competitive advantage when the games begin. For Ole Miss, that’s the night of Aug. 28 against Boise State in the Georgia Dome. The Rebels […]

STARKVILLE Although Mississippi State returns 18 starters, it doesn’t mean the Bulldogs do not have some questions that need to be addressed when fall camp begins this week. MSU players report on Wednesday and will begin practicing the following afternoon. Here are three areas I expect to receive a lot of focus during training camp. […]

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Collin McCrory was named tournament MVP after pitching 3 1/3 scoreless innings for Tupelo in Monday's championship game. McCrory also threw a complete game in Friday night's win.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – Kirk Presley’s last words from Sunday were almost scarily prophetic. “We will see a different Hattiesburg team tomorrow.” After winning with a 10-run margin Sunday, Tupelo survived an eight-run inning by the Hub City Bombers in the championship game of the senior American Legion State Tournament […]

By Steve Reed Associated Press SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy, convicted two weeks ago for a domestic assault, said he wants to remain with the Carolina Panthers beyond this year. Hardy addressed the media before Sunday’s practice but refused to answer specific questions about his conviction on two domestic violence charges […]

By John Kekis Associated Press COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Frank Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine on Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000. “Thanks for having me in your […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – There will be extra baseball today in the senior American Legion State Tournament. Coming out of the losers bracket, the Tupelo 49ers won two games on Sunday, including a 15-5 victory over the Hub City Bombers from Hattiesburg. With Hub City taking its first loss of […]

Daily Journal EUGENE, Ore. – Ole Miss freshman Jalen Miller made his final race of the season count. Running leadoff for Team USA’s 4×100-meter relay team, Miller helped the Americans win a gold medal with a time of 38.70 at the IAAF World Junior Championships on Saturday. The Americans’ winning time was just .04 seconds […]