Chad Kelly has been named preseason All-SEC quarterback first team by the league’s coaches, and four other Ole Miss players received mention as well. The second team included nickel back Tony Conner and tight end Evan Engram. Defensive end Marquis Haynes and kicker Gary Wunderlich made the third team. For Mississippi State, wide receiver Fred […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – The NCAA investigation into Ole Miss football may have taken another turn. Yahoo Sports is reporting that the NCAA has interviewed players at other SEC schools about their experiences with Ole Miss during their recruiting. The website cited multiple unnamed sources in reporting that NCAA enforcement staff were […]

By Schuyler Dixon Associated Press FRISCO, Texas – Dak Prescott shrugs at the suggestion that the Dallas rookie quarterback’s startling success in two preseason games is a product of what skeptics might call the “vanilla” defenses of the exhibition season. “That’s on them if they want to throw ‘vanilla’ or whatever they want to throw […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State’s cornerback depth was dealt a major blow as coach Dan Mullen revealed that seniors Tolando Cleveland and Cedric Jiles will both miss significant time. Cleveland tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will miss the entire 2016 season, while Jiles suffered a broken […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – It was about this time a year ago, near the end of camp, when DaMarkus Lodge realized his immense physical talent was not enough. He was rated a five-star recruit by Scout.com, a four-star by most other services. All agreed he was one of the top 10 wide […]

Daily Journal The University of West Georgia, coached by Amory’s Will Hall, is No. 2 in both of the major preseason NCAA Division II polls. Defending D-II national champ Northwest Missouri State is the consensus No. 1. Hall’s Wolves lost 38-23 to NW Missouri in last year’s semifinals. Hall, 36, is 24-5 in two seasons […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo first-year defensive coordinator Brian Jones was pumped about his unit’s play in last week’s 20-6 season-opening home win against Clarksdale. The Golden Wave defense held the Wildcats to 210 yards total offense, actually just 110 if you take away a 65-yard TD pass and 35 yards in […]

New Site (0-1) at Biggersville (0-1) New Site: QB Ramsey Ivy played his first football game since middle school last Friday and threw a TD. … WR Briten Morgan was on the receiving end of the TD. … RB Blake Wouldridge scored another TD last Friday and will share the running load along with Christian […]

Defensive tackle Lee Autry brings veteran leadership to ICC’s defense. (Lee Adams/ICC)

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal A nice balance of defense and offense helped the Itawamba Community College Indians to a playoff berth for the 2015 football season. But in the world of two-year colleges, graduation losses can appear to disrupt that balance. The top 14 leading tacklers from last season for the Indians […]