TUPELO For once – even though the Mississippi High School Activities Association denied it multiple times after the Daily Journal reported it – the MHSAA and the schools and the public were all on the same page: Get those football championships out of Jackson’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. MHSAA executive director Don Hinton deserves credit for […]

Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard during the NFL team's football training camp in Anderson, Ind., Friday, July 25, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

By Michael Marot Associated Press ANDERSON, Ind. – Colts running back Vick Ballard spent 10 months working his way back from a serious injury. Now he has to do it again. On Saturday, coach Chuck Pagano confirmed the Indianapolis team’s worst fear – that Ballard, the former Mississippi State standout, tore his left Achilles’ tendon […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal One of Mississippi State’s newest commitments could be facing a possible suspension. Nixa, Missouri, three-star running back Alec Murphy was caught shoplifting a pair of shoes at Walmart on June 2 and has already paid the $100 fine, according to the Springfield News-Leader. Now Murphy must wait to see if […]

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Tupelo pitcher Cole Robinson throws from the mound during Saturday's Legion State baseball tournament game against Booneville at Pontotoc.

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – Three games into their run through the senior American Legion State Tournment, the Tupelo 49ers have yet to go to their bullpen. In a loser’s bracket contest Saturday afternoon, Cole Robinson kept the Booneville Banditos at bay in his nine innings of work as the 49ers […]

Houston Astros' Alex Presley grimaces after swinging at a pitch from the Texas Rangers in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Presley was unable to continue his at-bat leaving the game with an unknown injury in the 12-7 Astros win. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

By Steve Hunt Special to the Journal ARLINGTON, Texas – Alex Presley prides himself as someone who can play all three outfield positions, and the Ole Miss product has seen time this season for the Houston Astros in left, center and right field. The 28-year-old outfielder was seeing regular action in center after veteran Dexter […]

Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers, creating more spots to fill around the league with preseason camps approaching. No league has had nearly as many players leaving early to pursue NFL careers over the past eight […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss football players are scheduled to report next Friday, and the annual Meet the Rebels Day is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16. Kyle Campbell, the Ole Miss assistant athletic director for media a public relations, said in a tweet on Friday that more details about the Meet the Rebels Day […]

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By Patrick McGee Sun Herald (MCT) HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss cornerback Ed Wilkins admitted to police that he and another man planned an armed robbery of a residence on Friday morning. He is on indefinite suspension as the school looks into the incident. Wilkins, 21, and Michael Bailey, 19, were booked into Forrest County Jail […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – In the heat of July, it was very unlikely that any pitcher in this weekend’s senior American Legion State Tournament would throw nine innings. Collin McCrory dispelled that myth in the very first game on Friday. The former Amory Panther and current Blue Mountain College player […]