JACKSON Imagine, for the moment, that every famous athlete gave back to their community in the manner the Archie Manning family does. Just imagine. Dr. Jimmy Keeton, who heads up the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has imagined. “The world would be a better place,” Keeton says. “Mississippi would be a much more healthy place.” […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Fletcher Adams is already one of the state’s most feared defensive linemen. A double digit number of colleges are after the services of Brandon’s 6-foot-3, 255-pound senior. And those schools haven’t even seen the 5-star recruit with the ball in his hands. Adams flashed a new part of his skill […]

Tyron Johnson of New Orleans is the top-ranked wide receiver prospect for the 2015 class. (File photo)

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Could Ole Miss sign another top-rated wide receiver? Clyde Leflore, who plays for New Orleans’ Warren Easton High School, is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 10 player in Louisiana, has said Ole Miss is in his top five. Ole Miss signed the nation’s top receiver, Laquon Treadwell, last year. […]

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Vardaman's Brandon Walker, 16, shot back-to-back 74s to win the 16-18 division at Big Oaks.

By Kyle Alford Special to the Journal SALTILLO – Jake Crosson, 14, of Columbus shot a two-day total of 151 at Big Oaks Golf Club to win the boys 14-15 division in the North Mississippi Coca-Cola Junior Golf Tour championship. After posting a head-turning score of 72 in the first round, Crosson recorded a second-day […]

STARKVILLE Many times you will hear coaches refer to an athlete having the “it factor.” I’m not sure how to define “it” either, but having been around sports all my life I can recognize it when I see it. And Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott has it. People just seem to gravitate towards Prescott. The […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo High School’s football field will not turn blue until next month. The project to install a blue turf field at the school, as well as a new golden-colored track surface, has been delayed by the significant amount of rain Tupelo has had this summer, Athletic Director Andy Schoggin said at […]

Daily Journal Josh Moore, the grandson of a Houlka couple, recently accepted a position with the NFL’s Chicago Bears as an assistant to the head coach, Marc Trestman. Moore is the grandson of Bud and Jackie Moore and the son of John and Lisa Moore of Scottsdale, Ariz. Moore coach running backs and tight ends […]

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – West Virginia and Tennessee will open the 2018 college football season at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The Charlotte Sports Foundation on Tuesday announced the first meeting between the schools. The game will be played Sept. 1, 2018. It will mark the first game for Tennessee in Charlotte. It also […]

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Tupelo fans cheered on the Golden Wave in the 2013 Class 6A state championship football game against Oak Grove, the last to be held at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson. Beginning this season, the six state championship games will alternate annually between Mississippi State and Ole Miss through at least 2017.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal CLINTON – The state’s high school football championship games are moving out of Jackson to campus sites in the northern part of the state starting this season, the Mississippi High School Activities Association announced Monday. The games in six classifications – 1A through 6A – will be played Dec. 5-6 […]