Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops is 5-2 in his second season with the Wildcats, a program that was a combined 4-20 over the past two seasons. His Wildcats entertain No. 1-ranked MSU on Saturday. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Mark Stoops is attempting to put Kentucky’s football program in the spotlight at a school where basketball rules. Stoops has the Wildcats off to a 5-2 start and will get the perfect opportunity to make an impact this weekend, hosting top-ranked Mississippi State. “It’s important for us to play well,” […]

STARKVILLE (AP) – Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum has been named to a committee that will search for a new commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. Commissioner Mike Slive announced last week he will retire from the post next July, after 13 years in that position. Others on the search committee are David Gearhart, chancellor […]

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Every Thursday, the hosts of the weekday Supertalk Mississippi show “Head to Head” will answer a question exclusively for Daily Journal readers. Oxford native Richard Cross is also part of the new SEC Network broadcast team, while Matt Wyatt is former MSU quarterback and the color man for Bulldogs’ football broadcasts. Email your questions to […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Most football players are anxious and have difficulty sleeping the night before a big game. Mississippi State’s Preston Smith however had another reason to be nervous on New Year’s Eve prior to the Bulldogs’ Liberty Bowl appearance. Smith was on the phone in his Memphis hotel room during […]

STARKVILLE Mississippi State enjoyed its best first half to a football season in school history. The Bulldogs rose from unranked to the No. 1 team in the country by defeating three consecutive top 10 opponents and remain undefeated at 6-0. But MSU coach Dan Mullen and quarterback Dak Prescott are quick to remind fans and […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State received its first No. 1 ranking in school history two weeks ago. This week, the Bulldogs are charged with another first – defending their top ranking. MSU is coming off three straight wins over top 10 opponents and enjoyed a bye week last week. Now the […]

MSU's Jameon Lewis, the top returning receiver in the SEC, has missed the last two games after suffering a leg injury against LSU. He should be ready to play Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – One of the most impressive aspects of Mississippi State’s recent success on its rise to No. 1 is that the Bulldogs have knocked off two straight top 10 opponents without their top wide receiver. Jameon Lewis was sidelined for both Texas A&M and Auburn with a right leg […]

Daily Journal Both Mississippi State and Ole Miss will kick off after 6 p.m. on Nov. 1, although the specifics won’t be known until after this week’s games. MSU entertains Arkansas, while Auburn visits Ole Miss. The games will fit into slots on ESPN (6 p.m.) and ESPN2 (6:15 p.m.). It was already known that […]


By Parrish Alford Daily Journal There’s no change at the top of the college football rankings this week. The state of Mississippi was assured another unbeaten week for its SEC teams when Ole Miss pulled away from Tennessee in the second half to win 34-3 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday night. Mississippi State had a […]