Bulldogs move into rankings at No. 14

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer East Carolina is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time...

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – It was only fitting that Mississippi State celebrated the life and legacy of Jack Cristil inside Humphrey Coliseum, where his distinguishing voice had described so many games during his storied career. Members of the MSU administration, head coaches past and present, former players and hundreds of fans gathered […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Forgive South Alabama fans for being more than a little excited about this weekend’s game against Mississippi State. The Jaguars, who are just in their sixth season of having a football program, are hosting a Southeastern Conference opponent for the first time. Tickets are already sold out at […]

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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 […]

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Daily Journal sports editor John Pitts, MSU beat writer Logan Lowery and Ole Miss beat writer Parrish Alford talk about the local SEC teams as well as the conference.

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Mississippi State added a familiar piece to its 2016 recruiting puzzle with the re-commitment of linebacker Deshon Cooper. Cooper signed with the Bulldogs in February and went through fall camp in Starkville but was ruled academically ineligible by the NCAA. The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder from Atlanta then enrolled at Copiah-Lincoln Community […]

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Marc Perler, lay leader of Temple B'nai Israel, leads the opening prayer during the funeral for Jack Cristil.

By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – Jack Cristil left this world the same way he lived in it: on his own terms. Cristil, the radio voice of Mississippi State football and basketball for 58 years, was laid to rest Wednesday. He died Sunday at age 88 due to complications from kidney disease and cancer. […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Jack Cristil was definitely the lead dog in the Tupelo and Northeast Mississippi radio market, but he was well-liked and respected by his colleagues. Cristil, who died Saturday at age 88 in his hometown of Tupelo, was not only the voice of Mississippi State athletics, but for a time, Tupelo […]

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Gus Walley didn't play his first two years at MSU but scored a touchdown in his first game last week.

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Gus Walley stood idly by on the Mississippi State sideline for the past two years. For 27 games, Walley had been relegated to that role due to injuries. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder arrived with knee and shoulder injuries sustained in high school which caused his redshirt in 2012. Last […]

Jack Cristil interviewed Elvis Presley, a gig that would have been the envy of many broadcasters and reporters alike, but Cristil didn't hesitate to call it the worst interview he ever conducted. It was that honesty that will be most missed in the passing of the longtime voice of Mississippi State sports. (AP file)

JACKSON Sixty years or so ago, somebody snapped a photograph of two Mississippi icons. The moment is preserved for the ages: Jack Cristil interviewing Elvis Presley. When I saw it, I couldn’t wait to ask Cristil about it. As always, he was candid. “Worst interview I ever had,” Cristil said in that clipped baritone of […]