By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – If you keep an eye on Channing Ward tonight, chances are you’ll see him make a big hit or a big play. Maybe both at the same time. That’s not necessarily true if you watch Ward, a junior defensive reserve, through the week. Chances are less that he […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – With “help wanted” signs hanging all over the diamond, it’s possible Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco could fill one of his biggest holes with an improving program veteran. Coming off a final four finish in the College World Series, the Rebels are early into their seven weeks of […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – As Memphis players return to a “big stage,” they’re seeking to continue a trend of taking care of the football with hopes of pinning a first loss on No. 10 Ole Miss. The Rebels are seeking their first 4-0 start since 1970. Getting there would set up a […]

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Daily Journal sports editor John Pitts and beat writers Logan Lowery and Parrish Alford look back and look ahead at Ole Miss, Mississippi State and the rest of the SEC.

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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 […]

TUPELO On those occasions when I’m asked to speak to a group about being sports editor at the Journal, there’s one anecdote that’s always guaranteed to get a laugh: “I’ll get a phone call from an Ole Miss fan who’s sure we’re biased for Mississippi State. As soon as I hang up, a Mississippi State […]

OXFORD Emotion can be an asset for college football coaches who know how to use it. I suspect that’s more on the college level than pro, where things seem to be a little more me-centric. Most college coaches, though, say emotion only comes a handful of times a year so you have to pick your […]

JACKSON In history, we call them red-letter days. In college football, we call them program makers. They are the most especial of special days and games. They are the most meaningful of victories. They require daunting circumstances, remarkable efforts. They happen all too rarely. Such as this one last Saturday night: Mississippi State 34, No. […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – An Ole Miss defense that has allowed only two touchdowns this season will be better with more discipline at the point of attack, players say. While teams have had trouble getting to the end zone they have been able to maintain ball possession with some big plays in […]