By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – There has been no early evidence of behavior problems from Chad Kelly. There has been evidence of a skilled quarterback who could be the Ole Miss starter on Sept. 5 against Tennessee-Martin. There’s been no evidence, however, that the starter won’t be Ryan Buchanan or DeVante Kincade, the […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Win or lose tonight in his hometown of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Matt Insell is going to the west coast on Friday morning. The Ole Miss women’s basketball team will take on Middle Tennessee State (23-9) at 7 in a WNIT third-round game. Insell will face his dad, MTSU coach Rick Insell, […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal FULTON – After some heartbreaking losses, mostly on the road, the Itawamba Indians baseball team found their league legs at home Wednesday. Almost in need of a sweep to remain in contention in MACJC league play, the Indians (10-8, 4-6) did exactly that, edging the No. 17 nationally […]

PHOENIX (AP) – Dallas coach Jason Garrett says Greg Hardy must “do the right things from the beginning” to be part of the Cowboys. Garrett said the team did an extensive examination of Hardy’s background before signing him. “Like with any other player, you have to do your research about him and talk to people,” […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Ben Howland had been waiting on the right time and place to make his return to coaching. Two years removed from leading UCLA to a Pac-12 Conference title and his 10th trip to the NCAA Tournament, Howland decided that opportunity was at Mississippi State. Howland was introduced as […]

Ben Howland speaks to fans at Humphrey Coliseum after being introduced as Mississippi State's new men's basketball coach on Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

STARKVILLE Every hire an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference makes is scrutinized, especially when it’s one of the three major sports programs. But Mississippi State’s Scott Stricklin appears to have hit a home run bringing in a proven winner like Ben Howland to be the head coach of the men’s basketball team. Stricklin made […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Before being announced as Mississippi State’s basketball coach Tuesday afternoon, Ben Howland had to take a mandatory recruiting certification test Tuesday morning. “If I look a little peaked,” Howland said at the Humphrey Coliseum news conference, “I was up til 2:30 this morning making sure I was not […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Injuries along the offensive line have thrown a new wrinkle into the spring quarterback competition at Ole Miss. Rebels coach Hugh Freeze knew several players – veterans Laremy Tunsil and Aaron Morris among them – would miss drills. The list has grown, though, and Ole Miss has its […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen Any momentum the Ole Miss Rebels may have garnered with a series win over then No. 1 Florida disappeared Tuesday afternoon in a doubleheader with UAB. The Blazers swept the listless Rebels, who lost 6-1 and 3-1 at Oxford-University Stadium. Ole Miss (13-12 overall) has now lost three straight games […]