By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State returns three veteran defensive ends with plenty of playing experience. Preston Smith is back for his senior campaign along with junior Ryan Brown and sophomore A.J. Jefferson. Now the Bulldogs are in search of a fourth defensive end to complete the rotation. “Preston Smith, Ryan Brown […]

OXFORD In eight days, Ole Miss will begin a football season with its highest expectations since 2009. The Rebels were ranked No. 8 at the start then, and while the end result was Houston Nutt’s second-straight Cotton Bowl victory, a 4-4 SEC finish left the feeling that something was missing. Now the preseason propaganda machine […]

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By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Ole Miss freshman wide receiver Sammie Epps was arrested by the Oxford Police Department on two charges Friday night, driving without a license and possession of marijuana. Epps, a native of Greenwood, was booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center at 11 p.m., according to the jail docket. […]

School reports BOONEVILLE – One of the most entertaining athletes in NFL history will be on the sidelines for Northeast Mississippi Community College this fall. Joe Horn, who rose to prominence as a four-time Pro Bowler for the New Orleans Saints, has joined the Tigers’ staff as wide receivers coach. “I grew up watching Joe […]

By Chris Dufresne Los Angeles Times (MCT) Ohio State’s national title dreams took a huge hit Tuesday with news that star quarterback Braxton Miller has been lost for the season with a shoulder injury. The Columbus Dispatch reported late Monday that Miller could be out for the season, while a ESPN cited a source Tuesday […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Beginning a third year in Hugh Freeze’s offense has its advantages, but perfection is not one of them. While Bo Wallace is healthy physically and comfortable in his knowledge of the offense as the starting quarterback for Ole Miss, his familiarity can feel limited because the system doesn’t […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Enduring two-a-days during training camp a month before the opening game can get repetitive. Mississippi State found a way to break-up the monotony with a few outside-the-box activities. Friday night, during the Bulldogs’ regularly scheduled team meeting, a special guest arrived. Cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend secretly snuck in […]

What’s interesting about the Rebels’ No. 18 position in the Associated Press preseason poll is the position of those around them. If Ole Miss is to rise in the SEC West, LSU and Texas A&M are considered the candidates to slide due to attrition at key positions, quarterback and others. LSU is No. 13 and […]

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Renovations continue on Davis Wade Stadium before the start of Mississippi State's football season.

STARKVILLE When I moved to Starkville in 2006 upon graduating from college to start covering Mississippi State athletics, the Bulldogs were well behind the rest of the Southeastern Conference from a facilities standpoint. But the job done by aggressive athletic directors Greg Byrne and Scott Stricklin during that span have helped MSU catch up in […]