School reports OXFORD – Ole Miss will face as many as five NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago in its 2014-15 non-league slate of games, as head coach Andy Kennedy announced the Rebels’ non-conference schedule Wednesday. The Rebels’ non-conference slate includes games with NCAA Tournament teams Creighton, Coastal Carolina, Dayton, Oregon and a possible […]

IRVING, Texas (AP) – The chairman of the NCAA’s infractions committee says a number of factors could be the cause for the lack of activity by the group that prompted Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to call the enforcement program “broken.” Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky, chair of the Committee on Infractions, on Wednesday listed […]

Tyron Johnson of New Orleans is the top-ranked wide receiver prospect for the 2015 class. (File photo)

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Could Ole Miss sign another top-rated wide receiver? Clyde Leflore, who plays for New Orleans’ Warren Easton High School, is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 10 player in Louisiana, has said Ole Miss is in his top five. Ole Miss signed the nation’s top receiver, Laquon Treadwell, last year. […]

STARKVILLE Many times you will hear coaches refer to an athlete having the “it factor.” I’m not sure how to define “it” either, but having been around sports all my life I can recognize it when I see it. And Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott has it. People just seem to gravitate towards Prescott. The […]

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – West Virginia and Tennessee will open the 2018 college football season at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The Charlotte Sports Foundation on Tuesday announced the first meeting between the schools. The game will be played Sept. 1, 2018. It will mark the first game for Tennessee in Charlotte. It also […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal MetroCast Communications, a TV provider for some households in Oxford, Starkville, Baldwyn, New Albany and other Northeast Mississippi towns, says it plans to offer the SEC Network. But there are details yet to be worked out. A MetroCast spokesman told the Daily Journal on Monday that his company expects […]

STARKVILLE Mississippi State’s sixth annual Big Dawg Camp was also its most successful. The Bulldogs received eight football commitments on Friday, swelling the 2015 class to 25 and lifting it five spots up to No. 9 nationally according to 247Sports.com. Having covered MSU recruiting for five years at Rivals.com before joining the Daily Journal staff, […]

C.J. Johnson missed most of last year due to a broken leg, putting a damper on the Rebels' pass rush. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

The buzzword around Ole Miss football right now is depth, but the best way to use depth is not at all. Everybody wants it, and you have to have it to be successful. It’s great when you can field a second team that offers little or no talent drop when called upon. Ideally those reserves […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal Comcast Cable customers are now assured of getting the SEC Network when it launches on Aug. 14, yet there are viewers in Oxford and Starkville who could be left in the dark. Metrocast Communications, a cable provider in both of those SEC towns, has yet to reach an agreement […]