OXFORD Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has a lot of influence. It goes with the office. You can argue, though, that Bryant isn’t the state’s most influential employee. In fact, he might only rank No. 3. Because for much of this football season the state’s two SEC schools have ranked that high or higher. A season […]

Daily Journal, wire reports STARKVILLE – Sherise Williams scored 15 points to lead No. 25 Mississippi State to an 80-46 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs (5-0)were playing their first game since rising into the Top 25 on Monday. MSU held Louisiana-Monroe to 2-of-18 shooting in the first half as Bulldogs marched out […]

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State remained the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals. TCU was fifth, Ohio State was sixth and Baylor seventh. The only team […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil has won the Hull Trophy, which goes to Mississippi’s top offensive lineman. Tunsil has anchored the left side of the Rebels’ line for two years. He’s played through injuries to his right shoulder and biceps the last half of this season and sat […]


ASHBURN, Va. (AP) – Ex-NFL defensive back Fred Smoot has been charged with misdemeanor domestic assault after a woman called police to say he grabbed her during a fight at a Virginia home. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office says Smoot was arrested Sunday in Ashburn. Smoot, a former Mississippi State standout, played a total of […]

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Mississippi State's Benardrick McKinney celebrates with the Golden Egg trophy after last season's 17-10 overtime win in Starkville.

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Dan Mullen has been part of a lot of rivalry games during previous coaching stints at Syracuse, Notre Dame, Bowling Green, Utah and Florida. But none of those games measure up to the intensity of the annual instate Egg Bowl between Mississippi State and Ole Miss. “I’m fortunate […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss linebacker D.T. Shackelford says the mental makeup for the Rebels is good as they try to move past a 30-0 loss by welcoming their in-state rival. A game that once looked to have championship implications – SEC and national – for both teams only has those […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State expects to have “Bear Force One” back in service this week. The Bulldogs leading receiver De’Runnya Wilson was cleared to play and dressed for the Vanderbilt game last weekend but did not play due to injury. “He didn’t practice much during the week,” said MSU coach […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Every player who suited up for Ole Miss at Arkansas will suit up against Mississippi State. That’s what Rebels coach Hugh Freeze is hoping for, and that’s how he described his team’s health with a passing reference to injuries Monday afternoon. Among the wounded are quarterback Bo Wallace […]