By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze stopped short of declaring a former five-star recruit done for the season, but he’s not optimistic that Tee Shepard will be rejoining the Rebels this fall. Shepard was a consensus four-star recruit coming out of Holmes Community College but was rated a five-star […]

BY LOGAN LOWERY DAILY JOURNAL STARKVILLE – Mississippi State was the second worst field goal kicking team in the country last season. The Bulldogs saw just 10 of their 21 attempts split the uprights in 2013 finishing just ahead of UTEP for 123rd in that category. MSU’s primary kicker last fall, Devon Bell, was 6 […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal There are two weeks until the start of the MACJC football season. And first-year head coach Sean Cannon of the Itawamba Community College Indians is beginning to get a look at his complete squad of players as the clock ticks toward the opening kickoff. “The biggest thing in […]

BY LOGAN LOWERY DAILY JOURNAL STARKVILLE – Dudy Noble Field will be getting a facelift. One of the most recognizable venues in college baseball, Mississippi State’s home stadium will receive a $40 million upgrade which will include a double-tiered grandstand, berm seating, approximately 50 skyboxes and a welcome plaza honoring past players. “It’s hard to […]

OXFORD With an Aug. 28 opener against Boise State just two weeks away, Ole Miss has shown skill at the skill positions. How much of that it can display in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome will depend on what kind of progress the offensive line makes in the waning days of camp. At some point this week, […]

BY LOGAN LOWERY DAILY JOURNAL STARKVILLE – Training camp has reached a pivotal point for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are in their final week of camp before school starts back on Monday. Dan Mullen has a pair of two-a-day practices scheduled this week, two single day practices and the second scrimmage of the fall slated […]

JACKSON Poet Robert Frost could have been writing about William Chism, a Ridgeland 21-year-old, when he penned these words in The Road Not Taken 94 years ago: I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Chism, a St. Andrews Episcopal School product, took the road not traveled much at […]

BY LOGAN LOWERY DAILY JOURNAL STARKVILLE – The biggest question for Mississippi State entering last season was if the Bulldogs could replace Darius Slay and Thorpe Award winner Johnthan Banks at cornerback. Both Banks and Slay were selected in the second round of the NFL draft, leaving the Bulldogs almost barren of starting experience at […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss defensive linemen aren’t likely to soon trade the “Forward Rebels” fight song for “Kumbaya,” but there is a lot of togetherness among the Rebels right now. Transfer defensive end Fadol Brown says teammates are helping teammates, and the unit as a whole will be better because […]