By Parrish Alford Daily Journal MOBILE, Ala. – It seems odd that a defensive lineman promoted by his school as one of its most disruptive players ever would need to improve his explosiveness, but NFL hopefuls follow the league’s advice. So it is with Preston Smith. The athletics website for Mississippi State promotes Smith as […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal MOBILE, Ala. – During his Ole Miss career, the closest Cody Prewitt came to the other team’s fullback was in the postgame handshake. That hasn’t been true this week has Prewitt, twice an All-American free safety, works out in front of NFL scouts and executives in Senior Bowl practices. Prewitt […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal FULTON – Win and improve the league record. Simple enough, but sometimes the message can get lost in the translation. The Itawamba Community College Lady Indians kept it simple Thursday night, translating a solid 40 minutes into a 76-64 victory over Mississippi Delta in North Division play. “We […]

By Kurt Voigt AP Sports Writer FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Bret Bielema dipped into the head coaching ranks to find his new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The Arkansas coach hired former Central Michigan coach Dan Enos on Thursday, a step down in position but one up into the high-profile Southeastern Conference. Enos was 26-36 in […]

By David Brandt AP Sports Writer Ole Miss safety Trae Elston and receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct early Thursday in Oxford. Elston was also charged with resisting arrest. Both were booked in the Lafayette County Detention Center just after midnight, according to jail records, and both had posted bail as […]

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Georgia football coach Mark Richt has received a two-year contract extension that ties him to the Bulldogs through 2019 and increases his salary to $4 million a year. The school’s executive committee approved the new contract Wednesday, boosting Richt from $3.2 million a year. Athletic director Greg McGarity says he is […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Both Mississippi State and Ole Miss have enjoyed stellar seasons so far including 4-2 starts in conference play. The unranked Rebels and the No. 18 Bulldogs are both jockeying for seeding the SEC Tournament and also postseason bids. The Magnolia State rivals will clash in Oxford at 8 p.m. tonight […]

By Eric Wallace Associated Press AUBURN, Ala. – Gavin Ware scored 16 points and added a season-high 17 rebounds as Mississippi State ended a 22-game road losing streak with a 78-71 win over Auburn on Wednesday night. I.J. Ready scored 18 points and contributed eight rebounds to help the Bulldogs (9-9, 2-3 SEC) pick up […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal MOBILE, Ala. – The elephant in the room this week in Senior Bowl camp is the tiny size of some NFL hopefuls. Ole Miss cornerback Senquez Golson says the Jacksonville Jaguars staff – coaching the South squad – have not mentioned size to him as he prepares for Saturday’s game. […]