By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Terry Johnson knows his way around the Ole Miss campus and has played a little football at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Saturday afternoon, though, will provide different feel than the jamborees Johnson participated in with Oxford High School. Johnson received only scant recruiting interest from former Rebels coach Houston Nutt, […]

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Every Thursday. the hosts of the weekday Supertalk Mississippi show “Head to Head” will answer a question exclusively for Daily Journal readers. Oxford native Richard Cross is also part of the new SEC Network broadcast team, while Matt Wyatt is former MSU quarterback and the color man for Bulldogs’ football broadcasts. Email your questions to […]

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Daily Journal sports editor John Pitts, MSU beat writer Logan Lowery and Ole Miss beat writer Parrish Alford talk about the local SEC teams as well as the conference.

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Mississippi State added a familiar piece to its 2016 recruiting puzzle with the re-commitment of linebacker Deshon Cooper. Cooper signed with the Bulldogs in February and went through fall camp in Starkville but was ruled academically ineligible by the NCAA. The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder from Atlanta then enrolled at Copiah-Lincoln Community […]

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Marc Perler, lay leader of Temple B'nai Israel, leads the opening prayer during the funeral for Jack Cristil.

By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – Jack Cristil left this world the same way he lived in it: on his own terms. Cristil, the radio voice of Mississippi State football and basketball for 58 years, was laid to rest Wednesday. He died Sunday at age 88 due to complications from kidney disease and cancer. […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Jack Cristil was definitely the lead dog in the Tupelo and Northeast Mississippi radio market, but he was well-liked and respected by his colleagues. Cristil, who died Saturday at age 88 in his hometown of Tupelo, was not only the voice of Mississippi State athletics, but for a time, Tupelo […]

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Gus Walley didn't play his first two years at MSU but scored a touchdown in his first game last week.

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Gus Walley stood idly by on the Mississippi State sideline for the past two years. For 27 games, Walley had been relegated to that role due to injuries. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder arrived with knee and shoulder injuries sustained in high school which caused his redshirt in 2012. Last […]

OXFORD For all the time and effort, the technology and the money that go into college football, sometimes winning and losing is decided by tattered blue jeans. Sometimes it’s just about being better than the other guy on a single play. Spread offenses like to make defenses defend the whole field. That’s a lot easier […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The Itawamba Community College Indians have been road warriors, playing two Top 10 teams away from home to open the 2014 season. After limping away from two loses, the Indians look to their friendly confines for a victory. Itawamba plays at home for the first time, and opens […]