School reports HATTIESBURG – No. 22 Mississippi State turned in a defensive effort of historic proportions on Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs (10-0) allowed a school-record eight points in the first half against Southern Miss while allowing only one field goal. The best defensive effort of the season continued in the second half of a 73-46 […]

Kim Chandler Associated Press AUBURN, Ala. – The girlfriend of a slain Auburn football player said he was arguing with a man at a party when a third man pulled a gun and opened fire. Redshirt freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell, 18, died after being shot in the chest early Sunday morning at an […]

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota tears up while speaking after he was named college football's best player during the Heisman Trophy presentation in New York on Saturday. (AP Photo/Heisman Trust, Kelly Kline)

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer NEW YORK – Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for the Oregon Ducks. The […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – At least three Mississippi State underclassmen will test the NFL waters. Quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Josh Robinson and linebacker Benardrick McKinney have all turned in the necessary paperwork to receive grades on their NFL Draft status. “When we get all the paperwork back we will sit down […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Andy Kennedy is flashing the bat signal in the sky, but no one’s responding. The only super heroes at Tad Smith Coliseum on Saturday afternoon played for Western Kentucky. T.J. Price, the Hilltoppers’ 6-foot-4 senior guard, had 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, and Western Kentucky rallied […]

Daily Journal reports Oregon State is keeping opponents off balance with something a bit different each game. The Beavers got 13 points apiece from Jarmal Reid and Gary Payton II to stretch their winning streak to three games with a 59-49 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday. Reid was the surprise of this victory, coming […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss has announced the financial terms of its new contract for football coach Hugh Freeze. The Daily Journal reported on Dec. 1 that the two sides had reached a verbal agreement. Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork confirmed that with separate Twitter messages on Dec. 2. There […]

Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott has filed a lawsuit against Christian Matthew of Gulfport from printing and selling t-shirts with his name and likeness without the quarterback’s permission. Matthew Print and Apparel Company LLC is selling T-shirts that read “Dak Attack” and “Dak Dynasty” through its website and Facebook page. The printing company had been previously […]

Navy midshipmen cheer their team in last season's game against Army, played in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

By John Davis Oxford Citizen Today’s annual clash between the Black Knights from Army and the Midshipmen of Navy in Baltimore takes on a different feel for one Oxford product. Conrey Meagher, who helped lead the Chargers to the MHSAA Class 5A North championship in 2013, is set to experience the 115th meeting between the […]