Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. — A.J. Puk threw a seven-inning complete game and had 11 strikeouts to lead Florida over Arkansas 10-0 on Friday night at the Southeastern Conference tournament. Florida (42-16) broke the game open with five runs in the third inning to take a 6-0 lead. The Gators finished with 11 hits, including […]

JACKSON First things first about the so-called Deflategate controversy: Can we please stop including the “-gate” ending for any and every scandal? The Patriots already have been through Spygate. The Saints’ so-called Bounty-gate put me over the edge. Watergate happened 43 years last month. The use of -gate has become stale and trite. Let’s find […]

Aric Holman averaged 15.9 points and 9.8 rebounds for Owensboro (Ky.) last year. (AP Photo/John Flavell)

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State bid farewell to one player and signed another on Thursday. New men’s basketball coach Ben Howland announced the addition of four-star power forward Aric Holman. Holman’s spot on the roster was made possible by the transfer of shooting guard Maurice Dunlap. “I’m really excited about (Holman) […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – With wind whipping and temps cooler than normal, Swayze Field had a February feel to it Thursday. That’s partly because of the weather but also because its occupant, the Ole Miss baseball team, was back at practice but in a different sort of way. The Rebels, with a […]

Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. – Blake Allemand hit two home runs and Matt Kent threw a complete game to lead Texas A&M over Vanderbilt 6-1 on Thursday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Allemand hit a two-run homer in the second inning and a solo shot in the fourth to help the Aggies (46-10) build an […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Director of athletics Scott Stricklin believed he had Mississippi State’s 2016 football schedule all set. But those plans are now having to be reassessed with Tulane backing out of their trip to Starkville and leaving the Bulldogs one game short on its slate. “We’ve been working some contingencies […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – In the bold new world of post-graduate transfers, Tomasz Gielo went straight to the source. Terence Smith and M.J. Rhett, both with undergraduate degrees in hand, had one season of college basketball eligibility remaining. They took advantage of an NCAA rule that allows immediate eligibility to graduates who […]

Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. – Rhett Wiseman hit a walk off homer to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning, powering Vanderbilt to a come-from-behind 7-6 win over Missouri on Wednesday in the Southeastern Conference tournament. Vandy (40-17) rallied from a 6-2 deficit with two late homers before tying the game on a walk, […]


OXFORD (AP) – Dwight Coleby is leaving the Ole Miss basketball program, creating a sizable hole in the Rebels’ frontcourt rotation. The school confirmed Wednesday that Coleby has asked for his release. The 6-foot-9 forward played in all 34 games last season as a sophomore, starting three. He averaged 5.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per […]