By Hank Kurz Jr. AP Sports Writer Virginia Tech has hired Memphis’ Justin Fuente to be its next football coach. The school made the announcement Sunday, bringing a quick end to its search to replace the retiring Frank Beamer after 29 seasons. The school also said longtime Hokies defensive coordinator Bud Foster, thought to be […]

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer Oklahoma moved up to No. 3 behind Clemson and Alabama and the Big Ten placed three teams in the top six of the new Associated Press college football poll. Clemson is No. 1 for the fourth straight week and Alabama is No. 2. The Tigers received 53 […]

By Charles Odum AP Sports Writer ATLANTA – Mark Richt stepped down as Georgia’s coach on Sunday in what was called a “mutual” decision but looked like a firing. Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said in a statement that he met with Richt on Sunday morning “to discuss the status of our football program.” McGarity […]

Lauren Wood | Buy at
Ole Miss players pass around the Egg Bowl trophy the game.

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal STARKVILLE – The junior quarterback from Ole Miss stole the show on Dak Prescott’s senior night. Chad Kelly played his football not far from here last year at East Mississippi Community College, where he watched Ole Miss games from his dorm room when he could. Saturday night in the Battle […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – It was not the start that Mississippi State envisioned to start the Egg Bowl in Dak Prescott’s final home game. The Bulldogs dug an early deficit they simply could not climb out of, falling behind instate rival Ole Miss 21-0 by the end of the opening quarter. The […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Ole Miss senior linebacker C.J. Johnson hoisted the Golden Egg trophy getting off the bus. Hours later he and teammates hoisted it again on the turf of Davis-Wade Stadium. The Rebels sacked Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott seven times and pressured him much more as they limited Prescott […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State was forced to shuffle its offensive line rotation just moments before kickoff. The Bulldogs learned that starting left tackle Rufus Warren would not be able to play around 30 minutes before kickoff. “It was kidney stones,” said MSU coach Dan Mullen. “They did surgery earlier this […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal CORINTH – Felix Hayes caught seven passes for 101 yards and a touchdown Friday in Baldwyn’s football playoff loss to East Webster. Saturday, he flashed his growing basketball weaponry in a 56-48 win against Lexington, Tennessee, in the Lighthouse Classic. Hayes, a 6-foot-3 junior forward, scored 15 points, made shots […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal CORINTH – Josh Langford would have carried a Lighthouse record with him to Michigan State. The Madison Academy, Alabama, shooting guard scored a Lighthouse-record 34 points in Saturday’s 65-48 win over Bolton, Tennessee. J.O. Johnson SG John Petty, the No. 5 junior in America, scored 40 in a later win […]