JACKSON Never, not even when dapper John Vaught graced the sidelines, has Magnolia State football received so much national attention as this autumn. We’ve had Sports Illustrated covers, national TV coverage, and sky-high rankings galore. We’ve reached the point when most in the national media – most, not all – know the difference between Ole […]

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By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – With his degree already in hand and a newborn son, Christian Holmes had a choice to make over the summer. The Puckett native had merely been a role player on special teams during his first four years and had to decide if it was even worth returning to […]

OXFORD Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has a lot of influence. It goes with the office. You can argue, though, that Bryant isn’t the state’s most influential employee. In fact, he might only rank No. 3. Because for much of this football season the state’s two SEC schools have ranked that high or higher. A season […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal If Pearl, South Panola and Starkville have one lifeline to use, a call to West Point coach Chris Chambless would be an easy choice. But they’d need more than 30 seconds for Chambless to give them a good scouting report on Friday’s opponents in the North Class 5A and 6A […]

Daily Journal, wire reports STARKVILLE – Sherise Williams scored 15 points to lead No. 25 Mississippi State to an 80-46 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs (5-0)were playing their first game since rising into the Top 25 on Monday. MSU held Louisiana-Monroe to 2-of-18 shooting in the first half as Bulldogs marched out […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal SALTILLO – The Saltillo Tigers basketball team is looking to build some momentum for its Division 2-5A schedule after Christmas. Christmas has yet to come, and the Tigers certainly have a bit of “mo” at this point on the calendar. Saltillo continued its early season success Tuesday night, […]

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State remained the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals. TCU was fifth, Ohio State was sixth and Baylor seventh. The only team […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil has won the Hull Trophy, which goes to Mississippi’s top offensive lineman. Tunsil has anchored the left side of the Rebels’ line for two years. He’s played through injuries to his right shoulder and biceps the last half of this season and sat […]


ASHBURN, Va. (AP) – Ex-NFL defensive back Fred Smoot has been charged with misdemeanor domestic assault after a woman called police to say he grabbed her during a fight at a Virginia home. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office says Smoot was arrested Sunday in Ashburn. Smoot, a former Mississippi State standout, played a total of […]