TUPELO Everybody knows by now “The Duke” allegedly lost some weight – at least a pound, maybe more – on its recent trip to Foxboro. Super Bowl XLIX and the pending championship game between the New England Patriots and defending world champion Seattle Seahawks is being upstaged this week by “Deflategate.” The Patriots and head […]

Mississippi State guard Trivante Bloodman scores on a fast break. (Petre Thomas)

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Admittedly it wasn’t their Super Bowl, but for much of their game with in-state rival Mississippi State on Wednesday night, Ole Miss looked like a team worthy of the first pick in the draft. Fortunately for the Rebels, Jarvis Summers was there to save a lonely winter’s night. […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal OXFORD – Mississippi State and Ole Miss renewed the most played rivalry in the Southeastern Conference. Wednesday night marked the 251st meeting between the Magnolia State programs. It was the final meeting inside Tad Smith Coliseum, with the Rebels improving to 35-15 against the Bulldogs in the venue since it […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Reggie Miller walked off the court and heard a few harsh words from his Saltillo coach, Craig Lauderdale. Miller barked back. It happened again three days later, in a game against West Point. The random observer may have thought it was a team spinning out of control. Not the case […]


By Gene Phelps Daily Journal SPRINGVILLE – South Pontotoc Horrace Kitchens rattled off the dimensions of a soccer goal following Wednesday’s 8-0 opening-round playoff win against Southeast Lauderdale. “That goal is 24 feet wide and 10 feet high,” he said. “We need to put a few more in the net. I know what we’re going […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen Oxford High’s most successful football coach has decided to make 2015 his final one on the sidelines. Johnny Hill said Wednesday evening that his 40th fall to coach will be his last. He broke the news to his team late Wednesday afternoon after coming to a decision following a meeting […]

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct is on the rise in college athletics and his department is currently handling 20 open investigations. Vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press the cases involve both prospective and incoming athletes […]

JACKSON Few athletes are more closely associated with their jersey number than Mississippi’s most famous No. 4, Brett Favre. Favre threw for more yardage than any quarterback in NFL history. He was three-time league MVP. He is pro football’s all-time iron man and quarterbacked the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl victory about an […]

By Parrish Alford and Logan Lowery Daily Journal One week out from national signing day, Ole Miss and Mississippi State are both looking to finish with top-20 ranked classes. Next Wednesday, eligible high school players are free to sign national letters of intent – a binding document that obligates the athlete to a given school, […]