Hardy: ‘I hate I’ve distracted my team’

By Steve Reed Associated Press SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy, convicted two weeks ago for a domestic assault,...

Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers, creating more spots to fill around the league with preseason camps approaching. No league has had nearly as many players leaving early to pursue NFL careers over the past eight […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss football players are scheduled to report next Friday, and the annual Meet the Rebels Day is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16. Kyle Campbell, the Ole Miss assistant athletic director for media a public relations, said in a tweet on Friday that more details about the Meet the Rebels Day […]

WILKINS

By Patrick McGee Sun Herald (MCT) HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss cornerback Ed Wilkins admitted to police that he and another man planned an armed robbery of a residence on Friday morning. He is on indefinite suspension as the school looks into the incident. Wilkins, 21, and Michael Bailey, 19, were booked into Forrest County Jail […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – In the heat of July, it was very unlikely that any pitcher in this weekend’s senior American Legion State Tournament would throw nine innings. Collin McCrory dispelled that myth in the very first game on Friday. The former Amory Panther and current Blue Mountain College player […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal PONTOTOC – The Pontotoc Red Sox certainly have a high level of expectations when it comes to the senior American Legion State Tournament. The Red Sox have played in the last four championship games, but their last state title was 2010. Pontotoc wants the brass ring – the […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The Cotton States wooden bat college baseball league has carved out a nice niche in Northeast Mississippi summer baseball. On a busy weekend of baseball in this corner of the state, Cotton States will wrap up its successful 2014 summer by holding its league championship, beginning with four […]

FELLS

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal You don’t have to tell anybody in North Mississippi that Courtney Fells can shoot the rock. The former Shannon star once had to be escorted from Amory’s gym, against an angry mob of fans who booed every single one of the 10 3-pointers he hit in a shooting clinic against […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Better check the various junior college baseball schedules for the 2015 season – it will be very different. With the announcement last week that Meridian was leaving its independent status and rejoining the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges, there are now an odd number of schools […]

Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken closed his first season with his first victory. (AP Photo)

By Steve Hunt Special to the Journal IRVING, Texas – When Todd Monken became the new Southern Miss head coach in late 2012, the former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator figured his first win would come before the final game of his first season. But when the Golden Eagles beat UAB 62-27 on Nov. 30 in […]