Seahawks repeat would be a scary prospect for NFL

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer PHOENIX – Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL: A win Sunday will stamp the...

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal ECRU – Age is but a number, but North Pontotoc likes the numbers 15-year-old Clark Mills is delivering. North was having trouble scoring, held under 50 in four of its losses. The freshman has stepped into the equation. “We knew as an eighth grader he could shoot the basketball,” North […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Darrell Robertson has lined up a heavyweight nine-game card for Saturday’s 18th edition of the Robertson’s Sportswear Lady Classic at Pontotoc High School. Six teams in the Daily Journal’s high school rankings are set to play: (1) Pontotoc, (2) Itawamba AHS, (3) Booneville, (5) Belmont, (7) East Webster and (8) […]

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North Texas associate men's basketball head coach Rob Evans, left, and head coach Tony Benford.

By Steve Hunt Special to the Journal DENTON, Texas – Rob Evans knew he’d one day work on Tony Benford’s staff, the only question was when and where. The former Ole Miss men’s basketball coach is now in his third season at North Texas, the associate head coach to Benford, a player he recruited and […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tupelo and Clinton battled three weeks ago at Arrow Stadium with nothing on the line but pride. When the Lady Wave, the state’s top-ranked team, visits Clinton’s home stadium Saturday, everything’s at stake. The state’s top two girls high school soccer powers play at 1 p.m. in the MHSAA Class […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARVILLE – Mississippi State saw its 18-game winning streak come to an end in a 16-point loss at Vanderbilt on Jan. 11. The 18th-ranked Bulldogs were able to get some retribution Thursday night sinking the Commodores 69-44 in front of 5,056 at Humphrey Coliseum. It was the sixth largest crowd […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer Hunter Baggett of Mantachie has seen and shot many deer in his 12 short years on Earth, but a buck he took last weekend was more unusual than any most will get their hands on in a long lifetime. Hunting on a relative’s property in Chickasaw County, last Sunday’s sunrise […]

My friend and I were wading eyebrow deep through a big stand of briars while the beagles stood in the clean edge of a harvested cotton field, watching us. They’d been in the briars with us when we’d stepped in to help flush a rabbit, but at some point they’d relinquished the job silently and […]

By Rob Maaddi AP Pro Football Writer PHOENIX – Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics. After two days of giving only scripted answers, the Seattle Seahawks’ star running back gave his most extensive comments of Super Bowl week, mostly telling reporters why he won’t talk to them. “I don’t know […]

Associated Press The Big 12 and SEC are moving their non-conference challenge series to late January, right in the middle of league play. The two conferences announced Thursday that the annual 10-game Big 12/SEC Challenge, played over several days in early December this season, will be held on Jan. 30 next year. SEC commissioner Mike […]