BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL FULTON – Tupelo is counting on senior wide receiver Alex Norwood to be a big-play producer this season. He gave Golden Wave fans a little peek of his abilities in Friday’s two-quarter controlled scrimmage against Itawamba AHS when he raced 70 yards for a touchdown on a speed sweep. “My […]

BY GENE PHELPS DAILY JOURNAL The Oxford Chargers open their 2014 football season with games against academy power Jackson Prep and Class 6A contender Starkville. To prepare for that one-two punch, the Chargers are scheduled to challenge the toughest bully on the block – South Panola – tonight in their annual two-day Oxford Jamboree at […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Laremy Tunsil wants it all. The sophomore left tackle for Ole Miss has gifts that could make him worthy of a “Blind Side” sequel, but he’s not content to ride only his pass-blocking assets to NFL riches. While offensive line coach Matt Luke ponders roles and shuffles players, […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze stopped short of declaring a former five-star recruit done for the season, but he’s not optimistic that Tee Shepard will be rejoining the Rebels this fall. Shepard was a consensus four-star recruit coming out of Holmes Community College but was rated a five-star […]

BY LOGAN LOWERY DAILY JOURNAL STARKVILLE – Mississippi State was the second worst field goal kicking team in the country last season. The Bulldogs saw just 10 of their 21 attempts split the uprights in 2013 finishing just ahead of UTEP for 123rd in that category. MSU’s primary kicker last fall, Devon Bell, was 6 […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal Hamilton is defending a slow-pitch softball crown for the second season in a row, but these Lady Lions are missing five seniors from last season who ended their careers with three state championship rings. “It’s a whole different group,” said Hamilton softball coach Bryan Loague. “Things haven’t been too bad […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal There are two weeks until the start of the MACJC football season. And first-year head coach Sean Cannon of the Itawamba Community College Indians is beginning to get a look at his complete squad of players as the clock ticks toward the opening kickoff. “The biggest thing in […]

BY LOGAN LOWERY DAILY JOURNAL STARKVILLE – Dudy Noble Field will be getting a facelift. One of the most recognizable venues in college baseball, Mississippi State’s home stadium will receive a $40 million upgrade which will include a double-tiered grandstand, berm seating, approximately 50 skyboxes and a welcome plaza honoring past players. “It’s hard to […]

OXFORD With an Aug. 28 opener against Boise State just two weeks away, Ole Miss has shown skill at the skill positions. How much of that it can display in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome will depend on what kind of progress the offensive line makes in the waning days of camp. At some point this week, […]