BY LOGAN LOWERY DAILY JOURNAL STARKVILLE – When the season kicks off for Mississippi State this week, Johnathan Calvin has a chance for significant playing time. It is an opportunity that may not have been afforded the defensive end had he not graduated from Copiah-Lincoln Community College early. Calvin was able to enroll in January […]

Daily Journal reports The four athletes with Mississippi ties came away with one medal, a bronze, at the Athletics World Championships that wrapped up Sunday in Beijing. Tori Bowie, the former Southern Miss standout from Sandhill, picked up a bronze in the 100 meters. The others: • Brittney Reese (Gulfport, Ole Miss), the three-time defending […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack says he isn’t concerned about depth at linebacker even with the tinkering that’s gone on to replace D.T. Shackelford. A sixth-year senior, Shackelford tied for third on the team with 65 tackles and added five tackles for loss plus a pair of […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Donald Gray’s college career did not begin as he envisioned. Gray signed with Mississippi State out of high school in 2013 but failed to qualify academically. The Bulldogs placed the talented receiver at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, but he injured his ankle during preseason practice and cost Gray the […]

Daily Journal Marshall Henderson, the excitable and high-scoring guard who helped Ole Miss to the 2013 SEC basketball championship, will join the NBA’s Sacramento Kings training camp this fall. Henderson, who’ll turn 25 next month, went undrafted last year and has been playing overseas – Italy, Qatar and Iraq. Yes, Iraq – and he was […]

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – Lance Lynn pitched into the eighth inning before leaving with ankle injury that’s not considered serious and beat San Francisco for the first time in his career, as St. Louis took a 6-0 victory on Saturday. Lynn (11-8) awkwardly came off the mound to field Juan Perez’s leadoff chopper in […]

By Charles Odum AP Sports Writer ATLANTA – A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the fall […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal TUPELO – Jarkel Joiner is keenly aware of what his upcoming junior basketball season means to his future. “All my years are important, but this junior year is my most important,” Joiner said, “college coaches coming in and out. I’ve just got to work hard, keep God first and just […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal TUPELO – C.J. Brim drained one, then two, then three, all from 3-point range in last Saturday’s AAU Tournament at Tupelo High. “He can shoot the basketball,” North Mississippi Kings coach Garrett Hereford said. “And he’s got a good sense of it. He’s been playing so long, he’s got a […]