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 […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The Tupelo 49ers senior American. Legion baseball team is the defending state champion. “I don’t know if that’s an advantage,” Tupelo head coach Kirk Presley said. “But it’s better to have had that experience than not.” The 49ers barely have a handful of players returning from last year, […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer The first time Dwain Brister laid hands on a catfish in the latter’s home depths he was pulled, yanked, twisted – and hooked. Nearly 20 years later, he and his friends have launched a statewide mission to share the adrenaline rush that makes such an experience one many can’t wait […]

When I pushed the ladder over the pile and leaned in to grab my turkey vest, two panels from a dog pen clamped down on my left hand and made me howl. I stepped backward onto a tailgating chair that lay where I’d tossed it after park and rec baseball was done two months ago. […]

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks have reached deals with ESPN to carry the SEC Network. The companies and the Southeastern Conference announced the deal on Thursday. The network debuts on Aug. 14 and will be available to some 60 million households nationally, according to a news release. The network […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Mississippi State made headlines by adding eight commitments last Friday. The Bulldogs added another name to the 2015 class on Thursday as Collins safety Mark McLaurin became the 26th commitment. The three-star prospect chose MSU over offers from Alcorn State, Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Memphis, Ole Miss and Southern […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell is on vacation this week, but he’s not getting much rest and relaxation. Mitchell’s thoughts are centered around worries that his Yellow Jackets may not play a home game this season. The installation of artificial turf at the SHS football stadium has been […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Michael Abraham insists he doesn’t know too much about quarterbacking, but Oxford head coach Johnny Hill doesn’t have to be that humble about the father of his quarterback, junior Jack Abraham. “Unbelievable,” Hill said of the father-son relationship. “Michael has really groomed this kid since he was in the second […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State wanted a more challenging non-conference schedule in Rick Ray’s third season to reflect a finally full roster. The Bulldogs released their 13-game non-conference slate on Wednesday. It features eight home outings and another at Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson on Dec. 20 against South Carolina Upstate. MSU […]