By Brandon Speck Daily Journal HOOVER, Ala. – It’s all about the championship this weekend for the Oxford Chargers. Oxford is one of 32 teams from across the country here for the two-day National Select 7-on-7 National Championships, including DeSoto Central and Brandon from Mississippi. “This may sound bad, but we’re kind of going to […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer In the midst of summer, when the big lake bass are as finicky as they are deep, small streams and out-of-the-way ponds can be just the ticket for finding fast action. The big lakes that offer fishermen the widest range of challenges and rewards also attract pleasure craft of every […]

The door’s latch was a short wooden plank that turned on a single nail. The Old Man soon moved it higher, but that didn’t keep it out of my reach for long. You couldn’t have called him a hoarder in the televised sense of the word, exactly, because he wasn’t crazy and he kept all […]

By Gene Phelps and Brandon Speck Daily Journal The Mississippi High School Activities Association is expected to announce Monday that the high school football state championships will be moved from Jackson to state college stadiums starting this season. Mississippi State will host the six championship games at Davis Wade Stadium this season and in 2016, […]

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Tupelo Shockwave coach Lucas Smith watches one of his swimmers dive at practice on Monday at the Tupelo Aquatic Center.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – The new Tupelo Aquatic Center will become the center of the state’s swimming universe this week when it hosts the Mississippi Swim Association’s Long Course State Championships. The four-day meet is scheduled to begin this morning with the age 8-under state championship meet. The state meet for the […]

TUPELO Here’s a confession – I’m turning into a boxing fan. Blame “Cinderella Man.” That Ron Howard movie, about the improbable career of boxer James J. Braddock, is so delightful I’ve watched it again a couple of times lately, and it left me in the mood to watch some real fisticuffs. Between HBO, Showtime, ESPN […]


By John Davis Oxford Citizen HOOVER, Ala. – “Moving” is the best word to describe the first 15 minutes of “It’s Time.” A portion of ESPN’s new documentary on Ole Miss cornerback Chucky Mullins, and his tragic collision with Vanderbilt’s Brad Gaines that left him paralyzed, was previewed for the media Wednesday. This is the […]

HOOVER, Ala. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze inherited an SEC losing streak that was becoming a monster. At Arkansas, Bret Bielema inherited a streak that was disappointing, but nobody was jumping off Ozark Mountain cliffs. Not then. It took Freeze three swings in 2012 to break into the SEC win column. Former Ole Miss coach […]

LSU tackle La'el Collins cited multiple injuries in the Tigers' loss to Ole Miss. LSU hosts the Rebels on Oct. 25 (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal HOOVER, Ala., – Les Miles has done a lot during his nine seasons as LSU head coach including three Western Division crowns, two SEC titles and a national championship in 2007. However 2013 was not up to the standards of Miles or the Tigers faithful, finishing 10-3 and third in […]