Monken impressed by Prescott’s effort last season

BY LOGAN LOWERY DAILY JOURNAL Southern Miss coach Todd Monken saw firsthand in last year’s season opener just how dangerous Dak Prescott...


By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – For the sleepers, Jeremy Liggins has an alarm set. Since leading Lafayette High School to back-to-back Class 4A championships as a quarterback, he has played a multitude of positions. For now the spring offensive line experiment is behind him, and he’s firmly entrenched as a backup tight end […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL OKOLONA – Either Houston coach William Cook was underselling it, or his offense hit a quick growth spurt. The Hilltoppers had been living on defense in a perfect start. With Thursday’s 52-6 Battle of the Creek win at No. 5 small school Okolona, the offense (26 points in two games) […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel GLEN – After two weeks of heartache, the Walnut Wildcats broke into the win column. Thursday night, Walnut rushed for over 200 yards in the second half to pull away from the Alcorn Central Golden Bears for a 22-8 victory. Walnut running back Sidney Spells, who had an 82-yard kick […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL He may be a new head coach, but Jake Hill is taking the liberty of adjusting an overused coaching phrase. Coaches say teams’ biggest improvements are from Week 1 to Week 2. Hill, New Albany’s first-year coach, is hoping for a one-week extension. “Our effort was there (in last week’s […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal FULTON – It certainly was a pleasant evening for the Itawamba Indians football team Thursday. The Indians overcame a deficit on the scoreboard. The Indians were not phased by a South Division opponent. And the first win of the 2015 season is officially in the books. Sophomore quarterback […]

By Kevin Tate Outdoors Writer For most wingshooters and outdoors enthusiasts of every stripe, an early dove season opener means there’ll soon be fresh birds on the table. Once traditionally fried only, today when it comes time to prepare doves for the table, no method may be more popular than grilling. Cooking meat harvested by […]

The Boy dug through his camping gear, describing the lightweight attributes of each piece in turn. There was a toothbrush with a short handle and one fewer row of bristles, a sleeping bag that weighed less than a dandelion’s dream and boots that nearly walked by themselves. Dehydrated meals formulated to feed a battalion rested […]

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Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze speaks to the media Wednesday evening during the Ole Miss media day at the indoor practice facility.

Saturday: vs. UT-Martin, 11 a.m. By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Tempo offense is back for No. 17 Ole Miss. Behind the camp’s closed doors, there has been a lot of emphasis on the snap-it-fast-football for which Hugh Freeze was known when he was named head coach after the 2011 season. The offense drew […]

STARKVILLE When the kickoff time for Mississippi State’s season opener was announced three months ago, I could only let out a sigh. OK, maybe a cuss word or two. The era of the 9 p.m. kickoff is now upon on us. Conference USA made the decision independently of either Southern Miss or MSU to have […]