By Barry Wilner Associated Press SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have a Super ending to his career. Von Miller and the Denver defense made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos. Manning and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton were harassed all game Sunday, and the Broncos made enough […]

By Howard Fendrich AP Pro Football Writer SAN FRANCISCO – The first NFL game Brett Favre ever attended, as a teenager growing up in Mississippi, was the final home game of Ken “The Snake” Stabler’s career. Favre, a New Orleans Saints fan, traveled the hour-or-so drive from home to the Superdome on that Sunday in […]

Northeast Mississippi CC Mario Addison made what was considered at the time to be a brash prediction about his Carolina Panthers last July before the National Football League season got underway. “I see a Super Bowl. I feel it, man,” Addison told reporters prior to team training camp in South Carolina. “We’re going all the […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel RIPLEY – NFL Super Bowl winners Kendall Simmons and Jim Miller, former football standouts at Ripley High School, were honored by their varsity alma mater and the NFL’s High School Super Bowl Honor Roll program on Tuesday. Students and faculty gathered inside the RHS Event Center about noon, where Simmons […]

By Steve Reed Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. – When Cam Newton discovered the Carolina Panthers planned to make a run at signing Michael Oher last offseason, he texted the free agent offensive tackle: “I need you. I don’t want you. I NEED you.” Newton had sent text messages before to potential free agent prospects […]

Patrick Magee The Sun Herald (TNS) Southern Miss football coach Todd Monken has accepted the offensive coordinator’s job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, leaving the school after three years on the job. Southern Miss athletic director Bill McGillis and Monken announced the decision in a Sunday press conference. Monken will join the staff of new […]

By Howard Fendrich AP Pro Football Writer Peyton Manning is the only five-time MVP in NFL history, one of the faces of the league and, at 39, the oldest starting quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl. Slowed by age and injury, he is no longer the record-breaking passer he once was. Most […]

JACKSON We are in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at University of Mississippi Medical Center. Tiny, tiny babies are everywhere you look. This day, there are 80 of them, from all over the state, and most are crying. That’s a good thing, a doctor tells me. Crying is good. You worry, she says, when […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Deshea Townsend is headed back to the NFL. The two-time Super Bowl champion leaves Mississippi State after three seasons as cornerbacks coach to take the same position with the Tennessee Titans, according to ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky. Townsend does have prior coaching experience in the NFL having served as assistant defensive […]