Mississippi’s Week-Two College Football Scores

Week two of the college-football season was another set of ups and down for our state. The University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Delta State University and Holmes Community College all are 2-0, and Hinds Community College is 1-0 after completing a game for the first time this season. The Eagles had to cancel their first game due to a power outage. The University of Southern Mississippi and Millsaps College bounced back from week-one losses to be at 1-1, and Alcorn State University lost its second game, also putting the Braves at 1-1. Other teams have not fared so well thus far. Continue Reading

College Football Week Two Picks

Week one of college football is finally finished after a slate of games that stretched over five days. It was a standard week of games with no thrilling upsets of top-ranked teams. There were some shocking final scores, though. However, there are several schools that some might say overachieved to start the season. Howard University deserves props for its victory over the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Bison’s win is the biggest upset against the points spread in college-football history. Continue Reading

MSU, UM, DSU and ASU Win Season Openers; JSU, MVSU and USM Lose

While a few teams started the 2017 college football season on Thursday, Aug. 30, the rest of the colleges and universities in our state kicked off the season on Saturday, Sept. 2. Most of the outcomes weren’t surprising for the level of competition each teams were playing. Mississippi State University, Delta State University, Alcorn State University and the University of Mississippi won their opening games. Continue Reading

College Football Games to Watch

Every year it is fun to look at the schedule for each four-year college and university, and see which are the best home games. This is also a great time to check out when each school hosts its homecoming. If money and time were no object, these are the games I would take time to go see. All of them have to be home games, so no trips to Knoxville, Tenn., to watch the University of Southern Mississippi take on the University of Tennessee. The only other rule is that every team has to land on the list at some point. Continue Reading

Kiffin is a Bad Idea for the Rebels

It was stunning to see how quickly University of Mississippi head football coach Hugh

Freeze ended up out the door. The team will go with interim head coach Matt Luke, who spent the last five seasons as co-offensive coordinator. Unless Luke is able to go undefeated this season, it seems highly unlikely that he will get the head coaching job. The university will probably want to go in a direction that is as far as possible from anything Freeze related. The fact that Luke has been a part of the university since his playing days as a walk-on offensive lineman is in his favor, however. Continue Reading

OSU Punter Zach Sinor’s Heisman Website is the Best Thing You Will See Today

Let’s try something new since it is Friday. At the end of each week, I will try to find

something you might have missed that brings a laugh to your day before the weekend starts. This week’s honor comes from the Big 12 and reminds us that “punters are people, too.”

While there has been some bad news in college football over the last 24 hours, one thing can brighten just about everyone’s day: Oklahoma State University punter Zach Sinor’s Heisman Trophy campaign. The campaign’s website, sinor4rheisman.com, looks like it dropped straight out of the 1990s. It even includes a dancing baby that fans of the show “Ally McBeal” will remember. Continue Reading

Conference USA Media Days and Media Predictions

The college-football media days keep rolling on, as different conferences host members of the media to hype the new season. Conference USA will head to Dallas, Texas, from

Wednesday, July 19, to Thursday, July 20. The conference will stream coaches’ and players’ meetings with the media on Facebook Live. Schools from the West Division will begin media days on Wednesday at 2 p.m., with Louisiana Tech University kicking off the event. The University of North Texas will take the stage at 2:15 p.m., Rice University will follow at 2:30 p.m., and the University of Southern Mississippi will face the conference media at 2:45 p.m. USM head coach Jay Hopson, running back Ito Smith and defensive back Cornell Armstrong will be at the event. Continue Reading

Alcorn Picked to Win SWAC East, JSU Picked Third

In a vote on Southwestern Athletic Conference Media Day, head football coaches and

sports information directors selected Alcorn State University as the favorite to win its fourth-straight SWAC East title. The Braves earned 80 points to finish well ahead of Alabama State University, which garnered 66 points. SWAC officials picked Jackson State University to finish third with 59 votes, and Alabama A&M University ended up in fourth with 45 points. Mississippi Valley State University had the fewest votes overall, with 20 points for fifth place. Coaches and directors picked defending SWAC and Celebration Bowl champion Grambling State University to finish first in the West with 85 points. Continue Reading

Bulldogs and Rebels to Finish Last in SEC West?

There wasn’t much love from the media for the Mississippi State University and

University of Mississippi football teams at the SEC Media Days. Media members picked both to finish at the bottom of the SEC West Division. Voters selected MSU (633 points) to finish sixth in the seven-team division, with the Rebels (379 points) receiving the fewest points of any team, coming in dead last. The University of Alabama (1,683 points) was the media’s pick to win the West and the SEC Championship. The media picked Auburn University (,1329 points) to finish second in the West, with Louisiana State University (1,262 points) in third, the University of Arkansas (796 points) in fourth place, and Texas A&M University (722 points) in fifth place. Continue Reading