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

2017 College Football Predictions

Being locked away, scribbling on walls and imaging every single scenario in my head for teams to finish their season makes me a little crazy. I start to have wild ideas, and sometimes those ideas stick, and I start to think that I just might be onto something. More than likely it is too much coffee and not enough sleep, but don’t discount me yet. Then again, look back at previous crazy predictions and see just how wrong I normally am. 1. Continue Reading

Rick Cleveland and Five Others Enter Mississippi Hall of Fame

Six more Mississippi sports legends will be immortalized in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum on Aug. 5. The 2017 Hall of Fame class includes sportswriter Rick Cleveland, former Jackson State University baseball coach Bob Braddy Sr.,

the late University of Mississippi women’s basketball great Eugenia Conner, former Alcorn State University football player Leslie Frazier, former Mississippi State University baseball player Jay Powell, and Marcus Dupree, who is one of the greatest high-school football players in Mississippi history. Cleveland is one of best sportswriters to come from the state. There are few Mississippians of a certain age that didn’t grow up reading his sports columns. Continue Reading

Fake Video Résumé for UM Job Is a Must-See

Still reeling from the sudden resignation of head coach Hugh Freeze, the University of Mississippi chose Matt Luke as the interim head coach. Luke might end up with the job next season, but there will be plenty of people gunning for the head coaching position at an SEC school. Even with potential NCAA sanctions looming, an opening in one of the top conferences will attract a lot of attention. Not all the candidates for the UM job will turn out to be winners, though—especially the one that you’re about to see. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NvCSzeZbdw

 

This week’s “Friday Funny” might not be super funny right now to University of Mississippi fans. 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

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Phone Records Force Freeze to Resign

University of Mississippi head football coach Hugh Freeze looked like he was going to survive an NCAA investigation and a lawsuit from his predecessor. What he couldn’t

survive was “a pattern of personal conduct inconsistent with the standard of expectations for the leader of our football team,” according to athletic director Ross Bjork. That pattern was first brought to the university’s attention because of the lawsuit that former head coach Houston Nutt filed recently. A one-minute phone call that Freeze made to a number associated with a female escort service led the university to look deeper into his phone records. What Bjork found in those phone records then led to a meeting with Freeze on Wednesday night and then again on Thursday morning. 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