Week One: What we learned (I think)

What we learned — I think — from the first week of college football… • The gap between Southern Miss and the SEC teams with which it once competed has widened considerably. Mississippi State, which walloped USM 49-0 Saturday night, could have won with its 2s and 3s. Dan Mullen says he believes Todd Monken [...]

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Forecast: Ole Miss, State to open with W’s

Who you got? Last season, I picked 75 per cent of games correctly, which means three out of every four of the following predictions might be right. Don’t blame me if bet your groceries on the one of the four that isn’t. It’s a new season. Everybody is undefeated, even me. Here we go… Mississippi [...]

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Brees’ health? He looks nearly perfect

Any Saints fan who was worried about Drew Brees’ health heading into the 2014 NFL season, a word to the wise: Don’t. Brees appeared perfectly healthy and nearly perfect in New Orleans’ 23-17 victory over Indianapolis at Indianapolis Saturday night. Playing for the first time in the preseason due to a strained oblique muscle, Brees [...]

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54 years ago, Boston leaped into history

It was 54 years ago this week, about a month before the 1960 Rome Olympics. Ralph Boston, a Laurel farmer’s son and the youngest of 10 children, was a nobody, a largely unknown 21-year-old student at Tennessee State. Boston, at 75, well remembers the night a nobody became a big somebody. The U.S. Olympic track [...]

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An ALS remembrance: David Lee Herbert

Apparently there is much method to the madness that is the ice bucket challenge we keep seeing on the news and on social media. The ALS Association reported Sunday it has received $13.3 million in donations compared to $1.7 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 17). These donations have [...]

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Ready, aim, fire: Sherrill Roast set for Sept. 9

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame’s Jackie Sherrill Roast, featuring the winning-est coach in Mississippi State football history, will be held Sept. 9 at the MSHOF Museum. Sherrill, who grew up in Biloxi, played college football at Alabama and also had successful coaching stints at Pittsburgh and Texas A & M, will be roasted by [...]

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Tools for Teachers

  Tools for Teachers Free teacher time in the LeFleur Museum District! JACKSON, MISS. – The LeFleur Museum District (LMD) is hosting educators state-wide, at no cost, as they gear up for the fall semester at Tools for Teachers on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Teachers will be able to [...]

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Photos from Canton and the Hall of Fame

Thanks to Elwin Williams for these photos from the Pro Football Hall of Fame celebration…

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Small-town Mississippi keeps producing

Consider this column a tribute to the spirit of small-town Mississippians who happen to be athletes. Consider this a shout-out to the work ethic small-town Mississippi produces decade after decade, from way down in Kiln to far up in Booneville from Ol’ Man River to the Alabama border. Six new members were inducted into the [...]

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It’s past time to give Chunkin’ Charlie his due

  RAY Guy finally goes into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend, which is a good thing. He is deserving. His induction is long overdue. The Seniors Committee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame meets again this weekend to select two more old-timers who have been bypassed in the past. They can [...]

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