Egg Bowl has playoff implications

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott avoids the rush against Southern Miss in the first game of the 2014 season. 
(Photo/The Chronicle, James Pugh)

By Bill Burrus
Emmerich Newspapers

Always the most important football game in Mississippi each year, the Egg Bowl has moved into the national spotlight.

The unparalleled success of both Mississippi State and Ole Miss has made this rivalry one to … Read more

Egg Bowl holds colorful past and much more

Mississippi State players were all smiles at the 1996 win of 17–0. (courtesy Clarion Ledger)

By Josh Mlot
Emmerich Newspapers

Let’s play a quick game called “College Football or Professional Wrestling?” Pre-match brawls, post-match brawls, whiskey-laced mid-match drinks, name-calling, rule-breaking, police intervention and general hatred.

Whether you call it the Egg Bowl, the Battle for … Read more

‘Catfish’ Smith recalls Egg Bowl glory

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By Charles M. Dunagin
Emmerich Newspapers

McCOMB — Ralph “Catfish” Smith jokes that he lettered at both Ole Miss and Mississippi State when he played intercollegiate football.

“I was the fifth man in the Mississippi State backfield,” said the former … Read more

Quarterbacks ready to lead their teams

Mississippi State University quarterback Dak Prascott celebrates with fans following the Bulldog win over the Auburn Tigers. (Photo/The Chronicle, James Pugh)

Emmerich Newspapers

Bo Wallace or Dak Prescott? Dak Prescott or Bo Wallace? Who’s the best?

That’s been the debate out of both the Ole Miss and Mississippi State camps all season.

And it will be debated all … Read more

Tyler Sullivan named Conerly Trophy finalist


From school reports

Tyler Sullivan has been tabbed as a finalist for the 2014 Conerly Trophy.  Named in honor of the late Charlie Conerly, former Ole Miss and New York Giants quarterback.  Conerly, a Clarksdale native, was an All-American at … Read more

Sports schedules – 11/26/14

College Volleyball
7 p.m. — Texas A&M at Mississippi State

Men’s College Basketball
TBA — Ole Miss vs. Creighton in Niceville,, Fla.
8:30 p.m. — Mississippi State vs. St. Louis at Corpus Christi Coastal … Read more

MACJC All-Star Football Classic set for Dec. 4

From special reports

The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-Star Football Classic will feature a slight alteration for the second straight year. The 41st edition of the event returns to the Northeast Mississippi Community College campus in … Read more

Blocked punt sparks Nanih Waiya in win over Salem

NW offense in an earlier game in the season.

By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal

Just when the Warriors of Nanih Waiya were needing a little spark on Friday night, Jamarlo Smith and Garrett Miles decided to deliver.

Smith broke through to block a Salem punt and Garrett … Read more