Category: Sports

Mullen and Freeze transform teams

Ole Miss head football coach Huge Freeze leads his Rebels onto the field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium prior to the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide. 
(Photo/The Chronicle, James Pugh)

By Charlie Smith
Emmerich Newspapers

Dan Mullen and Hugh Freeze aren’t completely different.

Both head coaches were early adopters of the fast-paced, spread option offenses that now dominate college football.

Demographically, they fit the same profile: youthful family men with … Read more

Rebels’ ‘Possum’ torn by historic season

Buster Wolfe
Emmerich Newspapers

COLUMBIA — Richard “Possum” Price is an Ole Miss Rebel, red and blue through and through. He was a lineman on two of the school’s three national championship football teams under iconic coach Johnny Vaught.

However, … Read more

Much needed SUccess

Mississippi State University quarterback Dak Prascott points to fans after scoring a touchdown against the Auburn Tigers. (Photo/The Chronicle, James Pugh)

MSU looking for division title

By Chris Whitaker
Emmerich Newspapers

Mississippi State’s best start in school history and first-ever No. 1 ranking took a blow with its 25-20 loss to Alabama on Nov. 15.

Despite the loss, though, the Bulldogs … Read more

Rebels ready to better banner year

Ole Miss Rebel Laquon Treadwell scores a touchdown against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Ole Miss looks for standout win

By Josh Troy
Emmerich Newspapers

The Ole Miss Rebels are enjoying a banner season, thanks to a strong passing game by senior quarterback Bo Wallace and a defense that has allowed fewer points than … Read more

Beckwith aiming to continue goals with win over Ole Miss

Credit MSU Athletic Media Relations
Mississippi State lineman Ben Beckwith has gone from walk-on to one of the better interior players in the Southeastern Conference.

By Taylor Hawkins
Emmerich Newspapers

Coming from Benton Academy, a small private school in rural Mississippi, not many people gave Ben Beckwith much of a chance.

Beckwith was a big fish in a small pond with dreams of football glory. … Read more

Scoring not an accident for aggressive EMCC defensive unit

Photos by Mike Robertson
No. 21    Demetrius Cain going downfield for the play.

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

SCOOBA — It’s no accident that members of East Mississippi Community College’s stingy defensive unit look like they know what they are doing when they have their hands on the ball.

“Most of the … Read more

Nanih Waiya moves one step closer to undefeated season

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By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

The Nanih Waiya football team is on a mission, led by 10 seniors who came into the 2014 season with a bigger goal than just winning a lot of football games.

“I can’t say … Read more

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