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Ole Miss begins season No. 15 in coaches poll

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Ole Miss will start the college football season at No. 15 in the Amway-USA Today preseason coaches poll, which was released Thursday morning. The Rebels are the fourth SEC West team ranked, following No. 3 Alabama, No. 7 Auburn and No. 13 LSU. Ole Miss is sandwiched between No. 14 […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: It’s time to consider your choices

FLOYD INGRAM: It’s time to consider your choices It’s the middle of summer and it’s too late to plant, too early to harvest and too early to start talking football. That means it’s the season to talk politics. County candidates planted seeds when they filed in the spring and most are busy fertilizing – or […]

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Houlka football goes independent

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Due to a limited number of players, Houlka Attendance Center’s football program will drop out of the Mississippi High School Activities Association 1A division and play independent games this year, Superintendent Betsy Collums said this week. Only the football program will play independently; the school’s […]

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Preseason honors pile up for Jones

  STARKVILLE – Preseason accolades continue to pile up for Mississippi State football defensive lineman Chris Jones, with the two-year letterman and Houston native named to the watch list for the Nagurski Trophy and the Outland Trophy. The Football Writers Association of America announced Friday that Jones and defensive back Will Redmond were on the […]

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5 THINGS TO KNOW: Ole Miss wants chance at national crown

  OXFORD – Ole Miss fans think this year’s team is better than last year. The Rebels chased rival Mississippi State in the polls all season last year then strolled into the annual Egg Bowl to spank the Bulldogs, 31-17. Ole Miss and coach Hugh Freeze still have a few questions to answer at key […]

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5 THINGS TO KNOW: MSU seeks to regain national spotlight

  STARKVILLE – Bulldog football starts in 59 days. The Mississippi State University team that claimed a spot at No. 1 last year will snap it on this fall to prove that ranking was not a fluke. But college football is a game of change and new coaches, new faces and new plays will make […]

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Okolona moving on bond construction

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Okolona School District’s $2 million bond issue, passed last year, is fueling construction of many large and small projects designed to upgrade the school district from the ground beneath students’ feet to the roofs over their heads, District Superintendent Dexter Green said this week. […]

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Local talent attends ICC camp

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal The Itawamba Community College athletic programs held 14 camps on the Fulton Campus this summer. There were a wide variety of camps available this year and they were open to kids from seven years old to high school seniors. The summer was jam packed with ICC football, baseball, softball […]

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Interceptions and double plays

  By Brandon Speck Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Denver McQuary walks with a certain swagger to his blooming football and baseball career. The Houston senior football safety and baseball shortstop projects a certain arrogance. Not cocky, but confident. And why shouldn’t he be? On the football field, he has 25 career interceptions, […]

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Thanksgiving Egg Bowl being discussed again

  Could the Battle for the Golden Egg be headed back to Thanksgiving Day? Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork, appearing Tuesday on Paul Finebaum’s show, said he and his fellow AD, Mississippi States Scott Stricklin, are talking about returning the game to Thanksgiving “on a more regular basis.” That move could possibly take place […]

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Bowens inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Former Itawamba Community College football standout Tim Bowens was inducted into the Mississippi Association of Community and Juniors Colleges (MACJC) Sports Hall of Fame in a special ceremony held in Jackson on Tuesday. Bowens’ athletic prowess was first recognized when he earned All-District honors in football as a junior at Okolona High School before grabbing […]

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Houston Hilltopper gridders honored

HOUSTON – Every year is different in high school football because the players are different. “This was a very special bunch of guys to me,” said Houston football coach William Cook of the 2014 Houston High School football team. “They were young, they were smaller than just about everybody we played and they stayed after […]

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STAYING HOME: Mullen, MSU load up on in-state recruits

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – When Dan Mullen was hired at Mississippi State seven years ago, he vowed to keep in-state recruits at home. Mullen has held true to his word. Of the 176 players Mullen has signed since 2009, 111 have been from programs within the Magnolia State. The Bulldogs brought in […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: The culture of the Super Bowl

It is the greatest reflection of our culture. The Super Bowl kicks off Sunday. I hope your team wins. There is no other game like football. I didn’t really like it as a teenager. It hurt. The men were vile and cruel and really didn’t care a lot about me unless I could take this […]

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