LSU quarterback Joe Burrow had an amazing 2019 football season. He led the Tigers to the National Championship with his 60 TD throws and 5,670 passing yards in 15 games. Burrow had a tremendous supporting cast in Baton Rouge to accomplish this record-breaking season. I became a big Joe Burro…

It was a big sports week in Jackson, Mississippi at the state capital. This past Thursday, 46 college coaches and athletic directors from all eight of our public universities traveled to the state capital to lobby for changing the state flag. They urged the state legislators to remove the Co…

The state of Mississippi was back in the national headlines this week as both the SEC and NCAA called for a change in the present state flag. The NCAA says it will not let any Mississippi school associated with its organization host an NCAA championship event until there is a change of state…

Only 120 players were taken in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft.  Mississippi supplied eight of those players: three from Mississippi State, two from Ole Miss, two from high school and one from Mississippi who was playing at the University of Tennessee. Former Ocean Springs ace Garret…

After three months of inactivity in the professional ranks, what does the summer look like? Across the pond England, Spain and Italy have resumed their top-tier soccer league play. The pro leagues in the United States have been monitoring their outcome. Most of our pro teams want to play and…

We might have college football after all.  The Southeastern Conference announced this week that they would offer voluntary in-person player conditioning under strict supervision beginning on June 8. If my math is correct, it is 89 days from that date to the Mississippi State home opener vers…

There was a time not that long ago when homeschooling wasn’t legal in all 50 states. Today it is, but government regulations vary by state – making it harder to homeschool and more burdensome in certain states.

The big sporting news in the Magnolia State this week was the return of the winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history as Ron Polk was hired by Mississippi State Athletic Director John Cohen to be his special assistant. Polk was the head baseball coach at MSU for 29 years during two…

Mississippi’s colleges usually produce some outstanding football talent, and this year was no exception. The world champion Kansas City Chiefs chose Willie Gay Jr. of MSU in the second round of the National Football League draft. The Vikings and the Redskins drafted Cameron Dantzler and Tyre…

The American people are accustomed to disasters, calamities and emergencies. Indeed, we were born out of a series of crises. From the Stamp Act catastrophe in 1765 through the end of the American Revolution in 1781 to the political and economic upheavals that came afterward, Americans rose t…

I have lots of questions this week about if we will have a 2020 college football season. Since I am not an expert in the COVID-19, I will have to pass. I do know that it would be a financial disaster for hundreds of the university athletic departments across the country if the football seaso…

Sunday evening saw disaster happen in the Pine Belt. An already unusual Easter Sunday where churches could not meet in a physical building, businesses were forced to close early or not open at all, and streets were thinner was capped by an evening that saw severe storms produce back-to-back …

Mississippi State reached out to Conference USA to find their replacement for Vic Schaefer. MSU Athletic Director John Cohen feels that the hiring of Old Dominion head coach Nikki McCray-Penson is a “home-run hire.” McCray brings an excellent resume to Starkville. The Collierville, Tennessee…

The COVID-19 pandemic is beginning its second week in Mississippi. During my life experiences I have seen storms Betsy, Camille, Fredric and Katrina come in and leave destruction that affected thousands of Mississippians. Those storms were brief but deadly. Our country survived the 9/11 atta…

While talking with a friend a few days ago about the coronavirus and some of the reactions to it, he blurted out “the world has gone stupid.” Stupid? That's a strong word. Merriam-Webster defines stupid as “slow of mind” and “given to unintelligent decisions or acts.”

It’s March so we have daylight saving time, a full moon, a Friday the 13th and of course my favorite, March Madness. The NCAA basketball tournament selections have already started as several of the smaller conference champs Winthrop, Bradley, Liberty, Utah State and Belmont are already in th…

College baseball is back in Mississippi. The big three guys of Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Mississippi all had impressive starts to the 2020 college baseball year. Mississippi State, who has played in Omaha the last two years, swept Wright State in Starkville while USM did the s…

Ole Miss and Mississippi State both signed only three players this week on national Signing Day. That was expected as both teams with new head coaches in Lane Kiffin and Mike Leach, respectively, are in a transition state as far as adding players. Even with that said, Leach came into a bette…

Eli Manning’s retirement from professional football was the big headline this week in Mississippi sports. Manning played 16 seasons for the New York Giants and led the G-Men to two Super Bowl titles. Manning will still be connected to the Giants in some capacity going forward. He retires as …

Even though President Trump is now the third US President ever to be impeached by the House, we all know he will never be removed from office. Not only is the evidence flimsy at best, but Democrats are nowhere close to the 67 votes needed to remove Trump from office. Impeachment seems nothin…

For the first time since 1938 Ole Miss and Mississippi State will both have new head coaches entering the next college football season. Ole Miss stole the sports headlines in December with the surprise firing of Matt Luke and hiring of Lane Kiffin. Mississippi State has already taken over th…

     LSU quarterback Joe Burrow stands alone today as the best college football player in the land. He garnered the most first place votes in the history of the Heisman Trophy award with over 90 percent. Burrow and his Tiger teammates will play Oklahoma and Heisman runner-up Jalen Hurts in t…

     Ole Miss football made a big splash in the hiring of Lane Kiffin. He comes to Oxford from Florida Atlantic, bringing ten years of head coaching experience with the Oakland Raiders, the University of Tennessee and USC. He was also the offensive coordinator at Alabama for three years unde…

Petal, Oak Grove, West Jones and Taylorsville will attempt to take the final step to their respective state championship games this weekend. The undefeated Mustangs will face Picayune, also unbeaten, at home, while Taylorsville will battle Scott Central, the reigning 2A state champs. The big…

The Egg Bowl will have our attention this week in all 82 counties. Mississippi State needs a win to go bowling, while Ole Miss needs a win as they move forward to hopefully brighter days in Oxford. I have enjoyed watching many Egg Bowls in person since 1970. Many of the games I have witnesse…