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…

As a high school football player, this is the time of the year that you look forward to. We are deep into the playoffs, and most teams have already been sent home. Only the best are left, and they are playing for their schools, their communities and a local legacy. Five teams in our coverage…

A little over a month ago, college football had a ‘Sweet 16,’ but as of today we are down to only three perfect teams. The list shortened again this past weekend as Baylor and Minnesota dropped from those ranks. Baylor blew a 25-point lead as Oklahoma came back to win a wild one in Waco. Min…

We don’t have a local high school game on tap this week to match the hype that West Jones versus Laurel generated last week. The one high school game this week that comes closest to carrying the badge of “must see game of the week” is Bay Springs at Enterprise Clarke. The “Bulldogs against t…

The legendary Mississippi sportswriter Rick Cleveland wrote once about the “toughest football coach ever” in former East Mississippi Junior College coach Bull Sullivan. Today, I would like to introduce my “toughest football player ever” nominee.  He was from the small town of Heidelberg. His…

Are you feeling confused? Not sure which direction to go? Can’t decide what to do? “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” (1 Corinthians 14:33)

The “Brandon Bowl” took place this past Sunday in Jacksonville, Florida, as the New Orleans Saints edged past the homestanding Jaguars, 13-6. New Orleans Saints veteran linebacker Demario Davis and Jaguars rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew represented Brandon and the state of Mississippi. B…

Sixteen college football teams enter this week’s game unbeaten. Clemson, going 15-0, was the only undefeated Division 1 football team last fall. Alabama, Notre Dame and Central Florida entered the bowl season undefeated last season, but all fell. This year Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Okl…

Quarterback Jack Abraham led Southern Mississippi to their first win in Conference USA play this past Saturday as the Golden Eagles downed UTEP, 31-13. USM bolted out to an early two-touchdown lead as Abraham hit on 19-of-28 passes for 351 yards and three touchdowns. The USM offense was 9-of…

South America and Colombia native Sebastian Munoz won a playoff over Sungjae Im to claim his first PGA Tour win at the Sanderson Farms Golf Tournament held this week at the Jackson Country Club. Munoz birdied the 18th hole to tie Im and force a one-hole playoff.  He then won the playoff hole…

The 52nd Sanderson Farms Championship will be played this week at the Country Club of Jackson. The tournament has been a mainstay in Mississippi since 1968. It began as the Magnolia Classic in 1968 in Hattiesburg. Sanderson has been the lead sponsor since 2013. Since Sanderson Farms took ove…

I never expected to be writing this letter. Many times I thought to myself about how lucky I am to have this job and that I had no intentions of ever leaving it.

I was shocked and saddened to learn of the recent passing of Carson Hall, who graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic School about a month ago.