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Natchez hurt by NFL cut day

NFL cut day hit a little close to home for Natchez residents Aug. 31. While many in the Miss-Lou were paying attention to the opening ... Read more

NCAA’s latest joke is Manziel’s suspension

Did you expect anything different? The NCAA handed down its verdict on the Johnny Manziel autograph controversy this past week, declaring him suspended for the ... Read more

Cathedral knows how to make plays

Cathedral High School had me fooled early on Friday night. On their opening possession, the Green Wave seemed to have little trouble moving the ball, ... Read more

Players make local prep football fun

If Sidney Davis doesn’t like surprises — well, that’s just too bad for him. The junior all-purpose back for Natchez High School was given quite ... Read more

What was Miles thinking with Hill?

You could see this coming a mile away, but it doesn’t make it any less disgusting. LSU running back Jeremy Hill pleaded guilty to misdemeanor ... Read more

MLB should pose stricter PED limit

Come Monday, we should know something about the fates of those Major League Baseball players connected to the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic. The most notable of ... Read more

What is happening to college football?

It was a scene any college football fan loves, unless it’s happening to a player for which they root. The 2012 Outback Bowl: Michigan running ... Read more

SEC Media Days left us with plenty of talking points

As expected, SEC Media Days had plenty of topics for discussion, from new rules to several “shots fired” quotes to discussions on the fairness of ... Read more

Plenty of storylines at SEC Media Days

The SEC Media Days lineup in Hoover, Ala., next week contains no shortage of big names. No, it’s not just Nick Saban, Les Miles, Steve ... Read more

For youth, competitive tee ball is better

Most of my memories of tee ball are vague at best, save for a few particular moments that still stand out. The fields on which ... Read more

When will the LeBron hate stop?

LeBron James flashed two fingers indicating the back-to-back NBA titles he’s now helped secure for the Miami Heat, and basketball fans collectively groaned in frustration. ... Read more

Fans shouldn’t cast stones at Mississippi St.

Let’s review for a second what prompted the NCAA to hit Mississippi State football with penalties. A booster provided $2,600 in impermissible benefits to Bulldogs ... Read more

MAIS makes positive changes to postseason

Adams County Christian School versus Trinity Episcopal Day School isn’t the only prep football rivalry being put on hold. Thanks to a recent action by ... Read more

Nine-game SEC schedule is inevitable

It was a classic Les Miles quote. According to the eccentric LSU head football coach, SEC coaches are “unanimously” in favor of keeping the SEC ... Read more

Where does Miles stack up? Pretty high, actually

Les Miles makes for a polarizing conversation whenever you bring him up among the LSU faithful. Miles is entering his ninth season as head coach ... Read more

Hill fiasco latest in tired controversies

How many times are we going to have to go through this before these star athletes get it through their heads? As if the Tyrann ... Read more

Vidalia’s falling short highlights system’s flaws

It was a case of will they or won’t they for the Vidalia High School baseball team last week. No, the players weren’t debating in ... Read more

Kossum did well as a first-year head coach

A coach’s first year on the job is always going to have growing pains. Players have to get used to his or her style of ... Read more

Duncan Park’s improvements good for county

Duncan Park seems to be on the up-and-up as far as golf is concerned. Recently instituted tee times for Saturday golfers is the first step ... Read more

Here’s 5 more cliches that must be retired

A couple of years ago, I brought attention to a pet peeve of mine — sports clichés. In that writeup, I listed five sports clichés that ... Read more

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