AROUND THE NET: This has been a long time coming and is probably well over due.
In an effort to better keep y’all in the know with all things related to Ole Miss, Oxford High, Lafayette High and Water Valley High athletics, I’m going to attempt to blog more regularly in the form of an “around the net” entry. (more…) (November 28, 2011)
Houston Nutt’s final game as the head coach of the Ole Miss football program is arguably the most important to his legacy. Coaches, outgoing or not, are remembered by how they finish a season, a career and how they fare against the team’s biggest rival. While some Ole Miss fans still consider LSU the Rebels’ biggest rival, the annual end to a regular season campaign always comes against Mississippi State. (more…) (November 24, 2011, Page 8A)
Lafayette senior running back Demarkous Dennis said he has been eating a little less at meals than normal now that the MHSAA’s Class 4A playoffs have started. His efforts to remain sleek and fast were definitely noticeable on the field Friday night as Dennis rushed for 303 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries in the Commodores’ 53-8 thrashing of Greenwood at William L. Buford Stadium. (more…) (November 14, 2011, Page 2B)
Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen’s arrival to Friday night’s game at William L. Buford Stadium via helicopter wasn’t enough to distract the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores from their mission of winning in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
Playing more like a junior college football team rather than one composed of a bunch of 15-, 16- and 17-year-old kids, the Commodores had no trouble dispatching the Leake Central Gators 46-7. (more…) (November 7, 2011, Page 3B)
COLUMN: On Friday I was afforded the luxury of watching the emotional retirement press conference of my childhood idol Mike Modano, hanging up his hockey skates after 22 record-setting seasons in the NHL (21 of which were with the Stars franchise). (more…) (September 26, 2011, Page 2B)
STARKVILLE (AP) — Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf’s last seven passes in regulation missed their mark. He hadn’t completed a pass since the third quarter.
But when he finally did — a 17-yarder to LaDarius Perkins — it was a game-winner.
Relf hit Perkins on MSU’s second play of overtime, sealing a 26-20 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday night. (September 26, 2011, Page 2B)
VIDEO BLOG: Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is one of the players who is expected to help lead the Bulldogs back to a bowl game. (more…) (August 1, 2011)
VIDEO BLOG: Mississippi State senior quarterback Chris Relf wasn’t a household name when he came to Starkville from Montgomery, Ala., but his play on the field the past two seasons has definitely changed all of that. (more…) (July 30, 2011)
HOOVER, Ala. — A big reason for optimism heading into the 2011 season for the Mississippi State Bulldogs is senior quarterback Chris Relf. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Relf has played in 25 games the last two years and thrown for over 2,000 yards and rushed for over 1,200 during that span. His leadership skills have been key for the MSU offense under coach Dan Mullen, who has been impressed with the way his signal caller has improved since his sophomore season. (July 21, 2011, Page 5)
A season after the Bulldogs were picked to finish at the bottom of the list in the SEC West, the opinion on what MSU can accomplish in 2011 has changed dramatically. Fresh off a win in the Gator Bowl and a final ranking on No. 15 in the nation, the expectations for Mullen’s team have greatly improved moving forward. Mullen said he never had a timetable for winning the SEC West, or the SEC overall, but he said that is the goal. (July 21, 2011, Page 6)