CANTON, Ohio — Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Weekend here had crooked letters — in the form of Mississippi — written all over it.
Rick Cleveland takes a look at what changes Archie Manning and his family have helped bring to Mississippi in his weekly column. (July 23, 2014, Page 6)
The coldest weather for an “outdoor” Super Bowl was the low-40s several decades ago. With “indoor” Super Bowls in domed stadiums, it’s been a comfortable 70 or so inside even if it was in the teens and snowing outside. In 10 days or so, records could be set with Super Bowl XLVIII set for MetLife Stadium – an outdoor venue in New Jersey! Editor Don Whitten wonders what the NFL really wants that evening and how the experiment will work out. (January 22, 2014, Page 4)
Local historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at the past Ole Miss football appearance in the Music City Bowl as well as games against Monday’s bowl opponent, Georgia Tech. (December 27, 2013, Page 2B)
An opening stretch of four road games in five outings, including a rare back-to-back trip to the state of Alabama to play Alabama and Auburn is past. Now, as Editor Don Whitten points out, it’s time for the stretch of six straight home games over a seven-week period to begin. Will it pay off for the Rebels? What about for the Lafayette-Oxford-University community? “Are you ready?” is certainly an appropriate question. (October 7, 2013, Page 4A)
The Manning family is one of the most prominent names in sports. Next week, people will be able to get a closer look into the life of the patriarch, Archie Manning, when ESPN launches its third season of the SEC Storied film series. (September 18, 2013, Page 6)
Editor Don Whitten, with apologies to “seers” like the late-Jeanne Dixon, takes a look at the upcoming year with some thoughts about things that might well happen in sports, education, government, et cetera. (December 31, 2012, Page 4)
Wallace won the 2012 C Spire Conerly Trophy on Tuesday night at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, beating out four other finalists, including Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks, Southern Mississippi defensive end Jamie Collins, Delta State offensive lineman Kendall Hunter and Jackson State receiver Rico Richardson. (more…) (November 28, 2012, Page 6)
And no, he did not visit Austin, Texas. Nor did he receive an offer from the Longhorns.
Oh, his personal statistics were impressive. He passed 47 times and completed 33 of them. He totaled 406 yards through the air. He even rushed one time for a positive four yards. (more…) (November 30, 2011, Page 8)