Stories by David Brandt

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Independence Bowl teams trying to avoid losing season

SHREVEPORT. La. - South Carolina and Miami didn't expect to be the Duck Commander Independence Bowl, but now they need a victory to avoid a losing season.
By David Brandt

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Summitt's son trying to make his own name at Louisiana Tech

Tyler Summitt, the son of former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, is trying to revive a once-proud program at Louisiana Tech.
By David Brandt

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Ole Miss wins Egg Bowl

OXFORD, Miss. - Jaylen Walton ran for a 91-yard touchdown and running back Jordan Wilkins threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to lead No. 18 Mississippi over No. 4 Mississippi State 31-17 on Saturday.
By David Brandt

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Bulldogs, Rebels enter Egg Bowl with 'a lot on the line'

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott is already a part of Egg Bowl lore, thanks to his unlikely performance in last season's victory. 
By David Brandt

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Mississippi State riding high into Egg Bowl

STARKVILLE, Miss. - For perhaps the first time in more than a month, No. 4 Mississippi State actually looked like a team that belonged in the College Football Playoff.
By David Brandt

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Mississippi State, Prescott regroup after loss to Alabama

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Dak Prescott said he was hanging around town earlier this week when a Mississippi State fan stopped him at a convenience store and wished him well in the Heisman Trophy race.
By David Brandt

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Mississippi has 2 games left to prove it's worthy of playoffs

OXFORD, Miss. - Missis­sippi coach Hugh Freeze and his players had the luxury of relaxing as the rest of the college football world beat itself up over the weekend. Doing nothing proved to be ...
By David Brandt

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Bulldogs topple Tigers

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen grinned broadly as he walked off the field. The deafening roar of the crowd's signature cowbells showered the field and the players danced in ...
By David Brandt

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Rebels storm back to stun Tide

OXFORD, Miss. - Bo Wallace threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter, and No. 11 Mississippi rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit to stun No. 3 Alabama 23-17 ...
By David Brandt

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

New helmets hope to make a dent in reducing concussions

A futuristic helmet design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex is supposed to be the latest in head protection. But it's a bit of a leap of faith.
By David Brandt

Monday, July 14, 2014

Slive believes NCAA reform will come soon

HOOVER, Ala. - Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive is confident the NCAA reform he's been pushing for years will take a step toward becoming a reality.
By David Brandt

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dayton makes Elite Eight

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight for the first ...
By David Brandt

Thursday, March 13, 2014

SEC play begins in baseball this week

Most of the powerful baseball programs in the Southeastern Conference have cruised through the early portion of their schedule nearly unscathed. That's probably going to change this weekend.
By David Brandt

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Ole Miss rallies past South Carolina

OXFORD, Miss. - Marshall Henderson scored 21 points, Jarvis Summers added 15 and Mississippi rallied from a 15-point deficit in the second half to beat South Carolina 75-71 on Saturday.
By David Brandt

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

Iron Bowl is marquee game of Rivalry Week

This year's Iron Bowl - featuring No. 1 Alabama at No. 4 Auburn - is the main attraction of Rivalry Week in college football.
By David Brandt

Cold weather could help Mississippi State in Egg Bowl

This year's Egg Bowl promises to be brisk by Magnolia State standards, with temperatures expected to hover in the 30s on Thursday night.
By David Brandt

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013

Lethargic effort won't fly for Crimson Tide

STARKVILLE, Miss. - No. 1 Alabama was able to sleepwalk through its 20-7 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday without dire consequences. Opponents in the near future probably won't be as ...
By David Brandt

Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Mississippi State has tough road ahead

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State has won two straight games and is in relatively good health heading into November. That momentum is nice for the Bulldogs, because the schedule is about to ...
By David Brandt

Monday, Oct. 21, 2013

Grambling State players end boycott

GRAMBLING, La. - Naquan Smith and his Grambling State teammates have no regrets about a nearly weeklong boycott that forced the university to forfeit its game against Jackson State on Saturday.
By David Brandt

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

Grambling State players refuse to travel

JACKSON, Miss. — Grambling State canceled its football game against Jackson State after disgruntled players refused to travel to Jackson for the game Saturday.
By David Brandt
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