Stories by David Brandt

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

Daily fantasy sports sites draw attention, ire of NCAA

As a debate intensifies about whether the loosely regulated industry should be considered gambling, the ads are creating an uncomfortable association for the NCAA, which has strict rules on sports ...
By David Brandt

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015

Rebels jump up in poll after big win

Mississippi is on the rise again after knocking off Alabama in a game full of turnovers and lucky bounces.
By David Brandt

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Huge coaching salaries the norm in SEC West

HOOVER, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference Western Division is college football's land of plenty, with all seven schools throwing huge piles of money at their respective coaching staffs to try and ...
By David Brandt

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Spurrier ready to rebuild Gamecocks

HOOVER, Ala. - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier spent his SEC Media Day poking fun at some league rivals and - of course - fending off questions about his age.
By David Brandt

Monday, July 13, 2015

Sankey praises SEC's growth on social issues

HOOVER, Ala. - Former Southeastern Conference Mike Slive was known to invoke the words of historical figures like Winston Churchill when talking about challenges facing the league.
By David Brandt

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Uncertainty surrounds teams in SEC West

The reputation of the Southeastern Conference's Western Division took a hit last season. Now the division's seven teams are faced with a strange feeling.
By David Brandt

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Offensive numbers up in SEC

The NCAA's new baseball - which has flatter seams than the previous version - was introduced this spring with the hope that it would increase offense. So far, it has worked.
By David Brandt

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

SEC teams playing more long ball

Home runs are on the rise early on in the Southeastern Conference as league teams prepare to open conference play on Friday.
By David Brandt

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

SEC is loaded with depth and talent in baseball again

The Southeastern Conference's depth and dominance in college baseball shows no sign of ending any time soon.
By David Brandt

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Gamecocks drop second in a row

OXFORD, Miss. - Jarvis Summers scored 20 points, Stefan Moody added 16 and Mississippi beat South Carolina 65-49 on Saturday.
By David Brandt

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Toledo wins GoDaddy Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. - Kareem Hunt ran for 271 yards and five touchdowns to lead Toledo over Arkansas State 63-44 in the GoDaddy Bowl on Sunday night.
By David Brandt

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Gamecocks win Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. - Dylan Thompson threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in South Carolina's 24-21 victory over Miami on Saturday in the Independence Bowl.
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
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