Football

Jackson State football game postponed over COVID protocols

The game was originally slated for Saturday, but is being pushed back due to positive tests within the MVSU program.

ESPN to feature JSU on ‘First Take’ for Black History Month

  Rakeem Nunez-Roches joins list of former Golden Eagles to appear in the Super Bowl

USM football finishes off 2021 signing class

USM football brings in new offensive line coach/run-game coordinator

USM releases 2021 football schedule

REPORT: LSU set to interview Vikings DB coach Daronte Jones for DC job

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Tim’s Two Cents: WDAM chief meteorologist Nick Lilja

USM football adds 2 Ole Miss transfers to 2021 signing class

USM’s Bozeman honored with C-USA’s ‘Spirit of Service’ award

Ole Miss to reward Kiffin with new contract after 1 season

MSU athletics director releases statement on Armed Forces Bowl brawl

Mississippi State wins Armed Forces Bowl, fight breaks out

George County alumnus Ty Fryfogle named AP All-America

Fryfogle made Big Ten history this year as he became the first ever receiver in the conference to earn consecutive 200-yard receiving games.

Tim’s Two Cents with WDAM sports director Taylor Curet

This week's episode of Tim's Two Cents podcast will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty talking with WDAM sports director Taylor Curet..

  North Forrest’s Leon Jones headed to Arkansas State

He had been waiting for this day to come for a long time.Leon Jones decided to hold the suspense a little longer at his signing ceremony on Tuesday before picking Arkansas State to further his football and academic career.

USM’s Gore Jr., Maples earn Conference USA honors

Frank Gore Jr. was named Conference USA All-Freshman.

Southern Miss-Ohio State football game set for 2024

  A pair of Magee Trojans ready to bring championship attitude to USM

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with new USM football coach Will Hall

  Sumrall’s Cole Daniels signs with South Alabama

Jackson State has best rated Signing Day class in FCS

  Southern Miss football signing class “Made in Mississippi”

USM’s new football coach reveals 1st staff assistants

Cody Kennedy was announced as the University of Southern Mississippi's new offensive line coach. He also will serve as run game coordinator for recently-hired head coach Will Hall.

  USM football team saves best for last, tops FAU 45-31

The University of Southern Mississippi knocked off Florida Atlantic University, 45-31, Thursday night at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

  USM introduces Will Hall as head football coach

USM formally introduced Will Hall as its next head football coach.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with USM assistant athletic director Jack Duggan

This week's episode of Tim's Two Cents podcast will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty talking with University of Southern Mississippi assistant athletic director/communications Jack Duggan.

Ole Miss cancels football practice over positive COVID testing

Ole Miss called off Wednesday’s football practice over positive COVID-19 tests within the program.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with USM athletic director Jeremy McClain

This week's episode of Tim's Two Cents podcast will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty talking with University of Southern Mississippi athletic director Jeremy McClain.

Friday’s USM-UTEP football game cancelled

The University of Southern Mississippi announced the cancellation of Friday's football game at the University of Texas-El Paso.

Ole Miss, State see Dec. 5 football games bumped deeper into December

The University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University football teams will have unexpected open dates on Dec. 5.

Egg Bowl: Everything you need to know for Saturday’s matchup

The game two years ago was marred by a fight that led to four ejections in the second half as the Bulldogs romped 35-3.

  USM falls short against UTSA, drops 23-20 C-USA decision

The University of Southern Mississippi football team dropped a tough, 23-20 decision to Conference USA foe, University of Texas-San Antonio Saturday at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

Ole Miss vs Texas A&M postponed due to COVID outbreak

Ole Miss' football game against Texas A&M will not take place this weekend.

  Player of the Week - Petal QB Jackson Allen leads Panthers into 6A playoffs

The Panthers needed a win on Friday night in order to clinch the playoffs, which is something Petal quarterback Jackson Allen didn’t take lightly.

Philip Gunn presents new Mississippi flag to the Ole Miss football team

Gunn had been a vocal advocate of changing the state flag since 2015 and spearheaded the change this summer.

Mississippi State-Auburn postponed due to positive COVID testing at MSU

The decision was made due to a number of positive tests within the Mississippi State football program.

  USM rallies to get past North Alabama, 24-13

The University of Southern Mississippi had to rally to defeat the University of North Alabama, 24-13, Saturday at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

Deion Sanders’ son commits to Jackson State

Shedeur Sanders announced his commitment to Jackson State University via Twitter on Friday.

C-USA announces make-up dates for postponed USM football games

The University of Southern Mississippi will have two December make-up football games for ones postponed earlier in the season by the coronavirus.

Ole Miss freshman ‘has regained movement’ after receiving severe injury at practice

Ole Miss freshman Damarcus Thomas has “regained movement in all of his extremities” after receiving a severe injury during practice.

  Rice hands USM a 30-6 trouncing

Rice University laid a 30-6 licking on the University of Southern Mississippi Saturday in Hattiesburg.

MGCCC pauses football for 14 days due to COVID concerns

Mississippi Gulf Coast is pausing football operations for 14 days beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27, because of COVID-19 concerns.

  Liberty Flames torch Golden Eagles, 56-35

The University of Southern Mississippi dropped a 56-35 decision Saturday afternoon at undefeated Liberty University.

NCAA punishes Jackson State over recruiting violations

The NCAA handed down several penalties to Jackson State Athletics on Friday.

  Tim Billings handed keys to Southern Miss vessel

Tim Billings made a good point after USM’s Wednesday practice.He might very well be the answer to a trivia question some time down the road. Which school had three different head coaches in 2020? Southern Miss.

REPORT: LSU self-imposes penalties on football program; bans Odell Beckham Jr. for 2 years

LSU is imposing penalties on its football program after an investigation revealed booster payments to the father of a student-athlete, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.

Southern Miss football coach Scotty Walden tests positive for COVID-19

Scotty Walden, USM's interim head football coach, has tested positive for COVID-19.

No. 11 Texas A&M beats Mississippi State 28-14

Texas A&M led 14-0 at the half and had 325 yards of total offense in the game.

Arkansas forces seven turnovers, beats Ole Miss 33-21

Feleipe Franks threw for 244 yards and a touchdown pass to lead Arkansas. Hudson Clark had three interceptions.

USM-UTEP football game postponed

A rise in COVID-19 cases among University of Southern Mississippi football players forced the postponement of Saturday's Conference USA contest at the University of Texas-El Paso.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with WDAM Sports Director Taylor Curet

This week's podcast will feature Tim Doherty talking Pine Belt sports with WDAM Sports Director Taylor Curet.

Ole Miss having ‘issues’ with COVID-19

In his Wednesday press conference, Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin said the team is having “issues” with a number of guys out but would not divulge how many players have been affected.

First SEC football game postponed due to COVID-19

The first Southeastern Conference football game for the 2020 season has been postponed due to COVID-19.

Ole Miss falls to Alabama in record-breaking shootout

The Rebels offensive output was impressive, totaling 647 yards, the most against any Alabama team in Tide history. But it was the defense that was the Achilles heel, allowing 723 yards on the night.

Mississippi State struggles in 24-2 loss to Kentucky

No offensive points, six interceptions, and 3-for-17 on third down conversions is not what the air raid offense usually looks like, but that was the case for MSU on Saturday.

  Golden Eagles hope to carry momentum from first win to El Paso

The Golden Eagles weren’t just 0-3.They had just allowed the most points in M.M. Roberts Stadium history in a 42-point loss to rival Tulane.Before interim head coach Scotty Walden began to tear apart game film, he shared with his team a video from retired naval officer...

MSU hopes to bounce back, “execute” against Kentucky

Facing deep zone coverage is something Mike Leach is used to seeing, and he says execution and consistency are the keys.

Ole Miss preparing for Nick Saban, Alabama

The last time the Rebels had consistent success against the Tide was from 2014 to 2016 - when Lane Kiffin served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator - going 2-1 in that stretch.

Forbes: Sanders' appointment at JSU an opportunity for student-athletes across all HBCUs

Many are also hoping that Deions' hiring will bring a much needed boost to the Capitol City, both in morale and in economic incentives.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with USM head football coach Scotty Walden

On this week’s episode of Tim’s Two Cents, we talk with University of Southern Mississippi head football coach Scotty Walden.

MSU’s win over LSU was the most-watched college football game of the season

SEC football is back and in a big way!

  Tulane hands USM “embarassing” loss, 66-24

University of Southern Mississippi football coach Scotty Walden saw his Golden Eagles get run over by the Tulane Green Wave 66-24 Saturday at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

MSU football player announces transfer to JSU to ‘play for Coach Prime!’

His announcement comes after NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders was hired as the new head football coach for JSU.

  ‘Equality': Coach Prime aims to level HBCU playing field as JSU head coach

After a big day Monday, “Coach Prime” is ready to go to work.

Mississippi State preparing for new-look LSU in opener

The Tigers have a new passing game coordinator and a new defensive coordinator after Joe Brady and Dave Aranda left for new positions after last season.

Ole Miss still in quarterback battle

Ole Miss is now less than a week from a tough opener against Florida.

PRIME TIME IN JACKSON: Deion Sanders hired as JSU head coach

Introduction set for Tuesday

Announcement coming Monday about JSU football

Jackson State University has scheduled a 9 a.m. Monday news conference for an announcement about its football program, but despite widespread speculation, the school has not confirmed that NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders will be introduced as its 21st head football coach.

Ole Miss unveil new powder blue uniforms ahead of season opener

Rebels will debut their new digs in their 2020 season opener, September 26th at home against No. 5 Florida.

  Scotty Walden ushers in new era of USM football

Scotty Walden picked a good game to begin his Southern Miss coaching career.Just 12 days after being appointed USM’s interim head coach, Walden leads the Golden Eagles into Conference USA play against Louisiana Tech.

Jimmy Smith makes list of NFL Hall of Fame nominees

Former Jackson State University standout Jimmy Smith makes list of NFL Hall of Fame nominees.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with Southern Miss AD Jeremy McClain

This week's episode will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty and sports director Taylor Curet interviewing USM Athletic Director Jeremy McClain.

Southern Miss begins Scotty Walden era

After former head coach Jay Hopson stepped down, Walden was named interim head coach for the Golden Eagles. He’s been with the program for four years, with the last two being spent as co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach.

  Underdog Jaguars take down Golden Eagles, 32-21

The University of Southern Mississippi surrendered more than 500 yards and 30 points in a 32-21 season-opening loss to visiting University of South Alabama.

  USM police working to make first football game in COVID era safe

Because of the pandemic, only 9,000 fans are allowed to attend the game.

  Golden Eagles ready to kick off 2020 football season

University of Southern Mississippi head football coach Jay Hopson and his Golden Eagles kick off the 200 season at 7 p.m. Thursday when the University of South Alabama arrives at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

Miss. company donates football tractor-trailers to several universities

KLLM Transport Services (KLLM) donated several tractor-trailers to Ole Miss, Mississippi State University, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Ole Miss football team protesting police brutality in front of Confederate monument

The Ole Miss football team gathered in The Square in Oxford on Friday morning to protest police brutality.

  USM’s “silent assassin” makes noise in 2nd scrimmage

It’s hard to say Tim Jones flew “under-the-radar” when he caught a team-best 73 balls for 902 yards last season.It was easy to point to Quez Watkins on any given Saturday as the future Philadelphia Eagle led Conference USA with 1,178 yards receiving in 2019.

  USM’s Steven Anderson enters transfer portal

The redshirt junior becomes the fourth Golden Eagle to opt out of 2020 season. After 23 career games with the Black and Gold, Anderson plans to become a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining.