Editorial Results (free)
1. SEC Finds Dominance at Top of Associated Press Poll
- Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Another week, another first in the Associated Press college football poll. For the first time, one conference – yes, the SEC – has placed four teams in the top five. Mississippi State remained No. 1 after its bye week. Florida State of the ACC stayed No. 2 after defeating Notre Dame. Ole Miss held at No. 3 after beating Tennessee, Alabama moved up three spots to No. 4 after blasting Texas A&M 59-0, and Auburn moved up a spot to fifth after its bye week.
2. Mississippi State Finds Itself in Historic Times
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
In the 78-year history of the Associated Press college football poll, it had never happened. A team that was unranked at season’s start had never ascended to the top spot.
Now, Mississippi State has made that history as the Bulldogs climbed to No. 1, leaping from being tied at No. 3 with Ole Miss to go in front of former No. 1 Florida State. This was the reward after beating then-No. 2 Auburn 38-23 last Saturday.
3. Football Dreams
- Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Call the doctor, the sports doctor. Because the collective temperature of Mid-South college football fans is at unsafe levels.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss are undefeated and tied for third in the Associated Press poll. The historically downtrodden University of Memphis football program just blasted preseason American Athletic Conference favorite Cincinnati on the road and hung with both Ole Miss and UCLA.
4. Presenting the Wild, Wild SEC West
- Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Historic stuff. Unbelievable stuff. That’s the short description for Ole Miss and Mississippi State sharing the No. 3 ranking in this week’s Associated Press poll and the top spot, with Auburn, in the SEC West standings.
5. Ole Miss, Memphis Move on to Next Hurdles
- Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Before they played the game, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze suggested it amounted to the “Super Bowl” for the University of Memphis. But in many respects it was more of a Blooper Bowl for both teams.
6. ‘Super Bowl’ Bound
- Wednesday, September 24, 2014
For years, fans have been leaving University of Memphis football games early. Home games at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium were a kind of cruel test for the diehard fans.
How long could they sit there while their team was getting pummeled yet again?
7. Tigers Hope to ‘Grind’ Win Against MTSU
- Friday, September 19, 2014
It’s a big game. Big enough that the University of Memphis got the Grizzlies’ Tony Allen – “The Grindfather” – to do a short video urging fans to come out for the football game this Saturday, Sept. 20, against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.
8. South Carolina Back in SEC East Race
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The South Carolina defense still has improvement to make, but in beating Georgia 38-35 last Saturday the Gamecocks made a fourth-quarter goal-line stand and reasserted their presence in the SEC East Division.
9. High-Flying Vols Can’t Overlook Arkansas State
- Saturday, September 06, 2014
KNOXVILLE – You had to be hiding under a rock not to hear the buzz this week about the University of Tennessee’s football team.
One person not reveling in the Vols’ 38-7 season opening victory over Utah State on Sunday night was UT coach Butch Jones.
10. Bigger, Better, Louder
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
“When it comes to college football, the South has no equal, because the Southeastern Conference has no equal. Find me a conference with a better commissioner, better players, better head coaches, better staffs, better game-day atmospheres, better-looking coeds – better anything.”
11. Shouldering the Load
- Monday, July 21, 2014
Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace enters his senior season with a chance to make history, a chance for his name to have the kind of staying power that would have Rebels fans tossing the name “Bo” around The Grove for generations, the way they do with names like Archie and Eli.
12. SEC Media Days Notebook: July 17
- Friday, July 18, 2014
HOOVER, Ala. – As usual, there was a large contingent of Alabama fans gathered in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Birmingham that cheered upon first sight of coach Nick Saban.
But once Saban reached the podium at SEC Media Days, he wasn’t talking about battling complacency after winning that last national championship – or the last two national championships.
13. Baseball Gives Rebels Realistic Championship Shot
- Friday, June 13, 2014
OXFORD, Miss. – With breakthrough success comes the luxury of laughter, and the breathing room that allows Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco to say that reaching the College World Series took longer than he imagined.
14. College Football Notebook: November 22, 2013
- Friday, November 22, 2013
For the East Division-leading Missouri Tigers (9-1, 5-1), the last road test of the SEC season comes this Saturday in Oxford against No. 24 Ole Miss (7-3, 3-3), which is on a four-game winning streak. The No. 8 Tigers need to win out to ensure a trip to Atlanta for the SEC championship game. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is trying to push even the idea of pressure to the fringes.
15. College Football Notebook: November 8, 2013
- Friday, November 08, 2013
The television show “60 Minutes” profiled Alabama coach Nick Saban last week. It was a well-done piece and captured Saban’s perfectionism – his dedication to “The Process” – and his intensity.
16. Alabama, Parity Dominating SEC Football This Season
- Friday, October 25, 2013
The Southeastern Conference’s dominance is well known – seven consecutive national championships, the last two by Alabama. That dominance also has had depth. Last season, the SEC had six of the top 10 teams in the final Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings.
17. College Football Notebook: October 11, 2013
- Friday, October 11, 2013
With back-to-back losses to No. 1 Alabama and an improved Auburn team, Ole Miss has fallen from the national rankings and is sitting at 3-2, 1-2 in the SEC.
“Obviously, we’re not happy with where we are,” said Rebels coach Hugh Freeze. “But we thank God we’re not where we used to be.”
18. History Not on Side of Ole Miss
- Friday, September 27, 2013
They are two Top-25 college football teams with undefeated records. Top-ranked Alabama and No. 21 Ole Miss, each 3-0 and 1-0 in the SEC, have that much in common. But not much else.
While the Rebels are the league’s hot story – they went into Texas and routed the Longhorns and are considered to have “a shot” at the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa – the two-time defending national champions seem to be under attack.
19. Tigers Work to Close Fourth Quarter
- Friday, September 20, 2013
So far, the University of Memphis football team has been in the game come the fourth quarter. But, so far, they’ve been unable to take advantage of that situation in a 28-14 loss here to Duke and in a 17-15 defeat last week at Middle Tennessee State.
20. SEC Gaining Reputation as QB Factory
- Friday, September 13, 2013
When No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Texas A&M clash in College Station this Saturday, much of the pre-game hype will fall on the starting quarterbacks. Forget, for a moment, the off-the-field stuff with the Aggies’ Johnny Manziel. Just think about on the field, him running around and making plays, him winning the Heisman Trophy last season as a freshman.
21. Spotlight on SEC Entering Week 3
- Thursday, September 12, 2013
Whether the rest of the country wants to admit it or not, the SEC has survived early and notable non-conference losses. In fact, the league is front and center for Week 3 of the college football season.
22. Mean Streets
- Saturday, August 31, 2013
Alabama’s Nick Saban can walk anywhere he wants in the Southeastern Conference – college football’s roughest neighborhood – and no one can lay a finger on him.
His teams have won the national championship in three of the last four years. Overall, SEC teams have won the title seven consecutive years and the league is a dream destination for head coaches – until it turns into a grinding, weekly nightmare.
23. Area Teams Set Sights on Dream Seasons
- Friday, August 23, 2013
When last we saw the University of Memphis football team, the Tigers were finishing Justin Fuente’s first season on an inspiring three-game winning streak. They checked out of Conference USA with a 4-4 league record. They provided hope as they start play this season in the new American Athletic Conference.
24. SEC Seeks to Prolong Football Dominance
- Friday, July 19, 2013
HOOVER, Ala. – There is no effort at denial. Nor should there be or could there be. Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive began his annual address at football media days by mentioning his “annual brag bag” and then spilled the entire contents while barely taking a breath:
25. Chaos Reigns as Bowl Championship Series Picture Unfolds
- Thursday, November 22, 2012
Chaos. That’s the word, apparently the only word, to describe the current state of the Bowl Championship Series. I know this because last Sunday, after a bloody Saturday in which No. 1 Kansas State and No. 2 Oregon both lost, I performed the ultimate modern-day “scientific” test: I Googled “BCS” and “chaos” and got 3,620,000 results.
26. Back to the Gridiron
- Monday, August 27, 2012
It was the last day before fall practice would begin. First-year University of Memphis football coach Justin Fuente couldn’t wait to get started.
“This is the longest day of the year,” he said.
27. Fuente Looks to Turn Tigers Around
- Friday, December 09, 2011
The next phase of University of Memphis football officially began Thursday, Dec. 8. That’s when 35-year-old Justin Fuente, co-offensive coordinator at Texas Christian University, told media and fans gathered at an on-campus press conference, “This is going to be Memphis’ team. … I don’t care what school you went to, you live in the city, I want this to be your team.”
28. Fuente Looks to Turn Tigers Around
- Thursday, December 08, 2011
The next phase of University of Memphis football officially began Thursday, Dec. 8.
That’s when 35-year-old Justin Fuente, co-offensive coordinator at Texas Christian University, told media and fans gathered at an on-campus press conference, “This is going to be Memphis’ team. … I don’t care what school you went to, you live in the city, I want this to be your team.”
29. AP Source: Freeze Agrees to Take Ole Miss Job
- Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Arkansas State's Hugh Freeze has agreed to take the Mississippi job, according to a person familiar to the coaching search.
30. Archived Article: Events
- Wednesday, June 22, 2005
The Kiwanis Club of Memphis meets at noon today in the Skyway at the Peabody, 149 Union Ave
The Kiwanis Club of Memphis meets at noon today in the Skyway at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Hugh Freeze, assistant athletic director at the University of...