Author: RICK CLEVELAND

A college football season filled with so many unknowns begins in Hattiesburg tonight

I have no idea what to expect tonight when South Alabama visits Southern Miss for the first college football game of 2020 season matching two FBS teams. I just know it will be different. Hopefully, it will be safe – or as safe as football ever is. Let’s begin with what we do know. It […]

Garcia, Stenson head the most star-studded list in Sanderson Farms Championship history

Sergio Garcia, the 2017 Masters champion and still one of the greatest ball strikers in golf, has committed to play in the Sanderson Farms Championship at Country Club of Jackson Oct. 1-4. So has 2016 Open Championship winner Henrik Stenson. So has 2011 Open champ Louis Oosthuizen and 2011 Masters winner Charl Schwartzel. Scottie Scheffler, […]

On a ‘video game numbers’ kind of day, State, Leach, Costello stole the show

Eager Mississippi football fans had waited months for the coaching debuts of Mike Leach at Mississippi State and Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss. And while both famous coaches had their moments Saturday, the day belonged to Leach, his new quarterback K.J. Costello and the Mississippi State Bulldogs. All they did was set school and Southeastern […]

Coach-turned-author John Barry still loves football but urges caution during pandemic

Three facts you should know about author John M. Barry, the former football coach whose masterful historical literary works include both “The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Greatest Plague in History” and “Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America”: • Barry, who once coached football at the […]