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Past articles by Rick:

COLUMN: Monken served USM well

Last weekend's surprising news — Todd Monken leaving USM for the NFL — immediately was followed by some harsh criticism. → Read More

Sanderson Farms Championship helping save lives

The Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament in Jackson is helping save lives. → Read More

COLUMN: What's next for the Saints?

The NFL playoffs are well underway and the Saints, the team for whom most Mississippians cheer, are watching on TV. → Read More

COLUMN: SEC West still plays best ball in the country

Most telling moment of the college bowls season? It came in Alabama's 38-0 win over Big Ten champion Michigan State. → Read More

For Peyton Manning, damage is done with HGH accusations

Many of you are no doubt familiar with a website called The Onion, which produces satirical “news” stories. → Read More

COLUMN: Richt's firing raises a big question

Would John Vaught, Bear Bryant and Vince Dooley have lasted in today's college football climate? → Read More

COLUMN: Mullens, Prescott, Kelly deserve credit

Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss all boast 8-3 records heading into the last weekend of the regular season. → Read More

COLUMN: How did Monken right the ship so quickly?

Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken has the Golden Eagles back on their feet again. How did he do it so quickly? → Read More

COLUMN: Magnolia State Classic survives another deluge

When Mississippi's PGA Tour stop began so humbly 48 years ago, organizers called it the Magnolia State Classic. → Read More

COLUMN: A tale of two 'Smylies'

This is the tale of two guys named Smylie, one a 23-year-old PGA Tour rookie sensation. → Read More

COLUMN: Intriguing year of Mississippi college football

Nearly two months into another intriguing Mississippi college football season, here's where the state's teams stand: → Read More

COLUMN: Fall vacation brings on football withdrawals

Fall vacations always have been out of bounds for this lifelong Mississippi sports writer. → Read More

COLUMN: Baldwyn set to honor basketball's 'Babe'

A few years ago, I found myself in Hill Country, where tiny towns and communities share rich basketball histories. → Read More

Cleveland: Ferriss and his legacy captured in bronze

Legendary baseball player and coach has a statue dedicated to him → Read More

COLUMN: Ferris honored with statue, field at Delta St.

The greatest player in Mississippi history... Dad said. That got my attention. → Read More

COLUMN: Discipline the secret to late Jenkins’ success

Hall of Famer Bert Jenkins, perhaps the best coach I ever covered, was not a screamer. → Read More

COLUMN: Gulfport’s Bert Jenkins leaves lasting legacy

Bert Jenkins’ signature was added to the floor of Bert Jenkins Gymnasium this past summer. → Read More

COLUMN: Grading the the state’s college football season

Grading Mississippi student-athletes in the still-young college football season. → Read More

COLUMN: Late Priester remembered 50 years later

This was the last day of August, 1965, 50 years ago. → Read More

Cleveland: Tracing great writers to sports

Many of our finest writers wrote first of sports. → Read More