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What Is Courageous?new

Last week saw much debate over what is courageous or heroic in terms of who deserves an award. The argument started when ESPN announced that Caitlyn Jenner would receive this year's Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY Awards later this summer.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  06-11-2015  |  Culture

Mississippi State’s Biggest Gamenew

Mississippi State hasn't lost since last season's unnerving tangle with the Crimson Tide, and when the two teams mix it up again this Saturday, it will mark 364 days since MSU has last tasted defeat.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  11-14-2014  |  Sports

High Expectationsnew

William Shakespeare wrote in "Henry IV": "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." This quote seems to apply to Mississippi State University as the team learns to live with the No. 1 ranking in the country.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  11-02-2014  |  Sports

From the SEC to the NFLnew

Mississippi State University is the top team in the country, and there really is no argument as to why the Bulldogs should be No. 1. MSU has played one of the toughest schedules and won each contest.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  10-20-2014  |  Sports

NFL Minor League?new

The NFL recently announced that they are looking into starting a minor development league, but a failure of the NFL is the inability to make one work after two failed attempts.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  06-27-2014  |  Sports

Changes for the NBA?new

The 2014 NBA Playoffs has all the makings of another classic like last year, when the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs in seven games.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  06-06-2014  |  Sports

World Cup Dreamsnew

In less than a month, 32 teams will descend on Brazil with hopes of winning the 2014 World Cup. Familiar favorites include defending champions Spain, Germany, Argentina and, of course, the host nation of Brazil.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  05-22-2014  |  Sports

Yet Another Football Scandalnew

Over the weekend, Missouri star receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was kicked off the Tigers football team. Green-Beckham was accused of breaking into an 18-year-old Missouri student's apartment while looking for his girlfriend and of pushing the young woman down a flight of stairs.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  04-17-2014  |  Sports

Bye Bye, College Sportsnew

Last week, the Northwestern football players won the right to unionize when regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago, Peter Sung Ohr, ruled that players are employees, not just students.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  04-04-2014  |  Sports

Saints Cutsnew

This offseason has seen the New Orleans Saints make cuts left and right, some of which were obvious—but last week, the team made cuts that were a bit of a shock.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  03-13-2014  |  Sports

2013 Highlight Reelnew

This past year has given us some memorable up-and-down sports moments, both as a state and in the greater sports world.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  12-27-2013  |  Sports

Cooperation Helps MSUnew

Outgoing Ohio State University President Gordon Gee took a shot at illiteracy in the Southeastern Conference a few months ago. But Gee and others could learn an important thing from the SEC, and that is cooperation.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  06-13-2013  |  Sports

Finding Fatherhoodnew

The author’s father spent a few valuable months with his baby granddaughter before passing away.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  06-13-2013  |  Commentary

Do the Right Thing, IOCnew

Last week the International Olympic Committee selected wrestling, softball/baseball (combined bid) and squash as sports for its short list of those to include in the 2020 Olympic Games. It dropped wrestling from the 2020 games in February, but now it has one final shot to make the games.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  06-07-2013  |  Sports

Off to the College World Seriesnew

The field for the 2013 College World Series was announced Monday morning. Our state is well represented with three teams in the field. It was almost four teams, but Southern Miss' 10-inning loss to Rice in the C-USA title game ended that dream.
Jackson Free Press  |  Bryan Flynn  |  05-31-2013  |  Sports

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