National Sports

Jackson State hires Brent to lead program

Jackson State has hired Wayne Brent to be its men’s basketball coach.

The 45-year-old Brent is an accomplished high school coach, winning four state championships in six seasons with Callaway High School in Jackson. He was also an assistant coach at Mississippi for four seasons in the late 1990s and early 2000s, helping the Rebels advance to the NCAA tournament three times.

Brent was introduced on March 25, and will have a strong nucleus to work with next season, including guards Dundrecous Nelson (Ole Miss) and Julysses Nobles (Arkansas), who will both be eligible after transferring from the Southeastern Conference. He’ll also have several returning players from last year’s team that finished with an 11-18 record. […]


In Memoriam: The Life of Dr. Cozetta White Buckley

October 21, 1926 – October 7, 2012

The Mississippi Link Newswire

Charm is deceitful, and beauty empty, the woman who is wise is the one to praise. Give her a share in what her hands have worked for, and let her works tell her praises at the city gates. – Proverbs 31:30

This scripture accurately describes Dr. Cozetta White Buckley, an icon of beauty, wisdom, quick wit, generosity, diligence, hard work and compassion who was adored by her family, friends, community and fellow church members. […]