STARKVILLE -- Behind a career-high 25 points from Tyson Carter in his first start of the season, the Mississippi State men's basketball team overcame a rough first half of 3-point shooting to beat previously unbeaten Stephen F. Austin 80-75 on Wednesday night at Humphrey Coliseum.
MACON -- Unflappable is a great way to describe Maliek Stallings. The Noxubee County High School junior plays football with a swagger. He talks. He celebrates. He is loud. It's part of what helps makes him one of the Tigers' most dangerous players.
West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless does not overthink games this late in the season. For a second-straight week, the undefeated Green Wave will face a rematch in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A playoffs.
The relevance of the Egg Bowl, now back on Thanksgiving Day, has evolved in the past few years. It's a game where home-field advantage and point spreads have nothing to do with which team takes the trophy home. The rivalry gives the winner a year's worth of bragging rights.
Many football fans don't like rematches. It's best when two teams play each other one time per season. The disdain for rematches only intensifies when it looks like a rivalry game will be played for the second time in a season.
Football season officially ended for Chris Craven on Oct. 27. On that night, Craven's Oak Hill Academy lost to Tri-County Academy 33-13 in the first round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class AA playoffs.
STARKVILLE -- The disappointment of not making the NCAA tournament has worn off for the Mississippi State women's soccer team. With only two of the Southeastern Conference's record nine teams still alive in the 64-team tournament, most of the nation has turned its sights toward 2018 and beyond. After all, recruiting in Olympic sports like women's soccer often is mapped out two and three years in advance, so there has been plenty of work for Tom Anagnost and his coaches at MSU to tackle.
STARKVILLE -- Todd Grantham lives for third and long. In eight seasons as a college defensive coordinator at three schools, one constant has remained: Grantham's defenses have relentlessly pressured quarterbacks when the down-and-distance situation dictates a pass.
STARKVILLE -- After practice Tuesday, most of the Starkville High School football team went to the locker room to go home or stayed on the field for mandatory extra conditioning.
AUBURN, Ala. -- The Iron Bowl typically features one of the nation's best defenses. Either Alabama or Auburn usually showcases a group that's stingy against the run and mostly denies big passing plays. This year, both have defenses matching that description.
Many of you will be sitting down with family members for a Thanksgiving feast Thursday.
MACON -- Staying humble is important to Armoni Clark.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer believes in Teaira McCowan.
Johnny Stokes didn't intend to get himself a birthday present Sunday.
Richard Parker used to live in the New Hope community, so he knows about the generosity and the hospitality in the Golden Triangle.
STARKVILLE -- When Loryn Phillips looks back on it, her husband Josiah has never really been the stereotypical college student. He's never been one to spend his evenings in the bar or otherwise; he's always been at home, serving as someone's caretaker.
STARKVILLE -- Usually after practice, college football players are quick to leave campus. After class all morning and a trek across campus to hours of football obligations, most of Mississippi State's players file out of the building -- some of them with dinner in hand -- quick to get off campus.
When West Point senior Jason Brownlee is asked whether he prefers playing offense or playing defense, he takes a long pause before answering.
JACKSON -- The Starkville Academy football team's 2017 championship season will forever have a myth associated with it.
MACON -- Green space is an offensive lineman's dream. On every snap, the goal of a tackle, guard, or center is to finish or to hold a block long enough so a running back or quarterback can slip through a hole and take off.
1. Quarterback Clark sets tone for Noxubee County football team HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Stallings plays key roles on two sides for Tigers HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Phillips, MSU seniors prepare for final game Thursday COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Offensive line fuels Noxubee County's winning streak HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS