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All-Area Large Schools Boys Basketball: Cox turns West Point into winners

Posted 7/21/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT - West Point High School boys basketball coach Brad Cox had quite the shoot around before his team played a critical Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 2 matchup with New Hope.

 

 

All-Area Small Schools Girls Basketball: Freshman duo leads Hebron Christian

Posted 7/21/2014 in High School Sports

PHEBA -- Holly Hudson remembers that sinking feeling she had two years ago when she played her first varsity basketball game.

 

 

All-Area Small Schools Girls Basketball: Franks leads Hebron Christian girls to MAIS Overall State appearance

Posted 7/21/2014 in Local Sports

PHEBA -- Longtime Mississippi high school basketball coach Bruce Franks admits he wasn't about to change his ways when he took over the Hebron Christian School basketball programs last season.

 

 

Walters column: Prep football championship games finally on move

Posted 7/19/2014 in High School Sports

After months - actually more like years - of speculation, the high school football state championship games are on the move.

 

 

New Hope graduate Carroll finding his niche on local racing circuit

Posted 7/19/2014 in Local Sports

Hunter Carroll remembers well the anticipation of pulling into Columbus Speedway to cheer for his favorite driver, Mark Stokes.

 

 

Lack of star power does not dampen SEC Media Days

Posted 7/19/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- There were complaints about the lack of star power. There was never a controversial quote or any semblance of trash talk from one coach to another. In all, The 2014 version of the Southeastern Conference's Media Days could be classified as uneventful.

 

 

All-Area Small Schools Boys Basketball: Riley emerges as leader for Oak Hill football, basketball

Posted 7/19/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Since his eighth-grade year, Oak Hill Academy's Drake Riley and his boys basketball teammates have talked about winning a state championship.

 

 

All-Area Small Schools Boys Basketball: Middleton pushing Oak Hill Academy program forward

Posted 7/19/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Brian Middleton returned home to coach the Oak Hill Academy boys basketball team with high expectations.

 

 

Bulldogs land eight commitments at Big Dawg camp

Posted 7/19/2014 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- One by one, high school prospects from across the country trickled into Mississippi State's Leo M. Seal football complex on Friday afternoon, as the field of 200 potential college athletes arrived gradually throughout the afternoon for MSU's annual Big Dawg recruiting camp.

 

 

Freeze feels Rebels are ahead of schedule

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze believes his program ahead of schedule.

 

 

Alabama cautious about tag of favorites

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. - Most experts believe Alabama is the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference championship. Alabama fans certainly believe it. SEC media members clearly believe it, too, as Alabama was voted by the league's sports writers as the preseason choice to win the league this year.

 

 

Miles has confidence in young Tigers

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- If LSU coach Les Miles is bothered by media projections that have the Tigers slipping this fall, he's hiding it well. Standing before approximately 300 writers and analysts at the Southeastern Conference Media Days on Wednesday afternoon, Miles was blunt in his assessment of LSU's chances this season.

 

 

Arkansas, Missouri have similar messages, different perspectives

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- One is trying to fight his way out of the cellar in the Southeastern Conference's Western Division. The other is trying to stay on top of the SEC's Eastern Division.

 

 

SEC hopes rule change will protect QBs

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference are about to become safer. At least that's the plan behind a rule change, presented by SEC Coordinator of Officials Steve Shaw.

 

 

MSU men's basketball team will play in Thanksgiving event in Texas

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team's non-conference schedule will feature a trip to Texas for the Corpus Christi Coastal Classic at the American Bank Center. This Thanksgiving event, now in its second year, will be Nov. 28 and 29. MSU will play Saint Louis in the opening round and then face TCU or Bradley.

 

 

Some fans still in dark about SEC Network

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Fan Lee Massengale is already worried about Georgia's game with Troy, even with Clemson and South Carolina coming up first.

 

 

Others look to emerge in 'starless' SEC

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel insists there are still plenty of superstars in the Southeastern Conference. The only problem is nobody has heard of them.

 

 

Mullen, Bulldogs embrace expectations

Posted 7/16/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Dan Mullen has spent five seasons trying to build expectations at Mississippi State. Now he has them. Boasting a league-best 18 returning starters and helming a team that closed 2013 on a three-game winning streak, Mullen was calm and confident Tuesday as he talked about a team he believes could be the best he has had in Starkville during the morning session of Day 2 of the Southeastern Conference's Media Days.

 

 

Prescott sets tone for MSU

Posted 7/16/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- For the first time, Dak Prescott owns the starting quarterback job entering a season at Mississippi State. On Tuesday morning, he owned the room at the Southeastern Conference Media Days.

 

 

Spurrier star of show at SEC Media Days

Posted 7/16/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier attended Southeastern Conference Media Days for the 22nd time Tuesday. He has been the star of the show at most of them, and this time was no different.

 

 

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