BATON ROUGE, La. -- As Les Miles' latest stab at fourth-down trickery was about to unfold, the LSU coach bent down, snatched up some blades of grass -- and ate them. "I have a little tradition that humbles me as a man, that lets me know that I'm a part of the field and part of the game," Miles said as a smile widened on his face. "You should have seen some games before this. I can tell you one thing: The grass in Tiger Stadium tastes best."
The Sulligent and Pickens County high school football teams advanced to the second round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs Friday night. Sulligent defeated West End of Walnut Grove, Ala., 34-18 in the Class 2A playoffs, while Pickens County ended Loachapoka's season in Class 1A with a 26-7 victory.
Versatility appears to be a potential catchword for the 2010-11 Mississippi State women's basketball team.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team's exhibition opener against Lindsey Wilson College showed how different the Bulldogs will look this season.
COTTONDALE, Ala. -- Josh McCoy caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from Maison McCullough with 3 minutes, 1 second remaining in the fourth quarter Friday night to lift the Tuscaloosa Christian football team to a 24-20 victory against Victory Christian in the Christian Football Association championship.
When Mississippi State's men's basketball team faces exhibition opponent Lindsey Wilson on Saturday, all eyes will be on the two players who won't be in uniform when the games start to count.
Nick Bell's memorial service featured several speakers and slideshows honoring the former Mississippi State football player. But each shared a common theme about their friend: his bright smile.
The Victory Christian football team still has a shred of uncertainty as it enters its game at 7 tonight against Tuscaloosa Christian for the Christian Football Association championship.
How does Starkville High's boys basketball team go about duplicating last season's state title run? It doesn't.
Tierney Jenkins feels this is the year. This time, it's not just talk.
Billy Thomas knew more than two years ago the Immanuel Christian football program was in good hands. The longtime football and basketball coach wanted to ensure the football program's continued growth as an 11-man team, so he opted to step aside so the school could bring in Shawn Gates as new football coach and Daniel Merchant as an assistant coach.
Defensive players rarely get the shine cast on those who score touchdowns. And that's fine by East Webster High School football players.
STARKVILLE -- For all the improvement Starkville High School's football team has experienced this season, the Yellow Jackets find themselves in a familiar playoff bind entering the final week of the regular season.
MACON -- Tyrone Shorter had a plan. With an experienced group returning on the offensive line and with a group of running backs with a ton of potential, Shorter hoped he could help change the identity of the Noxubee County High School football team.
Tina Seals hopes she can pick up where she left off and continue her work to help volleyball grow in the state of Mississippi. After two years away from the sport, Seals, the former women's volleyball coach at Mississippi State, is bringing back the Mississippi Juniors volleyball club.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School girls basketball coach Kristie Williams says her Lady Jackets will use an equal-opportunity approach to who scores, rebounds, and earns minutes this season.
The Hamilton High School football team has put its pieces together at the right time of the season. Now the Lions have to hope they can raise their level of play another notch.
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- With the distractions and obstacles Sulligent High School has had to overcome this season, Blue Devils interim football coach Ronnie Hubbert has talked a lot about last year to get his squad fired up for Friday night's playoff game.
After two years of scattered playing opportunities with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, former East Oktibbeha standout April Sykes has found herself in a role -- leader. A 6-foot, junior guard-forward, Sykes is on a team without seniors. So juniors are now the top of the pecking order, and Sykes knows she'll have to step up.
Mississippi State defensive end Nick Bell's battle with cancer ended Tuesday, leaving behind grief-stricken family, friends and teammates who will remember a cheerful, passionate and jovial person.
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