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Ole Miss men's basketball has exciting schedule

Posted 8/19/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- University of Mississippi men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy announced Thursday another exciting season will begin in November. The Rebels' schedule features nine teams that won 20 or more games last season, and 10 squads that reached postseason play.

 

 

Alabama men's basketball will face challenging schedule

Posted 8/19/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama men's basketball team will face a challenging non-conference schedule in addition to the traditional Southeastern Conference slate, coach Anthony Grant announced Thursday.

 

 

West Point gearing up for South Panola game

Posted 8/18/2011 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The bleachers are ready. The grass has been sprayed and cut. The bleachers are on campus and set to be arranged. The field will be painted Friday.

 

 

Adams confident Lamar County will mature

Posted 8/18/2011 in High School Sports

VERNON, Ala. -- Lamar County High School football coach Ken Adams takes a unique approach when sizing up his 2011 Bulldogs. Adams feels his squad's main strength and weaknesses may go hand in hand.

 

 

Harper hopes Stallions can overcome injuries

Posted 8/18/2011 in High School Sports

MILLPORT, Ala. -- Each week, National Football League head coaches have to file an injury report that lists their players' injuries for that week's game. Fortunately, South Lamar High School football coach Josh Harper doesn't have that job.

 

 

Mullen can't worry about scandals

Posted 8/18/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - In the wake of college football scandals at Ohio State, the University of North Carolina, Oregon and now at Miami, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen has a simple philosophy.

 

 

Nutt likes play of Lockett, QBs

Posted 8/18/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team took to the practice fields adjacent to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Wednesday under warm and sunny conditions.

 

 

MSU women's basketball excited to get started

Posted 8/18/2011 in College Sports

Sharon Fanning-Otis raring to go. It's less than two months before the start of practice before the 2011-12 season, but the Mississippi State women's basketball coach already is geared up for bigger and better things.

 

 

First month and a half has been whirlwind for Stuedeman

Posted 8/18/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vann Stuedeman is accustomed to whirlwinds. When you're a coach who prefers hugs over handshakes and you can energize a room when you walk in, it's easy to see why Stuedeman has felt comfortable in her new job as Mississippi State softball coach.

 

 

Columbus softball won't be denied against New Hope

Posted 8/17/2011 in High School Sports

With the odds reaching their longest Tuesday night, the Columbus High School slow-pitch softball team dug down and found a way. Columbus scored three runs in the home half of the seventh inning to rally for a stunning 14-13 victory against New Hope at Lady Falcons Field.

 

 

Heritage Academy volleyball earns first victory

Posted 8/17/2011 in High School Sports

Liz Fields and Liz Byrne never could have imagined their construction project would go like this. As volleyball veterans who played the sport in college, Fields and Byrne brought enthusiasm and a love for the game to their initial practices with Heritage Academy's first-year volleyball program.

 

 

Hebron Christian fast-pitch softball defeats Heritage Academy

Posted 8/17/2011 in High School Sports

With her team struggling offensively and defensively, Hebron Christian junior pitcher Chloe Tapley took matters into her hands. Tapley struck out seven and allowed five hits to help Hebron Christian hold off Heritage Academy 4-2 in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools fast-pitch softball game Tuesday at Harper-Hutchins Field.

 

 

Green's return bolsters MSU's depth at TE

Posted 8/17/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- If there's a position concern for the Mississippi State football team entering the season it's tight end. Last season, MSU coach Dan Mullen would admit the Bulldogs didn't have a reliable dual-threat player at that spot after Marcus Green suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury to his knee.

 

 

QB race heats up for Ole Miss

Posted 8/17/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team's quarterback race warmed up Tuesday as the Rebels went through another day of preseason camp.

 

 

Saban likes team's progress

Posted 8/17/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team held a two-hour practice session Tuesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields, marking its 14th training session of the 2011 camp.

 

 

Ole Miss volleyball ready to go higher

Posted 8/17/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Joe Getzin knows the perils of involved in reaching the pinnacle of his profession. He also realizes it sometimes is even tougher to remain at that elite level.

 

 

Mullen: 'Pathetic' morning practice

Posted 8/16/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Allow Mississippi State offensive coordinator Les Koenning to properly describe his team's practice Monday morning. "It wasn't good," the 53-year-old coach said. "We didn't execute, and if we executed there was always one person doing something wrong."

 

 

Starkville volleyball beats Heritage Academy

Posted 8/16/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School volleyball team made its new home feel like its old home Monday night. Playing for the first time at the Starkville SportsPlex, Starkville put an exclamation point on its 2011 home opener, rolling past Heritage Academy 25-21, 25-12, 25-10 on Monday night. The match was the first for the Heritage Academy volleyball program.

 

 

Goals are high for MSU volleyball

Posted 8/16/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In her first fall practice, Mississippi State volleyball coach Jenny Hazelwood always discusses goals for the upcoming season. It isn't a new tradition, but MSU's third-year coach said her players had a different reaction when she informed them of the expectations.

 

 

Stanfield has power surge in first two games

Posted 8/16/2011 in High School Sports

Kasey Stanfield isn't going to let a power surge go to her head. The third baseman also doesn't feel any added pressure to deliver the long ball hitting in the cleanup spot in the batting order.

 

 

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