All the talk lived up to the hype. A year ago, Ricky Johnston heard Brad Atkins and other local residents talk about sprint triathlons and how fun it was to compete in them. Johnston never had an opportunity to get involved in one, but he couldn't help but be persuaded to participate in the inaugural Possum Town Triathlon.
STARKVILLE -- At 5-foot-5, Elisabeth Sullivan easily could have gone unnoticed, but her speed didn't allow it.
A change in approach is paying big dividends for Caitlin McLain at the plate.
Maegen Ellis returned from California with one too many mementos.
OXFORD -- After a weekend scrimmage that saw the University of Mississippi football team's defense set the tone, the offense responded Monday to the challenge on the first day back on the practice field, much to the delight of coach Hugh Freeze.
Name the activity and O.K. Bryant was up for it.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University will be without a four-star center for this upcoming men's basketball season.
STARKVILLE - Substitutions in the game of football might arguably be the most chaotic element a coach has to handle.
STARKVILLE - In a practice setting Mississippi State University junior tight end Christian Holmes embodies the title of man without a country.
Jean and Jim Bigelow never imagined when they started bowling that they would stay involved with the sport for as long as they have.
Brandt Galloway doesn't put on any airs.
STARKVILLE -- Pork Chop is back at Mississippi State University. After spending a decade in the NFL, Floyd Womack, or "Pork Chop" as he's affectionately known by to MSU fans, has returned to his alma mater to work as an assistant coach on Dan Mullen's staff.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen wasn't happy Thursday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi spoke to the University of Alabama's football team about topics he's quite familiar with -- handling expectations and success -- to return the favor after coach Nick Saban's spring training visit.
STARKVILLE -- Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball coach Gary Harris wants to see more quality at-bats from his team.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen grew up a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan in suburban New Hampshire. Maybe that's why the Mississippi State University football coach couldn't wait to use a baseball analogy to describe sixth-year offensive lineman Tobias Smith.
STARKVILLE -- Tiffany Huddleston doesn't mind that there is an alphabet soup following her name on the roster for the 2013 Mississippi State University women's soccer team.
A scholarship offer from the Mississippi State University football team was the right fit in every way for Gerri Green.
STARKVILLE -- True to her nature as a team leader, Morganne Grimes naturally deflects praise to her teammates.
Jalen Stewart has a nickname that is suited for the next level.
1. Pickens Academy's White signs with Bevill State C.C. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Starkville, Columbus boys win in Clinton HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. No. 4 MSU beats Ole Miss for record 19-0 start COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Late scuffle part of foul-filled game COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Howland: MSU will treat Kentucky like any other game COLLEGE SPORTS