MACON -- DeAngelo Ballard knows he has changed. Two years ago, Ballard would have surveyed the coverage, not found a receiver, and tried to force a pass to a receiver.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama-Auburn University rivalry has a storied history, Hatfield-vs.-McCoy level hatred and games and performances that inhabit the state's psyche for decades.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A popular question asked during Southeastern Conference games this season has been: Do you have any service?
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Martha Alwal posted her third double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Kendra Grant also scored 19 points Thursday in the Mississippi State University women's basketball team's 64-56 loss to the University of Central Florida in the final game of the Hardwood Tournament of Hope.
STARKVILLE -- While he is convinced it is the most important game of the season, Dan Mullen isn't convinced the winner of the annual Egg Bowl game parlays that into an advantage in recruiting. The Mississippi State University football coach doesn't think his 3-0 record against the University of Mississippi has anything to do with the Bulldogs' ability to recruit some of the state's top players in the past two years.
STARKVILLE -- Thanksgiving Day typically brings family members and friends together for fellowship. These meetings usually end with good will being wished and an understanding that somewhere down the line everyone will see each other again.
STARKVILLE -- The University of Mississippi football team is embracing the added desperation of needing to beat Mississippi State University at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU) in the annual Egg Bowl to become bowl eligible.
LOUISVILLE -- When Tyler Peterson watches Louisville High School junior quarterback Wyatt Roberts trigger the Wildcats' potent passing offense, it brings back pleasant memories.
Can you keep up? That's the question opponents face when they take on the Pickens County High School football team and its up-tempo offense.
VERNON, Ala. - The Lamar County High School football team will carry a heavy heart into its playoff game Friday. At the height of its season, following two playoff victories, offensive and defensive line coach Don Thornton, 65, passed away Saturday. After retiring and serving as a city councilman in Vernon, Thornton spent five years as a volunteer assistant coach, helping Bulldogs linemen become some of the best in the Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A ranks. He'd coached at other schools throughout the state, too.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Offensive struggles plagued the Mississippi State women's basketball team Wednesday afternoon in a 60-43 loss to the University of California, Santa Barbara at the Hardwood Tournament of Hope.
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Guard Sheldon McClellan came off the bench and scored 19 points to give the University of Texas men's basketball team its first win in three days at the Maui Invitational, 69-55 against Mississippi State University on Wednesday morning.
Jonathan Wallace was still in high school with no clue he'd wind up playing for the Auburn University football team when AJ McCarron was leading the University of Alabama to a national title. Now, the Tigers' freshman quarterback is set to start in the first Iron Bowl he has attended Saturday against the second-ranked Crimson Tide and one of the nation's best defenses -- in front of some 102,000 mostly hostile fans.
STARKVILLE -- Tyler Russell and Bo Wallace knew this was going to be a big week. But the Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi quarterbacks had no idea they would be this popular.
LOUISVILLE -- M.C. Miller, Louisville High School, and Noxubee County High will be linked together eternally. When Miller left Noxubee County High School after 16 seasons as head coach to replace Brad Peterson as coach of archrival Louisville, he knew what he was getting in to.
MACON -- Speed, quickness, power. The Noxubee County High School football team prides itself in having at least 11 players who have all three of those qualities that come together to form one of the state's best defenses.
STARKVILLE -- While the injuries mounted early in the season, the Starkville High School football team's defense never lost the faith.
WEST POINT -- The players and coaches talk frequently about playing "West Point football." For members of the Green Wave defense, "West Point football" can be summed up in a few words: Physical. Relentless. Dominating.
MAUI, Hawaii -- Fred Thomas poured in a career-high 17 points, but the Mississippi State University men's basketball team lost to Marquette 89-62 Tuesday afternoon at the EA Sports Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team dropped a 61-59 heartbreaker to Winthrop University on Tuesday in its first game at the Hardwood Tournament of Hope. Dequesha McClanhan hit a baseline jumper as time expired after Winthrop moved the ball the length of the court in 3.9 seconds. MSU's Martha Alwal had tied the game with a basket.
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