TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban calls it "the Bluegrass Miracle phenomenon."
OXFORD -- University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze says he slept only about 30 minutes on Saturday night.
OXFORD -- Just as Marshall Henderson's fifth 3-pointer of the night left his fingertips, he was hit by a Coastal Carolina University defender and crashed to the floor.
HOUSTON -- Sophomore Daisha Simmons had 22 points, and junior Shafontaye Myers added another 19 to lead the University of Alabama women's basketball team to an 83-74 victory against the University of Houston on Tuesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.
STARKVILLE -- It's not a coincidence that Starkville High School quarterback Gabe Myles plays his best football in the postseason. In the two Class 5A playoff openers at Yellowjackets Stadium Myles has started in the past two seasons, he is 20-for-26 for 382 yards and seven touchdowns. In both games, Myles has resurrected whatever good feeling his offense needs. This year, he hopes to lead the Yellow Jackets to another trip to Jackson for the state championship game.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer knew there were going to be games like the one he experienced Monday night.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University men's basketball program will try to avoid a dubious distinction tonight. MSU (0-1) hasn't lost its first two games in a season since 1967 when Jan Dan Gold was in his second year after replacing legendary coach Babe McCarthy.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University junior quarterback Tyler Russell has been studying feverishly, but it has nothing to do with the fact that semester finals are less than a month away.
STARKVILLE -- Senior Day on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium will involve a special recognition for a fallen teammate. Mississippi State University announced Monday it will include the late Nick Bell among the 28 seniors it will honor Saturday when MSU takes to the home field for the final time this season against the University of Arkansas (11:21 a.m., WCBI).
MACON -- The numbers have been flying around Tyrone Shorter since Friday. Shorter's Noxubee County High School football team defeated two-time defending Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A state champion Lafayette County 14-0 on Friday night in Macon.
STARKVILLE -- One of the first things Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen is likely to do when he arrives at the Bryan Building each morning this week is check the trainers report.
STARKVILLE -- Martha Alwal has a new taste this year that she will attempt to satisfy.
STARKVILLE -- In order to start the rebuilding job staring at Mississippi State University, first-year men's basketball coach Rick Ray had to make an unusual request to his new fan base.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Two plays.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Following his redshirt season, the Mississippi State University football team has been able to operate on a single constant principle.
CLINTON -- Hudson Bean smiled.
CLINTON -- Taylor Fields and the Heritage Academy football team have been chasing championships since the fourth grade.
WEST POINT -- Friday night's 38-0 victory over Canton (5-7) was not only the eighth straight win for the West Point Green Wave (10-2), it also places Coach Chris Chambless' team one step closer to becoming the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A state champions, a place they haven't been since 2010. After a slow start in the first half scoring only 14 points, the Green Wave showed signs of life in the second half, scoring 24 additional unanswered points. It was the second straight week the team has scored 38 points.
STARKVILLE -- During much of the 2012 season, the passing offense of the Starkville High football team has been hit or miss.
MACON -- Painful memories are the ones hardest to shake off.
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