STARKVILLE -- Barring a late surprise occurring in the selection process this week, the bowl picture has been extensively cleared up for the Mississippi State University football program.
OXFORD -- University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze identified the No. 1 task quite early when he was named the school's new coach. To change the culture, Freeze had to teach the Rebels how to win.
OXFORD -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen has not only seen what happened Saturday night, but he also lived it in reverse.
OXFORD -- Mississippi State University defensive coordinator Chris Wilson said it best Saturday night after an embarrassing 41-24 loss to archrival University of Mississippi.
OXFORD -- The Mississippi State University football team tried just about everything it could to spark a moribund running game.
MACON -- Darrell Robinson needed a moment of reflection. He didn't yell at himself or shake his head in frustration. He just paused on two knees and stared. To his right, Javoris Glenn lifted himself from the turf after recovering a fumble by Robinson.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team left no doubt it is the state's best team. Proving it's the best team in the Southeastern Conference and perhaps the nation won't be nearly so easy.
MACON -- Dylan Bradley was still going more than 20 minutes after his shift ended. Instead of trying to track down Louisville High School quarterback Wyatt Roberts or to corral a Wildcat, Bradley was content to move a little slower and pose for a few more pictures. Bradley could take his time because he had another reward for his and his teammates' labor -- a Class 4A North State trophy -- in his right hand.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School quarterback Gabe Myles took the snap and saw just enough of an opening. Myles scampered 3 yards to put an exclamation note on one of the most dramatic sporting contests played between Starkville and Golden Triangle rival West Point. Final score in overtime: Starkville 29, West Point 28.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School quarterback Gabe Myles saw just enough room. Myles' two-point conversion run lifted the Yellow Jackets to a 29-28 overtime victory against West Point in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State championship game.
STARKVILLE -- When Tez Lane was a youngster, he dreamed about wearing the West Point High School football uniform.
REFORM, Ala. -- Sometimes, Jermarcus Brown feels like he's running on a chessboard because wherever he is on the field, there's an offensive lineman in position to check a defender.
SWEET WATER, Ala. -- The Lamar County High School football team's magical run came to an end in the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs.
OXFORD -- Murphy Holloway scored 23 points and added eight rebounds as the University of Mississippi men's basketball team placed four players in double figures Friday to defeat Lipscomb University 91-45.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Releford drained 22 points and the University of Alabama men's basketball team earned a 59-46 victory against Charleston Southern University on Friday night in a non-conference showdown.
STARKVILLE -- Rematch. Very few words strike fear in as many hearts of coaches in all kinds of sports than the word rematch.
MACON -- The "A-Train" will be focused tonight on setting a final trip to Jackson. To realize that goal, senior Antonio Ryland intends to lead another dominating defensive effort at 7 tonight when the Noxubee County High School football team plays host to Louisville in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A North State title game.
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?
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