SCOOBA -- Stakes were higher Thursday, but that didn't matter to the East Mississippi Community College football team.
STARKVILLE -- The first words Dan Mullen spoke were of relief to the Liberty Bowl committee representatives after a nail-biting victory against Kentucky.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore defensive tackle Quay Evans was suspended for Thursday night's game for a violation of team rules.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen said this week Jameon Lewis as more of a star and less of a situational weapon.
STARKVILLE -- Jamie Mitchell would like to move on from the final play of last week's game.
HAMILTON -- Two more wins. The Hamilton High School slow-pitch softball program has made a habit of winning championships, so it isn't surprising the Lady Lions will play for another one this weekend in Ridgeland.
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Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze has high standards for his quarterbacks. So even after Bo Wallace threw for 346 yards in an upset 27-24 win over then-No. 6 LSU on Saturday, Freeze said there were "two things to complain about" from his performance.
ALICEVILLE - The Alabama High School Athletic Association football playoffs doesn't officially begin until Nov. 8, but as far as several West Alabama coaches are concerned they playoffs start this week.
SENATOBIA -- This is not exactly how former Columbus High School football standout Damian Baker thought his community college career would play out.
After nine games, the Tuscaloosa Christian, Victory Christian, and Tabernacle football teams are almost in the same spot.
STARKVILLE -- Kentucky is forced to go back to its backup option at quarterback.
STARKVILLE -- Jameon Lewis' media guide biography doesn't list a major.
Being a lifelong football player who went on to become a coach, Buddy Stephens has seen his fair share of heart-breaking defeats. Few sting as bad as the No. 3 East Mississippi Community College football team's 24-23 loss to archrival Itawamba C.C. in the final regular-season game in 2012.
STARKVILLE -- All signs were positive from Brandon Woodruff's first pitching session of the fall to live batters.
HAMILTON -- Hamilton High School junior second baseman Addie Thompson spent two hours Sunday at the Hamilton Softball Field working on her game.
Heritage Academy saw its football fortunes turn last season after a victory against archrival Starkville Academy. This season, the Volunteers need of a reversal of fortunes.
What a strange football season this has been for Columbus High School.
STARKVILLE -- Athleticism. Versatility. Potential. In some way, those words describe all five of the newcomers to the 2013-14 Mississippi State women's basketball team. If pressed to assign those qualities to one or two "newbies," as MSU coach Vic Schaefer likes to call them, the best fit would be freshmen Breanna Richardson and Ketara Chapel. Richardson and Chapel are fitting picks because they likely will see playing time at small forward, the three position, or power forward, the four, depending on the other players on the floor.
MACON -- The carries are there for the taking.
1. New Hope's Harcrow will get shot at Mississippi Delta C.C. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Prescott gives back at camp at MSU LOCAL SPORTS
3. Starkville High's Jones signs with Southern Mississippi HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. MSU standout Gridley signs with Oakland A's COLLEGE SPORTS