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RUNNING OVER THE OPPOSITION: MSU, Alabama possess physical ground games

Posted 10/22/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's clear both teams that meet this Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium won't be surprised this week in practice by what the scout team offense is running.

 

 

Recruiting philosophies differ for MSU, Alabama

Posted 10/22/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The recruiting path to get to the first undefeated football matchup between Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama in 70 years couldn't be more different.

 

 

Bulldogs not fazed by being picked last

Posted 10/22/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The new men's basketball coach at Mississippi State University doesn't want his players paying attention to preseason projections.

 

 

Star back Robinson credits offensive line for Noxubee County's success

Posted 10/22/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Darrell Robinson understands words go only so far.

 

 

Aberdeen's Smith helps anchor Itawamba C.C. defense

Posted 10/22/2012 in College Sports

FULTON -- Itawamba Community College football player Brandon Smith was not sure the purpose when he was asked to meet head coach Jon Williams in his office last spring.

 

Russell, Smith crossing the Meridian

Posted 10/22/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's not as if Tyler Russell and Chris Smith haven't combined for touchdowns. The Mississippi State University quarterback and wide receiver have been doing their pitch-and-catch routine since Russell threw a pass to Smith in middle school. The only problem is Russell was playing for Northwest Junior High near Meridian and Smith was playing for Kate Griffin Junior High.

 

Mullen: MSU has been challenged

Posted 10/22/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen doesn't want to listen to the idea the Mississippi State University football team hasn't been properly prepared for its matchup against the nation's No. 1 team.

 

 

Cooper, Yeldon making impact for Alabama

Posted 10/22/2012 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The University of Alabama football team's freshman playmakers are coming of age just when the top-ranked Crimson Tide will need them most.

 

 

No. 15 MSU beats MTSU to set up showdown vs. No. 1 Alabama

Posted 10/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- This is where Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen thought his program would be after seven weeks.

 

 

Perkins has another big day in victory

Posted 10/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- LaDarius Perkins doesn't have to worry about his teammates believing in his abilities.

 

 

Banks ties MSU's record for interceptions

Posted 10/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Johnthan Banks entered rare territory Saturday. The senior cornerback from Maben is now tied for the Mississippi State University record with 16 career interceptions.

 

 

Ryals wins Mississippi State title

Posted 10/21/2012 in Local Sports

Randy Ryals didn't have a good feeling when he learned Columbus was the location for the Mississippi State Championship / B.A.S.S. Federation Nation's National Qualifier. Ryals wasn't happy with the site because he didn't have much success the previous three times he had been to Columbus Lake.

 

 

MSU women gearing up for exhibition opener

Posted 10/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer won't get caught up in numbers games in his first season as Mississippi State University women's basketball coach.

 

 

MSU softball team closes fall schedule today

Posted 10/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University softball team is planning its final stop on its "Tour de Miss."

 

 

Heritage Academy has playoffs in sights after victory

Posted 10/21/2012 in High School Sports

Faced with a must-win situation, it was fitting the last line of defense turned in a game-changing performance.

 

 

Columbus posts another shutout

Posted 10/21/2012 in High School Sports

HORN LAKE -- Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford challenged his team to win its final four regular-season games. So far, so good.

 

 

Myles all smiles in Starkville's victory

Posted 10/21/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Gabe Myles is back to his old self. An attitude adjustment is all the Starkville High School senior quarterback needed to return to the mind-set he enjoyed before all the recruiting hype, All-Star nominations, and player of the year honors.

 

 

West Oktibbeha shows 'All-in' attitude in victory against East Oktibbeha

Posted 10/21/2012 in High School Sports

CRAWFORD -- Words don't win games. That may be the biggest difference between the 2011 West Oktibbeha County High School football team and the 2012 version.

 

 

Mistakes cost New Hope chance for victory

Posted 10/21/2012 in High School Sports

With mere seconds left on the clock, the New Hope High School football team had just scored a touchdown that would have sent its game against Clarksdale into overtime.

 

 

West Point dominates Center Hill

Posted 10/21/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The West Point High School football team's defense proved it is among the best in the state Friday night.

 

 

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