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Coaches say JUCO changes will affect programs

Posted 11/4/2011 in College Sports

Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill doesn't totally understand the need for recent rule changes enacted by the Mississippi Association of Community College and Junior College presidents. One thing Terrill knows is he doesn't like the changes.

 

 

No. 3 EMCC will take on Hinds in playoff opener

Posted 11/4/2011 in College Sports

East Mississippi Community College didn't play many tight games in its undefeated run through regular season this year. The tightest game No. 3 EMCC played was a 20-17 victory against Hinds C.C. on Sept. 8 in Raymond. A lot has happened since the second week of the season.

 

 

Noxubee County focused for title run

Posted 11/4/2011 in High School Sports

The Noxubee County High School football team had to fight the urge to look ahead to its game against Spain Park (Ala.). The Tigers and all of Noxubee County had to resist the temptation of thinking about their C Spire Wireless "Bright Lights Football" regionally televised game against Louisville.

 

 

Hamilton will try to unleash arsenal

Posted 11/4/2011 in High School Sports

Sometimes it's not about how big your weapons are, but how many you have. The Hamilton High School football team has an arsenal of offensive weapons loaded and ready to go at 7 tonight when it plays host to Hollandale Simmons in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2A North State playoffs.

 

 

Aberdeen hopes to shine at right time

Posted 11/4/2011 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The Aberdeen High School football team received the lift it needed last week. Now coach Chris Duncan hopes his Bulldogs are ready to shine in a time of the year that they have come to own.

 

 

Alabama soccer shoots for another upset

Posted 11/4/2011 in College Sports

Todd Bramble has watched his University of Alabama women's soccer team come a long way in the past two months.

 

 

Criticism growing about JUCO rule changes

Posted 11/3/2011 in College Sports

Recent rule changes for athletics at Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College member institutions are roughly a month old. However, the buzz hasn't died down. Instead, it has gotten louder.

 

 

Simpson transforms UTM into winning program

Posted 11/3/2011 in College Sports

A graveyard job. That's how Jason Simpson's friends and colleagues in college football described the job of head coach at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

 

 

Timberwolves will fight for third

Posted 11/3/2011 in High School Sports

The West Oktibbeha County and Pelahatchie high school football teams will look to usher out the regular season on a positive note when they meet at 7 tonight in a Class 1A, Region 3 game in Maben. The region's playoff teams already have been decided. Nanih Waiya (8-2, 7-0 region) and Noxapater (7-3, 7-0) will play for first place tonight in Louisville. West Oktibbeha and Pelahatchie are two games behind those teams, and will play tonight for third and fourth in the region.

 

 

Starkville, Columbus, MSMS swimmers earn All-State honors

Posted 11/3/2011 in High School Sports

MarkAnne Hobart didn't win any gold medals at the Mississippi High School Activities Association State swim meet Saturday, but that didn't keep a smile from creeping across her face.

 

 

Aliceville High happy to be home

Posted 11/3/2011 in High School Sports

It is fun to be home again for the Aliceville High School football team. Playing a home postseason game for the first time in five seasons, Aliceville will play host to Washington County at 7 p.m. Friday in an opening-round game of the Alabama High School Activities Association Class 3A playoffs.

 

 

Alabama upsets South Carolina in SEC tournament

Posted 11/3/2011 in College Sports

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. -- The eighth-seeded University of Alabama women's soccer team opened the Southeastern Conference tournament with a 1-0 victory against top-seeded South Carolina on Wednesday night at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. The win is the first for the Crimson Tide in the tournament since 1998.

 

 

Banks in mold of MSU greats

Posted 11/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There's a moment minutes before kickoff every Saturday when Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks does something in drills his position coach has never seen.

 

 

MSU honors Bell on one-year anniversary of his death

Posted 11/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Today marks one-year anniversary former Mississippi State football player Nick Bell died after a fight with cancer. MSU is using Homecoming this weekend to honor his memory. The MSU Student Association hosted a 3.6-mile run Tuesday evening to raise money for the Nick Bell Mentoring Memorial Foundation.

 

 

EMCC men's basketball kicks off season tonight

Posted 11/2/2011 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Rewarded with a No. 7 NJCAA preseason ranking following consecutive national tournament appearances, the East Mississippi Community College men's basketball team will tip off the 2011-12 season at 7 tonight when it plays host to Southern Sports Academy at Keyes T. Currie Coliseum.

 

 

Alabama soccer will try to pull upset

Posted 11/2/2011 in College Sports

Todd Bramble wasn't about to complain. Armed with all of the amenities anyone could want to occupy their time on a four-hour bus ride, the University of Alabama women's soccer coach did what a lot of people would do: He took a nap.

 

 

Ole Miss struggling to stop run

Posted 11/2/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The trend for University of Mississippi football team is an embarrassing one. Run the ball against the Rebels' defense. Win an award.

 

 

MSU women want to carve new identity

Posted 11/1/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Eleven won't be a number that defines the 2011-12 Mississippi State women's basketball team. Instead, the Lady Bulldogs will use that number, which corresponds to where media members picked them in the Southeastern Conference preseason poll released Tuesday.

 

 

Tight ends play key role for MSU

Posted 11/1/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Malcolm Johnson thinks highly of Marcus Green. Johnson, a redshirt freshman tight end on the Mississippi State football team, has so many good things to say about Green, his senior teammate at the position, it's easy to think he could be his coach.

 

 

Cox earns another SEC honor

Posted 11/1/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the third straight week, Mississippi State junior Fletcher Cox was named Southeastern Conference defensive lineman of the week. In the past four weeks, the only time Cox, a defensive tackle, hasn't received the honor was after MSU was on a bye week.

 

 

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