STARKVILLE -- The first NCAA tournament appearance in Mississippi State women's soccer history ended in tears.
STARKVILLE -- Marcus Murphy sacrificed to have a chance to play even a limited role as a freshman for the Mississippi State football team.
STARKVILLE -- Bre'Amber Scott's bloody left eye and bruise below it won't last forever.
STARKVILLE -- Miranda Carrasco dreamed about playing soccer in the Southeastern Conference for as long as she can remember.
STARKVILLE -- Patty Espinoza-Hunter hopes to be able to rack up some frequent flier miles.
When the season started, East Mississippi Community College sophomore defensive back JaQuez Akins knew he would be on a better defense.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team has two seniors and one junior on offense attracting attention from NFL scouts and draft experts. None of them have attempted a pass, taken a carry, or scored a touchdown.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team still has a few spots to fill in its 2019 recruiting class, but it already is making moves in its 2020 class.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer loves watching replays of games to pick up teaching points.
STARKVILLE -- Don't be alarmed Friday if you hear Courtney Robicheaux talking to herself.
The No. 6 Mississippi State women's basketball team gained valuable depth Wednesday night when the NCAA approved the waiver of sophomore guard Andra Espinoza-Hunter, making her immediately eligible to play this season.
STARKVILLE -- When her final year in high school appeared on the horizon, Starkville High School senior Rainey Wells realized she wanted to continue to play soccer.
STARKVILLE -- The stretch that doomed Mississippi State's NCAA tournament chances last year was the first three weeks of January. The Bulldogs shot 26.1 percent from 3-point range and 40.1 percent from the field in losing five of those six games.
STARKVILLE -- Nick Fitzgerald's return to the starting lineup was an encouraging one, two passing touchdowns and 159 rushing yards against Kansas State. Quarterbacks coach and pass game coordinator Andrew Breiner looked at the performance and saw moments where Fitzgerald was, "an inch or two off."
East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens really liked the performance of quarterback Messiah deWeaver in the opening round of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) playoffs.
STARKVILLE -- Derwin Ferguson still has the clip, and looks at it regularly.
STARKVILLE -- The intensity remains for Teaira McCowan.
Sean Harrison believed in July the 2018 Heritage Academy football team had a chance to play for a state championship.
STARKVILLE -- Joe Moorhead's coaching staff rides a fine line in weeks like these. It knows the No. 18 Mississippi State football team is a 24-point underdog against No. 1 Alabama, but it also knows its process is good enough to produce wins against any opponent.
STARKVILLE -- Jazzmun Holmes looked comfortable in her first starring role.
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