The next step for athletics at Mississippi University for Women is coming soon.
For the Columbus High School football team, the crossroads of the season have now been reached.
Each season, the East Mississippi Community College passing game finds a rhythm.
STARKVILLE -- When Lashard Durr saw two senior cornerbacks go down, he had to grow up fast.
Being one of the best in the world has its perks. For West Point's John Burris, the hard work that went into helping the United States' 35+ Water Ski Team win the gold medal at the 4th 35+ Water Ski World Championships this past weekend at the Sesena Water Ski & Wakeboard Complex in Toledo, Spain, gave him an opportunity few people realize.
In baseball, hitters are "seeing the ball well" when they're in a groove. In basketball, shooters are "in the zone" when that feeling comes over them that they can't miss. The Heritage Academy offensive linemen showed Friday night that even big boys up front in the trenches can get into a rhythm that makes an entire group feel like it can't do anything wrong. Judging by the numbers, the Patriots came pretty close to realizing that goal.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen will be in familiar territory Friday when he steps off the plane in Providence, Rhode Island. The Mississippi State football coach was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, and played tight end at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. A huge New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan, Mullen will take his team to his old stomping grounds this weekend when MSU (1-2) plays Massachusetts (1-2) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (WCBI) at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze knows how close his team is to becoming one of the best in the nation. Despite a 1-2 record, the Rebels have been competitive against one of the nation's best schedules. In losses to top-five programs Florida State and Alabama, Ole Miss squandered 21-point leads in both games. No. 23 Ole Miss (0-1 Southeastern Conference) will try again to play a complete game at 11 a.m. Saturday (ESPN) when it plays host to Southeastern Conference rival and No. 12 Georgia (3-0, 1-0) at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama football coach Nick Saban couldn't find much fault in the Crimson Tide's physical effort, heart, and fight. The missed blocks, costly busted coverage and onside kick allowed are entirely different matters. Top-ranked Alabama survived those miscues and a scoop-and-score fumble in a come-from-way-behind 48-43 victory Saturday against then-No. 19 Ole Miss. It wasn't always pretty.
OXFORD -- After a touchdown-filled, humidity-drenched Southeastern Conference showdown, the No. 1 Alabama football team and coach Nick Saban are still undefeated. Just barely.
Young. That is how Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen described his team Saturday night after a 23-20 loss to then-No. 20 LSU at Tiger Stadium.
OXFORD -- Things were looking really good for the then-No. 19 Ole Miss football team on Saturday in its SEC West showdown against No. 1 Alabama. Junior defensive end Marquise Haynes had just sacked freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts near midfield and forced a fumble. Rebel senior defensive end John Youngblood scooped up the loose ball and scampered 44 yards for a seemingly comfortable 24-3 lead with 2 minutes, 47 seconds left in the first half.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- After struggling in the first half and not taking advantage of opportunities in the third quarter, the Mississippi State football offense finally came alive.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Westin Graves showed his versatility Saturday night.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Getting off the field on third down in the first half was a problem for the Mississippi State football defense.
OXFORD -- Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn't know how many of these roller coaster rides he can take.
CALEDONIA -- It's not the shoes.
CALEDONIA - "Decades of Domination - It's Our Tradition" was the message posted on visiting New Hope's run-through banner here Friday evening.
WEST POINT - West Point was gracious enough to let Noxubee County perform the opening act Friday night.
WEST POINT - Forty-seven unanswered points, three turnovers and 11 penalties committed.
1. Stricklin expected to take Florida AD job today COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Hill, Gholar fuel Falcons' flight HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Ole Miss will be ready for Memphis COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Madden wins Cotton Pickin' 100 LOCAL SPORTS
5. Heritage Academy excited about big win HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS