FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- University of Arkansas football coach John L. Smith has seen a change in the mood around the Razorbacks over the last few weeks.
STARKVILLE -- What happens if the No. 13 Mississippi State University football team beats defending national champion and No. 1 University of Alabama on Saturday night? The answer to that question has been bandied about the Starkville campus by students, teachers, administrators, and, yes, the Bulldogs themselves.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell usually doesn't pay a lot of attention to statistics. The Yellow Jackets' defense is changing Mitchell's ways.
Oak Hill Academy football coach Daniel Merchant quickly recites all the scenarios required to get his team in the playoffs. One can sense the excitement in the first-year coach's voice.
ABERDEEN -- Numbers took the forefront here last Friday, as the Aberdeen High School football team clinched the Class 3A, Region 2 championship.
STARKVILLE -- A season of heartache and disappointment ended with laughter, smiles, and hugs for the Mississippi State University women's soccer team Thursday night.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- It's clear the two Southeastern Conference men's basketball coaches in the state of Mississippi have a different perspective on their annual rivalry.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Don't call Wendell Hudson surprised. Incredulous would be a better term. The University of Alabama women's basketball coach couldn't think of any other way to react earlier this week when he learned his team had been picked to finish 14th in the expanded Southeastern Conference.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A year ago, a phalanx of reporters and television cameras surrounded University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt and associate head coach Holly Warlick for their appearance at the Southeastern Conference Basketball Media Day.
STARKVILLE -- On Saturday night, Amari Cooper is going to stare in the eyes of a defensive back that doesn't care who the University of Alabama freshman wide receiver is or what he's done.
The final week of region play for the Alabama High School Activities Association provides several intriguing matchups with playoff ramifications on the line.
When Adam Lowrey took over as head football coach at West Oktibbeha County High School, he promised the Timberwolves would play in big games.
STARKVILLE -- The "Secretary of Defense" may have to wage his battles a little differently this season.
STARKVILLE -- Like looking into a mirror. This is the attitude of the analysts when evaluating both undefeated programs to meet in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday night.
SCOOBA -- Frank Richardson envisioned a lot of good times when he left New Hope High School and signed to play football at East Mississippi Community College.
STARKVILLE -- The junior college system in the state of Mississippi has been kind to the top-ranked University of Alabama and the No. 13 Mississippi State University football programs.
STARKVILLE -- Anybody associated with the Mississippi State University football program will tell you confidence is the story behind sophomore wide receiver Robert Johnson.
OXFORD -- Denzel Nkemdiche is the perfect poster child for the University of Mississippi's resurgent football team.
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.
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.
1. Injuries hit MSU's secondary hard COLLEGE SPORTS
2. New Hope's Crosson has successful summer on links HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Columbus will try to beat Noxubee County to go 2-0 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Clayburn will be at center of MSU's line COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Top teams face off in Week 2 LOCAL COLUMNS