PHEBA -- Longtime Mississippi high school basketball coach Bruce Franks admits he wasn't about to change his ways when he took over the Hebron Christian School basketball programs last season.
After months - actually more like years - of speculation, the high school football state championship games are on the move.
Hunter Carroll remembers well the anticipation of pulling into Columbus Speedway to cheer for his favorite driver, Mark Stokes.
HOOVER, Ala. -- There were complaints about the lack of star power. There was never a controversial quote or any semblance of trash talk from one coach to another. In all, The 2014 version of the Southeastern Conference's Media Days could be classified as uneventful.
WEST POINT -- Since his eighth-grade year, Oak Hill Academy's Drake Riley and his boys basketball teammates have talked about winning a state championship.
WEST POINT -- Brian Middleton returned home to coach the Oak Hill Academy boys basketball team with high expectations.
STARKVILLE -- One by one, high school prospects from across the country trickled into Mississippi State's Leo M. Seal football complex on Friday afternoon, as the field of 200 potential college athletes arrived gradually throughout the afternoon for MSU's annual Big Dawg recruiting camp.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze believes his program ahead of schedule.
HOOVER, Ala. - Most experts believe Alabama is the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference championship. Alabama fans certainly believe it. SEC media members clearly believe it, too, as Alabama was voted by the league's sports writers as the preseason choice to win the league this year.
HOOVER, Ala. -- If LSU coach Les Miles is bothered by media projections that have the Tigers slipping this fall, he's hiding it well. Standing before approximately 300 writers and analysts at the Southeastern Conference Media Days on Wednesday afternoon, Miles was blunt in his assessment of LSU's chances this season.
HOOVER, Ala. -- One is trying to fight his way out of the cellar in the Southeastern Conference's Western Division. The other is trying to stay on top of the SEC's Eastern Division.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference are about to become safer. At least that's the plan behind a rule change, presented by SEC Coordinator of Officials Steve Shaw.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team's non-conference schedule will feature a trip to Texas for the Corpus Christi Coastal Classic at the American Bank Center. This Thanksgiving event, now in its second year, will be Nov. 28 and 29. MSU will play Saint Louis in the opening round and then face TCU or Bradley.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Fan Lee Massengale is already worried about Georgia's game with Troy, even with Clemson and South Carolina coming up first.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel insists there are still plenty of superstars in the Southeastern Conference. The only problem is nobody has heard of them.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Dan Mullen has spent five seasons trying to build expectations at Mississippi State. Now he has them. Boasting a league-best 18 returning starters and helming a team that closed 2013 on a three-game winning streak, Mullen was calm and confident Tuesday as he talked about a team he believes could be the best he has had in Starkville during the morning session of Day 2 of the Southeastern Conference's Media Days.
HOOVER, Ala. -- For the first time, Dak Prescott owns the starting quarterback job entering a season at Mississippi State. On Tuesday morning, he owned the room at the Southeastern Conference Media Days.
HOOVER, Ala. -- South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier attended Southeastern Conference Media Days for the 22nd time Tuesday. He has been the star of the show at most of them, and this time was no different.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Mike Slive believes the Southeastern Conference will be at the forefront of significant changes in the college football landscape, and to get his point across, he quoted Eisenhower, Churchill, and Nelson Mandela. Welcome to SEC Media Days.
HOOVER, Ala. -- The most talked-about player during the opening session of Southeastern Conference Media Days wasn't in attendance. His coach wasn't in a rush to talk about him, either.
1. Fitzgerald limited in MSU's spring opener COLLEGE SPORTS
2. MSU men beat Louisville to reach semifinals of NIT COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Tagovailoa injures hand in Alabama's spring practice COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Brewer excited about chance to coach in NFL LOCAL SPORTS
5. Toughness leads MSU women back to Sweet 16 LOCAL COLUMNS