The East Oktibbeha County and West Oktibbeha County high school football teams play games Friday that won't affect their postseason chances. Even though region play is still a few weeks away, one can't underestimate the importance for both programs to start the season 2-0. They can achieve that mark when East Oktibbeha plays host to McAdams and West Oktibbeha plays host Montgomery County. Each game starts at 7:30 p.m.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Ed Allen's energy is infectious. But after only a few minutes with the new University of Alabama volleyball coach it's very easy to get pumped up about the chances for the sport to flourish at the school.
HAMILTON -- Ray Weeks has a valuable lesson for his Hamilton High School football team: One week is just a start.
FULTON --Rashad Pargo knows the pecking order. After using his first season at Itawamba Community College to redshirt, Pargo, a former standout at Aberdeen High School, was able to watch his former AHS teammate make an impact with the Indians as a freshman.
An improved service game helped the Caledonia High School volleyball team beat West Lowndes 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-11) Tuesday night at the West Lowndes Gymnasium.
STARKVILLE -- Seventeen games at Humphrey Coliseum and a road trip to defending national champion Texas A&M highlight the Mississippi State women's basketball team's schedule for the 2011-12 season, which was released Tuesday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team worked out in full pads for two hours Tuesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.
OXFORD -- Fifth-year University of Mississippi women's basketball coach Renee Ladner's 2011-12 team will face a schedule that includes 13 teams that advanced to postseason last year, including five that played in the NCAA tournament a year ago.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama women's basketball team will have a 2011-12 schedule that features 14 games against teams that advanced to the postseason last season.
STARKVILLE -- Faith Steinwedell believes she was destined to play volleyball in a major conference 1,900 miles away from her home in La Jolla, Calif.
STARKVILLE -- Fifth-year Starkville High School cross country coach Caroline Woomer feels her squad is ready to compete with some of the state's elite talent.
Nutt announced sophomore Barry Brunetti will start the season-opener against BYU on Sept. 3 following junior Randall Mackey's arrest for disorderly conduct after a fight at a downtown Oxford bar early Tuesday morning.
STARKVILLE -- Shane McCardell has finally found a home at defensive end. The objective for the Mississippi State football team is to keep him there as long as possible.
SCOOBA -- Justin Cox is ready to take on a different role. After two years of playing quarterback and being the one everyone looked to to set the tone, the former West Point High School standout and Mississippi State signee has shifted his focus to defense.
STARKVILLE -- Colby Runnels understands now the word "starter" is what he makes of it.
Fresh off a chance to showcase their skills for state college coaches, five area Mississippi Association of Independent Schools fast-pitch softball teams were back in action Monday. Heritage Academy lost to Washington School 15-0 in four innings, Starkville Academy lost to Jackson Prep 1-0, Oak Hill Academy lost to Manchester Academy 11-7, and Central Academy beat Calhoun Academy 8-7, and Hebron Christian lost to Winona Christian 3-0.
WEST POINT -- Another lesson learned. The West Point High School football typically doesn't suffer back-to-back losses and then learn from the mistakes in those setbacks.
WEST POINT -- Forget about the present. It was clear Saturday night the future is pretty bright for the South Panola and West Point high school football teams.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team's objective Friday night in a scrimmage at Davis Wade Stadium wasn't to see its standouts perform.
STARKVILLE -- Neil Macdonald is counting on his Mississippi State women's soccer team's fitness level being an advantage. If the Bulldogs' first test was any indication, Macdonald will enter the season opener at 2 p.m. today against Arkansas State with a little more confidence.
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3. MSU baseball begins weekend with shutout losses to Auburn COLLEGE SPORTS
4. MSU looks to build on historic women's basketball season COLLEGE SPORTS