SCOOBA -- Chad Kelly admits he knew nothing about the East Mississippi Community College football program four months ago. Next week, he will start at quarterback for the defending National Junior College Athletic Association national champion Lions. EMCC will open the season Aug. 28 at Southwest Mississippi Community College. The Lions took a break from practice Monday for Media Day Activities on the school's campus.
STARKVILLE -- When asked where the Mississippi State football team's defense will turn for about leadership this season, junior quarterback Dak Prescott didn't hesitate.
A lot of the things Randal Montgomery says when he talks about football make sense. Montgomery believes the best players -- regardless of class -- have to be on the football field. The former Hazlehurst football coach also wants his players to aspire to be the best, which is why he intends to set the bar as high as possible and push everyone to reach that goal.
The first chapter of the Kris Pickle era at New Hope unfolded on Saturday night in Davis Wade Stadium. New Hope defeated Greenville-Weston 21-0, and the Trojans did it in style, debuting new gray and black uniforms and a new helmet design.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville head coach Jamie Mitchell is fully aware of the high expectations that have been placed on his team this season.
STARKVILLE -- Two of the state's most storied football programs, West Point High and Louisville High, met as part of Saturday's preseason jamboree at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium.
The momentum continues for the Caledonia High School football team.
STARKVILLE -- Noxubee County High School's reputation in football has largely been influenced by its defense.
STARKVILLE -- Nothing about Aberdeen High School's 33-7 win over Philadelphia High School Saturday surprised quarterback Joshua Williams. Not the four touchdowns he logged, nor the touchdown passes of 46 and 69 yards he threw to Tyreke Gates
STARKVILLE -- First-year Columbus High head football coach Randal Montgomery needed someone on his defense to make a big play in the waning moments of Saturday's preseason jamboree game against Kosciusko.
Hunter Sykes has wanted to play baseball in college since he was 8 years old.
STARKVILLE - When Justin Cox, an All-America safety at East Misssissippi Community College, signed with Mississippi State's football team after his two years at Scooba, MSU defensive lineman Curtis Virges swelled with pride.
Trip Hairston has turned his envy into action. On Saturday, the Columbus resident will be one of more than 100 competitors expected to participate in the third-annual Possum Town Triathlon.
There is a different kind of energy at West Lowndes High School. Maybe it has something to do with all of the hills that the Panthers have been running to get them in shape for the start of the 2014 football season.
STARKVILLE -- As fall practice rolls on, one debate keeps cropping up among members of Mississippi State's defensive line. That debate centers around one question: Is Chris Jones a defensive end or a defensive tackle?
WEST POINT -- Fans attending the "Meet the Green Wave" event Thursday night at McAllister Field experienced more than they bargained for.
The bad luck that plagued Shay Knight in 2013 is finally behind him. The Columbus native switched from a MasterSbilt chassis to a Bob Pierce chassis at the beginning of this season, and after an up-and-down start to the campaign, Knight has notched three Crate Late Model wins between two tracks -- Columbus Speedway and Magnolia Speedway -- in each of the past three weeks.
It feels great to be back in the USA. This last blog entry comes from the Memphis, Tennessee, airport, where we just landed. It felt great to see that Mississippi State bus and Mr. Joe (Jaudon) waiting there for us.
During fall camp, sports writers are frequently hit by coaches not willing to boast about their ballclubs.
Editor's Note: The Mississippi State women's basketball team is completing its International trip to Belgium and to France. Senior guard Martha Alwal reviews the team's final hours in France.
1. Hill shows speed, strength in Maroon & White Game COLLEGE SPORTS
2. France offers strong relief outing as part of MSU's sweep COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Stacy staying in control for Caledonia HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Berry leads West Point to playoff series victory HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Oregon's Sanders taken in NPF draft LOCAL SPORTS