TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It's becoming an August tradition at the University of Alabama. Coach Nick Saban and the veterans head out in the steamy summer heat to open camp and then return to the air conditioning to put a chill on the preseason hype.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen didn't mind Thursday if he didn't see flawless execution on the first day of fall camp.
Konrad Vernon showed this week his putter can be an effective equalizer.
OXFORD -- The preseason started Thursday for the University of Mississippi football team. Today, the 105 Rebels who reported for the start of fall camp will take part in the annual Ole Miss Media Day before the team officially opens practice Saturday. OleMissSports.com's RebelVision will offer a live streamline of Freeze's press conference. OleMissSports.com also will have complete coverage of the day's events.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team begins the 2013 season right where it left off nearly seven months ago.
STARKVILLE -- Today is one of Dan Mullen's favorite days of the year.
WEST POINT -- Veronica Williams had a sense of pride and joy when her son told her where he wanted to go to college on a football scholarship.
Multiple sources confirmed to The Dispatch on Wednesday that former New Albany High School standout Jazmine Spears failed to qualify academically at Mississippi State University and will attend Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College this school year.
Throughout the course of a prep softball season, most teams will collect some big innings.
STARKVILLE -- The 2014 recruiting class Mississippi State University's football program got one player smaller Tuesday.
STARKVILLE -- Unlucky was a fitting word for the Starkville Academy girls soccer team Tuesday morning.
MACON -- Central Academy catcher Blake Rigdon has a had a lot of great memories playing softball for the Lady Vikings.
MACON -- Noxubee County High School basketball coach T.J. Billups made a life-changing decision for his family this month.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University will delay hosting the Southeastern Conference softball tournament in order to buy more time to figure out how to upgrade its current facility.
PHEBA -- A week ago, Brooke Griffin was just another young pitcher looking to make her mark.
For Will Golsan and Taylor Stafford, winning a state championship was a dream 10 years in the making.
Lee Boyd was well aware of the expectations when he accepted the job as New Hope High School baseball coach at the age of 26.
WEST POINT -- New season, new attitude, new result. If one game is any indication, Karlie Lockhart is prepared to have a sophomore season to remember for the Starkville Academy fast-pitch softball team.
Brad and Melissa Atkins are raring to go. If they were training for the second annual Possum Town Triathlon, the husband and wife likely would be fine-tuning their techniques for each of the three phases of the event. As much as Brad Atkins would love to compete in the event he and his wife helped organize and pull off last year, he knows plenty remains to be done to make sure the next installment of the sprint triathlon at 7 a.m. Aug. 17 goes off just as well as the first one.
The Dispatch's All-Area prep baseball team for the 2013 season:
1. Caledonia softball continues magical postseason run HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. New Hope advances in baseball playoffs HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Starkville falls to DeSoto Central in playoffs HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. MSU drops doubleheader, SEC series to Auburn COLLEGE SPORTS