STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University athletic department is disassociating itself with a booster involved in the NCAA investigation. In documents obtained by The Dispatch, the MSU compliance department has refunded season ticket money for the 2012 season and a financial donation to the department to the booster, whose named was redacted in the paperwork.
Brooklyn Waldrep has seen the steps the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team has made in a little more then a month. Waldrep knows the team can take even bigger strides forward. If Tuesday's performance is any indication, the Lady Patriots should be well on their way.
STARKVILLE -- Joe Morrow is dedicating the Mississippi State University football team's season opener Saturday against Jackson State University to the people near his hometown dealing with Hurricane Isaac.
OXFORD -- University of Mississippi first-year football coach Hugh Freeze and the Rebels began game week preparations Tuesday afternoon on the practice fields adjacent to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Freeze praised the defense's execution of the game plan.
STARKVILLE -- The news continues to get worse for the Mississippi State University men's basketball program. The school announced Tuesday freshman Fred Thomas will have surgery today to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. Dr. Scott Jones will perform the surgery in Columbus. The projected recovery period is six weeks.
VERNON, Ala. -- The Lamar County High School football team took its first road trip well before its first game. The Bulldogs conducted a week-long training camp at Tombigbee State Park in Tupelo. A later start date for the school calendar allowed the team to spend the week in seclusion and to work on teamwork, chemistry, and fundamentals.
ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- Charles Moody admits he grew a lot in his first season as Aliceville High School football coach. Now, Moody hopes the Yellow Jackets will grow with him. Moody's second edition will open the season at 7 p.m. Thursday against Gordo High.
WEST POINT -- Drake Riley believes the Oak Hill Academy can do it on offense.
STARKVILLE -- It all starts with passing.
STARKVILLE -- After recovering from multiple torn ligaments from an injury suffered last year, Tobias Smith will start in the 2012 season opener.
STARKVILLE - The one thing we know Mississippi State University head coach Dan Mullen and offensive coordinator Les Koenning agree on is the backup quarterback must play Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- A youth movement is under way for the Mississippi State University women's soccer team. Coach Neil Macdonald had no problems turning several of his talented freshmen loose this weekend at the Bulldog Classic. The result was just what he wanted.
REFORM, Ala. -- The picture on the floor of coach Patrick Plott's office serves as a challenge. Last season in his return to the sidelines as coach of the Pickens County High School boys basketball team, Plott led the Tornadoes to a third consecutive state title. The picture shows Plott holding the championship trophy surrounded by celebrating members of his team.
They are the often overlooked unsung heroes of football, but for the Caledonia High School Confederates (2-0), its offensive line was one of its best weapons in a 66-12 mauling of the West Lowndes High School Panthers (1-1). The hard work of the line allowed the Confederates to put up 393 yards in total offense, 48 of the yards coming from passing.
STEENS - For every positive step they took, there was a self-inflicted mistake to halt the progress.
MADISON -- Jake Schwartz could sympathize with Starkville quarterback Caleb Wilson making his first career high school from behind center.
The smile on David Foster's face says old school.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy stayed within striking distance of Heritage Academy the entire game Friday night.
STARKVILLE -- Heritage Academy senior football player Taylor Fields remembers not too fondly his junior year game against arch-rival Starkville Academy.
SHANNON -- Far too often, quarterbacks either get too much credit for a win or an unfair amount of criticism following a loss.
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3. Mangum wins SEC batting title COLLEGE SPORTS