JACKSON -- Drake Gordman rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns Friday night to lead the Starkville Academy football team to a 51-3 victory against Hillcrest Christian in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II game.
Editor's Note: The Mississippi State women's basketball team welcomes five freshmen to a program that is poised to capitalize on its trip last season to the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Today, The Dispatch will introduce you to Morgan William. For each of the next three weeks, The Dispatch will introduce you to a freshman.
CLARKSDALE -- The East Mississippi Community College football program boasted perhaps the state's best defense last season. This season's Lions are following that lead. Top-ranked EMCC allowed 1 yard per rush, forced three turnovers, and blocked another punt for a score in an 83-7 rout of Coahoma C.C. in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges North Division opener for both teams Thursday night at James E. Miller Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- There's an adage in college football that goes something like, "If a team has two quarterbacks, it really doesn't have a quarterback."
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama offensive tackle Austin Shepherd would rather not try to single out the toughest guy on his own defense to block so he starts rattling off their attributes instead.
WEST POINT -- For years, West Point High School's calling card on the football field has been the ability to run the football. Because of that, the key to beating West Point has been simple: Stop the run and you stop West Point. That was before Steffon Moore came along.
STARKVILLE -- In 1979, John Correro was a spotter working on Mississippi State's football broadcasts when he was asked to move into the booth as color analyst alongside legendary play-by-play broadcaster Jack Cristil. At the time, Cristil had been on the microphone for MSU sports for 26 years, and he would continue in the same position for 32 more years.
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STARKVILLE -- Former Mississippi State student-athletes Rickey Brown and Tiffany McWilliams Dudley will be inducted into the MSU Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 4 when the football plays host Texas A&M, the MSU athletic department announced Thursday.
The Ole Miss football team has one of the most prolific receivers in the Southeastern Conference though two games. It's just not the guy the Rebels -- or opposing defenses -- expected. Little-known Cody Core has emerged as the premier deep threat for No. 14 Ole Miss (2-0), which is preparing for its home opener against Louisiana-Lafayette (1-1) on Saturday.
OXFORD -- The Ole Miss Rebel family has lost one of its all-time greats. Stan Sandroni, 64, passed away of a heart attack late Wednesday night.
STARKVILLE -- It was a performance that most members of the Mississippi State defense would like to forget. MSU (2-0) will get its first chance to put memories of performance against Alabama-Birmingham out of its mind at 3 p.m. Saturday (ESPNEWS) when it takes on South Alabama (1-0).
Barbie Ferguson began teaching high school in 1982 in Horn Lake. She made $11,000 in her first year and had to live with her parents. These days, Ferguson is the deputy director of Mississippi Professional Educators, and first-year teachers in Mississippi with a bachelor's degree earn $33,390 a year.
Michael Ledbetter enjoys playing offense more than he does playing defense. For someone who spent a majority of the 2013 season playing defense, that statement reveals just how much the Heritage Academy junior is relishing his chance to play a key role in the backfield this season.
One of the greatest quarterback classes in Southeastern Conference history is now toiling in the NFL. Gone are the likes of Johnny Manziel and Aaron Murray, but the big passing numbers have stayed. A new crop of quarterbacks -- led by Texas A&M's Kenny Hill, South Carolina's Dylan Thompson, Kentucky's Patrick Towles, and Missouri's Maty Mauk -- are faring just fine on the football field. Their numbers look a whole lot like the stats their predecessors piled up last year.
New Hope High School senior baseball player Josh Stillman found familiarity when he visited Northeast Mississippi Community College.
Close isn't a word Randal Montgomery intends to use very often in the construction of the Columbus High School football program.
STARKVILLE - One week after setting a new school attendance record in its season opener against in-state rival Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State watched its five-year sellout streak come to an end in Saturday's 47-34 win over UAB.
STARKVILLE -- There's nothing surprising about the fast start that Mississippi State's offense is enjoying through two games.
1. Westburg powers MSU past North Carolina COLLEGE SPORTS
2. UNC uses analytics to power defensive shifts COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Berkery adds former MLB pitcher Oswalt to staff at Starkville Academy HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Golsan gets hit in first professional at-bat LOCAL SPORTS