The Columbus High School girls basketball team was in danger of falling to 0-4 in district play entering its game against Madison Central on Friday.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia's Charles Mann said there was an important lesson in the men's basketball team's ability to overcome its poor shooting against Alabama. "Defense wins games," Mann said.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High boys basketball coach Greg Carter never has worried about his team's enthusiasm on game day. The Yellow Jackets have been known for dominating starts to games this season.
Alabama hired former Southern California coach Lane Kiffin on Friday as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Kiffin returns to the Southeastern Conference after head coaching stints with the NFL's Oakland Raiders, Tennessee, and the Trojans. He replaces Doug Nussmeier, who left Alabama for Michigan.
STARKVILLE -- There is a fine line between being persistent and being annoying.
STARKVILLE - Only one guarantee with the Ole Miss men's basketball team without Marshall Henderson is about 15-20 shots per game have to be accounted for somebody else.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State strength and conditioning coach Matt Balis is leaving his position with the Bulldogs program to take a similar job at Connecticut.
STARKVILLE -- The "monster" has been as scary and as imposing as Vic Schaefer thought it would.
STARKVILLE - Nick Mingione and Ben Bracewell were convinced they knew what it meant to feel fortunate at what they have in this country and at Mississippi State.
STARKVILLE -- Rebuilding versus reloading. That is the philosophical difference between what Rick Ray is doing with the Mississippi State men's basketball program and what Kentucky is doing under coach John Calipari.
Disciplined. Fiery. Organized. Detail-oriented. Those are some of the qualities Randal Montgomery could bring to Columbus High School as its new football coach.
The Starkville Academy girls basketball team hasn't lost to archrival Heritage Academy in better than seven seasons. Senior Sallie Kate Richardson made sure that streak remained alive Tuesday night. Richardson had two critical blocked shots and the Lady Volunteers had four total in overtime as they escaped with a 52-42 victory.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama's men's basketball team's seven losses this season have been by 10 points or fewer. After a 68-63 win against Vanderbilt, The Crimson Tide have won two close games in a row.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team is searching for a way to keep Kentucky freshman forward Julius Randle off the free throw line.
JaVontae McDavid was the picture of calm amidst the craziness. Jay Jay Swanigan had fallen hard on his head in the lane after a foul with 1.8 seconds left and the Columbus and New Hope high school boys basketball teams tied at 58.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Lovie Smith spent the past year watching lots of football, analyzing himself, and preparing for his next job in the NFL.
STARKVILLE -- Three-time Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher Roy Oswalt will be the guest speaker for the Mississippi State baseball team's First Pitch Banquet, MSU coach John Cohen announced Monday.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen isn't putting much stock into online reports sophomore linebacker Benardrick McKinney will enter the NFL draft.
On a night when hitting free throws proved to be a chore, the Columbus High School boys basketball team hit those same shots when it counted the most.
STARKVILLE -- On paper, Katia May is listed as a senior. In Vic Schaefer years, though, the Mississippi State point guard is only in her second season. When it comes to grasping all of the lessons of "Secretary of Defense" and playing up to that standard and the one set by assistant coach Aqua Franklin, a former point guard, learning can be difficult, especially in the Southeastern Conference.
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