NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Selling tickets should be easy for a Southeastern Conference football team coming off a 9-4 season, especially for the opening game against the University of Mississippi.
STARKVILLE -- The regular-season home opener was more a mental cleansing than a celebration for the Mississippi State University women's soccer program.
The players -- not those millionaire coaches -- are providing the star power in the Southeastern Conference's drive for an eighth-straight national title.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama's receiving corps has one standout and an impressive supporting cast. Now it's up to Amari Cooper and Company to live up to a preseason buzz ordinarily reserved for the top-ranked Crimson Tide's tailbacks and defense.
STARKVILLE -- Tyler Russell is able to watch himself on film in the final two games of the 2012 season and smile at what he's learning.
STARKVILLE -- Home is foreign concept for college football assistant coaches.
MACON -- It turns out there is life after Gabe Myles for the Starkville High School football program.
MACON -- Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter believes his team can be really good this season. Nothing that happened Friday night in a season-opening 17-0 home loss to Starkville High shook that belief.
MACON -- A season opener like this is one energizes fans and causes coaches to loss inordinate amounts of sleep.
WEST POINT -- Daniel Merchant knows his football team's defense has a chance to be special this season.
PHEBA -- Cody Bolton and Anthony Sharp are prepared for a full load this season.
STEENS -- At the end of a blowout win, the stars of the game are typically reflected in the sheet. Nine times out of 10, the team's coach opens the postgame interview by praising his linemen. The recognition is just a small piece of the satisfaction -- chasing your running backs down the field is the best part.
HAMILTON -- A 31-minute weather delay pushed the start of the 2013 prep football season back a bit Friday night at Jimmy Moore Field, but Hamilton senior quarterback Quinshay Heard had waited this long. He could wait just a little bit more.
MACON -- The Central Academy football team had a difficult time on the scoreboard and on the injury report in its 2013 season opener.
ABERDEEN -- When the home team has a considerable advantage in total yards, more first downs, no turnovers, and fewer yards penalized, it's generally safe to assume that team will come out a winner more times than not.
Caledonia High School first-year head football coach Andy Crotwell knew his team would be young in several key spots this season.
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MACON -- For the first time in five tries, the Starkville High School finally defeated Noxubee County High. In his first start as quarterback at the varsity level, Princeton Jones showed the maturity of a multi-year starter by throwing two touchdown passes and accounting for more than 150 yards of total offense in Starkville's 17-0 victory in a battle of 2012 state champions.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University coach Dan Mullen has treated this week of practice like they're getting ready for its opening game this weekend - a mock game, of course.
If Rafaelle Souza and Mandy McCalla is the starting point, Matthew Mott doesn't mind one bit talking about his high-scoring duo.
1. Stephens making changes COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Loss of Patterson one of several Shorter has had to fill HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Jones brings new energy to Starkville football program HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Walters column: Prep Football Questions - Week 3 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Luke has dream job at Ole Miss, but he is in tough spot COLLEGE SPORTS