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Starkville, West Point set for rematch

Posted 11/23/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rematch. Very few words strike fear in as many hearts of coaches in all kinds of sports than the word rematch.

 

 

Ryland hopes to help Noxubee County set title date

Posted 11/23/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- The "A-Train" will be focused tonight on setting a final trip to Jackson. To realize that goal, senior Antonio Ryland intends to lead another dominating defensive effort at 7 tonight when the Noxubee County High School football team plays host to Louisville in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A North State title game.

 

 

Ballard showing poise at quarterback for Tigers

Posted 11/23/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- DeAngelo Ballard knows he has changed. Two years ago, Ballard would have surveyed the coverage, not found a receiver, and tried to force a pass to a receiver.

 

 

Don't throw records out in Iron Bowl mismatches

Posted 11/23/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama-Auburn University rivalry has a storied history, Hatfield-vs.-McCoy level hatred and games and performances that inhabit the state's psyche for decades.

 

 

SEC hears from frustrated fans about cell service

Posted 11/23/2012 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A popular question asked during Southeastern Conference games this season has been: Do you have any service?

 

 

MSU women lose to UCF

Posted 11/23/2012 in College Sports

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Martha Alwal posted her third double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Kendra Grant also scored 19 points Thursday in the Mississippi State University women's basketball team's 64-56 loss to the University of Central Florida in the final game of the Hardwood Tournament of Hope.

 

Coaches take different stances on importance of Egg Bowl to recruiting

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- While he is convinced it is the most important game of the season, Dan Mullen isn't convinced the winner of the annual Egg Bowl game parlays that into an advantage in recruiting. The Mississippi State University football coach doesn't think his 3-0 record against the University of Mississippi has anything to do with the Bulldogs' ability to recruit some of the state's top players in the past two years.

West Point, Starkville set to come together again

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Thanksgiving Day typically brings family members and friends together for fellowship. These meetings usually end with good will being wished and an understanding that somewhere down the line everyone will see each other again.

 

Bowl eligibility creates desperation for Ole Miss

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The University of Mississippi football team is embracing the added desperation of needing to beat Mississippi State University at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU) in the annual Egg Bowl to become bowl eligible.

 

 

Louisville will look to improved depth in passing game vs. Noxubee County

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- When Tyler Peterson watches Louisville High School junior quarterback Wyatt Roberts trigger the Wildcats' potent passing offense, it brings back pleasant memories.

 

 

Up-tempo offense fuels Pickens County's playoff push

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

Can you keep up? That's the question opponents face when they take on the Pickens County High School football team and its up-tempo offense.

 

 

Lamar County mourns loss of coach, prepares for Sweet Water

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

VERNON, Ala. - The Lamar County High School football team will carry a heavy heart into its playoff game Friday. At the height of its season, following two playoff victories, offensive and defensive line coach Don Thornton, 65, passed away Saturday. After retiring and serving as a city councilman in Vernon, Thornton spent five years as a volunteer assistant coach, helping Bulldogs linemen become some of the best in the Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A ranks. He'd coached at other schools throughout the state, too.

 

 

Cold shooting plagues MSU women in loss to UCSB

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Offensive struggles plagued the Mississippi State women's basketball team Wednesday afternoon in a 60-43 loss to the University of California, Santa Barbara at the Hardwood Tournament of Hope.

 

 

Texas defeats MSU in Maui

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Guard Sheldon McClellan came off the bench and scored 19 points to give the University of Texas men's basketball team its first win in three days at the Maui Invitational, 69-55 against Mississippi State University on Wednesday morning.

 

 

Iron Bowl QBs at different stages in career

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

Jonathan Wallace was still in high school with no clue he'd wind up playing for the Auburn University football team when AJ McCarron was leading the University of Alabama to a national title. Now, the Tigers' freshman quarterback is set to start in the first Iron Bowl he has attended Saturday against the second-ranked Crimson Tide and one of the nation's best defenses -- in front of some 102,000 mostly hostile fans.

 

Egg Bowl QBs attracting a lot of attention

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tyler Russell and Bo Wallace knew this was going to be a big week. But the Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi quarterbacks had no idea they would be this popular.

Louisville's Miller has sights set on title

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- M.C. Miller, Louisville High School, and Noxubee County High will be linked together eternally. When Miller left Noxubee County High School after 16 seasons as head coach to replace Brad Peterson as coach of archrival Louisville, he knew what he was getting in to.

Hunts bring special combination to Noxubee County defense

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Speed, quickness, power. The Noxubee County High School football team prides itself in having at least 11 players who have all three of those qualities that come together to form one of the state's best defenses.

 

Defense has stayed strong for Starkville through injuries

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- While the injuries mounted early in the season, the Starkville High School football team's defense never lost the faith.

 

 

West Point defense has held line

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The players and coaches talk frequently about playing "West Point football." For members of the Green Wave defense, "West Point football" can be summed up in a few words: Physical. Relentless. Dominating.

 

 

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