WEST POINT -- West Point High School junior running back Aeris Williams understands the importance of playing football for the Green Wave.
STARKVILLE -- University of Kentucky freshman quarterback Patrick Towles meet Mississippi State University coach Dan Mullen.
STARKVILLE -- Johnnie Harris didn't see the connection.
STARKVILLE -- The football coaches at Mississippi State University have been pointing to this first road Southeastern Conference game at the University of Kentucky for the return of injured tight end Malcolm Johnson.
STARKVILLE -- Vann Stuedeman has been learning from Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen.
There's nothing wrong with having fun while you're fishing and getting a chance to make some money for doing it. That simple plan eight years ago gave rise to the Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters AllAmerican Tournament Trail. In that time, anglers from all across the United States have won hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless prizes. The birth of Crappie Masters also helped introduce competitive fishing to a new audience.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It's a new week for the University of Mississippi football team. After a 33-14 loss to the University of Alabama on Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium, the Rebels (3-2, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) will face the SEC Western Division's newest member, Texas A&M University, Saturday in Oxford. Both teams will try for their first SEC win. And while Ole Miss didn't get that first league victory Saturday against the nation's top-ranked team, it showed the Crimson Tide are vulnerable.
STARKVILLE -- Many national pundits spent the summer talking about the impact the addition of Texas A&M University and the University of Missouri would make on Southeastern Conference football. Lost in the shuffle was the immediate boost both athletic programs would give the conference in women's soccer.
STARKVILLE -- Make it 41 victories in a row for the University of Florida volleyball program against Mississippi State University.
STARKVILLE -- A school-record 37 games at Dudy Noble Field highlight Mississippi State University's 56-game baseball schedule for 2013 announced last week by coach John Cohen.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The No. 1 University of Alabama football team actually trailed for a change, a predicament that lasted 15 seconds.
STARKVILLE -- The buzz on the Mississippi State University campus is starting to get more pronounced. After the MSU football team's first 4-0 start, it's natural for fans, players, and coaches to start talking about 2012 as a special season.
STARKVILLE -- A'Quonesia Franklin isn't a numbers person. If she was, there might have been a time when she doubted she could play Division I basketball. But Franklin never has been one to let artificial or perceived physical ones stand in her way. That's what makes it so easy for Mississippi State University women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer to reminisce about someone he came to know by accident.
Dr. Tom Velek never has looked at soccer as a sport for only his children. That attitude explains why Velek has worked in so many capacities -- coach, administrator, organizer, evaluator, teacher, manager -- to help grow the sport he loves in the city of Columbus. This week, Velek was recognized for his work as he was named Mississippi Soccer Association Coach of the Year.
For Columbus High School, it was a bad 28 seconds. The Falcons' defense play brilliant football Friday night but two big plays in the final 28 seconds of the first half told the story in a 17-7 loss to Southaven in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 1 matchup at Falcon Field.
JACKSON -- The Starkville High School football team answered a lot of questions Friday night. One thing the coaches debated was whether the Yellow Jackets could handle a physically demanding football team on the road. After piling up 415 yards, including 317 on the ground, Starkville proved it is capable in a 23-6 victory against Provine in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 2 game.
MACON -- The Noxubee County High School football team celebrated Senior Night on Friday with a 29-0 victory against Kosciusko in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A, Region 4 game.
SENATOBIA -- Close. Barrett Donahoe has used that word several times this season to highlight how far he feels the Heritage Academy football program is from competing for championships.
CALEDONIA -- Caledonia High School kicker Josh Kugel is probably too young to realize it, but he has a lot in common with Gerry Thomas and Dan Mowrey.
HERNANDO -- The West Point High School football has found a return to normalcy in Class 5A, Region 1. The Green Wave rushed for 245 yards and moved to 2-0 in region play Friday night with a 49-14 victory at Hernando.
1. Seniors Richardson, Chapel poised to play key roles COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Leadership will be key for MSU women LOCAL COLUMNS
3. Noxubee County isn't looking past Caledonia HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Caledonia volleyball team loses to Lewisburg HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Playoff fates will be on line in Week 10 LOCAL COLUMNS