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QB duos will be on display for Crimson Tide, Nittany Lions

Posted 9/6/2011 in College Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The respected head coach couldn't decide between two players after the preseason-long race for the quarterback job, then played both candidates in a season-opening romp.



Texas A&M could be latest domino to fall in conference shuffles

Posted 9/3/2011 in College Sports

Jackie Sherrill finally has his 'I told you so' moment with college football fans. In a strange twist, one of Sherrill's former programs is sending shockwaves through the sport with news he has been convinced for a long time would happen.



Alabama has no trouble against Kent State

Posted 9/3/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Kent State players received a warm welcome from University of Alabama fans after helping Tuscaloosa rebuild from the April tornado that devastated much of this college town, and they appreciated it. Once the game started, the Crimson Tide weren't nearly as welcoming.



BYU rallies to beat Ole Miss

Posted 9/3/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- With 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the University of Mississippi football team had a 13-point lead and felt good about its chances of getting a big win that would erase some of the sting from a 4-8 record in 2010. Instead, the Rebels absorbed their first big loss of 2011.



East Webster wins another game late

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

WEIR -- A two-point pass play from Codie McKee to Brett Flora with 1 minute, 49 seconds remaining lifted the East Webster High School football team to a 15-14 win against Weir on Friday night.



MSU baseball will play 37 games at home in 2012

Posted 9/3/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team will play a school-record 37 home games during the 2012 baseball season. Head baseball coach John Cohen released the Diamond Dawgs schedule Saturday.



Columbus knocks off defending state champion West Point

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

Damian Baker's 10-yard touchdown run lifted the Columbus High School football team to a 35-27 overtime victory against West Point in a non-region prep thriller Friday night at Falcon Field.



Bell leads Heritage Academy past Caledonia in OT

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

Poet John Donne must have been able to see into the future when he wrote, "No man is an iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; ... And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee ...." On Friday, the "Bell" tolled for the Heritage Academy football team.



Noxubee County starts fast in victory against New Hope

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

Terrence Barron and the Noxubee County High School football team listened all week as coach Tyrone Shorter preached about finishing.



Defense helps Starkville hold on, beat Tupelo

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the second week in a row, the Starkville High School football team found a way to make the plays when it needed it the most. After narrowly defeating Madison Central a week ago, Starkville once again rose to the occasion to down Tupelo 10-7 on Friday night.



Shutout pushes Starkville Academy to 3-0

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dominating defensive performances seem to be a recurring theme for the Starkville Academy football team. After snapping a 20-game winless streak and going on to win three games last season, the Volunteers have reached that mark in only the third week of the season. Starkville Academy attained the mark thanks to a 22-0 victory against Magnolia Heights on Friday night.



West Lowndes falls to Shannon

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

For the second straight week, the step up in competition proved too much for the West Lowndes High School football team. West Lowndes managed only 86 yards of offense and four first downs Friday night in a 50-14 loss to Class 4A Shannon



North Pontotoc blanks East Oktibbeha

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

CRAWFORD -- Penalties were the only things that could slow the visiting Class 4A North Pontotoc High School football team on Friday night at Class 1A East Oktibbeha County High School.



Aberdeen rallies to win 'A' game

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

AMORY -- In a game defined by missed opportunities by both teams, the Aberdeen High School football team came up with a fourth-quarter comeback and a late defensive stand to escape with a 14-7 victory at Amory in the annual 'A' game matchup.



Bolton leads Victory Christian; Central Academy wins another thriller

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

Bryer Bolton was 6 of 10 for 141 yards Friday night to lead the Victory Christian football team to a 37-12 victory against New Life Christian Academy.



Bulldog beatdown: No. 20 MSU crushes Memphis 59-14

Posted 9/2/2011 in College Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The small contingent of fans in blue made its way for the exits after 15 minutes. What was left of the announced 33,990 at the Liberty Bowl on Thursday night were people mostly clad in maroon gear watching the No. 20 Mississippi State football team cruise to a 59-14 victory in the season opener for both teams.



Five MSU players suspended for opener vs. Memphis

Posted 9/2/2011 in College Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Five Mississippi State football players, including one projected starter, were suspended for the team's season opener Thursday night at the University of Memphis.



EMCC's defense difference against Gulf Coast

Posted 9/2/2011 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- With 64 points showing on the Sullivan-Windham scoreboard Thursday night, one might find it strange where East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens found the separation between two nationally ranked junior college powers.



Victory Christian returns to action; ICCE shoots for fast start

Posted 9/2/2011 in High School Sports

Chris Hamm would have loved last week to have built some momentum.



Caledonia, Heritage Academy will meet in public-private tilt

Posted 9/2/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- It just makes sense. Ricky Kendrick and Brad Butler don't see any reason why their teams should travel several hours or drive hundreds of miles when there is a capable opponent right in their backyard.



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