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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Terrence Barron and the Noxubee County High School football team listened all week as coach Tyrone Shorter preached about finishing.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Hamm would have loved last week to have built some momentum.
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.
1. Clark helps MSU's operations running smoothly COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Schaefer finds right fit with Jackson COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Starkville blanks West Point; Conner, Columbus beat New Hope HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Copiah-Lincoln ends EMCC's winning streak at 25 COLLEGE SPORTS
5. MSU's Strugg will miss two months COLLEGE SPORTS