SENATOBIA -- This is not exactly how former Columbus High School football standout Damian Baker thought his community college career would play out.
After nine games, the Tuscaloosa Christian, Victory Christian, and Tabernacle football teams are almost in the same spot.
STARKVILLE -- Kentucky is forced to go back to its backup option at quarterback.
STARKVILLE -- Jameon Lewis' media guide biography doesn't list a major.
Being a lifelong football player who went on to become a coach, Buddy Stephens has seen his fair share of heart-breaking defeats. Few sting as bad as the No. 3 East Mississippi Community College football team's 24-23 loss to archrival Itawamba C.C. in the final regular-season game in 2012.
STARKVILLE -- All signs were positive from Brandon Woodruff's first pitching session of the fall to live batters.
HAMILTON -- Hamilton High School junior second baseman Addie Thompson spent two hours Sunday at the Hamilton Softball Field working on her game.
Heritage Academy saw its football fortunes turn last season after a victory against archrival Starkville Academy. This season, the Volunteers need of a reversal of fortunes.
What a strange football season this has been for Columbus High School.
STARKVILLE -- Athleticism. Versatility. Potential. In some way, those words describe all five of the newcomers to the 2013-14 Mississippi State women's basketball team. If pressed to assign those qualities to one or two "newbies," as MSU coach Vic Schaefer likes to call them, the best fit would be freshmen Breanna Richardson and Ketara Chapel. Richardson and Chapel are fitting picks because they likely will see playing time at small forward, the three position, or power forward, the four, depending on the other players on the floor.
MACON -- The carries are there for the taking.
CALEDONIA -- Heartbreak probably would be the one word that came to the minds of the Caledonia High School volleyball team Tuesday night.
Hunter Anderson could sense the questions were bubbling.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen isn't buying that last weekend should be dubbed "Upset Saturday in the Southeastern Conference," but he acknowledges his players might do that.
Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze is preaching moving forward.
Coaches will use anything they can get their hands on to motivate their players. In 19 seasons as a coach, Mike Sullivan knows "bulletin-board material" when he sees it. The Itawamba Community College men's soccer coach knew he had what he needed when he saw a preseason poll had his team ranked ninth.
CALEDONIA -- Elisha Collins had a feeling about the Caledonia High School volleyball team this season.
STARKVILLE -- Defensive back Justin Cox has learned the difference between being disciplined and reckless isn't clear in his first six games with the Mississippi State football team.
STARKVILLE -- This isn't the same Kentucky football team Dan Mullen and Mississippi State have beaten each of the past four years.
STARKVILLE -- I.J. Ready only needed a few games to gain credibility.
1. EMCC mourns loss of Clemons COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Offensive line fuels Noxubee County's winning streak HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Columbus boys will face nationally ranked Memphis East tonight HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Phillips, MSU seniors prepare for final game Thursday COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Hard work pays off for Campbell on MSU women's team COLLEGE SPORTS