Franklin Richardson Jr. insists he won't go out for the New Hope High School boys basketball team this year. Coach Drew McBrayer might want to lobby Richardson Jr. to reconsider after watching him show off his leaping ability with the game on the line.
With three football games remaining in the regular season, all eyes are toward the playoffs. Starkville High's last-gasp, one-point loss to Southaven created a logjam in Class 6A, Region 1, where four teams could end the weekend tied for second in the region.
The message is simple: Beat TCA. The black, block letters jump off the red construction paper that is plastered throughout the hallways at Victory Christian Academy.
Mississippi State head basketball coach Rick Stansbury was surprised to see the media select his team as preseason favorite to win the Southeastern Conference's West Division. Not that he doesn't have complete confidence in his team, but more than anyone he knows what the Bulldogs lost from last season.
Turns out, Mississippi State forward Elgin Bailey can fix anything. Team in need of a confidence boost? Bailey's got you covered. Need intense defending and rebounding? He'll hook you up.
Traditional approaches don't apply this season to the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
Scott Marchant isn't so concerned about where his Pickens County team will be in the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs.
West Lowndes (6-2, 3-0 Class 2A, Region 2) has turned a negative into a positive and is riding a four-game winning streak.
It's a waiting game for Quartney Cox and Billy Autrey. The former West Point and Columbus high school standouts used their times at East Mississippi Community College to earn scholarships to play football at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Both players envisioned the 2010 season as the one they would realize their dream to play college football at the highest level of Division I.
Shaun Smith has been chasing his basketball potential for the past three years. That's saying a lot for a player who was heavily recruited as a high school senior.
STARKVILLE -- No pass, no problem. The Mississippi State football team's commitment to the running game reached its defining moment Saturday in a 10-7 landmark win against then-No. 22 University of Florida.
STARKVILLE -- Mary Kathryn Govero learned about patience at an early age. One of eight children, including five younger than her, Govero understood she always wasn't going to be the center of attention.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The University of Tennessee was predicted to win the 2011 Southeastern Conference women's basketball championship in voting Tuesday by a select panel of SEC and national media members.
Former Aberdeen High School football standout Tevin Blanchard has been studying football game films more often this season at Itawamba Community College to get a better idea of his squad's weekly opponent. There's no secret Thursday night.
STARKVILLE -- Judging by Mississippi State linebacker Chris White's glowing stat line Saturday against then-No. 22 University of Florida, you'd think he'd been playing middle linebacker all his life. Assumptions are risky, but in White's case it's considered a compliment.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team and the University of Mississippi's Chris Warren earned top billing Monday. For the second-consecutive year, media members covering the Southeastern Conference have picked MSU to win the Western Division, while Warren, a senior guard, was picked to the preseason All-SEC first team.
STARKVILLE -- It's time to see how the Mississippi State football team handles success. The No. 24 Bulldogs (5-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) are ranked for the first time in nine years and are one win away from bowl eligibility after beating then-No. 22 Florida 10-7 Saturday in Gainesville, Fla.
ABERDEEN -- Victor Hodges isn't going to let anything hold him back. Part of his motivation stems from the fact that he's a senior leader on the Aberdeen High School football team.
JACKSON -- Families can come together to do anything. At times, the New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team seemed to be as dysfunctional a family you would see on any soap opera.
When Mississippi State arrived back on campus a little after 1 a.m. Sunday morning, a throng of fans awaited to celebrate the Bulldogs' 10-7 victory over No. 22 Florida in The Swamp.
1. Ole Miss gearing up for improved LSU COLLEGE SPORTS
2. MSU's Alwal hopes new habits will pay dividends COLLEGE SPORTS
3. No. 1 MSU gets back to work for Kentucky COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Maturing New Hope softball team will play for North State title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Peng, McDonald lead No. 2 MSU women in first round COLLEGE SPORTS