STARKVILLE -- Earlier this season, Neil Macdonald had an artist's rendering of upgrades to the Mississippi State University Soccer Field on the wall in his office in Humphrey Coliseum. When asked about the picture, Macdonald smiled and said something to the effect that he hoped the rendering would come true because it was something the program needed to compete.
The Heritage Academy football team is eight quarters away from winning a state title. Let that thought sink in for a moment.
MACON -- The motivations have swirled around the Noxubee County High School football team all season. Now it's time for the talk to end and for the Tigers to deliver.
The West Oktibbeha County High School football team planned on playing a meaningful Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A, Region 3 game Friday night at Pelahatchie High. The Timberwolves expected to have at least one more game after that one next week in the Class 1A playoffs.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University has its version of Texas A&M University freshman Johnny Manziel.
For the Starkville Academy football team, the second season couldn't have come at a better time. Starkville Academy (5-6) will open Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II playoff action at 7 p.m. Friday with a road trip to Senatobia for a game against Magnolia Heights Academy (7-3).
Neil Macdonald dismissed from soccer coaching position at Mississippi State University after earning 58-103-14 record over nine seasons.
STARKVILLE -- Forget about the bull's-eye. The 2012-13 Starkville Academy girls basketball won't allow the expectations of others to serve as motivation for another championship run.
STARKVILLE - The coaching hot seat for the Mississippi State University special teams coach isn't even close to hot.
STARKVILLE -- Maggie Proffitt didn't want the distraction.
STARKVILLE - It's one of the more simple acts that a athlete can execute.
Cody Bolton only thought he knew what challenge he faced.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The question was answered emphatically at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday night: The Mississippi State University football team isn't ready to compete with the nation's elite programs.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen may want to have another late-night conversation with his special teams coach.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football also believed it could emerge 8-0. After a week of a "We Believe 8-0" campaign launched by Mississippi State University, Alabama proved it takes more than clever marketing to beat it. On Saturday, the Crimson Tide proved again why it is the defending national champion and the nation's No. 1 team with a 38-7 victory against the No. 13 Bulldogs on Homecoming at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team brushed aside a top Southeastern Conference Western Division challenger and roared on to an even tougher one.
FULTON -- With his playing career at Itawamba Community College officially over, sophomore linebacker Brandon Smith may look into the advice-giving business.
GREENWOOD -- The names haven't changed. The uniforms remain the same, as do the coaches. But the transformation that has occurred in the past three weeks has allowed a Heritage Academy football team teetering on the edge of an early end to the season to become a playoff team.
STARKVILLE -- One line on the final stat sheet is pleasing. In 20 minutes for the Maroon team, Katia May went 4 of 5 from the field, grabbed five rebounds, had four assists, and made two steals. We can set aside the four turnovers, even though Vic Schaefer and the rest of the Mississippi State University women's basketball coaches likely will highlight that number.
The Columbus High School football team is down to a one-game season. Columbus must win its regular-season finale at Grenada on Friday night to reach the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A North State playoffs. Columbus saw its margin for error in the playoff chase eliminated with a 16-7 loss to No. 5 Olive Branch in a Class 6A, Region 1 game Friday night at Falcon Field.
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