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GOING THE EXTRA MILE: Atkins gearing up for triathlon

Posted 7/19/2012 in Local Sports

Brad and Melissa Atkins have done nearly all there is to do when it comes to endurance training events.

 

 

Sting enjoys perfect postseason run

Posted 7/19/2012 in Local Sports

Perfection is an elusive accomplishment in any sport.

 

 

Saban, Tide look to learn lessons from 2010 season

Posted 7/19/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban has reminded every member of the 2012 squad that this season is simply another test for his program to learn how to deal with success.

 

 

Freeze: Egg Bowl 2012 not a priority

Posted 7/19/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- With all respect to the amount of emphasis that Mississippi State University wants to put in the in-state rivalry game, the University of Mississippi still doesn't share the intensity.

 

 

Bulldogs build foundation with in-state players

Posted 7/19/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Without initially being aware what he'd accomplished, Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen immediately realized the significance of the three players he brought to the 2012 Southeastern Conference football media day.

 

 

Jackson will be key piece of MSU's offensive line

Posted 7/19/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- In a moment of clarity before the first Mississippi State University spring football practice of the 2012 season, junior offensive guard Gabe Jackson came to a stunning realization.

 

 

Banks guarantees MSU will beat Ole Miss again

Posted 7/19/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State University senior cornerback Johnthan Banks is convinced he'll leave the Bulldogs program with an undefeated record against the University of Mississippi.

 

 

New kickoff rules to promote player safety, limit injuries

Posted 7/19/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The heightened awareness about head injuries in football has resulted in rules changes for the 2012 college season.

 

State director Eguaoje likes what he sees in Columbus

Posted 7/19/2012 in Local Sports

Dr. Terry Eguaoje is impressed. The Mississippi Soccer Association's state technical director of coaching has been all over the state numerous times in the past six years and knows all of the hot soccer spots.

EMCC brings baseball camp to Columbus

Posted 7/19/2012 in Local Sports

Chris Rose knows how to build a winner. In five seasons as head coach at Meridian Community College, Rose won 67 percent of his games and led the Eagles to MACJC State Championships in 2008 and 2006 and a NJCAA Region 23 Championship in 2009.

Columbus All-Stars focused on World Series

Posted 7/19/2012 in Local Sports

The Columbus Nationals 10-year-old All-Star team was on an incredible high after winning the Dizzy Dean South State championship in Starkville.

 

ICC signs local prep standouts in softball

Posted 7/17/2012 in High School Sports

The indecision was eating at Anna McCrary.

 

 

Heritage Academy volleyball continues to grow

Posted 7/17/2012 in Local Sports

The Heritage Academy volleyball program is growing in multiple ways.

 

 

League to honor Croom in documentary

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- While praising the league's commitment to having minority coaches in its premier sport of college football, Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday former Mississippi State University football coach Sylvester Croom will be the subject of an ESPN/SEC Network documentary in the league's "Storied" series.

 

 

Texas A&M, Missouri ready for the challenge of SEC football

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The two incoming members to the Southeastern Conference have been welcomed to the league by being told they've been playing inferior football in the past.

 

 

For MSU, Mullen and Russell relationship comes full circle

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- For the last three years, everything for Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and quarterback Tyler Russell have been about experiencing firsts.

 

 

Lawrence leads more Bulldogs on to watch lists

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The leading returning tackler in the Southeastern Conference finally was acknowledged Monday. Mississippi State University linebacker Cameron Lawrence was selected to the 2012 Butkus Award watch list. The award is given annually to the nation's best linebacker.

 

 

Wells joins MSU baseball staff

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The next step in Jake Wells' coaching career was about finding the right philosophical fit at a bigger program. For John Cohen and the Mississippi State University baseball program, the task was finding the next young, up-and-coming coach to complete a staff that will lead the team to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

 

Holman takes first steps with volleyball at NHHS

Posted 7/17/2012 in High School Sports

"It's always fun to make history." That's the message Laura Lee Holman imparted Monday in her first official duties as New Hope High School volleyball coach.

 

Proffitt helps lead AAU team to championship

Posted 7/17/2012 in High School Sports

Maggie Proffitt sensed the chemistry. Instead of questioning their roles on the Kenner (La.) Angels Amateur Athletic Union girls basketball team, Proffitt could feel all of the players coming together and developing an ability to play with each other.

 

 

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