At times this season, the Ole Miss football team looked like one of the Southeastern Conference's best. There also were the times when the Rebels looked like one of the league's worst. The truth was somewhere in the middle.
OXFORD -- Freshman Shequila Joseph had a career-high 21 points Thursday, but it wasn't enough as the Ole Miss women's basketball team lost to Missouri 85-76 in the Southeastern Conference for both teams at the Tad Smith Coliseum.
NEW ORLEANS -- In the final year of the Bowl Championship Series, Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops won the one major bowl that had eluded him, and proved a point about parity in the process.
STARKVILLE -- It's difficult to declare the conference opener a "statement game."
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Following a blowout win in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen wasn't interested in talking about the team he'll have in 2014.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Early and often, Dak Prescott eliminated any fears he would be rusty after not starting a football game in 59 days.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Jameon Lewis' history in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium defines player development.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Preston Smith received great news at the beginning and end of the day.
STARKVILLE -- Keep it simple. Sherise Williams' strategy to maximize her contributions to the Mississippi State women's basketball team easily could be the title of a guide to help people get through the holidays and how to prepare for a new year.
STARKVILLE -- Dre Applewhite is the latest player to leave the Mississippi State men's basketball program early.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Junior Jarvis Summers scored 24 points and senior Marshall Henderson added 23 points as the Ole Miss men's basketball team rallied to beat Western Kentucky 79-74 Monday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Deep beyond what school colors he wears, Les Koenning is a Texan at heart. That background makes this a difficult week for Mississippi State's offensive coordinator.
STARKVILLE -- Jontavius Baker felt like he could be a part of a pretty good Starkville High School basketball team.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Bo Wallace wanted redemption for his poor play in the Egg Bowl. The Mississippi quarterback made sure the Rebels finished the season as winners.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins was determined to change the compartmentalized nature of the sport in his first year as full-time play caller.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There is an ancient Irish proverb that says, "The darkest hour is just before the dawn."
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Mississippi State football coaches know not to judge Rice by its conference affiliation. While mid-major and even some Southeastern Conference teams have tried to avoid getting into a battle in the trenches with MSU, Conference USA champion Rice (10-3) will try to win a physical battle when the teams face off at 3 p.m. Tuesday (ESPN) in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
REFORM, Ala. -- It doesn't matter to Devonte Simon whether he has success on offense or defense. As a go-to player on both sides of the football, the Pickens County High School senior knows the team's record is the most important barometer of his leadership skills.
REFORM, Ala. -- Jermarcus Brown only needs a few seconds to rattle off the things needed to make a good running back. It's not surprising to hear the Pickens County High School senior mention vision, power, and ability to be coached as the first three items on his list because Brown showcased all of them in a record-breaking season.
REFORM, Ala. -- The word "family" often becomes a cliche in the sports world. Coaches and players talk repeatedly about chemistry and how their bonds off the field help performance on the field or on the court.
1. Fitzgerald limited in MSU's spring opener COLLEGE SPORTS
2. MSU men beat Louisville to reach semifinals of NIT COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Tagovailoa injures hand in Alabama's spring practice COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Brewer excited about chance to coach in NFL LOCAL SPORTS
5. Hatcher plays key role in rout COLLEGE SPORTS