Nothing against Oxford, but if the New Hope High School girls soccer team had its choice of opponents, it would love to face Ridgeland in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association North State playoffs.
Brad Atkins has said before he would much rather prefer competing in road races or triathlons than help organize and run them. But Atkins is willing to invest the time to help put together an event if it brings people to the area and creates competitive opportunities for runners and others to develop healthy habits.
AUBURN, Ala. -- Chris Denson, KT Harrell, and the Auburn men's basketball team don't have to talk about the streak any more. Denson scored a career-high 32 points, Harrell added 23 and Auburn snapped a 16-game Southeastern Conference losing streak with a 74-55 victory against Alabama on Thursday night.
STARKVILLE -- Florida men's basketball coach Billy Donovan likes the development of Mississippi State's program. Donovan is 3-0 against MSU second-year coach Rick Ray, but his team struggled for about 25 minutes en route to a 62-51 victory Thursday night. The margin of victory was significantly less than last season, when Florida beat MSU by an average of 30 points in its two meetings.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team couldn't make a halftime lead stand up Thursday night, falling on the road to No. 14 LSU 65-56 in a Southeastern Conference game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Freshman Alaina Coates doesn't see No. 7 South Carolina's front line as unstoppable, even if few Southeastern Conference opponents have figured out how to handle the Gamecocks underneath the boards.
STARKVILLE -- The two things Mississippi State never wants to see consistently in a opponent's defense is constant pressure that backs into a zone look.
Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter has never been one to make plans last minute.
STARKVILLE -- Tyler Bratton worked as part of a fast-paced, high-energy college baseball coaching staff a season ago.
WEST POINT - Greg Carter wants the third quarter his team played Tuesday night to show them how effective they can be if they're intense on the defensive end.
On "Retro 70s" night, the Heritage Academy basketball teams turned back the clock, wearing uniforms from the 1970s and public address music from that time period was played as well.
STARKVILLE - Two distinctly different directions could be taken by the Mississippi State football program with its open assistant coaching position.
STARKVILLE -- Maturity, growth, learning.
STARKVILLE --The Southeastern Conference is satisfied with how Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray handled the aftermath of an incident Saturday involving Ole Miss' Marshall Henderson.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior basketball player Richard Evans feels a lot of familiarity when he looks around the court.
STARKVILLE -- Coming off its ninth NCAA College World Series trip, the Mississippi State baseball program was ranked in the top 10 in Baseball America and Perfect Game's preseason polls, each organization announced Monday.
JACKSON -- Ben Williams knows about the hard knocks of football and the pressure athletes put on themselves to compete, even with injuries. For those reasons, he's supporting a proposed Mississippi law that would require public and private schools to evaluate student athletes for concussion after they're shaken up during practice or competition. A player with a concussion would be banned from play until fully recovered.
VICKSBURG -- The New Hope High School girls soccer team didn't have to go to overtime this year.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team likely won't settle its positional battles until Opening Day. That doesn't seem to both MSU coach John Cohen, who plans to use the first month of the season will determine playing time at shortstop, catcher, right and left field and at pitcher.
STARKVILLE -- Savannah Carter is learning how important she is to the Mississippi State women's basketball team. When she is sitting on the bench next to Vic Schaefer, MSU is without its spark and struggles to create offense from its defense. Things are drastically different when Carter is on the floor.
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3. MSU men's disc golf club wins national title COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Heritage Academy wins district title in baseball HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Luke, Davis will help kick off Rebel Road Trip COLLEGE SPORTS