STARKVILLE -- LSU's dismissal last week of Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu has created positive repercussions for Johnthan Banks. Sports Illustrated added Banks, a senior cornerback for Mississippi State University, to a revised All-America list after LSU kicked Mathieu, a junior defensive back nicknamed the Honey Badger, off the team Friday for breaking an athletic department rule.
Ketara Chapel sounds like Vic Schaefer's kind of player. Schaefer, the new Mississippi State University women's basketball coach, has used his defensive acumen to earn the nickname "Secretary of Defense." Schaefer's tough, in-your-face style of defense was an integral component of Texas A&M University's march to the 2011 national title.
OXFORD -- Bo Wallace knows a little about timing.
Signs that West Point High School and Philadelphia High School were playing a practice football game were apparent early Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray isn't interested in letting Mississippi State University men's basketball fans get too comfortable with the make-up of his first schedule.
CALEDONIA -- All John Wilson wanted was someone to give Cody Allsup a chance.
CALEDONIA -- If you're a baseball fan, you might have heard of the "Cardiac Kids" or the "Whiz Kids." The 1950 Philadelphia Phillies earned those nicknames thanks in part to their youth. The average age of a player on that roster was just over 26, but it didn't prevent the Phillies from winning the National League pennant.
STARKVILLE -- Everything that happened since the minute Joe Morrow arrived at Mississippi State University is about lowering the expectations.
STARKVILLE -- The equation for Chris Wilson is simple: Better players equal better coaches and, therefore, a better football team.
STARKVILLE -- Denico Autry remembers playing backyard football when he was in third grade.
STARKVILLE -- Geoff Collins never has to wonder where his linebackers are on campus at given point and time.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State volleyball coach Jenny Hazelwood had motivation for her players when they started preseason practice Wednesday.
STARKVILLE -- Four years removed.
OXFORD -- Vince Sanders said the words Friday that makes all of the receivers on the University of Mississippi football team very happy.
CALEDONIA -- Volleyball doesn't discriminate.
After playing home matches at the Starkville Sportsplex last season, the Starkville High School volleyball team returned to its home court with a vengeance Tuesday night.
CALEDONIA -- The promise is there. Cara Hopper and Sarah Freeman saw glimpses of it last season. They have seen it in the preseason workouts and in the Caledonia High School volleyball team's first practices of the 2012 season.
All Landon Ellis wants is a chance to play football.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen still doesn't know how he'll approach the new kickoff rule to college football games this season.