The first step was simply fantastic.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen wasn't going to start the postgame media conference Saturday without a statistics sheet.
SCOOBA -- When the East Mississippi Community College football team won its first national championship last season, linebacker D.J. Jordan knew he would play a critical role in the title defense.
STARKVILLE -- University of Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley will coach Saturday from the Davis Wade Stadium press box after undergoing surgery on his fractured right hip injury Tuesday afternoon.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban interrupted the breathless pontification about a weekend that jumbled the Southeastern Conference and national title races with a brief message. See, I told you.
OXFORD -- Cody Prewitt has been a part of the University of Mississippi's football program for more than a year.
HAMILTON -- The Hamilton High School slow-pitch softball team had little trouble advancing in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2A North State playoffs Tuesday night.
REFORM, Ala. -- Jermarcus Brown knew his time was coming.
CARROLLTON, Ala. -- The expectations didn't bother Josh Lewis.
It's finally here. That's the weight New Hope High School seniors Lauren Holifield, Kasey and Erin Stanfield, and Ashley Reed have felt all season as the slow-pitch softball team worked its way through the regular season.
STARKVILLE -- Benardrick McKinney never thought he'd be getting this much attention this early in his career.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University head coach Dan Mullen will never be confused with Tyler Russell's publicist.
Paul Alpers has nothing but positive things to say about Columbus and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- What must have looked like a dangerous option for Mississippi State University quarterback Tyler Russell turned out to be a bailout for a touchdown Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- The start or the finish aren't what concerns Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen. Instead, Mullen will try to find on ways to get the Bulldogs to focus on the middle of games so they can build on their starts and make their finishes even easier.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky football team had opportunities Saturday to add some drama to its matchup against No. 20 Mississippi State University.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Mississippi State University football team's coaches knew the University of Kentucky would have an agenda.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- For Chad Bumphis to say he hadn't been thinking about the Mississippi State University football team's all-time touchdown receptions record wouldn't be accurate.
BATESVILLE -- Most football teams can point to a big victory as a turning point in a playoff season. If Columbus High can work its way into the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A playoffs this season, the turning point may be traced back to a tough loss.
"The Catch" is one of the most memorable plays in NFL history. Dwight Clark's leaping, fingertip grab of a Joe Montana pass helped send the San Francisco 49ers past the Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 10, 1982. San Francisco went on to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XVI for the first of four titles in the 1980s.
1. Starkville High introduces Jones as its new football coach HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. EMCC DL enrolls at MSU COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Third quarter saves No. 4 MSU women COLLEGE SPORTS
4. MSU men will try to bounce back from loss to Kentucky COLLEGE SPORTS
5. No. 5 South Carolina women beat Ole Miss COLLEGE SPORTS