OXFORD -- The Mississippi State University football team tried just about everything it could to spark a moribund running game.
MACON -- Darrell Robinson needed a moment of reflection. He didn't yell at himself or shake his head in frustration. He just paused on two knees and stared. To his right, Javoris Glenn lifted himself from the turf after recovering a fumble by Robinson.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team left no doubt it is the state's best team. Proving it's the best team in the Southeastern Conference and perhaps the nation won't be nearly so easy.
MACON -- Dylan Bradley was still going more than 20 minutes after his shift ended. Instead of trying to track down Louisville High School quarterback Wyatt Roberts or to corral a Wildcat, Bradley was content to move a little slower and pose for a few more pictures. Bradley could take his time because he had another reward for his and his teammates' labor -- a Class 4A North State trophy -- in his right hand.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School quarterback Gabe Myles took the snap and saw just enough of an opening. Myles scampered 3 yards to put an exclamation note on one of the most dramatic sporting contests played between Starkville and Golden Triangle rival West Point. Final score in overtime: Starkville 29, West Point 28.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School quarterback Gabe Myles saw just enough room. Myles' two-point conversion run lifted the Yellow Jackets to a 29-28 overtime victory against West Point in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State championship game.
STARKVILLE -- When Tez Lane was a youngster, he dreamed about wearing the West Point High School football uniform.
REFORM, Ala. -- Sometimes, Jermarcus Brown feels like he's running on a chessboard because wherever he is on the field, there's an offensive lineman in position to check a defender.
SWEET WATER, Ala. -- The Lamar County High School football team's magical run came to an end in the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs.
OXFORD -- Murphy Holloway scored 23 points and added eight rebounds as the University of Mississippi men's basketball team placed four players in double figures Friday to defeat Lipscomb University 91-45.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Releford drained 22 points and the University of Alabama men's basketball team earned a 59-46 victory against Charleston Southern University on Friday night in a non-conference showdown.
STARKVILLE -- Rematch. Very few words strike fear in as many hearts of coaches in all kinds of sports than the word rematch.
MACON -- The "A-Train" will be focused tonight on setting a final trip to Jackson. To realize that goal, senior Antonio Ryland intends to lead another dominating defensive effort at 7 tonight when the Noxubee County High School football team plays host to Louisville in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A North State title game.
MACON -- DeAngelo Ballard knows he has changed. Two years ago, Ballard would have surveyed the coverage, not found a receiver, and tried to force a pass to a receiver.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama-Auburn University rivalry has a storied history, Hatfield-vs.-McCoy level hatred and games and performances that inhabit the state's psyche for decades.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A popular question asked during Southeastern Conference games this season has been: Do you have any service?
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Martha Alwal posted her third double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Kendra Grant also scored 19 points Thursday in the Mississippi State University women's basketball team's 64-56 loss to the University of Central Florida in the final game of the Hardwood Tournament of Hope.
STARKVILLE -- While he is convinced it is the most important game of the season, Dan Mullen isn't convinced the winner of the annual Egg Bowl game parlays that into an advantage in recruiting. The Mississippi State University football coach doesn't think his 3-0 record against the University of Mississippi has anything to do with the Bulldogs' ability to recruit some of the state's top players in the past two years.
STARKVILLE -- Thanksgiving Day typically brings family members and friends together for fellowship. These meetings usually end with good will being wished and an understanding that somewhere down the line everyone will see each other again.
STARKVILLE -- The University of Mississippi football team is embracing the added desperation of needing to beat Mississippi State University at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU) in the annual Egg Bowl to become bowl eligible.
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