CLARKSDALE -- When East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephen saw his 2012 schedule for the first time, the fifth-year coach knew the final four games of the season could be the team's biggest challenge.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The questions facing Eddie Lacy these days are turning more from the toe and ankle to touchdowns and yards.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University volleyball coach Jenny Hazelwood met Wednesday afternoon with her freshman outside hitter Taylor Scott to gauge her frustration level.
West Point High School returned to its football comfort zone this week with a return to play inside Class 5A, Region 1.
West Oktibbeha County High School is setting its sights on a legitimate run at the Class 1A, Region 3 football championship this season.
STARKVILLE -- The partnership between Mississippi State and adidas became more evident with the unveiling of the new TECHFIT football uniform for the Bulldogs program's upcoming games in November.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen said his players tried to hard to make the spectacular play in the past two games.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University running back LaDarius Perkins was added to the Doak Walker Award watch list, the selection committee announced Tuesday. The award was created in 1989 and named after the 1948 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL Hall of Famer.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore linebacker Corey Williams learned the art of a shutout while playing at Noxubee County High School.
OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team's defense is undersized, inexperienced, and doesn't have much depth. The No. 1 University of Alabama Crimson Tide has a punishing, effective offense that has steamrolled every team it has faced this season.
Barrett Donahoe doesn't buy the notion of "good losses." But the Heritage Academy football coach came as close as any coach could to experiencing one of them Friday night in a 41-35 loss to Jackson Academy.
The New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team is still striving for consistency at the plate. It's the kind of top-to-bottom production that will keep New Hope coach Tabitha Beard from yelling "Don't reach" to her hitters and will prevent her from putting her hands on her head to mask her frustration.
MACON -- Desire, discipline, and dedication. Those are the things Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter is looking for from his players as the program enters the second part of its 2012 season. So far, the Tigers have put those three things to use.
Gary Harris wasn't sure how his players were going to respond. Following a loss to Washington School in its opening game of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA North State tournament, the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball coach challenged his players by telling them they were so close to getting to the overall state tournament. All Heritage Academy needed to do was find a way to regroup and defeat Jackson Academy and win one more game.
Things keep getting better for the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team.
Kendrick Conner didn't have time to be scared.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University freshman kicker Devon Bell knew he would feel pressure. Bell also realized part of the challenge of being MSU's kicker was how he responded to missing kicks in a sold-out Davis Wade Stadium.
WEST POINT -- Freddie Reed and Ed Brown wanted to make a statement. After 24 minutes, the West Point High School football team's defense was less than satisfied with its effort Friday night against Lake Cormorant.
STARKVILLE -- Katie Lenz and the No. 23 University of Tennessee women's soccer team wanted to make something out of their weekend.
STARKVILLE -- "Embarrassing" That was the word Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen used during his halftime interview session.
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2. Blair has unique perspective on MSU-Washington matchup COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Mississippi players help MSU grow softball in state COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Energized Bulldogs push on to Sweet 16 LOCAL COLUMNS
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