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LSU has been nearly unbeatable at night at home

Posted 11/6/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Nobody is suggesting LSU's football players transform into superior human beings when the sun goes down Saturdays at Tiger Stadium.

 

 

Rebels will look to experienced frontcourt

Posted 11/6/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi men's basketball team's Murphy Holloway and Reginald Buckner are two of the most productive frontcourt players in school history.

 

 

Alabama must re-focus in time for Texas A&M

Posted 11/6/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban doesn't waive his 24-hour celebration rule even after dramatic, last-minute victories that rescue the No. 1 University Alabama football team's hopes for a national title.

 

 

Releford, four sophomores will lead Alabama

Posted 11/6/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama men's basketball team will have mostly the same players but a significantly different look this season.

 

 

Vanderbilt faces Ole Miss looking for fourth-straight victory

Posted 11/6/2012 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt University football coach James Franklin is eager to take his Commodores on the road again. Apparently, his host for the weekend is just as enthusiastic.

 

Harris, Williams lead West Lowndes to playoffs

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

There's nothing like getting scoring on offense and defense to provide a spark. Eric Harris and Jevontrae Williams were only too happy to deliver that lift Friday for the West Lowndes High School football team.

Mullen wants blame pointed at him

Posted 11/5/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen wants everybody who has a passion for Mississippi State University football to know where to point the finger.

Ray, MSU beat William Carey in exhibition

Posted 11/5/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray has said repeatedly his team must work harder and be tougher and smarter than every opponent to consider its performance a success. During brief portions of its exhibition game against William Carey University on Sunday afternoon, MSU accomplished all three of those items. In longer stretches, though, it did none of them, but it still earned an 80-74 victory at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

Heisman moment for Tide's McCarron?

Posted 11/5/2012 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- At the University of Alabama, it will go down as a crimson version of "The Drive." For AJ McCarron, it confirmed what the Crimson Tide already knew -- this guy is a heck of a quarterback.

 

 

Overmatched, Outclassed: Texas A&M rolls past MSU

Posted 11/4/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It may have taken another unexpected snowstorm to stop Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M University football team's offense.

 

 

Texas A&M defense controls Russell

Posted 11/4/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It was clear the Texas A&M University defensive staff watched the beating Mississippi State University quarterback Tyler Russell took last week.

 

 

Texas A&M goes black to MSU's white

Posted 11/4/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It turns out good guys can wear a black hat, too.

 

 

Dunaway's diving catches help Heritage Academy reach title game

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

PELAHATCHIE -- A little trickeration and some guts. The mixture isn't a secret concoction Barrett Donahoe has cooked up in the dark passages of the Heritage Academy field house.

 

 

West Point completes region sweep by beating New Hope

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

For the West Point High School football team, Friday's game against New Hope was the last regular-season game on the schedule before the playoffs start next week. Even though the Green Wave already had secured first place in Class 5A, Region 1, coach Chris Chambless didn't take the game lightly. Neither did his players.

 

 

Columbus beats Grenada to reach playoffs

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

GRENADA -- Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford breathed a deep sigh of relief and then smiled like a proud father.

 

 

Van Hook, Magnolia Heights too much for Starkville Academy

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

SENATOBIA -- Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill said he'll lose sleep for weeks after one call: The choice to kick the ball to Fernando Van Hook.

 

 

Starkville complete perfect region run

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Leave it to the Starkville High School football team's defense to seal a crucial win. After all, defense has been the team's calling card this season.

 

 

McCarron hooks up with Yeldon to lift Alabama past LSU

Posted 11/4/2012 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- While a small batch of University of Alabama fans celebrated behind the end zone at Tiger Stadium, A.J. McCarron found his parents at the edge of the stands. He lunged into their arms, his watery-eyed father rubbing his son's hair. McCarron had vowed he wouldn't let his team lose to LSU in the game of the year. The Crimson Tide quarterback was true to his word.

 

 

Murray, Georgia storm past Ole Miss

Posted 11/4/2012 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- One of Mark Richt's oldest trick plays gave the University of Georgia football team the lift it needed to remain on track for a shot at the Southeastern Conference title.

 

 

Co-Lin uses late return to upset EMCC

Posted 11/4/2012 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- With 21 seconds left in regulation, the Copiah-Lincoln Community College football team was down to one person who could single-handedly beat East Mississippi C.C. Joe Craig did just that.

 

 

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