STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen grew up a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan in suburban New Hampshire. Maybe that's why the Mississippi State University football coach couldn't wait to use a baseball analogy to describe sixth-year offensive lineman Tobias Smith.
STARKVILLE -- Tiffany Huddleston doesn't mind that there is an alphabet soup following her name on the roster for the 2013 Mississippi State University women's soccer team.
A scholarship offer from the Mississippi State University football team was the right fit in every way for Gerri Green.
STARKVILLE -- True to her nature as a team leader, Morganne Grimes naturally deflects praise to her teammates.
Jalen Stewart has a nickname that is suited for the next level.
SCOOBA -- Outside the film room of the East Mississippi Community College football offices, a countdown clock shows the time remaining before this season opener at Pearl River Community College.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen is stressing the importance of communication to his freshmen in practice.
STARKVILLE -- Deshea Townsend has no idea who will start in the Mississippi State University defensive backfield this season. That's how the Bulldogs' first-year coach wants it.
It's official. The Team Elite Mississippi Amateur Athletic Union basketball club's new home is Aberdeen. The Aberdeen City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to give Team Elite Mississippi club founder Erise Wilson full access to the city's basketball facilities. In addition, Wilson said the city council approved his use of two classrooms at the city's gymnasium he intends to use for tutoring for the players involved in his travel ball program.
MACON -- Central Academy softball coach Sammy Lindsey thought his Lady Vikings grew up a lot Saturday at the Starkville Academy Invitational. That growth continued Tuesday night as Central Academy defeated Hebron Christian 9-2 in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A, District 3 opener for each school.
STARKVILLE -- The calendar says Vic Schaefer and the Mississippi State University women's basketball team have a little more than two months before the 2013-14 season begins.
ABERDEEN -- The Team Elite Mississippi Amateur Athletic Union Basketball Club soon may have a new home.
MACON -- Sometimes you have a feeling about a player.
STARKVILLE -- Michael Carr is no longer a member of the Mississippi State University football program.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama coaches laid out the defensive stats from last season, but not in celebration of the nation's stingiest group.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- With posters, footballs, hats, and dozens of other memorabilia items in hand, University of Alabama football fans packed the playing surface at Bryant-Denny Stadium for the program's annual fan day.
STARKVILLE -- As he finished a play and started walking back to the line of scrimmage, Mississippi State University junior Matthew Wells heard the key vocabulary word of fall camp hurled in his direction.
STARKVILLE -- Just call him DJ Dan Mullen. For the first time in five years of running fall football camp at Mississippi State University, the Bulldogs' head coach has decided to use music speakers to pump up the volume at practice.
STARKVILLE -- When Jesse McCord saw more than 14,000 fans in the stands for the 2013 NCAA Starkville Regional at Dudy Noble Field, he knew Mississippi State University was the place for him.
Shelby Stratton couldn't help be confident.
1. Heritage Academy wins boys' basketball state championship HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. MSU men knock off South Carolina in overtime HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Columbus boys move within three wins of state title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. West Lowndes drops playoff contest at home HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Bulldogs win twice in Texas tournament COLLEGE SPORTS