STARKVILLE -- Normally Dan Mullen can wrap his arms around a player and say, "I've been there and experienced that before. Trust me." Mullen isn't able to do that this week with sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- So it's not the "Game of the Century," or maybe even the game of the week. No. 1 Alabama versus No. 10 LSU is still a made-for-prime-time matchup in the Southeastern Conference at 7 p.m. Saturday and maybe even a must-win in the Crimson Tide's bid for a third consecutive national championship.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen sounded Monday like a he was the host of a game show when trying to describe defending Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.
One second. Corey Persons has lived in a world where infinitesimal increments of time have consumed his thinking ever since he joined Swim Columbus, a local club for swimming enthusiasts.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- In a small way Saturday afternoon, Dan Mullen saw a loss coming. While the Mississippi State football coach didn't see five turnovers contributing to a 34-16 loss at then-No. 14 South Carolina, he realized MSU's tendency to gain big yards and not score in its past two games against unranked opponents could come back and haunt it against ranked teams.
STARKVILLE -- The reviews are in: "Strong. Smart. Versatile." While Dre Applewhite likely won't have to play a starring role on the 2013-14 Mississippi State men's basketball team, he likely will need to compete for the part of best supporting actor if coach Rick Ray's team intends to improve on its 10-22 showing from last season.
STARKVILLE -- It's finally here. Vic Schaefer has been looking forward to this day ever since March 6, 2013, when he walked off the court at The Arena at Gwinnett Center with a "sour taste" in his mouth following a 63-36 loss to Alabama in the first round of the Southeastern Conference.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Vic Schaefer didn't earn the moniker "Secretary of Defense" because the teams he coached stood around in a 2-3 zone.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Mississippi State football team became everything it wasn't and never wanted to be in the 10 days since its last game.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Dan Mullen left a football game for the first time thinking he might have to coach sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott differently.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen couldn't contain his anger at halftime Saturday.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore defensive back A.J. Stamps knew the right time to make a really big play Saturday afternoon.
SCOOBA -- At halftime of the MACJC semifinal playoff game No. 2 East Mississippi Community College and No. 5 Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C., the Mississippi Gulf Coast band played Queen's rock song "We are Champions."
WINFIELD, Ala. -- The Lamar County High School football team clinched top spot in the Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A, Region 4 with a 35-10 victory against Winfield on Friday night.
HAMILTON -- Senior Night at Hamilton High School featured a wildly exciting and dramatic game that saw the Hamilton High football team edge Monroe County rival Smithville 13-12 in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A, Region 1 game.
JACKSON -- After teetering on the brink for the past few weeks, the Columbus High School football team finally fell off the cliff Friday night.
VICKSBURG -- The Starkville High School football team lost the battle, but won the war Friday.
CALHOUN CITY -- The Hebron Christian School football team wrapped up the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Eight-Man District 7 championship Friday night with a 20-14 victory against Calhoun Academy.
CALEDONIA -- "It ain't over till it's over." That saying was a perfect fit for what happened here Friday night in the regular-season finale between the Caledonia High School football team and the Leake Central Gators.
NEW HOPE -- The "A-Train" was rolling Friday night.
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