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Auburn wants to get physical with MSU

Posted 9/8/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Auburn University football coach Gene Chizik left Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday feeling Utah State pushed his bigger team around in the season opener for both teams.



MSU's Keenum surprised by holdup with Texas A&M

Posted 9/8/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State President Mark Keenum was one of 12 Southeastern Conference member presidents or chancellors to attend a vote on introducing a 13th member of the league.



Relf not worried about playing close to home

Posted 9/8/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chris Relf said he's isn't worried about playing a college football game close to his hometown of Montgomery, Ala. The Mississippi State fifth-year senior quarterback has more important things on his mind.



Starkville-West Point will face off in another heavyweight battle

Posted 9/8/2011 in High School Sports

The murderer's row scheduling for the Starkville and West Point high school football teams won't let up anytime soon. If possible, the Starkville-West Point rivalry will ratchet up the strength of schedule for both squads when they meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday in West Point.



Hebron Christian will try to build on first win

Posted 9/8/2011 in High School Sports

The Hebron Christian football team enjoyed its first victory in eight-man football competition last week. Now, the Eagles will go for two in a row.



Starkville Academy beats Heritage Academy; Oak Hill Academy wins

Posted 9/8/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy fast-pitch softball team found its offensive rhythm Wednesday afternoon. The Volunteers had eight hits and parlayed a seven-run third inning into an 11-0 non-region victory against archrival Heritage Academy at the Starkville Academy Softball Complex.



Saban: Shuffling not an excuse on offensive line

Posted 9/8/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama's Barrett Jones is an All-Southeastern Conference right guard, but he could be found just about everywhere else on the line in the Crimson Tide's opener. Left tackle. Left guard. Center.



MSU, Auburn feature different no-huddle attacks

Posted 9/7/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Time will be a valuable commodity Saturday. The seconds will count so much that the Mississippi State and Auburn University football teams will eschew one of the fundamentals of the game -- the huddle -- in an attempt to gain an advantage.



Bulldogs still underdogs in their minds

Posted 9/7/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's time to embrace to new role in Mississippi State football under coach Dan Mullen: Road favorite.



West Oktibbeha has something to prove

Posted 9/7/2011 in High School Sports

There was no need for alarm if you saw the stadium lights on Sunday night at the West Oktibbeha County High School football stadium. Despite last week's open date, the Timberwolves were putting in some extra effort to get ready for Thursday night's non-region tussle against highly touted Eupora. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Maben.



EMCC climbs to No. 9 after beating MGCCC

Posted 9/7/2011 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- There is little doubt the biggest victory of the opening week of the MACJC regular season belonged to the East Mississippi Community College football team.



Noxubee County will be without Ballard for 4-6 weeks

Posted 9/7/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- The Noxubee County High School football team is going to have to go to plan B. Noxubee County coach Tyrone Shorter said Tuesday that junior quarterback Deangelo Ballard will miss four to six weeks after fracturing his leg Friday in a 45-29 victory against New Hope.



Salter, Koenning to speak at Starkville QB Club

Posted 9/7/2011 in College Sports

The Starkville Quarterback Club will hold its second meeting of the year at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Starkville Country Club. The social hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.



Final drive vs. Auburn motivates Relf

Posted 9/6/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior quarterback Chris Relf said he watched the film of his final drive last year against Auburn University again this summer.



MSU, Auburn say Newton drama won't affect game

Posted 9/6/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Everybody in power on the campuses of Auburn University and Mississippi State are saying there's no extra motivation entering their matchup at 11:21 a.m. Saturday (WCBI).



Baker, Falcons will try to build on victory against West Point

Posted 9/6/2011 in High School Sports

Damian Baker has scored numerous touchdowns in his career. However, none of the scores was bigger than his final one Friday night. Baker's 10-yard touchdown run in overtime lifted the Columbus High School football team past West Point 35-27 in a game at Columbus' Falcon Field.



Ole Miss has its QB, but it has issues at RB

Posted 9/6/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team has its starting quarterback. Running back is a lot more uncertain.



QB duos will be on display for Crimson Tide, Nittany Lions

Posted 9/6/2011 in College Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The respected head coach couldn't decide between two players after the preseason-long race for the quarterback job, then played both candidates in a season-opening romp.



Texas A&M could be latest domino to fall in conference shuffles

Posted 9/3/2011 in College Sports

Jackie Sherrill finally has his 'I told you so' moment with college football fans. In a strange twist, one of Sherrill's former programs is sending shockwaves through the sport with news he has been convinced for a long time would happen.



Alabama has no trouble against Kent State

Posted 9/3/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Kent State players received a warm welcome from University of Alabama fans after helping Tuscaloosa rebuild from the April tornado that devastated much of this college town, and they appreciated it. Once the game started, the Crimson Tide weren't nearly as welcoming.



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