STARKVILLE -- The new men's basketball coach at Mississippi State University doesn't want his players paying attention to preseason projections.
MACON -- Darrell Robinson understands words go only so far.
FULTON -- Itawamba Community College football player Brandon Smith was not sure the purpose when he was asked to meet head coach Jon Williams in his office last spring.
STARKVILLE -- It's not as if Tyler Russell and Chris Smith haven't combined for touchdowns. The Mississippi State University quarterback and wide receiver have been doing their pitch-and-catch routine since Russell threw a pass to Smith in middle school. The only problem is Russell was playing for Northwest Junior High near Meridian and Smith was playing for Kate Griffin Junior High.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen doesn't want to listen to the idea the Mississippi State University football team hasn't been properly prepared for its matchup against the nation's No. 1 team.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The University of Alabama football team's freshman playmakers are coming of age just when the top-ranked Crimson Tide will need them most.
STARKVILLE -- This is where Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen thought his program would be after seven weeks.
STARKVILLE -- LaDarius Perkins doesn't have to worry about his teammates believing in his abilities.
STARKVILLE -- Johnthan Banks entered rare territory Saturday. The senior cornerback from Maben is now tied for the Mississippi State University record with 16 career interceptions.
Randy Ryals didn't have a good feeling when he learned Columbus was the location for the Mississippi State Championship / B.A.S.S. Federation Nation's National Qualifier. Ryals wasn't happy with the site because he didn't have much success the previous three times he had been to Columbus Lake.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer won't get caught up in numbers games in his first season as Mississippi State University women's basketball coach.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University softball team is planning its final stop on its "Tour de Miss."
Faced with a must-win situation, it was fitting the last line of defense turned in a game-changing performance.
HORN LAKE -- Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford challenged his team to win its final four regular-season games. So far, so good.
STARKVILLE -- Gabe Myles is back to his old self. An attitude adjustment is all the Starkville High School senior quarterback needed to return to the mind-set he enjoyed before all the recruiting hype, All-Star nominations, and player of the year honors.
CRAWFORD -- Words don't win games. That may be the biggest difference between the 2011 West Oktibbeha County High School football team and the 2012 version.
With mere seconds left on the clock, the New Hope High School football team had just scored a touchdown that would have sent its game against Clarksdale into overtime.
WEST POINT -- The West Point High School football team's defense proved it is among the best in the state Friday night.
CARROLLTON, Ala. -- An 8-0 start to the season had the Pickens Academy football team thinking about its first undefeated state championship since winning back-to-back titles in 1998-99.
The Oak Hill Academy football team continued its winning ways Friday night with a 32-14 victory against Kirk Academy.
1. Quarterback Clark sets tone for Noxubee County football team HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Stallings plays key roles on two sides for Tigers HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Phillips, MSU seniors prepare for final game Thursday COLLEGE SPORTS