STARKVILLE -- A little over four years ago, Chad Bumphis said publicly he was "97 percent committed" to the University of Florida before a coaching change in Starkville.
Timing. When it comes to perfecting the hurry-up spread offense at East Mississippi Community College, timing is just about everything.
STARKVILLE -- Glenn Schmidt knows there are plenty of similarities between Anna Lea Little and Maggie Proffitt.
STARKVILLE -- The opportunities figure to be there for Candace Foster and Brittany Young.
Dan Olson is familiar with Vic Schaefer's work at the University of Arkansas and at Texas A&M University.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray had one message to his team after losing the season opener at Troy University: Get the basketball in the paint.
STARKVILLE -- A hush came over the Humphrey Coliseum crowd as members of the Mississippi State University training staff attended to junior guard Jalen Steele.
STARKVILLE -- Not even modern technology could've found Jonathan Banks before he signed with the Mississippi State University football team nearly four years ago.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter knew his team needed a win before the Thanksgiving break.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban calls it "the Bluegrass Miracle phenomenon."
OXFORD -- University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze says he slept only about 30 minutes on Saturday night.
OXFORD -- Just as Marshall Henderson's fifth 3-pointer of the night left his fingertips, he was hit by a Coastal Carolina University defender and crashed to the floor.
HOUSTON -- Sophomore Daisha Simmons had 22 points, and junior Shafontaye Myers added another 19 to lead the University of Alabama women's basketball team to an 83-74 victory against the University of Houston on Tuesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.
STARKVILLE -- It's not a coincidence that Starkville High School quarterback Gabe Myles plays his best football in the postseason. In the two Class 5A playoff openers at Yellowjackets Stadium Myles has started in the past two seasons, he is 20-for-26 for 382 yards and seven touchdowns. In both games, Myles has resurrected whatever good feeling his offense needs. This year, he hopes to lead the Yellow Jackets to another trip to Jackson for the state championship game.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer knew there were going to be games like the one he experienced Monday night.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University men's basketball program will try to avoid a dubious distinction tonight. MSU (0-1) hasn't lost its first two games in a season since 1967 when Jan Dan Gold was in his second year after replacing legendary coach Babe McCarthy.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University junior quarterback Tyler Russell has been studying feverishly, but it has nothing to do with the fact that semester finals are less than a month away.
STARKVILLE -- Senior Day on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium will involve a special recognition for a fallen teammate. Mississippi State University announced Monday it will include the late Nick Bell among the 28 seniors it will honor Saturday when MSU takes to the home field for the final time this season against the University of Arkansas (11:21 a.m., WCBI).
MACON -- The numbers have been flying around Tyrone Shorter since Friday. Shorter's Noxubee County High School football team defeated two-time defending Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A state champion Lafayette County 14-0 on Friday night in Macon.
STARKVILLE -- One of the first things Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen is likely to do when he arrives at the Bryan Building each morning this week is check the trainers report.
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