TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- One part old, two parts new.
STARKVILLE - Confidence is not a problem for Mississippi State senior safety Jay Hughes.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State senior Jamerson Love admits that he cracked a smile when he saw an ESPN.com article that listed him as one of the top 10 cornerbacks in the Southeastern Conference.
STARKVILLE -- The smile washes over Khris Carr's face as soon as you mention the Tupelo match. It's not that the Starkville High School senior is thinking about the team-high 21 kills she had to lead her team to a three-set victory. Instead, Carr was delighted by the fact Starkville played so well in its first action of the season and what its 2-3 finish against some of the state's top teams means for the rest of the season.
STARKVILLE -- A 4-0 record is the first indication the Mississippi State women's basketball team's trip Belgium and France was a success.
STARKVILLE -- One of the biggest questions facing Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and his team entering this season has been who will take over at right tackle for two-year starter Aaron Siddoway.
With prep football season two days away, things are about to turn serious. This past weekend, most teams participated in some type of scrimmage -- a last-second dress rehearsal before regular-season games are played Thursday and Friday.
SCOOBA -- Chad Kelly admits he knew nothing about the East Mississippi Community College football program four months ago. Next week, he will start at quarterback for the defending National Junior College Athletic Association national champion Lions. EMCC will open the season Aug. 28 at Southwest Mississippi Community College. The Lions took a break from practice Monday for Media Day Activities on the school's campus.
STARKVILLE -- When asked where the Mississippi State football team's defense will turn for about leadership this season, junior quarterback Dak Prescott didn't hesitate.
A lot of the things Randal Montgomery says when he talks about football make sense. Montgomery believes the best players -- regardless of class -- have to be on the football field. The former Hazlehurst football coach also wants his players to aspire to be the best, which is why he intends to set the bar as high as possible and push everyone to reach that goal.
The first chapter of the Kris Pickle era at New Hope unfolded on Saturday night in Davis Wade Stadium. New Hope defeated Greenville-Weston 21-0, and the Trojans did it in style, debuting new gray and black uniforms and a new helmet design.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville head coach Jamie Mitchell is fully aware of the high expectations that have been placed on his team this season.
STARKVILLE -- Two of the state's most storied football programs, West Point High and Louisville High, met as part of Saturday's preseason jamboree at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium.
The momentum continues for the Caledonia High School football team.
STARKVILLE -- Noxubee County High School's reputation in football has largely been influenced by its defense.
STARKVILLE -- Nothing about Aberdeen High School's 33-7 win over Philadelphia High School Saturday surprised quarterback Joshua Williams. Not the four touchdowns he logged, nor the touchdown passes of 46 and 69 yards he threw to Tyreke Gates
STARKVILLE -- First-year Columbus High head football coach Randal Montgomery needed someone on his defense to make a big play in the waning moments of Saturday's preseason jamboree game against Kosciusko.
Hunter Sykes has wanted to play baseball in college since he was 8 years old.
STARKVILLE - When Justin Cox, an All-America safety at East Misssissippi Community College, signed with Mississippi State's football team after his two years at Scooba, MSU defensive lineman Curtis Virges swelled with pride.
Trip Hairston has turned his envy into action. On Saturday, the Columbus resident will be one of more than 100 competitors expected to participate in the third-annual Possum Town Triathlon.
1. Defense delivers dominating effort for MSU COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Starkville rolls past Oxford HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Defense answers call for Noxubee County HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Hughes returns for Bulldogs in style COLLEGE SPORTS
5. New Hope takes advantage of uninspired Aberdeen HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS