STARKVILLE -- Former Mississippi State football standouts quarterback Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys) and K.J. Wright (Seattle Seahawks) were named nominees Thursday for the 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
The Columbus United Soccer Club will hold an open workout and player evaluation at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Downtown Columbus Soccer Complex.
Mickey Trosclair hadn't raced at Columbus Speedway in nearly seven years. The Factory Stock car he entered there Saturday night was bought three months ago for his 12-year-old son.
Rod Taylor had a grand vision to rehab the "state's oldest dirt track" when he took over Columbus Speedway in the winter of 2016.
PHOENIX -- The Alliance of American Football's Arizona Hotshots announced Thursday that former Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze will be offensive coordinator on head coach Rick Neuheisel's staff for the 2019 inaugural season.
DJ Sanders learned a lot about softball growing up in Columbus and playing the sport in the state of Mississippi.
Dale McDowell's patience paid off Saturday in the Cotton Pickin' 100.
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STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball player Kinsey Goelz likes numbers. Though softball is her sport of choice, the Myakka City, Florida, native always has found the economics of college athletics fascinating.
Spencer Hughes has won all across the state and from Super Late Models and Street Stocks to go-karts and modifieds. But Hughes was winless at The Bullring entering the Labor Day races at Columbus Speedway.
It doesn't matter where Evan Ellis starts the race because he always finds his way to the front. Ellis, who has dominated Durrence Layne Late Model racing this season, typically starts on the front low, leads the majority of the laps, and takes the checkered flag.
Bob Tyler has seen a lot of football players in his coaching career. Athletes the caliber of Stan Black don't come along too often, which is why Tyler, who at the time was the football coach at Mississippi State, was eager to visit Heritage Academy in Columbus to watch Black play.
Football was only part of Stan Black's life. While being an All-American at Mississippi State and going on to play professional football in the NFL earned Black fame throughout the nation, those who knew the former Columbus resident remember him as a "humble" man who never allowed his athletic accomplishments to change his personality.
There was a time when John Beard wasn't interested in racing.
Timothy Culp's 2018 season mostly has been one to forget. The campaign has included him dropping off the World of Outlaws Tour -- his first on the year on the series -- a social media post in which he accused track promoters of turning a blind eye to cheaters, and, at one point, listing his hauler and race car for sale.
PEARL -- Home was hard to find for Brent Rooker in the summer of 2017.
Ask a racecar driver what it would mean to beat a full field for a top-shelf prize and they'll likely say, "the world."
Registration is open for the 34th-annual Frostbite Half-Marathon, 10-Kilometer, and 5-K races at 9 a.m. Feb. 2, 2019.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's first day in full pads was also its first day indoors.
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