TAMPA, Fla. -- Lovie Smith spent the past year watching lots of football, analyzing himself, and preparing for his next job in the NFL.
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East Mississippi Community College sophomore quarterback Dontreal Pruitt believes a football team's pursuit for perfection is never complete.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Leslie Frazier looked glum. His voice sounded softer than usual.
CINCINNATI -- ESPN's Adam Schefter cited multiple sources Sunday night in reporting that Columbus' Leslie Frazier won't be the coach of the Minnesota Vikings after this season. On Sunday, Frazier and Minnesota slipped to 4-10-1 with a 42-14 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes to help Cincinnati (10-5) clinch a postseason berth. For the Vikings, they suffered a blowout loss that guaranteed Frazier will have more seasons with double-digit losses (two) than double-digit wins (one) as Vikings' coach.
Tyson Lee made sure his cell phone was fully charged every Friday night during the 2012 football season.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Fletcher Cox knew it wasn't going to be easy.
Let the games begin. Action will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Mississippi Soccer Association's Coaches Cup at the Columbus Soccer Complex on 7th Avenue and 3rd Street North. The recreational tournament will feature 33 teams from across the state in a two-day event that will crown champions in seven age groups for boys and girls.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Darius Slay his rookie season in the NFL would be easy. Slay has learned the hard way it isn't.
A year ago, Abby Solomon Malmstrom wanted to help make the Tennessee Williams "Streetcar Run" even bigger. Malmstrom pursued that goal with the stamina of a runner and the passion of a coach who wanted to espouse the benefits of running as part of a healthy lifestyle.
More than seven months ago, Chris Stryker said Cumulus Broadcasting of the Golden Triangle switched from ESPN to CBS Sports Radio in an attempt to make the programming more content driven.
Clayton Nash hopes the first time proves to be a hit -- or hole in one -- with the city of Columbus.
Brad and Melissa Atkins couldn't have asked for anything better.
Can't is only a state of mind.
John Mooney wanted to be like dad.
A little bit helped carry Donna Mellott to her goal Saturday morning.
All the talk lived up to the hype. A year ago, Ricky Johnston heard Brad Atkins and other local residents talk about sprint triathlons and how fun it was to compete in them. Johnston never had an opportunity to get involved in one, but he couldn't help but be persuaded to participate in the inaugural Possum Town Triathlon.
Maegen Ellis returned from California with one too many mementos.
Name the activity and O.K. Bryant was up for it.
1. Bulldogs ready to forget past, focus on Texas A&M COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Ole Miss overlooks hype, readies for No. 1 Alabama COLLEGE SPORTS
3. MSU gets good grades for first four games COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Unbeaten MSU receives high marks on defense COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Defense delivers dominating effort for Rebels COLLEGE SPORTS