STARKVILLE -- Intimidating. Soft spoken. Mean. Sweet.
ATLANTA -- Long an also-ran in the mighty Southeastern Conference, Mississippi is looking like a school no longer content with the status quo.
There isn't much that can slow Dylan Bradley down.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins and University of Southern Mississippi quarterback Nick Mullens are hardly strangers.
Allen Sentimore remembers his first football game at East Mississippi Community College.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott made a huge impact during his sophomore season in 2013, scoring 25 touchdowns and accounting for nearly 3,000 total yards while starting just seven games.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis said it best. One by one on Monday afternoon, MSU players and coaches summed up their feelings on finally being within range of Saturday night's season-opening football game against Southern Mississippi.
In five days, one of the Mississippi State football team's most anticipated seasons in recent history will begin with a home game against Southern Mississippi.
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It's all about maturity for Ole Miss third-year quarterback Bo Wallace. Wallace feels like he has had his best fall camp. He also feels the pressure of being the Southeastern Conference's most experienced returning quarterback. That experience and the accompanying expectations are used for motivation.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team will pick up where it left off last season when it begins the 2014-15 non-conference slate in the Preseason Women's National Invitation Tournament.
STARKVILLE -- Katy Couperus knows it's impossible to make herself invisible in the penalty area. At 5-foot-8, the Cincinnati midfielder typically is easy to spot jockeying for position in the 18-yard box when a teammate is setting up to take a corner kick.
STARKVILLE -- For the first time in 24 years, game week leading to a showdown against in-state rival Southern Mississippi has arrived for Mississippi State's football team.
Thirty-eight cents an hour. When Bryan Harsin finally sat down all those years ago to figure out how much money he was earning at Eastern Oregon, he appreciated that living at the base of the Blue Mountains in government housing for $10 a month and getting free cable were certainly nice perks.
STARKVILLE -- Two years before they lined up beside each other in the backfield at Mississippi State, tailback Josh Robinson had a message for Dak Prescott.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Alabama and LSU football teams placed 11 players on the coaches' preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams, while Ole Miss has eight players recognized and Mississippi State had five.
FULTON -- Itawamba Community College sophomore wide receiver JaNardreon Jones remembers his learning curve in junior college football.
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.
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