At times this season, the Ole Miss football team looked like one of the Southeastern Conference's best. There also were the times when the Rebels looked like one of the league's worst. The truth was somewhere in the middle.
OXFORD -- Freshman Shequila Joseph had a career-high 21 points Thursday, but it wasn't enough as the Ole Miss women's basketball team lost to Missouri 85-76 in the Southeastern Conference for both teams at the Tad Smith Coliseum.
NEW ORLEANS -- In the final year of the Bowl Championship Series, Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops won the one major bowl that had eluded him, and proved a point about parity in the process.
STARKVILLE -- It's difficult to declare the conference opener a "statement game."
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Following a blowout win in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen wasn't interested in talking about the team he'll have in 2014.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Early and often, Dak Prescott eliminated any fears he would be rusty after not starting a football game in 59 days.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Jameon Lewis' history in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium defines player development.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Preston Smith received great news at the beginning and end of the day.
STARKVILLE -- Keep it simple. Sherise Williams' strategy to maximize her contributions to the Mississippi State women's basketball team easily could be the title of a guide to help people get through the holidays and how to prepare for a new year.
STARKVILLE -- Dre Applewhite is the latest player to leave the Mississippi State men's basketball program early.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Junior Jarvis Summers scored 24 points and senior Marshall Henderson added 23 points as the Ole Miss men's basketball team rallied to beat Western Kentucky 79-74 Monday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Deep beyond what school colors he wears, Les Koenning is a Texan at heart. That background makes this a difficult week for Mississippi State's offensive coordinator.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Bo Wallace wanted redemption for his poor play in the Egg Bowl. The Mississippi quarterback made sure the Rebels finished the season as winners.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins was determined to change the compartmentalized nature of the sport in his first year as full-time play caller.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There is an ancient Irish proverb that says, "The darkest hour is just before the dawn."
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Mississippi State football coaches know not to judge Rice by its conference affiliation. While mid-major and even some Southeastern Conference teams have tried to avoid getting into a battle in the trenches with MSU, Conference USA champion Rice (10-3) will try to win a physical battle when the teams face off at 3 p.m. Tuesday (ESPN) in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team spent the better part of its Southeastern Conference season waiting for something good to happen.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Some of the nation's best academic schools also are making an impact on big-time college football. Of the top 12 Football Bowl Subdivision programs with the lowest acceptance rates, nine of them have qualified for bowl games this year, while four have had double-digit win seasons.
STARKVILLE -- The numbers reflect the progress. In five key statistical categories -- scoring, scoring defense, shooting percentage, rebounding margin, and assist-to-turnover ratio -- the Mississippi State women's basketball team is significantly better than it was through 13 games last season.
Taylor McHargue is living the dream. The Rice fifth-year senior quarterback defines having it all. An athletic 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, McHargue is recognized by everybody on campus and is believed to have a bright future after he graduates.
1. Caledonia powerlifting team wins another region title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. West Point's Edwards, Knight will go to EMCC HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. NHHS junior high softball program will play first games Thursday HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Cold start dooms New Hope girls against Ridgeland HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Starkville Academy boys beat St. Joseph in playoff opener HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS