STARKVILLE -- The regular-season home opener was more a mental cleansing than a celebration for the Mississippi State University women's soccer program.
The players -- not those millionaire coaches -- are providing the star power in the Southeastern Conference's drive for an eighth-straight national title.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama's receiving corps has one standout and an impressive supporting cast. Now it's up to Amari Cooper and Company to live up to a preseason buzz ordinarily reserved for the top-ranked Crimson Tide's tailbacks and defense.
STARKVILLE -- Tyler Russell is able to watch himself on film in the final two games of the 2012 season and smile at what he's learning.
STARKVILLE -- Home is foreign concept for college football assistant coaches.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University coach Dan Mullen has treated this week of practice like they're getting ready for its opening game this weekend - a mock game, of course.
If Rafaelle Souza and Mandy McCalla is the starting point, Matthew Mott doesn't mind one bit talking about his high-scoring duo.
The feelings at the end of the 2011 and 2012 seasons couldn't have been more different for Todd Bramble.
STARKVILLE -- After being the most consistent participant in the Southeastern Conference's Thursday Night Football telecasts on ESPN, Mississippi State University won't participate in a mid-week affair in 2014.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University's players in the secondary are fed up listening to analysts break down their team's game next weekend against No. 13 Oklahoma State University in the Texas Kickoff Classic.
STARKVILLE -- CJ Winship and Meara Johnson don't know how it happened, but they're going in the right direction.
STARKVILLE - There are only 12 regular season games left in the career of Mississippi State University defensive end Denico Autry.
STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray will begin his second Southeastern Conference slate in the league's most historic building -- Rupp Arena.
STARKVILLE -- Like every other Mississippi State University football player, Chris Jones is weighed before and after practice.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- T.J. Yeldon might be top-ranked University of Alabama's next great tailback, but that doesn't mean he's eager to chat about it.
SCOOBA -- Jordan Lesley has coached football long enough to know not to mess with something that has been successful.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University's softball program will take the "Our State" theme to another level in 2014.
STARKVILLE - Asked if his enigmatic sophomore defensive tackles are progressing through fall camp, Mississippi State University defensive line coach came up with the perfect answer.
STARKVILLE --Two coaches can't have more different opinions about a season-opening game than Dan Mullen and Mike Gundy.
STARKVILLE -- Big plays defined the Mississippi State University football team's closed scrimmage Thursday at Davis Wade Stadium. That's how MSU coach Dan Mullen described the 160-play, two-hour session at the Seal Family Football Complex to reporters, but he doesn't know how to evaluate the action.
1. Pickens Academy's White signs with Bevill State C.C. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Late scuffle part of foul-filled game COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Coaches confident about Jones at Starkville HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. MSU stays close with No. 5 Kentucky COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Futral's big night lifts Starkville Academy past Heritage Academy HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS