STARKVILLE -- Maggie Proffitt didn't want the distraction.
STARKVILLE - It's one of the more simple acts that a athlete can execute.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The question was answered emphatically at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday night: The Mississippi State University football team isn't ready to compete with the nation's elite programs.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen may want to have another late-night conversation with his special teams coach.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football also believed it could emerge 8-0. After a week of a "We Believe 8-0" campaign launched by Mississippi State University, Alabama proved it takes more than clever marketing to beat it. On Saturday, the Crimson Tide proved again why it is the defending national champion and the nation's No. 1 team with a 38-7 victory against the No. 13 Bulldogs on Homecoming at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team brushed aside a top Southeastern Conference Western Division challenger and roared on to an even tougher one.
FULTON -- With his playing career at Itawamba Community College officially over, sophomore linebacker Brandon Smith may look into the advice-giving business.
STARKVILLE -- One line on the final stat sheet is pleasing. In 20 minutes for the Maroon team, Katia May went 4 of 5 from the field, grabbed five rebounds, had four assists, and made two steals. We can set aside the four turnovers, even though Vic Schaefer and the rest of the Mississippi State University women's basketball coaches likely will highlight that number.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- University of Arkansas football coach John L. Smith has seen a change in the mood around the Razorbacks over the last few weeks.
STARKVILLE -- What happens if the No. 13 Mississippi State University football team beats defending national champion and No. 1 University of Alabama on Saturday night? The answer to that question has been bandied about the Starkville campus by students, teachers, administrators, and, yes, the Bulldogs themselves.
STARKVILLE -- A season of heartache and disappointment ended with laughter, smiles, and hugs for the Mississippi State University women's soccer team Thursday night.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- It's clear the two Southeastern Conference men's basketball coaches in the state of Mississippi have a different perspective on their annual rivalry.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Don't call Wendell Hudson surprised. Incredulous would be a better term. The University of Alabama women's basketball coach couldn't think of any other way to react earlier this week when he learned his team had been picked to finish 14th in the expanded Southeastern Conference.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A year ago, a phalanx of reporters and television cameras surrounded University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt and associate head coach Holly Warlick for their appearance at the Southeastern Conference Basketball Media Day.
STARKVILLE -- On Saturday night, Amari Cooper is going to stare in the eyes of a defensive back that doesn't care who the University of Alabama freshman wide receiver is or what he's done.
STARKVILLE -- The "Secretary of Defense" may have to wage his battles a little differently this season.
STARKVILLE -- Like looking into a mirror. This is the attitude of the analysts when evaluating both undefeated programs to meet in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday night.
SCOOBA -- Frank Richardson envisioned a lot of good times when he left New Hope High School and signed to play football at East Mississippi Community College.
STARKVILLE -- The junior college system in the state of Mississippi has been kind to the top-ranked University of Alabama and the No. 13 Mississippi State University football programs.
STARKVILLE -- Anybody associated with the Mississippi State University football program will tell you confidence is the story behind sophomore wide receiver Robert Johnson.
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