STARKVILLE - Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins just nodded when asked, as if he knew the question was coming.
Editor's Note: The Mississippi State women's basketball team is in France on the final legs of a trip that will see it play four games against international teams. On Friday, MSU improved to 3-0 with a victory against AMW Select. Senior Kendra Grant blogs about what the team did Friday and how it played in the win.
Reagan Hern is back in a familiar position in more ways than one. Two years ago, Hern was the mother hen, or most experienced player on a New Hope High School girls soccer team stocked with underclassmen. After years of playing in the back, Hern moved to forward her senior year and was a driving force behind another playoff run for the Lady Trojans.
STARKVILLE -- Nearly every story written about the Mississippi State football team's prospects for this season spotlights experience as one of the Bulldogs' main strengths. With 18 starters back and 30 players who have started at least one game returning, coach Dan Mullen has the most experienced team in the Southeastern Conference.
Editor's Note: The Mississippi State women's basketball team is traveling to France and Belgium and will play four games against international competition. Players will provide a daily update about the trip. Today, senior Savannah Carter discusses the journey the team had to get to Belgium and its second victory of the tour.
WAREGEM, Belgium -- Following a much-needed night of rest and a day of touring the historic town of Ghent, the Mississippi State women's basketball team returned to the court and took care of business once again Thursday evening, rolling to a 105-45 win against Waregem Basket.
SCOOBA -- At most places, the opening day of football practice is met with enthusiasm. It also is met with a reserved confidence and the cliche that a team plans to take it "one game at a time." Things are different at East Mississippi Community College.
OXFORD -- The Ole Miss football team will hold its only open practice of fall camp at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. On yet another beautiful, sunny Thursday morning on the Ole Miss football practice fields, the Rebels put in more hard work in preparation for the upcoming season.
Dylan Howard and Ricky Hackler hope older means better this season. A year ago, Howard and Hackler were newcomers looking to make an impact on the Itawamba Community College men's soccer team. Howard, a former standout at Starkville High School, and Hackler, a former standout at Columbus High, were part of a talented freshman class coach Mike Sullivan hoped was going to help the Indians climb to the top of the pack in the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Junior Colleges (MACJC).
STARKVILLE -- Aaron Gordon doesn't want any of his Mississippi State women's soccer players to underestimate the importance of fitness.
Editor's Note: This is one of 10 position previews that will run periodically leading up to the Mississippi State football team's season opener against Southern Mississippi on Aug. 30.
LAARNE, Belgium -- Travel difficulties didn't hinder the Mississippi State women's basketball team on the court Wednesday, as it opened its European tour with a 122-56 win against Sparta Laarne.
Editor's Note: The Mississippi State women's basketball team is traveling to France and Belgium and will play four games against international competition. Players will provide a daily update about the trip. Today, senior Jerica James discusses the journey the team had to get to Belgium and its first victory of the tour.
OXFORD -- A dream has helped keep Brandon Bell's football career alive. There have been times in the past few years that Bell has wondered if he was going to realize a dream to play football at Ole Miss. Through all of the ups and downs, though, the former Caledonia High School and Heritage Academy standout persevered. He spent two years at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, where he became a proficient receiver and helped the Lions win the 2013 national title.
OXFORD -- The next step of the journey starts today for Matthew Mott. The fifth-year Ole Miss women's soccer coach can look forward to the 2014 season confident that his master plan is paying dividends. The Rebels are coming off a single-season record for victories and their first opportunity to play host to a NCAA tournament game, which they won 9-0 against Jackson State.
STARKVILLE -- Is there a more versatile weapon in the Southeastern Conference than Mississippi State's Jameon Lewis? The statistics say no.
Editor's Note: The Mississippi State women's basketball team is traveling to France and Belgium and will play four games against international competition. Players will provide a daily update about the trip. Today, senior Martha Alwal discusses the first leg of the journey.
OXFORD -- There is no offseason when you're building a champion.
Editor's Note: Members of the Mississippi State women's basketball team will provide a daily blog to keep fans updated on what they're doing on their trip to France and Belgium: Hey everyone! This is Kendra Grant, a senior on the Mississippi State women's basketball team. It's hard to believe our trip to Europe is finally here. All of us are very excited, but it is even more special for the seniors -- Jerica James, Martha Alwal, Savannah Carter, and myself.
STARKVILLE - It was an ordinary practice, cool for early August. And with morning meetings, afternoon meetings and workouts scheduled leading up to the practice, Mississippi State's position players slowly trickled out of the team's Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex on Saturday afternoon. Well, every player except one.
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