ATLANTA -- Blake Sims took a seat on the bench next to Jake Coker after leading Alabama to a score and the two chatted for a few minutes before it was time for the offense to go back on the field.
STARKVILLE -- When asked how he and his teammates plan to slow down a Southern Mississippi passing attack that averaged 38 attempts per game in 2013, Mississippi State cornerback Taveze Calhoun's answer had nothing to do with the Bulldogs' defensive backfield.
STARKVILLE -- Bill Martin has spent nearly 14 years working in media relations within the Southeastern Conference, spending most of that time at LSU.
Trae Collins didn't know how to react. How would you respond if someone told you you had a broken back?
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ATLANTA -- Bo Wallace wants to close his college career in style. He'd rather forget the way his final season started out.
SUMMIT -- Chad Kelly and the East Mississippi Community College football team received rave reviews for their opening act. Kelly, a transfer from Clemson University, threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns as top-ranked EMCC opened defense of its National Junior College Athletic Association national championship with a 52-14 victory against Southwest Mississippi C.C. on Thursday night at Hurst Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- Entering her seventh season as Mississippi State's volleyball coach, Jenny Hazelwood has big plans for her 2014 Lady Bulldogs.
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.
1. Hill shows speed, strength in Maroon & White Game COLLEGE SPORTS
2. France offers strong relief outing as part of MSU's sweep COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Stacy staying in control for Caledonia HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Berry leads West Point to playoff series victory HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Oregon's Sanders taken in NPF draft LOCAL SPORTS