OXFORD -- Denzel Nkemdiche is the perfect poster child for the University of Mississippi's resurgent football team.
STARKVILLE -- It's clear both teams that meet this Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium won't be surprised this week in practice by what the scout team offense is running.
STARKVILLE -- The recruiting path to get to the first undefeated football matchup between Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama in 70 years couldn't be more different.
STARKVILLE -- The new men's basketball coach at Mississippi State University doesn't want his players paying attention to preseason projections.
FULTON -- Itawamba Community College football player Brandon Smith was not sure the purpose when he was asked to meet head coach Jon Williams in his office last spring.
STARKVILLE -- It's not as if Tyler Russell and Chris Smith haven't combined for touchdowns. The Mississippi State University quarterback and wide receiver have been doing their pitch-and-catch routine since Russell threw a pass to Smith in middle school. The only problem is Russell was playing for Northwest Junior High near Meridian and Smith was playing for Kate Griffin Junior High.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen doesn't want to listen to the idea the Mississippi State University football team hasn't been properly prepared for its matchup against the nation's No. 1 team.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The University of Alabama football team's freshman playmakers are coming of age just when the top-ranked Crimson Tide will need them most.
STARKVILLE -- This is where Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen thought his program would be after seven weeks.
STARKVILLE -- LaDarius Perkins doesn't have to worry about his teammates believing in his abilities.
STARKVILLE -- Johnthan Banks entered rare territory Saturday. The senior cornerback from Maben is now tied for the Mississippi State University record with 16 career interceptions.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer won't get caught up in numbers games in his first season as Mississippi State University women's basketball coach.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University softball team is planning its final stop on its "Tour de Miss."
SCOOBA -- When facing adversity for the first time this season, the No. 3 East Mississippi Community College football team played like a champion.
OXFORD -- One year removed from a 10-loss season, the University of Mississippi football team has a chance to qualify for a bowl game.
Vinnie and Sal Sunseri are on opposite sides of a prominent Southern rivalry, and not overjoyed about it.
STARKVILLE -- Don't tell Tyler Russell he's about to receive serious national attention following Mississippi State University's fast start to the 2012 season.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen listens to everything coming his way from the fan base.
STARKVILLE -- Taveze Calhoun agrees with the assertion of University of Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley that Mississippi State University's decision to pooch kick was a gamble.
STARKVILLE -- Malcolm Johnson's reintroduction to college football Saturday certainly had the perfect script of a comeback story.
1. Injuries hit MSU's secondary hard COLLEGE SPORTS
2. New Hope's Crosson has successful summer on links HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Columbus will try to beat Noxubee County to go 2-0 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Clayburn will be at center of MSU's line COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Top teams face off in Week 2 LOCAL COLUMNS