HOOVER, Ala. -- Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel insists there are still plenty of superstars in the Southeastern Conference. The only problem is nobody has heard of them.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Dan Mullen has spent five seasons trying to build expectations at Mississippi State. Now he has them. Boasting a league-best 18 returning starters and helming a team that closed 2013 on a three-game winning streak, Mullen was calm and confident Tuesday as he talked about a team he believes could be the best he has had in Starkville during the morning session of Day 2 of the Southeastern Conference's Media Days.
HOOVER, Ala. -- For the first time, Dak Prescott owns the starting quarterback job entering a season at Mississippi State. On Tuesday morning, he owned the room at the Southeastern Conference Media Days.
HOOVER, Ala. -- South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier attended Southeastern Conference Media Days for the 22nd time Tuesday. He has been the star of the show at most of them, and this time was no different.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Mike Slive believes the Southeastern Conference will be at the forefront of significant changes in the college football landscape, and to get his point across, he quoted Eisenhower, Churchill, and Nelson Mandela. Welcome to SEC Media Days.
HOOVER, Ala. -- The most talked-about player during the opening session of Southeastern Conference Media Days wasn't in attendance. His coach wasn't in a rush to talk about him, either.
JACKSON -- Changes are coming to the scheduling and playoff formats for Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College baseball. On Thursday, the league announced in 2015 each team in the state will have the opportunity to face each other once in the regular season and play a 28-game league schedule. Those games will be played in 14 doubleheaders. League opponents will play Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team will play Tulane this season for the first time in 11 years, the school announced Monday.
There are plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference. The league opens its annual media days -- four days instead of three now -- today in Hoover, Alabama, with radical change in the college athletic model appearing imminent and the SEC Network soon to take the airwaves.
STARKVILLE -- Don't expect Aaron Gordon to use youth as an excuse this season. Looking at a Mississippi State women's soccer team roster that features 19 freshmen among its 20 newcomers, it would be easy for Gordon to give his players a crutch that would allow them to navigate the pitfalls of their first year of Division I soccer and their initial run through the Southeastern Conference.
With a new computerized ranking system, scheduling in junior college football is more important. East Mississippi Community College unveiled its path to a potential repeat national championship Thursday when it released its 2014 football schedule.
DALLAS -- For the second time this week, Mississippi State junior linebacker Benardrick McKinney has earned watch list recognition for a national individual award as the Bronko Nagurski Trophy unveiled its 81 candidates for the 2014 season, the Football Writers Association of America unveiled Thursday.
Three Mississippi State and two Ole Miss football players earned watch list recognition from three national individual college football awards, the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) announced Monday.
STARKVILLE -- Three years ago, weightlifting was a foreign concept to Martha Alwal. At 6-foot-4, Alwal relied on her height and her length to affect shots in the post and didn't have the strength to use her body to carve out space in the paint because she hadn't trained in the weight room.
STARKVILLE -- Scott Stricklin has to be a believer. As Mississippi State Director of Athletics, Stricklin has a core set of principles he wants every coach at the school to possess. When it's time to hire a new coach, Stricklin analyzes the numbers and talks to peers, coaches, and players to make sure he has the best information about a candidate. After that, he has to trust his instincts and make a final choice. Stricklin believes he made the right call in naming Matt Roberts the new men's tennis coach at MSU.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State and North Carolina State football programs have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2020 and 2021.
Haley Tutor thought the University of Alabama was the place for her. As right as it felt for Tutor to continue her education in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the former New Hope High School and East Mississippi Community College standout realized it was difficult to stop playing softball, a sport she excelled in for many years.
STARKVILLE -- With the core of the Mississippi State basketball team set to enter its junior year together, coach Rick Ray is eager to watch the Bulldogs turn the corner.
STARKVILLE -- Matt Roberts has been named Mississippi State's new head men's tennis coach, as announced by athletic director Scott Stricklin Saturday. The hiring is pending the approval of the Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College will bring the 2014 football season in familiar territory.
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