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.
STARKVILLE -- For the first time in 24 years, game week leading to a showdown against in-state rival Southern Mississippi has arrived for Mississippi State's football team.
Thirty-eight cents an hour. When Bryan Harsin finally sat down all those years ago to figure out how much money he was earning at Eastern Oregon, he appreciated that living at the base of the Blue Mountains in government housing for $10 a month and getting free cable were certainly nice perks.
STARKVILLE -- Two years before they lined up beside each other in the backfield at Mississippi State, tailback Josh Robinson had a message for Dak Prescott.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Alabama and LSU football teams placed 11 players on the coaches' preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams, while Ole Miss has eight players recognized and Mississippi State had five.
FULTON -- Itawamba Community College sophomore wide receiver JaNardreon Jones remembers his learning curve in junior college football.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- One part old, two parts new.
STARKVILLE - Confidence is not a problem for Mississippi State senior safety Jay Hughes.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State senior Jamerson Love admits that he cracked a smile when he saw an ESPN.com article that listed him as one of the top 10 cornerbacks in the Southeastern Conference.
STARKVILLE -- A 4-0 record is the first indication the Mississippi State women's basketball team's trip Belgium and France was a success.
STARKVILLE -- One of the biggest questions facing Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and his team entering this season has been who will take over at right tackle for two-year starter Aaron Siddoway.
SCOOBA -- Chad Kelly admits he knew nothing about the East Mississippi Community College football program four months ago. Next week, he will start at quarterback for the defending National Junior College Athletic Association national champion Lions. EMCC will open the season Aug. 28 at Southwest Mississippi Community College. The Lions took a break from practice Monday for Media Day Activities on the school's campus.
STARKVILLE -- When asked where the Mississippi State football team's defense will turn for about leadership this season, junior quarterback Dak Prescott didn't hesitate.
STARKVILLE - When Justin Cox, an All-America safety at East Misssissippi Community College, signed with Mississippi State's football team after his two years at Scooba, MSU defensive lineman Curtis Virges swelled with pride.
STARKVILLE -- As fall practice rolls on, one debate keeps cropping up among members of Mississippi State's defensive line. That debate centers around one question: Is Chris Jones a defensive end or a defensive tackle?
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