After two years of scattered playing opportunities with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, former East Oktibbeha standout April Sykes has found herself in a role -- leader. A 6-foot, junior guard-forward, Sykes is on a team without seniors. So juniors are now the top of the pecking order, and Sykes knows she'll have to step up.
Mississippi State defensive end Nick Bell's battle with cancer ended Tuesday, leaving behind grief-stricken family, friends and teammates who will remember a cheerful, passionate and jovial person.
Brad Henderson has faced that clock and those charging linemen and cornerbacks and those questions. His ability to remain calm and to slow that clock down has helped him become a leader the East Mississippi Community College football team can trust.
One skill doesn't define Porsha Porter.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore defensive end Nick Bell's prognosis for recovery from brain surgery took a turn for the worse when the team announced Monday he had additional surgery.
STARKVILLE -- Two weeks before the regular season opens, the Mississippi State's men's basketball team faces the same uncertainty it encountered when it began two-a-day practices Oct. 15.
OXFORD -- The Southeastern Conference's Western Division might be the toughest in all of college football. Five of the six teams are ranked. Auburn's No. 1 in the BCS standings. The University of Alabama remains one of the nation's top teams and the defending national champion. LSU, Arkansas and Mississippi State all have big wins.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- JaMychal Green hopes a year older translate to better things for the University of Alabama men's basketball team. Green already has taken care of the bigger portion of the equation.
Looking to maintain the combined success of the past two campaigns, the East Mississippi Community College basketball teams tip off their respective basketball seasons with four straight road doubleheaders to begin November.
For running back Vick Ballard, Mississippi State's six-game winning streak has been a blur.
Mississippi State's week-long efforts to get fans to adhere to the cowbell compromise brought the results athletic director Scott Stricklin was looking to achieve.
Mississippi State's Derek Sherrod and Alabama's Greg McElroy are among the 16 recipients of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards.
OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team's defense hasn't had much success stopping anybody this season, giving up a Southeastern Conference-worst 32 points per game. And it doesn't get easier this weekend. Cameron Newton, the athletic 6-foot-6, 250-pound Auburn quarterback, is coming to town.
For all the talk of the University of Kentucky football team's explosive offense, quarterback Mike Hartline's name usually is the second that comes to mind. Bouts with injuries and quarterback competitions throughout his four years at the school, Hartline had failed to lock down the position for a season before starting the 2010 campaign.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference men's basketball coaches Wednesday selected Mississippi State guards Dee Bost and Ravern Johnson and University of Mississippi guard Chris Warren to the league's preseason All-SEC team.
Mississippi State football coaches and players agree quarterback Chris Relf can handle his workload.
Mississippi State University freshman linebacker Chris Hughes will miss the team's game against the University of Kentucky at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU) after a league suspension for an unnecessary hit in its win against the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Octavius Logan of Lamar University has been on a personal odyssey to play football at a higher level.
STARKVILLE -- The University of Kentucky's Randall Cobb will be the Mississippi State football team's most difficult individual matchup this season. MSU defensive coordinator Manny Diaz thinks enough of the Wildcats' do-it-all player that he believes Cobb will present a greater challenge than Auburn University quarterback Cameron Newton.
STARKVILLE -- The future of cowbells rests in the hands of Mississippi State's fans. While it's been the obvious component of the Southeastern Conference's amended artificial noisemaker ban to help accommodate MSU's greatest sporting symbol, the current margin for error is nil. MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin confirmed Monday the SEC has notified the school it will be fined for violations of the cowbell compromise.
1. Collins leaves MSU to take same position at Florida COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Nicholson takes over for Terrill at Starkville Academy HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. MSU football team adds players for 2015 COLLEGE SPORTS