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.
When he quarterbacked the Columbus High School team, Damian Baker knew the offense was reliant on his making big plays.
STARKVILLE -- Tobias Smith doesn't lead the Mississippi State University offensive line in pancake blocks, sacks allowed, or starts this season. He simply leads the team.
STARKVILLE -- The Middle Tennessee State University football team will arrive in Starkville without the Sun Belt Conference's current leading rusher and the nation's No. 3 scorer.
STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott's first college touchdown pass was a five-week bluff by the Mississippi State University football team's coaching staff.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen said Sunday his program's "major concern" was not looking forward to a matchup against defending national champion University of Alabama on Oct. 27.
1. New Hope boys shock Oxford for region title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. MSU baseball gives Cannizaro first career victory COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Tupelo squads sweep Columbus for pair of region titles HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. No. 3 MSU women face huge test at Texas A&M COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Area basketball teams begin postseason play Monday HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS