TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi spoke to the University of Alabama's football team about topics he's quite familiar with -- handling expectations and success -- to return the favor after coach Nick Saban's spring training visit.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen grew up a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan in suburban New Hampshire. Maybe that's why the Mississippi State University football coach couldn't wait to use a baseball analogy to describe sixth-year offensive lineman Tobias Smith.
STARKVILLE -- Tiffany Huddleston doesn't mind that there is an alphabet soup following her name on the roster for the 2013 Mississippi State University women's soccer team.
A scholarship offer from the Mississippi State University football team was the right fit in every way for Gerri Green.
STARKVILLE -- True to her nature as a team leader, Morganne Grimes naturally deflects praise to her teammates.
SCOOBA -- Outside the film room of the East Mississippi Community College football offices, a countdown clock shows the time remaining before this season opener at Pearl River Community College.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen is stressing the importance of communication to his freshmen in practice.
STARKVILLE -- Deshea Townsend has no idea who will start in the Mississippi State University defensive backfield this season. That's how the Bulldogs' first-year coach wants it.
STARKVILLE -- The calendar says Vic Schaefer and the Mississippi State University women's basketball team have a little more than two months before the 2013-14 season begins.
STARKVILLE -- Michael Carr is no longer a member of the Mississippi State University football program.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama coaches laid out the defensive stats from last season, but not in celebration of the nation's stingiest group.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- With posters, footballs, hats, and dozens of other memorabilia items in hand, University of Alabama football fans packed the playing surface at Bryant-Denny Stadium for the program's annual fan day.
STARKVILLE -- As he finished a play and started walking back to the line of scrimmage, Mississippi State University junior Matthew Wells heard the key vocabulary word of fall camp hurled in his direction.
STARKVILLE -- Just call him DJ Dan Mullen. For the first time in five years of running fall football camp at Mississippi State University, the Bulldogs' head coach has decided to use music speakers to pump up the volume at practice.
STARKVILLE -- When Jesse McCord saw more than 14,000 fans in the stands for the 2013 NCAA Starkville Regional at Dudy Noble Field, he knew Mississippi State University was the place for him.
STARKVILLE -- Aaron Gordon didn't expect a rousing welcome to the Southeastern Conference.
OXFORD -- Donte Moncrief isn't concerned about University of Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace's surgically repaired right shoulder.
STARKVILLE -- Greg Walker has joined the Mississippi State volleyball staff as an assistant coach, Jenny Hazelwood announced Friday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It's becoming an August tradition at the University of Alabama. Coach Nick Saban and the veterans head out in the steamy summer heat to open camp and then return to the air conditioning to put a chill on the preseason hype.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen didn't mind Thursday if he didn't see flawless execution on the first day of fall camp.
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