SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College defensive back Shaquille Fluker really likes the players he goes into battle with each weekend.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen says the winning formula for his football team won't change. However, with four senior starting wide receivers and a former Parade All-American -- junior Tyler Russell -- at quarterback, the prevailing thought is MSU will become a pass-first football offense.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football team will have three captains this season. Seniors defensive back Johnthan Banks and senior linebacker Cameron Lawrence and junior offensive guard Gabe Jackson were chosen in a vote by MSU players to be captains when the team opens its season at 6 p.m. Saturday (Fox Sports South) against Jackson State University at Davis Wade Stadium.
OXFORD -- University of Mississippi first-year football coach Hugh Freeze announced Thursday former East Mississippi Community College All-American Bo Wallace will start for Ole Miss at 6 p.m. Saturday when it opens the 2012 season against the University of Central Arkansas at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- Coaches love tell anybody who will listen, specifically their own players, that the tape doesn't lie.
STARKVILLE --- MSU head coach Dan Mullen said on the first day new wide receivers coach Tim Brewster was on the job would be the language barrier.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University athletic department is disassociating itself with a booster involved in the NCAA investigation. In documents obtained by The Dispatch, the MSU compliance department has refunded season ticket money for the 2012 season and a financial donation to the department to the booster, whose named was redacted in the paperwork.
STARKVILLE -- Joe Morrow is dedicating the Mississippi State University football team's season opener Saturday against Jackson State University to the people near his hometown dealing with Hurricane Isaac.
OXFORD -- University of Mississippi first-year football coach Hugh Freeze and the Rebels began game week preparations Tuesday afternoon on the practice fields adjacent to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Freeze praised the defense's execution of the game plan.
STARKVILLE -- The news continues to get worse for the Mississippi State University men's basketball program. The school announced Tuesday freshman Fred Thomas will have surgery today to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. Dr. Scott Jones will perform the surgery in Columbus. The projected recovery period is six weeks.
STARKVILLE -- After recovering from multiple torn ligaments from an injury suffered last year, Tobias Smith will start in the 2012 season opener.
STARKVILLE - The one thing we know Mississippi State University head coach Dan Mullen and offensive coordinator Les Koenning agree on is the backup quarterback must play Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- A youth movement is under way for the Mississippi State University women's soccer team. Coach Neil Macdonald had no problems turning several of his talented freshmen loose this weekend at the Bulldog Classic. The result was just what he wanted.
MACON -- Noxubee County High School easily made it a clean sweep for the Magnolia state schools in the Mississippi-Memphis Gridiron Classic Saturday evening.
STARKVILLE -- It's the most important decision you will make. That is what parents, counselors, and many adults normally tell a high school senior about choosing the right college.
STARKVILLE - The scene looked all too familiar at the Newell-Grissom Building in late August. The Mississippi State University volleyball team had lost its first game 30-28 to an unheralded Sun Belt Conference school in their season opening tournament.
OXFORD -- University of Mississippi first-year head coach Hugh Freeze and the football team continued preseason preparation Thursday afternoon on the practice fields adjacent to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University coach Dan Mullen said he needed time to find the short- and long-term solution to the wide receivers coach position. Less than four days after the resignation of Angelo Mirando, MSU found a solution with the hiring of former University of Minnesota coach Tim Brewster.
Sherise Williams didn't know she still had a chance. Once she learned she still could become academically eligible to play basketball at Mississippi State University, Williams wasn't sure she believed she could do it. Johnnie Harris did. As a result, MSU will have another freshman on its roster who could contribute this season.
STARKVILLE -- Just about every emotion has run through the body and mind of Mississippi State University freshman volleyball player Taylor Scott this week.
1. Columbus Speedway ready to race again LOCAL SPORTS
2. Starkville Academy soccer beats Heritage Academy to reach state final HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. MSU baseball looks to bounce back COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Notebook: MSU falls to Kentucky in overtime COLLEGE SPORTS