DJ Sanders never imagined she would leave the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
STARKVILLE -- Joe Moorhead knows something about walking into an empty cupboard of a football program.
JACKSON -- Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer really enjoyed Wednesday night. There were a lot of numbers that made post-game box score notations last longer than usual.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala -- The No. 24-ranked Alabama men's basketball team used a second-half surge to outlast Louisiana Tech 77-74 Wednesday night in Coleman Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- Joe Moorhead's resume is littered with a variety of responsibilities. From defense to offense to recruiting to special teams, Moorhead has worked in nearly every area since he started his career as a football coach as a graduate assistant at Pittsburgh in 1998.
STARKVILLE -- Quinndary Weatherspoon used to think his brother, Nick, had a long way to go. Anthony Carlyle remembers the day he realized how Quinndary felt about Nick. Carlyle coached Quinndary and Nick at Velma Jackson High School. When Quinndary was graduating, he told Carlyle the team would struggle next season because it didn't have any guards to run a system that relied on solid backcourt play.
STARKVILLE -- The Dispatch has confirmed through two sources that Mississippi State defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will follow Dan Mullen to Florida. New MSU coach Joe Moorhead will have to hire a replacement.
STARKVILLE -- Depth will be a topic that will come up often this season for Vic Schaefer.
JACKSON -- Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown is well aware of the school's former star receiver Laquon Treadwell. One reason is because there's a picture on the wall of the program's practice facility that displays some of Treadwell's achievements. Brown took notice.
The Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin football teams will enter championship weekend positioned to earn a playoff spot with just one more victory. But a potential Alabama-Ohio State controversy looms.
OXFORD -- David Jenkins Jr. scored 22 points, including six straight to close out overtime Tuesday night to lead the South Dakota State men's basketball team to a 99-97 victory against Ole Miss.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State waited 48 hours to find its next football coach.
Matt Sykes knows what it means to push players to realize their potential. In 2016-17, the former Heritage Academy and East Central Community College goalkeeper led the Starkville Academy girls soccer team to the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Division III State championship and the Starkville Academy boys soccer team to the Division III State title game.
STARKVILLE -- If it is possible to ruin nine years in the span of 10 hours, Dan Mullen might have done it. Mullen, who was introduced as Florida's new football coach Monday after leaving the same position at Mississippi State, leaves in his wake a divided MSU fan base. Plenty of those fans still will be angry Sept. 29, 2018, when Florida plays MSU at Davis Wade Stadium.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Dan Mullen started paying attention to Florida football more than two decades ago, long before he first stepped on campus.
OXFORD -- Matt Luke had a broad smile as he strolled to the podium to be introduced as Ole Miss' football coach. The cameras flashed, the crowd gave a long standing ovation and Luke's family watched with pride. The welcome felt much more like the real thing this time.
The race isn't over yet, but a leading pack is taking shape.
STARKVILLE -- Former Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen is making moves before his introductory news conference. The Dispatch has confirmed a report that MSU's co-offensive coordinators John Hevesy (offensive line) and Billy Gonzales (wide receivers) will follow Mullen to Florida.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State has been prepared for the moment it hoped wouldn't come.
When Ole Miss' football program was in shambles in July, Matt Luke took over as the interim coach, restored order, and kept the Rebels respectable on most weekends. Now, he has earned the full-time job.
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