Debbie Antonelli doesn't use the word if when asked about Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan.
Braylen Miller was hungry. The New Hope High School junior wasn't alone. After eight games, Miller and his teammates were starving for a victory to end a season-opening eight-game losing streak and to give New Hope first-year head coach Wade Tackett his first victory.
STARKVILLE -- Bob Shoop has called the job of a college football defensive coordinator the toughest in sports.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team will trade the Maroon & White for the Red, White, and Blue when it represents the United States at the 30th Summer World University Games in Naples, Italy.
It's human nature for a coach's mind to wander to next year when leading a state champion.
PHOENIX -- The Alliance of American Football's Arizona Hotshots announced Thursday that former Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze will be offensive coordinator on head coach Rick Neuheisel's staff for the 2019 inaugural season.
M'Kya Smith would like you to think she is quiet.
The waiting is nearly over.
STARKVILLE -- Numbers don't matter to Walker Tranum.
STARKVILLE -- If Mississippi State's 2018 baseball season hadn't ended in Omaha, Nebraska,, Cole Gordon might not be a part of the 2019 season.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Fans of the No. 1 Alabama football team can't take their time getting settled in for the start of games. They might miss a touchdown, or two or three.
STARKVILLE -- The statistics prove Ty Johnson is a natural linebacker.
The Mississippi State women's basketball added another talented guard to its mix Wednesday when Aliyah Matharu, a 5-foot-7 guard from Bishop McNamara High School in Washington, D.C., gave her verbal commitment to coach Vic Schaefer.
East Mississippi Community College sophomore defensive back JaQuez Akins wasn't planning on being a focal point of his team's offense this season.
STARKVILLE -- A few thousand feet north of Davis Wade Stadium, in Mississippi State's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS), Mark Horstemeyer sits in an office surrounded by old football helmets, a few hockey helmets, and animal skulls.
STARKVILLE -- Chris Lemonis' first fall as Mississippi State's baseball coach will conclude with a weekend of evaluation and some time with fathers and sons.
STARKVILLE -- Hailey Zerbel used to consider herself a daredevil.
The Ole Miss football team has padded its statistics against non-conference opponents this season, putting up points and yards against usually overmatched opponents at an impressive rate.
CALEDONIA -- Maddy Suggs and Tori Brooks have similar goals even though they play different positions.
Northeast Mississippi Community College sophomore wide receiver Kymbotric Mason feels like has come a long way on the football field.
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