It's all about a mind-set for Tyler Stevenson. At 6-foot-7 1/2, 180 pounds, the New Hope High School swingman has the athleticism, length, and quickness to be one of the top players in the state of Mississippi.
Columbus High School boys basketball coach Anthony Carlyle hasn't shied away from competition this season. A busy pre-Christmas schedule has seen Columbus play a game at Quitman High School, face nationally ranked Memphis East at the MLK Classic in Hamilton, Tennessee, take on Hazel Green (Ala.) and Madison Prep (La.) at the fifth-annual Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic in Corinth, and play Curie (Ill.) in the Marshall County Hoopfest in Benton, Kentucky.
STARKVILLE -- Joe Moorhead has personal ties to both of the assistant coach hires he has made as new Mississippi State football coach. Moorhead's second hire, confirmed Tuesday by Fordham University, is Fordham coach Andrew Breiner, who will be MSU's quarterbacks coach and pass game coordinator. MSU hadn't confirmed the hire as of Tuesday night.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Coming on the heels of The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference laurels, Mississippi State offensive lineman Martinas Rankin, defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons, and defensive end Montez Sweat were named Tuesday to the All-SEC Coaches First Team, the league announced Tuesday.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior guard Victoria Vivians was named Tuesday the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week. Vivians averaged 23 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals in victories against Louisiana and Oklahoma State to help No. 6 MSU open the season with eight-straight wins for the second-straight year, and third time in the last four seasons.
Jake Crosson wanted to find the right place to continue to grow his golf game. Already one of the top high-school age players in the state of Mississippi, Crosson immediately liked Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston when he visited the campus in September.
PERKINSTON -- East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens calls the death of one of his players the most difficult thing he has encountered in a long coaching career.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Mississippi State sophomore guard Tyson Carter was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday by the league office and College Sports Madness.
OXFORD "We score, we win." L.C. Clemmons' message to his Noxubee County High School football teammates was simple. With the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State title game tied at 35 with 6 minutes, 15 seconds remaining, the Tigers had destiny in their hands.
The No. 4 Alabama football team led the way with eight first-team selections Monday to The Associated Press' All-Southeastern Conference team.
PERKINSTON -- One of East Mississippi Community College's best victories Sunday was dedicated to the memory of a fallen player. Sophomore defensive lineman Tyone Clemons was killed in an automobile accident two weeks ago in Jones County. The final weeks of bowl practice and the Mississippi Bowl were played in his memory.
PERKINSTON -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore wide receiver Brandon Rodgers looked like he was in his element for a long time Sunday. Rodgers was barking out orders and his teammates were listening carefully for where to stand and where to look for a series of team photos.
STARKVILLE -- The basketball hit the floor in front of Quinndary Weatherspoon with a Dayton Flyer in pursuit and five seconds remaining. Weatherspoon had every reason to let the ball go and let the final possession play out because he had been called for his fourth foul a few minutes earlier for pressuring the ball. This wasn't the time for hesitation.
STARKVILLE -- The No. 6 Mississippi State women's basketball team is showing its age. With four seniors and a junior in the backcourt, MSU coach Vic Schaefer might have the deepest group of guards in the nation. Through eight games, MSU's guards are putting their experience to work in a variety of ways. On Sunday, Victoria Vivians poured in a season-high 30 points to help No. 6 MSU outlast Oklahoma State 79-76 before a crowd of 5,138 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge at Humphrey Coliseum.
PERKINSTON -- When Lindsey Scott Jr. decided in August to leave LSU for a new junior college football home, one thing stood out about East Mississippi Community College.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State interim football coach Greg Knox is confident he can take one thing for granted: his players' attitude. In the last week, MSU's players have seen their head coach, defensive coordinator, and co-offensive coordinators leave for Florida, Knox named interim head coach, and Dan Mullen's successor hired and introduced.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Central Florida men's basketbal team was the first team to have an answer for Alabama freshman Collin Sexton in its 65-62 upset victory Sunday against the No. 24 Crimson Tide. It came from an effort to keep the Southeastern Conference scoring leader out of the paint.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's eighth consecutive bowl game is taking it to a familiar destination.
OXFORD --It was fitting that, on a fourth-and-1 in what could have been the game-winning drive, Starkville High School handed it off to Dreke Clark. To that point, he had taken Starkville 172 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries, so giving him carry No. 29 to keep the game alive made sense.
For Starkville High School, it happened so quickly.
2. MSU men improve to 8-0 COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Moorhead fills MSU coaching staff with three additions COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Smith working to improve CMSD facilities HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS