SCOOBA -- The East Mississippi Community College football team appears to have the answer at quarterback this season for any defense. Coach Buddy Stephens' biggest dilemma could be how he plans to utilize the skills of Bo Wallace, Termarcus Conner, and Jaquez Johnson. The EMCC coach will get his first chance to experiment with quarterbacks at 7 p.m. Thursday when No. 16 EMCC plays host to defending state champion and No. 2 Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. at new Sullivan-Windham Field.
STARKVILLE -- The only sure thing about University of Memphis quarterback Andy Summerlin's season-opening performance against No. 20 Mississippi State on Thursday night likely will be that he will be the oldest player on the field.
OXFORD -- Vincent Sanders is ready to make an impact. With the University of Mississippi football team's season opener against BYU looming at 3:45 p.m. Saturday (ESPN), Sanders appears primed to get the first chance to make a play. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder is listed behind freshman Donte Moncrief at split end. Ja-Mes Logan or Nickolas Brassel, Tobias Singleton, or Terrell Grant are listed at flanker.
STARKVILLE -- Nothing will be basic about the No. 20 Mississippi State football team's defense after the first play this season. As he prepares for his first game as defensive coordinator, MSU coach Chris Wilson said his unit won't leave any schemes unused in its season opener Thursday at the University of Memphis (7 p.m., Fox Sports Net).
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team's quarterback position is in a much better shape than last year as the team prepares for its season opener at 7 p.m. Thursday (Fox Sports Net) at the University of Memphis.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State defensive coordinator Chris Wilson made it clear Monday why junior linebacker Brandon Wilson is still where he is on the Bulldogs' opening week depth chart.
FULTON -- The foundation has been laid. Jon Williams knows the next step is to put players in the right positions so they can make plays.
STARKVILLE -- Go ahead and let Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen describe the way he see the give-and-take relationship among coaches.
STARKVILLE -- There already is a bit of desperation, a lot of frustration, and some shock in the voice of Mississippi State volleyball coach Jenny Hazelwood. After a 1-2 weekend in its season-opening Maroon Classic tournament at Newell-Grissom Gymnasium, there's legitimate arguments all of those feelings are justified.
Buddy Stephens is apprehensive, curious, and confident all at the same time. If that sounds difficult, the East Mississippi Community College football coach will tell you it isn't.
OXFORD -- With the season opener one week away, the University of Mississippi football team took the field inside Vaught-Hemingway for a two-plus hour dress rehearsal Saturday morning.
OXFORD -- Houston Nutt has been known to turn a team with low expectations into one of the Southeastern Conference's best in his 14-year coaching career in the Southeastern Conference.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama's August to-do list: Pick starting quarterback. Replace Heisman Trophy winner and a few other first-round draft picks. Find left tackle, playmaking receivers and a defensive lineman or two. It's almost enough to distract the Crimson Tide from all that national title talk.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State announced Friday morning freshman guard D.J. Gardner has been dismissed from the men's basketball program a little more than six months after signing with the school.
STARKVILLE -- Most incoming freshmen in any college sport are asked to raise their level of play. Mississippi State forward Rodney Hood is enjoying just being a part of a team where he isn't the focus.
Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen will be the featured speaker Tuesday night at the Starkville Country Club when the Starkville Quarterback Club launches its 46th season.
STARKVILLE -- Tyler Russell still remembers what it felt like to walk off the field against the University of Memphis. The third-year sophomore would like to repeat that sense of accomplishment at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 against Memphis one year later.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Ed Allen's energy is infectious. But after only a few minutes with the new University of Alabama volleyball coach it's very easy to get pumped up about the chances for the sport to flourish at the school.
FULTON --Rashad Pargo knows the pecking order. After using his first season at Itawamba Community College to redshirt, Pargo, a former standout at Aberdeen High School, was able to watch his former AHS teammate make an impact with the Indians as a freshman.
STARKVILLE -- Seventeen games at Humphrey Coliseum and a road trip to defending national champion Texas A&M highlight the Mississippi State women's basketball team's schedule for the 2011-12 season, which was released Tuesday.
1. MSU gets good grades for first four games COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Defense delivers dominating effort for Rebels COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Bulldogs ready to forget past, focus on Texas A&M COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Unbeaten MSU receives high marks on defense COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Fulgham's leadership helps pace undefeated Victory Christian HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS