Sharon Fanning-Otis raring to go. It's less than two months before the start of practice before the 2011-12 season, but the Mississippi State women's basketball coach already is geared up for bigger and better things.
STARKVILLE -- Vann Stuedeman is accustomed to whirlwinds. When you're a coach who prefers hugs over handshakes and you can energize a room when you walk in, it's easy to see why Stuedeman has felt comfortable in her new job as Mississippi State softball coach.
STARKVILLE -- If there's a position concern for the Mississippi State football team entering the season it's tight end. Last season, MSU coach Dan Mullen would admit the Bulldogs didn't have a reliable dual-threat player at that spot after Marcus Green suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury to his knee.
OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team's quarterback race warmed up Tuesday as the Rebels went through another day of preseason camp.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team held a two-hour practice session Tuesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields, marking its 14th training session of the 2011 camp.
OXFORD -- Joe Getzin knows the perils of involved in reaching the pinnacle of his profession. He also realizes it sometimes is even tougher to remain at that elite level.
STARKVILLE -- Allow Mississippi State offensive coordinator Les Koenning to properly describe his team's practice Monday morning. "It wasn't good," the 53-year-old coach said. "We didn't execute, and if we executed there was always one person doing something wrong."
STARKVILLE -- In her first fall practice, Mississippi State volleyball coach Jenny Hazelwood always discusses goals for the upcoming season. It isn't a new tradition, but MSU's third-year coach said her players had a different reaction when she informed them of the expectations.
OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team took to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday night for a 105-play scrimmage in front of a crowd of approximately 2,000 fans, including 250 former Ole Miss student-athletes on campus for the M-Club reunion weekend.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team held the first scrimmage of the 2011 camp Saturday afternoon in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The scrimmage lasted more than two hours and started with one period of 7-on-7 before the team moved to 11-on-11 drills that included regular game situations, third-down situations, red area, goal line, coming out, and two-minute.
PARIS, France -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team opened its European trip with a double-digit victory, and it concluded it with another one Saturday with a 99-71 victory against the French team Stade De Vanves.
STARKVILLE -- The question this season for the Mississippi State football team's coaching staff isn't where it will put players but how many positions those guys will play.
Following an intensive two-day retreat of approximately 50 Division I college leaders, a clear message was sent to athletic programs: If you're not willing to compete in the classroom, your school won't have the opportunity to do the same on the playing field.
OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team welcomed the cloud cover over the practice fields Thursday in its second practice in full pads.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State offensive line coach John Hevesy is looking left a lot more often they he's used to. In the past, the guarantee Hevesy had was things were solid at left tackle thanks to the player Dan Mullen said last year was "his best football player": Derek Sherrod.
ANTWERPEN, Belgium - Second-half dominance keyed by a staunch defensive effort has been a common theme for the Mississippi State men's basketball team in its European Tour. That was the case Thursday night against perennial Division II power St. Jan, as MSU flexed its muscles in the final 20 minutes en route to a 88-63 victory at the Sporthal Linkeroever.
OXFORD -- Matthew Mott is eager to put the growing pains behind him. A year ago, Mott hadn't met eight of his new players on the University of Mississippi women's soccer team. His transition from assistant coach at the University of Texas to Ole Miss came at a late juncture and forced everyone associated with the program to adjust.
STARKVILLE -- Michael Carr may display the difference of being a confident sophomore instead of the confused freshman in a college football program.
STARKVILLE -- A lot of players worry and fret about the added weight and heat shoulder pads provide in the grueling heat of a Southeastern Conference football practice.
OXFORD -- University of Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt has raved constantly about his incoming freshman class, saying it's one of the most talented groups he has had in 14 years of coaching in the Southeastern Conference. It better be because it appears he'll have to use it immediately.
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