STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team had the type of game Friday that shows if a team is playoff ready, if a team can land the last punch after trading punches all night long. The Volunteers hadn't had to win ugly this season. They'd dominated teams with a punishing ground game and entered their matchup against Parklane Academy averaging 35 points in six wins.
STARKVILLE -- Chris Relf understands the criticism starting quarterback in the Southeastern Conference face. Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen has counseled him about the reality.
STARKVILLE -- The University of Alabama at Birmingham will allow fans to bring cowbells into Legion Field.
When Bo Wallace left Arkansas State University and transferred to East Mississippi Community College, he wanted to play in meaningful games. Wallace will get another chance to do just that in only his sixth game as a Lion at 3 p.m. Saturday at Tiger Stadium in Booneville when No. 3 EMCC takes on No. 12 Northeast Mississippi C.C. in a battle for the MACJC North Division lead. Each team is 5-0 and 3-0 in the North.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen knows how his offensive line got to this point. That's not the problem. The fact the solution still eludes him and his assistant coaches is the most frustrating aspect of the equation.
STARKVILLE -- Despite early indications that the University of Alabama at Birmingham football team is leaning toward announcing a starting quarterback, Mississippi State is preparing to face multiple players at that position when the teams meet at 11 a.m. Saturday (SportSouth).
STARKVILLE -- Neil Macdonald hopes his players have found the right mind-set.
STARKVILLE -- Darius Slay has taken the long road to Mississippi State. The 6-foot-1 defensive back signed twice with MSU (once out of high school and again after two years at Itawamba Community College) before he was able to return last week to his home state of Georgia to make his first big play in Division I football.
STARKVILLE -- Mark Ouimet resigned Tuesday from his position as assistant recruiting coordinator of the Mississippi State football team. Ouimet, whose resignation is effective immediately, was in the middle of his second season at MSU. He spent the past 10 years in Ann Arbor, Mich., working in football in several capacities.
SCOOBA -- Inching up another spot to No. 3 in this week's NJCAA Top 20 football poll, the East Mississippi Community College football team will begin its final month of the regular season at 3 p.m. Saturday when it takes on No. 12 Northeast Mississippi in Booneville.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior guard Dee Bost was one of 50 players named Monday to the Wooden Award Preseason Watch List, as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The list is made up of 50 student-athletes who, based on last year's individual performance and team records, are the front-runners for college basketball's most prestigious honor.
STARKVILLE -- Members of the Mississippi State football team's coaching staff have a new perspective five weeks into the 2011 season. MSU head coach Dan Mullen is using words like "realistic" and "goals" after MSU (2-3, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) lost to the University of Georgia 24-10 Saturday for its third consecutive SEC defeat.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior cornerback Corey Broomfield has been playing with a broken thumb for the past three weeks. MSU cornerbacks coach Melvin Smith confirmed Monday that Broomfield suffered the injury Sept. 10 in a 41-34 loss at Auburn University, and that Broomfield has been playing with a large cast on his right hand since that time.
A north Mississippi couple whose son died during football practice at Mississippi will have their case tried in Oxford, where the university is located, a Hinds County judge has ruled.
ATHENS, Ga. -- The isolated early season mistakes have become trends after the Mississippi State football team suffered its third straight Southeastern Conference defeat.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mississippi State redshirt freshman quarterback Dylan Favre received what he asked for Saturday afternoon -- an opportunity to play.
ATHENS, Ga. -- The Mississippi State football team figured out Saturday at Sanford Stadium that sometimes two isn't better than one. That's the case when that one is Isaiah Crowell.
Sharon Fanning-Otis is ready. After spending much of the past week on the road recruiting, Fanning-Otis was back in the state of Mississippi on Saturday, gearing up for the start of the Mississippi State women's basketball season.
FRESNO, Calif. -- Jeff Scott ran for 138 yards and two second-half touchdowns, and new starting quarterback Randall Mackey sparked the University of Mississippi football team's dormant offense in a 38-28 victory against Fresno State on Saturday night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 3 University of Alabama football team showed it can run and stop the run better than No. 12 Florida, maybe better than anyone in the country.
1. 2011 was year that changed landscape for EMCC COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Alabama QB race still appears to be three-player race COLLEGE SPORTS
3. MSU defense ready to face opponent COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Noxubee County packs focus for long road trip to Texas HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS