OXFORD -- Preparations for the Ole Miss football season began in earnest Saturday with a two-hour workout on the practice fields adjacent to the Manning Center.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze has just about mastered the self-effacing, aw-shucks attitude that has helped his program escape lofty expectations. There's too much talent on the Rebels' roster to avoid that now.
STARKVILLE -- If Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen feels any added excitement or pressure due to heightened expectations entering his sixth season at MSU, he didn't show it on Thursday night.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's latest recruiting class is shaping up to be coach Rick Ray's best in Starkville, and that class received a boost late Wednesday night when Ray landed his most highly rated prospect yet.
STARKVILLE -- Football is back in session at Mississippi State. That much was evident Wednesday in the halls of the Seal Football Complex a few hours after MSU's players reported for their first meeting of the season. Fall camp will kick off at 4:45 p.m. today when coach Dan Mullen begins his sixth season as MSU's coach. To a man, the Bulldogs chosen to speak with the media after the initial meeting believe Mullen's sixth season in Starkville could be his best.
STARKVILLE -- "The summer is over." Those words came from Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer shortly after he and associate head coach Johnnie Harris received a round of hugs from their players upon their return to Starkville on Tuesday night from a recruiting trip.
STARKVILLE -- Jay Hughes had to be there. He had to be there for his teammates, for his team, and for himself.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen has been true to his word. From the moment he accepted the Mississippi State job nearly six years ago, Mullen has stressed the importance of building a championship program with in-state talent.
STARKVILLE -- Flying under the radar is nothing new to Benardrick McKinney. A two-star recruit from Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, McKinney had the size, speed, and athletic ability to play at any Division I school. But when only one came calling, McKinney took it in stride.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State coach Rick Ray doubled his win total in non-conference games during his second season in Starkville, improving from 5-7 in non-league games in 2012-13 to 10 non-conference wins in 2013-14.
STARKVILLE - When Mississippi State opens the 2014 football season, the Bulldogs will do so in the state's biggest football stadium.
HOOVER, Ala. -- There were complaints about the lack of star power. There was never a controversial quote or any semblance of trash talk from one coach to another. In all, The 2014 version of the Southeastern Conference's Media Days could be classified as uneventful.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze believes his program ahead of schedule.
HOOVER, Ala. - Most experts believe Alabama is the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference championship. Alabama fans certainly believe it. SEC media members clearly believe it, too, as Alabama was voted by the league's sports writers as the preseason choice to win the league this year.
HOOVER, Ala. -- If LSU coach Les Miles is bothered by media projections that have the Tigers slipping this fall, he's hiding it well. Standing before approximately 300 writers and analysts at the Southeastern Conference Media Days on Wednesday afternoon, Miles was blunt in his assessment of LSU's chances this season.
HOOVER, Ala. -- One is trying to fight his way out of the cellar in the Southeastern Conference's Western Division. The other is trying to stay on top of the SEC's Eastern Division.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference are about to become safer. At least that's the plan behind a rule change, presented by SEC Coordinator of Officials Steve Shaw.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team's non-conference schedule will feature a trip to Texas for the Corpus Christi Coastal Classic at the American Bank Center. This Thanksgiving event, now in its second year, will be Nov. 28 and 29. MSU will play Saint Louis in the opening round and then face TCU or Bradley.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Fan Lee Massengale is already worried about Georgia's game with Troy, even with Clemson and South Carolina coming up first.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel insists there are still plenty of superstars in the Southeastern Conference. The only problem is nobody has heard of them.
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