STARKVILLE -- Joey Jones' special teams experience and acumen are why Mississippi State football coach Joe Moorhead chose him to be the program's first special teams coordinator. He aligned forces with Chris Boniol, MSU's senior special teams advisor, he of six years of NFL experience and another five as a coach.
STARKVILLE -- Carly Mauldin spent nearly all of the summer putting herself in uncomfortable situations.
STARKVILLE -- Through the years, Michael Nebrich has not been able to forget the quotes.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jalen Hurts finally got to give his own take on Alabama's much talked about quarterback situation.
STARKVILLE -- Everyone was accounted for as Mississippi State opened preseason football practice. No absences to be explained later, no injuries, all eligibility issues resolved.
STARKVILLE -- Ninety-four miles didn't sound imposing to Promise Taylor.
Consistency will be the theme in year two for Roxanne Hernandez.
The Mississippi State women's basketball team has added another weapon as it reloads from the most successful season in program history. According to multiple reports, forward Anriel Howard has transferred from Texas A&M to MSU. The Dispatch was unable to reach Howard for comment, but she is expected to be eligible for the 2018-19 season due to NCAA graduate transfer rules. It is unclear what area of study Howard will pursue at MSU.
OXFORD -- For the first time in years, the Ole Miss football team begins preseason practice with nothing hanging over it. The NCAA's five-year investigation resulted in a postseason ban for 2018, four years probation, a financial penalty of $179,000, and a scholarship reduction of 13 over a period of years.
OXFORD -- The timing couldn't be better. Kermit Davis still has a lot to learn about the Ole Miss men's basketball program he inherited in March when he replaced Andy Kennedy as coach.
The Alabama football team earned the No. 1 ranking in the USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll on Thursday, while Mississippi State earned its highest ranking -- No. 18 -- in the coaches poll.
STARKVILLE -- The work started Monday in earnest for Jazzmun Holmes. Victoria Vivians is in the WNBA. Blair Schaefer is getting ready for graduate school. Morgan William and Roshunda Johnson are contemplating the next steps in their lives following the completion of their college basketball careers.
STARKVILLE -- Courtney Robicheaux knows what it feels like to be counted on.
STARKVILLE -- Spencer Price was, once again, doing his own thing in Starkville. His teammates on the Mississippi State baseball team were taking on a day they've been anticipating for months: postseason baseball, as they were in Hoover, Alabama, for the Southeastern Conference tournament.
STARKVILLE -- These freshmen got to watch the Mississippi State men's basketball team's run to the edge of the NCAA tournament with a certain level of emotional attachment, having already committed to the program. Now that they're in the program, they want to be the ones to take it over the edge.
Tom Anagnost is ready to change gears.
STARKVILLE -- Chris Lemonis and Scott Foxhall were crosstown rivals for 11 years.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball program has benefited from the improbable once. In the coming days, it could happen again.
Tim Gould already knew how to multi-task in 2016 when he was hired to be the Mississippi University for Women's first men's soccer coach.
STARKVILLE -- Xaria Wiggins is serious about basketball.
1. Transfer King has chance to play key role at Starkville HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Tigers will work on little things with QB White HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Noxubee County's Brooks has sack mark in sights HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Moorhead wants offense, linemen to be versatile COLLEGE SPORTS