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Starkville shows myriad weapons in victory

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The beginning of a new quarterback era at Starkville High School came with an unusual twist. The first game of the Luke Altmyer era ended with four Yellow Jackets taking at least one snap. Only two are listed as full-time quarterbacks.


Rooker impresses with Twins Double-A affiliate

Posted yesterday in Local Sports

PEARL -- Home was hard to find for Brent Rooker in the summer of 2017.


Bulldogs capitalizing on Jones' experience

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Coaches estimate special teams account for 15 to 20 percent of plays in a game.


Noxubee County looks for new beginning after loss

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Noxubee County High School football team entered Friday night with a vision: new beginning, same ending. The goal was to erase the sting of a 40-point loss to Starkville in the 2017 opener that was part of a 2-4 start to a campaign that ended with a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State championship.


Former MSU football player Davison part of concussion lawsuit

Posted 8/17/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Henry Davison, finally home after a week in the hospital, just wanted tea after breakfast. He put the tea on the stove and went upstairs to rest while it brewed.


Lawsuit aimed at promoting better safety, care for football players

Posted 8/17/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The movement combating the impact of playing football first struck the NCAA in 2011. Under the terms of the initial proposed settlement in July 2014, the NCAA agreed to set aside $70 million for medical monitoring and research to settle federal lawsuits filed by former student-athletes who accused the governing body of college sports of ignoring a widespread concussion problem.


Concussion lawsuit primer

Posted 8/17/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The wave of activism for safer football was inspired by tragedy.


Transfer King has chance to play key role at Starkville

Posted 8/16/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The 2017 Starkville High School football team started its run to the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A State championship game with a 43-3 rout of rival Noxubee County.


Moorhead wants offense, linemen to be versatile

Posted 8/16/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One of the Joe Moorhead offense's primary tenants is it does whatever a defense allows it to. Moorhead's offense might use spread and zone concepts, which are most popular in his system, to accomplish its goals, but if given the opportunity, it will gash defenses with more traditional concepts such as pulling offensive linemen.


Former EMCC standouts Cole, Rivers eager to return to action for MSU

Posted 8/14/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brian Cole and Chauncey Rivers came to Mississippi State as proven commodities. Both had been in Division I football before, Cole at Michigan and Rivers at Georgia, before coming together for a season at East Mississippi Community College.


Simmons, Sweat among nation's best on defensive line

Posted 8/11/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jeffery Simmons sees the lists, even though he'd rather not. The lists say Simmons and linemate Montez Sweat are two of the nation's top defensive linemen.


Moorhead has new goals to build on lessons learned in spring

Posted 8/11/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The learning hasn't stopped for the Mississippi State football program.


Lewis eyes bigger, more vocal role for Bulldogs

Posted 8/10/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Leo Lewis is a lightning rod in the state of Mississippi. The Mississippi State junior linebacker is named with teammate Kobe Jones in a lawsuit and is mentioned in SB Nation's "Foul Play: Paid in Mississippi," a docuseries about the state of impermissible benefits in college football.


MSU Notebook: Weather sends Bulldogs indoors

Posted 8/8/2018 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's first day in full pads was also its first day indoors.


Stone focuses full speed ahead on promising senior season at SHS

Posted 8/7/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- At this point last year, the prospect of Class 6A football in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) was intimidating for Myles Stone. Now he has his sights set on Division I football without an ounce of fear.


MSU punters benefiting from wealth of knowledge

Posted 8/7/2018 in College Sports

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.


Evans ready for banner final season with Yellow Jackets

Posted 8/6/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Zach Edwards has come a long way from the sophomore linebacker overshadowed by three seniors and a junior. He is now a three-star prospect rated among the top 20 in the state of Mississippi, according to 247 Sports, one hotly pursued by many Southeastern Conference schools.


Clemons ready to pave way from defensive end spot for Starkville

Posted 8/6/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jalil Clemons is rated as a three-star defensive end, the 37th-best in the nation at his position, according to 247 Sports.


Starkville plans to use Clark in multiple ways

Posted 8/6/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Statistically speaking, Rodrigues "Dreke" Clark is the best running back in the last 10 years of Starkville High School football.


Motivational quotes help Moorhead find success

Posted 8/4/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Through the years, Michael Nebrich has not been able to forget the quotes.



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