STARKVILLE -- Few can appreciate what Keith Mixon did to get back on the field more than Nick Fitzgerald.
Respect is the buzzword for Northwest Mississippi Community College freshman running back Chris Calvert.
The collision course is setting up nicely. On Oct. 4, No. 1 East Mississippi Community College will face No. 5 Northwest Mississippi C.C. in a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division battle in Senatobia.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's soccer team continues to make history. On Monday, MSU earned its highest Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) ranking at No. 2 in the first release of the season. Last season, MSU climbed as high as No. 37 in the RPI before closing the year at No. 45.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban didn't use the term "rat poison," but he still wants the Alabama football players to ignore the hype surrounding them after three-straight blowout wins.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Joe Moorhead said Monday cornerback Jamal Peters will be out for his team's game against Kentucky at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2) after he was injured in the 56-10 victory against Louisiana-Lafayette.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team's defense continues to set the tone. Through its first two games, No. 14 MSU allowed 3.48 yards per play, which meant opponents had to run 29 plays to reach 100 yards.
All of the motivating mantras football coaches use to navigate 48 minutes of football were in Victory Christian Academy coach Chris Hamm's arsenal Friday night.
STARKVILLE -- Nick Fitzgerald casually made his way from midfield to his team, congregating in the end zone for the playing of the alma mater. On the way he ran into quarterbacks coach Andrew Breiner, where he was stopped for a hug and some words accompanied with a smile.
STARKVILLE -- Joe Moorhead is a fan of Aeris Williams. It's easy for Mississippi State's football coach to see the skillset that produced a 1,000-yard season last year.
OXFORD -- Top-ranked Alabama faced a rare bit of adversity Saturday night when Mississippi's first offensive play turned into a 75-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Ta'amu to D.K. Metcalf.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team made the tradition of a perfect Homecoming Night work in its favor Friday night.
Jared Long bent at the waist to whisper into the ear hole of Moak Griffin, who was seated inches shy of the goal line.
Columbus Air Force Base hosts an annual air show every summer, but a new aerial act took center stage locally Friday evening when Aberdeen (3-2) brought its own aerial show to Lowndes County and, when all was said and done, New Hope (0-5) found itself on the short end of a 40-7 setback.
WEST POINT - Chris Chambless might not be the biggest fan of the bye week.
Sixty-nine total points remained on the scoreboard as West Lowndes High School football coach Anthony King relieved the four losses that came before. Both Friday night's scoreboard and the season to date didn't suggest defense.
VICKSBURG -- When Columbus High School senior running back Derrick Jordan was escorted by his coaches to the sidelines, the first player to offer encouragement to the wounded Falcon was junior teammate Devarkas Ramsey.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State defense attracted plenty of attention in the offseason.
STARKVILLE -- Most college football teams train their offensive linemen at different positions to find the best five, regardless of configuration.
FULTON -- Conventional wisdom told East Mississippi Community College sophomore defensive back JaQuez Akins he might not be directly involved in a goal-line play.
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