Typically, coaches like to stress a team's final ranking is more important than its preseason positioning. The numbers are frequently the same for the East Mississippi Community College football team.
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.
STARKVILLE -- Tom Anagnost isn't speaking in code when he uses words like "strong mentality."
SCOOBA -- Football is moving fast these days for former Starkville High School standout Jaquez Akins.
FLORENCE, Italy -- Teaira McCowan had 23 points and 15 rebounds Monday afternoon to lead the Mississippi State women's basketball team to a 72-49 victory against German professional team TK Hannover 72-49 in its second game of its 10-day trip.
KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. -- Kristen Gillman won the U.S. Women's Amateur for the second time Sunday, beating Alabama teammate Jiwon Jeon 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final at The Golf Club of Tennessee.
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.
STARKVILLE -- The learning hasn't stopped for the Mississippi State football program.
ROME -- Teaira McCowan had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Chloe Bibby added 18 points Saturday to lead the Mississippi State women's basketball team to a 97-49 victory against Deep 3 Select 97-49 in its first of three games on a 10-day trip to Italy.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss announced Friday the name of the Landshark will be Tony in honor of Tony Fein, the first Rebel to throw "Fins Up."
KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. -- Alabama's Kristen Gillman and Jiwon Jeon will meet for U.S. Women's Amateur championship on Sunday after both Crimson Tide golfers clinched their semifinal matchups with playoff victories on Saturday at the Golf Club of Tennessee.
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.
OTTAWA, Canada -- The Ole Miss men's basketball team completed its Canada Tour by rallying from 27 points down to defeat the University of Ottawa 85-74 on Thursday night.
STARKVILLE -- Patty Espinoza remembers when her daughter, Andra, wasn't interested in basketball.
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.
1. Smith brings versatility to Noxubee County HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Former EMCC standouts Cole, Rivers eager to return to action for MSU HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. West Point running game takes center stage in opener at Columbus HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Moorhead wants offense, linemen to be versatile COLLEGE SPORTS
5. MSU volleyball sets open scrimmage for Sunday HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS