STARKVILLE -- Penn State was the school that was often on the mind of Khristian Carr when she was a volleyball standout at Starkville High School.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- MaKayla Waldner likes playing on her birthday.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team scrimmaged for the second time during fall training camp Saturday night at the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens enjoyed his first victory with quarterback Messiah deWeaver seven months ago.
STARKVILLE -- Coaches estimate special teams account for 15 to 20 percent of plays in a game.
STARKVILLE -- Challenges don't faze MaKayla Waldner.
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.
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.
STARKVILLE -- The wave of activism for safer football was inspired by tragedy.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald was selected to watch lists for the Manning Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award on Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- Walk-through metal detectors will be implemented at all gates of Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium on football game days beginning Sept. 1.
COMO, Italy -- Jessika Carter scored 18 points and had 14 rebounds Thursday to lead the Mississippi State women's basketball team to a 96-59 victory against German team International Select.
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.
1. Bulldogs capitalizing on Jones' experience COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Caledonia gives Kelly win in opener HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Noxubee County looks for new beginning after loss HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Starkville shows myriad weapons in victory HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Waldner sets example Anagnost wants for MSU COLLEGE SPORTS