In the first real challenge of the season, men's basketball coach Rick Ray's Mississippi State Bulldogs didn't rise to the occasion.
The Bulldogs played on the road at Utah State and dropped an 87-68 decision to the Aggies in the first true road game of the season.
MSU gets another opportunity to play another quality opponent today.
Dominique Dillingham was giving so much effort in the first half of Wednesday night's game for the Mississippi State women's basketball team that her headband came flying off.
Dillingham played well enough for the Bulldogs that she put up a career-high 19 points during a 78-51 victory over the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns at Humphrey Coliseum.
Bruce Hosket has enjoyed a front row seat in watching his sons Ben and Jesse play for state football championships.
As the offensive coordinator for the French Camp Academy Panthers, Bruce is pleased to have had a dual role as a father and coach for Ben and Jesse.
Bubba Tacker has been coaching for 15 years and each one of those years has been with the Smithville Seminoles. It has also been 15 years since Smithville last competed for a state championship.
Tacker and his team are back in Jackson this season and ready to represent the small town that supports them each step of the way.
The Starkville Yellowjackets begin the indoor track season on Saturday with anticipation.
For SHS track coach Steve Griffin, he wants to see how far his young Yellowjackets have come.
After losing to Madison Ridgeland Academy the previous night, Starkville Academy coach Glenn Schmidt was anxious to see how her team would bounce back.
On Tuesday evening, the Lady Volunteers did not just bounce back, but they came back with a vengeance defeating Heritage Academy 61-38.
There is no I in team and the Starkville Christian School Cougars were an example of that Tuesday night.
Starkville Christian had 10 players get into the scoring column as it defeated the Central Academy Vikings 67-41 at the Cougar Cave.
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Last week Cortez Johnson stepped outside his comfort zone.
Normally a quiet guy as the French Camp Panthers prepared for their game against Stringer, it was Johnson who was up front rallying the team pregame.
The French Camp Panthers knew this would be a football season with some early challenges.
During a conversation in the preseason with head coach Nathan Wright, we discussed how tough the first four games on the schedule would be and how the Panthers would react to it.
There was some early adversity for French Camp as it lost all four of those games.
If you asked Kimmy Gardiner how she thought her freshman season in Southeastern Conference volleyball play was going to go, she would never had imagined how it turned out.
The Grapevine, Texas, native came into the Mississippi State program and put her name on the map in her rookie season.