September 5, 2004 |
History-making is not always what you expect. It can be Rosa Parks on a bus, a march to Selma or, as it happened Saturday night, Sylvester Croom running onto a field after emerging from a giant, inflatable Mississippi State helmet. Surrounded by Bulldog players, Croom burst through a blow-up facemask at 5:01 Central Daylight Time and, a few steps later, broke down one of sport's last, and most shameful, barriers.
October 26, 2003 |
For 18 years, Haley Barbour was the consummate Washington insider -- political director in the Reagan White House, two-term chairman of the Republican National Committee, head of a powerful lobbying firm. But he wants something more. That is why one recent Wednesday evening, Barbour was exchanging hugs and handclasps with guests at a fish fry in an arena that usually hosts livestock shows or motocross races.
July 3, 2002 |
Across the country, a barely detectable Southern flavor spices local TV weather forecasts, up to a third of which are delivered by former students of Mississippi State University. Meteorologists are one part TV star and one part scientist; Mississippi State takes pride in producing forecasters who can do both parts equally well.
December 6, 1998 |
When the greatest run in the history of UCLA football jackknifed to an end, the Bruins knew exactly what had transpired. "Obviously," guard Andy Meyers said, "we were just holding on to something we couldn't obtain."
December 6, 1998 |
TENNESSEE 24, MISSISSIPPI ST. 14 * Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin's game in the Southeastern Conference championship was a little bit like his season, his first at the helm after Peyton Manning graduated. Once he got going, the Volunteers were in good shape. Through the first three quarters Saturday night he completed 11 of 25 passes for 105 yards and one interception. But in the fourth quarter he was four for eight for 103 yards and two touchdowns.
December 5, 1998 |
For an undefeated team, the Tennessee Volunteers sure do lose a lot. They lost running back Jamal Lewis when he tore a knee ligament in the fourth game of the season. They lost linebacker Al Wilson for two games because of a groin injury. This week, they found out they will be losing a coach; offensive coordinator David Cutliffe will leave after today's Southeastern Conference title game to replace Tommy Tuberville as head coach at Mississippi.