STARKVILLE -- While Kelsey Jones has lofty college goals, her high school coach Kristie Williams sets the bar even higher.
STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland saw his men's basketball programs at Northern Arizona, Pittsburgh, and UCLA gain national
relevance in his third season as head coach.
Howland hopes the same holds true at Mississippi State.
STARKVILLE -- Minutes after being introduced as Mississippi State's new men's golf coach, Dusty Smith laid out his top priorities: Recruit. Recruit. Recruit.
STARKVILLE -- Rarely does a broadcast hit the air or a blog post be written that doesn't address the pitching concerns for the Mississippi State baseball team.
Many people can recall various road trips from their lives.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team hit the re-set button on its season Monday afternoon.
After losing seven of its final 10 games, MSU turned its full season body of work into a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament's Hattiesburg Regional, which will be hosted by Southern Mississippi.
Columbus High School junior Robert Woodard, II has never received a dime for teaching at the school.
STARKVILLE - Typically, a high school basketball player can seek out a teammate or coach when words of encouragement or needed.
STARKVILLE - During a standout coaching career at Starkville High School, boys' basketball coach Greg Carter has always been able to push the right buttons.
STARKVILLE - For Starkville High School girls' basketball coach Kristie Williams, the challenge is to reinvent herself as a coach and to reinvent her next team.
WEST POINT - Sometimes West Point girls' basketball coach Dashmond Daniel reminds himself to take a deep breath.
STARKVILLE -- Even the best coaches sometimes need a lift from another source.
STARKVILLE -- Last August, Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman was encouraged because her senior class wanted to leave a legacy.
The legacy was fulfilled Sunday night as MSU returned to NCAA tournament regional play with a berth in the Salt Lake City Regional. No. 3 seed MSU (36-20) will face No. 2 seed BYU (44-11) at 5 p.m. Thursday at Dumke Family Softball Stadium on the University of Utah campus.
OXFORD -- New Hope High School junior third baseman Nick Sims represents the new-look Trojans.
Sims ripped a two-strike, two-out double to tie his team's Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A North State championship series opener with Oxford on Thursday night.
Minutes later, Oxford won the game 5-4. However, the Trojans erased a 4-0 deficit with three runs in the sixth inning and one run in the seventh at Edwin Moak Field.
STARKVILLE -- Quarterback Brett Favre made things look easy throughout most of his collegiate and professional career.
After starring at Southern Mississippi, Favre embarked on a record-breaking NFL career, which included three MVP awards, success in the Super Bowl, and enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd calls it "a fitting ending."
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior outfielder Amanda Ivy said her team is approaching postseason play with the mentality of "shocking the world."
First, MSU will get a chance to shock the state.
Caledonia High School senior Gracie McCleskey wanted to make the most of her senior campaign.
The Caledonia High fast-pitch softball team saw its best season since 2005 end Saturday night with an 8-3 loss to Kosciusko in the deciding game of the best-of-three Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A North State championship series.
STARKVILLE -- The Southeastern Conference didn't schedule the Mississippi State and Ole Miss softball teams to play one another in conference action this season.
That changed Sunday.
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