Coaches can tell when their teams need a jolt.
Kris Pickle always believed he was going to be a head coach. The way Pickle sees it, every good football coach has a desire to be a head coach. After getting a chance to experience his first taste as life as a head coach, Pickle will get a second chance to do it a little closer to home.
JACKSON -- The Shaw High School boys basketball had too much of everything for West Lowndes on Saturday morning. Whether it was on the offensive boards, on the 3-point arc, in the passing lanes, or out in transition, Shaw asserted control early and never let off the gas en route to a 64-31 victory in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A state semifinal game at Mississippi Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- It's deja vu in year two. The Mississippi State men's basketball secured a second-consecutive 13-game losing streak Saturday with a 74-62 loss to South Carolina in the regular-season finale before a crowd of 6,105 at Humphrey Coliseum.
MILLPORT, Ala. -- Jeremy Shaw didn't have the type of results he anticipated in 2013. The Millport native switched the chassis on his 1S crate late model car from a Trak-Star chassis to a GRT chassis last season, and though he had five wins, he didn't match his form of 2012, when he won 10 races. Success in dirt-track racing, though, can come down to the most minor of adjustments.
OXFORD -- The Ole Miss football team closed its first week of spring football practice Friday morning with the first workout in full pads inside the Manning Center.
OXFORD -- Moments after the final buzzer sounded, the Ole Miss men's basketball fans rushed down to the tunnel where the players leave the court, cheering for Marshall Henderson one last time. One of the most popular and polarizing players in program history had left a winner.
TUCSON, Ariz. -- A much improved offensive effort by the No. 12 Mississippi State baseball team still didn't lead to victory Saturday afternoon.
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The No. 12 Mississippi State baseball team saw its seven-game winning streak snapped Friday with an 8-3 loss to California-Santa Barbara in the opening game of the Hi Corbett Classic. Arizona beat MSU 12-3 in the second game.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Releford closed his final Alabama home game with a milestone basket and a surprisingly one-sided victory. Releford scored 24 points and moved into the Crimson Tide's top-5 in career scoring with a late 3-pointer in Saturday's 83-58 victory against Arkansas on Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State took a large amount of confidence from playing No. 12 Baylor to an extra-inning defeat last weekend.
STARKVILLE -- Four years ago Colin Borchert's mother had a four-word message to any college coach that would listen: Please save my son.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State is doing everything it can to have a healthier version of two veteran players when they travel to Arizona.
DULUTH, Ga. - Mississippi State rallied from a 15-point deficit, grabbed a lead but could not hang on Thursday at the Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament.
STARKVILLE -- Years later Tyson Cunningham won't likely be remembered by anything he's done on basketball floor because his value to Mississippi State has been much more important.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia is eager to get a couple of days off at the Southeastern Conference tournament.
STARKVILLE -- The most important aspect Preston Brown might have showcased Wednesday night is his ability to pitch out of the stretch.
DULUTH, Ga. - Mississippi State junior Martha Alwal joined the school's 1,000-point club and the Bulldogs joined the second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament Wednesday night.
It's only unexpected if you don't believe.
Shock was the operative word Tuesday for the Mississippi State women's basketball team. Martha Alwal and Breanna Richardson had places at the front of the line.
1. Pickle takes over as New Hope football coach HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. MSU men hit unlucky 13 for second year in a row COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Close games have helped New Hope girls find focus HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Shaw has too much for West Lowndes HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS