Pardon Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman if she goes around looking for a night light or two this weekend.
Mississippi State figures to hear its name called March 16 when the 64-team field for the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament is announced on ESPN.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tiffany Mitchell had another player-of-the-year performance to bring No. 2 South Carolina another Southeastern Conference title.
STARKVILLE - What does being No. 1 mean for a football coach at Mississippi State?
STARKVILLE - It has been nine up, nine down for Mississippi State's baseball team, as the Bulldogs have been perfect through the season's first two weeks.
One would think Jennifer Byrd would be pumped for another season running mini stocks. After her first points title at Magnolia Motor Speedway, the Eldridge, Ala. resident was primed to lead the division once more.
STARKVILLE - The end is in sight, and that may bring light at the end of the tunnel for Mississippi State's basketball team.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team will face its biggest test of the season tonight. No. 2 South Carolina (26-1, 14-0 Southeastern Conference) will present only one of the obstacles No. 11 MSU will have to overcome at 6 tonight (Fox Sports Net) when the teams meet at Colonial Life Arena.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team ran into one major problem Wednesday night when it played host to No. 1 Kentucky. The Wildcats were just too good.
OXFORD -- Kenny Gaines scored 22 points and Marcus Thornton added 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Georgia men's basketball team to a 76-72 victory against Ole Miss on Wednesday night. Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy wasn't pleased with his team's intensity in their third Southeastern Conference loss at home this season.
Shemar Johnson downplayed his emotions Tuesday night. Playing in front of a packed New Hope High School student section for the final time, Johnson jammed home two monster dunks for old times sake.
STARKVILLE -- Jesse McCord just wanted another chance. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound freshman right-hander from Spanish Fort, Alabama, made the most of it Tuesday afternoon. McCord rebounded from a disappointing debut in the Mississippi State baseball team's third game of the season to throw 5 2/3 innings in a 10-2 win against Alcorn State at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- While his team's offensive problems have been front and center in a stretch of four losses in five games, Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray still believes his team has arrived defensively.
MABEN -- If you were to look on paper at the West Oktibbeha County High School boys basketball team's 81-51 victory against Dexter in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A State tournament Tuesday night, it might seem like just another ordinary first-round victory.
GRENADA -- The Columbus High School boys basketball team opened the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A State tournament with a 67-47 win against Grenada on Tuesday night.
Wendell Rieves wants to get back to the "Big House." Last season, Rieves was a junior on the West Lowndes High School boys basketball team that advanced to play in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A State tournament at Mississippi Coliseum. A disappointing loss to Shaw left a bad taste in the mouths of all of the West Lowndes players and provided ample motivation for the 2014-15 season.
MABEN -- Danny Crawford had a feeling about his West Oktibbeha County High School boys basketball team. Even though the Timberwolves only have eight players, Crawford knew his team's size on the front line would serve it well as it made a playoff push in the second half of the season.
There are no more reprieves. There also are no more third-place games to help teams extend their seasons. Starting tonight, area boys and girls basketball teams will have to win or they will have to go home. The New Hope (Class 5A), Aberdeen (Class 3A), West Oktibbeha and West Lowndes (Class 1A) high school boys basketball teams will play host to Mississippi High School Activities Associations games tonight, while Columbus (Class 6A), West Point (Class 5A), East Oktibbeha and Hamilton (Class 1A) will go on the road to try to extend their seasons.
Even if others were mistaken, John Calipari had no problem remembering who is next on the No. 1 Kentucky men's basketball team's schedule. As Calipari joined the Southeastern Conference's weekly basketball teleconference Monday morning, the conference call moderator introduced the Kentucky coach and said he and his team were preparing to face Texas A&M on Wednesday night. "I thought we were playing Mississippi State," Calipari said. "These goofballs have me watching Mississippi State tape. Should I go watch Texas A&M tape?"
Initially, the fact that was Mississippi State safety Justin Cox received an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine was a surprise. His performance in Indianapolis, Indiana, was anything but.
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