STARKVILLE -- The time for answering questions has nearly expired.
STARKVILLE -- The National Invitation Tournament used to be a relatively good predictor of NCAA tournament success to come; that link has begun die down in recent seasons, but a close tie between the NIT and the men's college basketball season that follows remains strong in another area.
STARKVILLE -- Teaira McCowan is used to shouldering a bull's eye. At 6-foot-7, McCowan is one of the tallest players in Division I basketball. A season that has featured a single-season record 23 double-doubles has helped the bull's eye on her back grow even bigger.
JACKSON -- Anthony Carlyle believes a state championship basketball team is built on the defensive end. Still, the Columbus High School coach won't get in the way when a leading scorer heats up.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team had to adapt after losing the services of freshman guard Nick Weatherspoon at the Southeastern Conference tournament. Play had just started in the second half when Weatherspoon was a hurt on a collision at the basket.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team added another piece of history to an already accomplished season Monday night.
STARKVILLE -- The awards continued to stack up Sunday for the Mississippi State women's basketball team a day before it learned its next opponent for what it hopes will be a six-game stretch run to the 2017-18 season.
Don't let Cai Earhart fool you. At 5-foot-9, 150 pounds, the New Hope High School senior doesn't fall into the "imposing" category when it comes to identifying players who dominate on the soccer field.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland had several wishes granted Sunday night.
STARKVILLE -- Jacob Billingsley didn't have his best stuff Sunday, but he soldiered through to give the Mississippi State baseball team five innings of one-run ball.
STARKVILLE -- A day off gave the Mississippi State baseball team the answer. After a Friday doubleheader in which MSU struggled to get a key hit, MSU found plenty of them Sunday in a 5-3 victory against Utah Valley at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- One thing stood out to Michael Nebrich when he watched Joe Moorhead's offenses at Connecticut and at Fordham: deep throws.
JACKSON -- After the trophy presentation, the Starkville High School girls basketball team broke a team huddle and Tabreea Gandy, with the state championship banner draped around her shoulders, took off for the locker room. This state championship had been won on the court and wasn't going anywhere.
JACKSON -- Columbus High School's Denijay Harris checked out Alabama phenom Collin Sexton playing Kentucky on Saturday morning. It might have been a little foreshadowing.
STARKVILLE -- Joe Moorhead became offensive coordinator for the first time in 2003 at Georgetown. Since then, Moorhead has worked as a coordinator or a head coach at five other schools. That experience has helped the new Mississippi State football coach figure out the most effective ways to teach his offense to new players.
STARKVILLE -- When Joe Moorhead and his 2016 Penn State offense were the toast of college football on its run to the Rose Bowl, most of the fervor surrounded its aerial attack.
STARKVILLE -- In a Friday doubleheader, the Mississippi State baseball team's starting pitchers struck out 22 in 13 innings, allowed six hits, two runs, and one walk. Yet, in the seventh inning of the second game, MSU found itself with a loss in hand and staring down a 1-0 deficit.
JACKSON -- Starkville High School senior guard Jariyah Covington was there when senior center Kirsten Thompson needed a lift. "Every day during the offseason, we kept telling her she could be the next Kelsey Jones," Covington said. "She really needed a lot of encouraging. The other seniors stayed on her because we knew she could make us a great team."
Former South Panola High School football coach Lance Pogue knew Eric Rice could be a star in the coaching profession after they worked together for four seasons in Batesville.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama baseball team used a three-run seventh inning to beat New Mexico State 5-2 Saturday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. With the win, the Crimson Tide moves to 13-3.
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