The NCAA placed the Mississippi State University football program on probation for two years and reduced the number of its scholarships from 85 to 83 Friday as the result of an investigation by the NCAA Committee of Infractions into improprieties in the recruiting of Will Redmond, a defensive back from Memphis.
Infractions' decision regarding MSU. Britton Banowsky, the chair of the NCAA committee and current commissioner of Conference USA, is conducting the teleconference.
STARKVILLE -- Three years ago, Hunter Renfroe found out in an undramatic way he had been drafted. Renfroe was taking extra batting practice at Copiah Academy and didn't notice he had missed several missed calls from the Boston area.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University coach John Cohen did everything but announce Kendall Graveman would be his starting pitcher for game one of the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional.
STARKVILLE -- Four months later, the celebration continues for the Starkville Academy girls basketball team. Starkville Academy cemented its place in the history books earlier this season with a 43-0 finish that included a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II state championship, a Class AAA state title, and an overall state championship.
EUGENE, Ore. -- University of Mississippi sophomore Sam Kendricks captured a national title in the men's pole vault at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Wednesday night.
The Golden Triangle is sending three of the state's best baseball players to the state of Oklahoma. Columbus High School's Trace Lee and Chris McCullough and New Hope High's Will Golsan left this morning with some of the top juniors from the state of Mississippi for the 17th annual Junior Sunbelt Classic tournament in McAlester, Okla. Led by Brandon High and former New Hope High coach Stacy Hester, Columbus High coach Jeffrey Cook, and Caledonia High coach John Wilson, the team will kick off a 10-game schedule against teams from across the country Friday.
STARKVILLE - When informed if he knew anything about the University of Virginia, his future opponent in a Super Regional round, Hunter Renfroe had one thought.
STARKVILLE -- Four years ago, the Mississippi State University baseball program began to piece together in recruiting what Monday night's Starkville Regional championship game would look like.
STARKVILLE --Throw strikes, play solid defense, and get timely hits. It sounds easy to do, but the Mississippi State University baseball team couldn't put all of those things together in five previous games against the University of Central Arkansas.
Adam Lowrey isn't sure where his next step will take him. Lowrey also isn't certain if his next job will be as a head coach, a coordinator, or as an assistant coach.
The Mississippi State University baseball team concocted a perfect mix of pitching, defense, and hitting Monday to keep its season alive.
STARKVILLE -- University of Central Arkansas pitching coach Kirk Kelley had the easiest job Sunday at Dudy Noble Field. Kelley sent two starting pitchers to the mound in two elimination games and then watched them throw complete-game four-hitters in victories. The second, a 5-2 victory against Mississippi State University in front of a crowd of 10,226, pushed the teams into a winner-take-all game at 7:05 tonight in the NCAA Starkville Regional to decide which team advances to face the No. 6 overall seed University of Virginia in the best-of-three NCAA Super Regionals.
STARKVILLE -- Like it or not, the Mississippi State University baseball team has one more game left at Dudy Noble Field this season.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University baseball team is one victory away from winning its first NCAA Regional in Starkville since 2003.
STARKVILLE --The summer months typically mean slow numbers for retailers in Starkville. Students are gone for the summer, and retailers and restaurant owners can't rely on football games for expected revenue. Restaurants and bars usually have smaller staffs in the summer, too.
STARKVILLE -- University of Central Arkansas baseball coach Allen Gum hanged a picture of professional baseball great Jackie Robinson in the team's locker room when he took over the program three years ago. The idea was simple: Gum wanted his players to do what hadn't been done before at the school.
STARKVILLE -- The Southeastern Conference wasn't feeling too strong about its contingent of teams after the first afternoon of NCAA regional play.
STARKVILLE -- Survival can come in several forms. On Friday night in front of 11,102 nervous fans at Dudy Noble Field, the Mississippi State University baseball team found survival and turned it into exhilaration thanks to a 3-6-4 double play. The defensive gem came in the top of the sixth inning on a wheel play call in which infielders rotate to their right. MSU sophomore first baseman Wes Rea, who started the improbable double play, then had a run-scoring single in a three-run uprising in the bottom half of the inning that propelled MSU to a 5-3 victory against the University of Central Arkansas in the second game of the day at the Starkville Regional.
DESTIN, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference held one of its shortest business meetings in league history Friday. The powerful conference wrapped up its annual spring meetings with presidents and chancellors not taking a single vote, quite possibly the first time that's happened in the league's 80-year history.
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