As a lifelong baseball player, Thomas Berkery knows the importance of the tutelage he received growing up.
So much for Dee Bost and Renardo Sidney being out of shape.
Catina Bett forgot life in the Southeastern Conference was this much fun.
OXFORD -- So much for Dee Bost and Renardo Sidney being out of shape. The Mississippi State duo combined to score 49 points Thursday in the Bulldogs' 69-64 win over Ole Miss.
STARKVILLE -- It's Dee Bost's time to shine. The scene for an epic performance needed to lead the Mississippi State men's basketball team out of a streak that has seen it lose five of its past six games is set for 8 tonight (ESPN2) against the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen believes in giving young coaches a shot. The Mississippi State football coach remembers how mentor Urban Meyer helped make him a better coach while working together at the University of Utah and the University of Florida. He credits former Syracuse football coach Paul Pasqualoni for giving him his first chance to coach as a graduate assistant at the Division I level and helping mold his coaching methodology. That's why he had no qualms or reservations about promoting Angelo Mirando to be MSU's new wide receivers coach.
STARKVILLE -- Geoff Collins just fit the mold of a Mississippi State coach. That's what MSU football coach Dan Mullen thought when he made his final coaching hire Wednesday, naming Collins as linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator, the school announced Wednesday.
Mary Kathryn Govero doesn't have all of the answers. But the senior guard has played in enough games to know what is ailing the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.-- The University of Alabama men's basketball team won its Southeastern Conference home opener Wednesday night with a 57-47 victory against the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.
STARKVILLE -- Heading into Oxford for a pivotal in-state matchup against Ole Miss, Mississippi State players know their mid-season rebuilding plan will get much tougher if they lose tomorrow night. MSU (8-7, 0-1) can ill-afford falling into a 0-2 hole to start league play, especially with games against No. 24 Georgia, Vanderbilt and Florida to close the January slate.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State has filled its final coaching vacancy with the hire of Geoff Collins as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. Collins takes over a role served by former defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Manny Diaz, who left last week to coach become defensive coordinator at Texas.
Necessity was the mother of clean roads Tuesday as Immanuel Christian swept a basketball doubleheader at home against Central Academy, while other Golden Triangle schools delayed, canceled, or rescheduled prep sports events due to weather-related issues.
Auburn fans in the Mobile area who wanted to chow down on duck meat while watching the Tigers defeat the Oregon Ducks for the national championship may have been out of luck. At least two stores sold out of duck meat Monday as fans were getting ready for the big game.
The Mississippi State and University of Mississippi men's basketball teams lost their Southeastern Conference openers Saturday, but only one team left its game feeling better about how it played. Ole Miss (12-4, 0-1 SEC) lost at the University of Florida 77-71, but outrebounded the league's top team in that category and received 13 points, 10 rebounds, and four blocked shots from foul-plagued Reginald Buckner.
The University of Alabama men's basketball team won its matchup in the post against Mississippi State on Saturday, but it will face a tougher test at 8 p.m. Wednesday (CSS) when it takes on Southeastern Conference Player of the Week Sam Muldrow and the University of South Carolina at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Kye Van Someren is trying to build his brawn to go with his brain on the soccer field. That's because the Caledonia High School defender sees the game as a full-contact sport. Van Someren stands above the other soccer players at 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, and he's working on his upper body strength as a tool for his playing prowess.
Returning to the Hebron Christian girls basketball team wasn't a difficult time for junior post player Tori Nichols. But the addition of the 6-foot-3 inside shooter has made all the difference in the Lady Eagles' offense.
STARKVILLE -- While Dee Bost and Renardo Sidney gained most of the headlines before and after Mississippi State's loss to Alabama, leading scorer Ravern Johnson's ongoing shooting slump flew under the radar.
STARKVILLE -- Lessons usually come easier when student-athletes have complete focus. But attention to detail typically isn't a strength of teams packed with inexperienced pieces trying to find their chemistry. The Mississippi State women's basketball team learned that lesson again Sunday afternoon.
The time for sitting is over. It's time for "speed on speed." Darriel Gaynor admits she isn't there yet, but the Mississippi State sophomore is going to do everything in her power to get back to that point this season and for the rest of her career as a Lady Bulldog.
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