The fantastic part about having friends -- really close friends -- is they can say just about anything to you.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State is quite simply looking for a little lady luck on the softball diamond.
Sometimes you need to do a little redecorating.
CALEDONIA - Caledonia High School baseball coach John Wilson wants his team to do a better job at the little things.
After 13 unanswered runs, West Lowndes High School baseball coach Todd Stanley couldn't blame his players.
STARKVILLE -- At 5-foot-8, 176 pounds, Brett Pirtle doesn't look like a typical Division I cleanup hitter. That's fine because Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen doesn't care or know what a typical college baseball lineup looks like anymore.
OXFORD -- After allowing two unearned runs to score in the seventh inning that erased a lead, the University of Kentucky baseball team rallied for two runs in the eighth and used solid relief pitching from sophomore Chandler Shepherd to beat No. 18 University of Mississippi 3-2 in game one of a best-of-three Southeastern Conference series at Swayze Field.
The University of Alabama football team's dominance once again carried over to the NFL draft. The two-time defending national champions became the first college team to produce three consecutive first-round picks since the common draft started in 1967 Thursday night. The New York Jets selected cornerback Dee Milliner at No. 9, then guard Chance Warmack went to the Tennessee Titans and the San Diego Chargers picked tackle D.J. Fluker.
Glenn Lautzenhiser loves baseball. As an ambassador for First Book of Lowndes County, Lautzenhiser shares the benefits and importance of reading to children. Lautzenhiser combined two things he loves Thursday morning in a series of presentations about the Negro League to students at Fairview Elementary School in Columbus.
The New Hope High School baseball and fast-pitch softball teams kicked off their postseason in abbreviated fashion Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- Darius Slay may not know when he'll be taken in the 2013 NFL draft, but he always will be able to tell people where he was when his named was called.
STARKVILLE -- Even though she wasn't a participant, Mississippi State University softball pitcher Alison Owen liked her team's result.
PEARL -- Retha Hand Henderson, a standout women's basketball player for East Mississippi Community College in the early 1950s, was one of 15 individuals inducted Tuesday night into the Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame at a banquet at the Clyde Muse Center on Hinds C.C.'s Rankin campus.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Tuesday night's evening matinee at AutoZone Park was another to a mid-week sequel for No. 16 Mississippi State University baseball team.
STARKVILLE --Tyler Russell has finally figured out what being a quarterback is all about.
STARKVILLE -- The disparity in playing time at catcher last season bothered Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen.
Persistence is an essential part of the recruiting process. With an advocate like Erise Wilson on his side, Jason Tate has enough tenacity to attract the attention of the busiest of coaches. It also helps Tate has the skills to keep the coaches interested when he finally has their time.
Sickness isn't an impediment for Micheal Williams. That's because the West Lowndes High School junior has sources of motivation -- namely his grandmother, Leola Sherrod, and his father, Curtis Sherrod -- that help him push through congestion and cold-like symptoms.
CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School fast-pitch softball team has had many twists and turns this season. The good news is the Lady Confederates are still on the road.
1. Trufant has been busy in first six months at The W COLLEGE SPORTS
2. MSU football player Hankerson arrested again COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Defense comes up big for West Point LOCAL COLUMNS
4. Mullen working on extension with MSU COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Murphy, Gay leads locals on MAC All-State teams HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS