STARKVILLE -- The inability to make one more play Thursday night resulted in another painful overtime loss for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
STARKVILLE -- Brian Johnson is in a "unique" situation to pay forward the opportunity he received from Dan Mullen nearly 11 years ago.
STARKVILLE -- With his team mired in a 10-game losing streak, Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray hasn't lost sight of what his team needs to do to reverse its fortunes.
Lee Boyd isn't a big sabermatrician. But the New Hope High School baseball coach knows enough about history to realize his team faces an unusually difficult challenge this season. Part of the toughness involves being one of the state's most respected programs that typically gets the best game from every opponent. The challenges New Hope will face this season figure to be even harder due to the bull's eye on the team's back after winning the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A state title.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School basketball player Dontavius Self has an infectious smile and an outgoing personality. It's easy to see why he could be type of senior leader others would follow.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman has emphasized the need to grow the sport of softball in the state of Mississippi repeatedly in her first three seasons in Starkville.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State baseball essentially had to use a form of reverse psychology Wednesday to ignore the on-the-field thermometer at game time.
STARKVILLE -- It's as if Rick Ray saw this way Wednesday's game was coming for days. Tennessee used its physical play to dominate a undermanned Mississippi State squad in the post and then hung on in the second half for a 75-68 road victory.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball has established an identity.
Chase Washington is cancer-free and ready to lift the lid on the 2014 season at Magnolia Motor Speedway.
OXFORD -- The smiles returned to the faces of the Mississippi Rebels Wednesday night and as far as coach Andy Kennedy was concerned, it could not have come at a better time.
STARKVILLE -- The consensus is the Mississippi State baseball team needed a game like the one it had Tuesday night. After eight games in which its coach and its 35 players felt they were on edge, No. 18 MSU recaptured a relaxed mentality in a 13-1 victory against Mount St. Mary's at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- Neither head coach in tonight's game at Humphrey Coliseum is interested in what a win would mean for his team. Mississippi State's Rick Ray and Tennessee's Cuonzo Martin are too busy trying to get the victory.
WEST POINT -- The chant -- "We want Callaway" -- started with 59 seconds remaining. The fans couldn't help it. After all, the West Point High School boys basketball team raced out to a 27-8 lead after one quarter en route to a 77-51 victory against Lake Cormorant in the opening round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoffs.
Grit is something the West Lowndes Panthers has played with all season. West Lowndes needed every bit of that ingredient Tuesday night to get past McAdams 74-70 in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A South State tournament in Columbus.
ABERDEEN -- Aberdeen High School boys basketball coach Cornelius Gilleylen said he was never nervous as a starter playing basketball for the Amory Panthers.
ABERDEEN -- The moment hasn't proven to be too big for Cornelius Gilleylen. After serving a two-year apprenticeship under legendary Aberdeen High School boys basketball coach Roy Hazzle, Gilleylen is in his first season as head coach for the tradition-rich Bulldogs.
MACON -- Noxubee County High School senior Jasmone Brown waited patiently while her team learned how to play together this season. Once the Lady Tigers found out that five working together is better than one, the season took flight.
It was fitting the Sebastopol High School girls basketball team's bench players mobbed coach Cassy Madden after their game Monday night. Without those individuals, none of the Bobcats would have had a reason to celebrate.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray said there's no need to explain to sophomore guard Fred Thomas why he didn't play Saturday in a 73-69 loss to Arkansas.
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