TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- All a team really wants is a chance when it faces one of the nation's top pitchers. The Mississippi State University softball team had those chances Thursday night.
STARKVILLE -- Several sources in the Major League Baseball scouting community told The Dispatch on Thursday night that professional organizations are confident in the willingness of Mississippi State University right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton to sign a professional contract.
STARKVILLE -- Not too long ago, it was assumed the Mississippi State University men's tennis program would get to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Thursday night was a homecoming for Mississippi State University softball coach Vann Stuedeman.
Tabitha Beard is engaged in all aspects of the New Hope High School softball program. In the fall, Beard coaches the perennial state champion Lady Trojans slow-pitch team. In the spring, she coaches the fast-pitch program, which remains in the hunt for this year's state championship.
Stacy Hester had faith another coaching opportunity was going to come. The former New Hope High School baseball coach just didn't expect the call to happen when it did. After speaking with Brandon High School Athletic Director and football coach Brad Peterson, Hester was confident he had found a great fit to continue his career as baseball coach.
J'Marcus Brooks knew he had a chance. To make the most of that opportunity, the former Columbus High School standout realized he needed to make a commitment. As soon as the Mississippi College baseball team's 2011 season ended, Brooks laid out a plan. He would run, he would lift weights, he would practice his fundamentals -- and he would do it all as often as possible.
STARKVILLE -- Artem Ilyushin is feeling "those nerves" in anticipation of his final weekend at the A.J. Pitts Center. The Mississippi State University men's tennis team's top player hopes to perform better in his finale than he did two weeks ago at the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Starkville.
Drew McBrayer has seen that look on Chase Taylor's face. The New Hope High School golf coach knows that there are several options once Taylor shows that expression mixed with frustration, anger, and disappointment.
Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen has been suspended one game for violating Southeastern Conference sportsmanship rules.
Pitching and defense go together better than anything in baseball. But pitchers have to throw strikes to help their team maximize its potential on defense. The thinking is simple: If pitchers pitch to contact, their defense will be alive and on its toes to make more plays than it would if pitchers go deep in counts and have problems throwing strikes.
STARKVILLE -- Without its fourth-year coach Tuesday night, the Mississippi State University baseball team used the team approach to get a victory.
STARKVILLE - The Mississippi State University softball game notes point out that more than 99 million homes will be able to watch the team's nationally televised Southeastern Conference tournament game against the University of Alabama at 7 p.m. Thursday.
There are plenty of words -- matured, improved, developed -- to select to try to describe what has happened to Lauren Holifield and D.J. Sanders this season. No matter which word you use, though, all of them point to one thing: Holifield and Sanders have gotten better.
Chris Hamm likes his Victory Christian fast-pitch softball team to make things happen. Whether it is stealing bases or putting balls in play, Hamm knows good things are bound to occur when his team puts pressure on a defense.
Columbus High School offensive lineman Jake Thomas is already a highly sought after football recruit. As Thomas prepares for his senior season, the notoriety continues to build. On Monday, Thomas was one of nine Mississippians nominated for this season's U.S. Army All-American Bowl game at noon, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
WEST POINT -- Konrad Vernon shot an 81 Tuesday to lead the Heritage Academy golf team to a fifth-place finish at the Mississippi Association of Independent Class AAA State meet at Old Waverly.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen will serve an NCAA-mandated one-game suspension tonight after receiving a post-game ejection following Sunday's series finale at Alabama.
STARKVILLE -- "From Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Missouri" are not words used commonly words for the starters of Mississippi State University men's basketball players.
STARKVILLE -- Jonathan Holder had to make a lot of choices in his first semester at Mississippi State University.
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