STARKVILLE -- The message couldn't be more clear from Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray to his players: it's on you. Following an 81-72 overtime victory against Texas A&M on Saturday, Ray has focused on getting his players to build on the win and not to revert to old habits.
Mark Box wanted to see for himself. As a first-year head coach, Box spent some of his first practices with the Caledonia High School boys soccer team moving players to different positions to see if he could find the best fit.
Ole Miss senior guard Marshall Henderson was named Monday the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week. The 6-foot-2, 177-pounder from Hurst, Texas, averaged 22 points, 3.5 assists, two rebounds, and two steals in wins against LSU and at South Carolina.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior right-handed closer Jonathan Holder received his third 2014 preseason All-America honor Monday when he was named a second-team pick to the Perfect Game All-America Team.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Southeastern Conference leader Texas A&M displayed its size, speed, and defensive prowess in the Reed Arena on Sunday afternoon. After competing for a half, the Mississippi State women's basketball team struggled in the second half. No. 25 Texas A&M opened the second half with a 10-0 run and cruised to its eighth-straight victory in a 73-35 decision.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Senior Valencia McFarland had a look at a 3-pointer that would have tied the game with two seconds left Sunday, but couldn't get it to fall in the Ole Miss women's basketball team's 68-65 loss at Arkansas.
STARKVILLE -- Gavin Ware figured Saturday was finally his time. That's why the Mississippi State sophomore center became visibly angry at his teammates on possessions he didn't get the ball. The former Starkville High School standout put that frustration to good use, scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead MSU to an 81-72 overtime victory against Texas A&M at Humphrey Coliseum.
Slippage is a term coaches use to gauge how well players or teams carry over what they have learned in practice to a game. In the case of the Mississippi State women's basketball team, Vic Schaefer has preached for the past two seasons about playing with heart, throwing the first punch, and representing MSU with pride, energy, and enthusiasm.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team knocked Texas A&M from the ranks of the unbeaten in league play without freshman point guard IJ Ready.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School boys basketball team has played several games since its 38-33 loss to Columbus in early December. However, the Jackets were ready to reflect and to move forward Friday night at the Bee Hive.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School girls basketball coach Kristie Williams preaches to her team to battle through adversity. The adversity began Friday night before her squad's Mississippi High School Activities Association's Class 6A, Region 3 game against archrival Columbus.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Jabari Brown knows there are ups and downs in basketball. So after Missouri lost two of three, including a 78-75 setback at Vanderbilt on Thursday, the junior guard told his teammates not to get frustrated.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- With Marshall Henderson missing shot after shot in the opening half, sophomore Anthony Perez knew it would take someone else to keep the Ole Miss men's basketball team in striking distance of South Carolina. Perez did better than that, scoring a career-high 22 points to help Ole Miss rally from a 12-point deficit and hang on in a frantic finish for a 75-74 victory Saturday.
Aaron Gordon had a feeling before the start of the 2013 season Elisabeth Sullivan would have a chance to play professional soccer.
STARKVILLE -- A new pricing structure has been set for the expanded and renovated Davis Wade Stadium for the 2014 Mississippi State football season, the Bulldog Club announced Friday.
STARKVILLE -- All the ingredients were there. The Mississippi State women's basketball team had its biggest crowd of the season at Humphrey Coliseum to watch one of the most storied programs in the history of the sport.
STARKVILLE -- Wes Rea doesn't want Mississippi State baseball fans to be confused.
STARKVILLE -- Craig Sword knows why the Mississippi State men's basketball team's next game is critical. Last season, MSU suffered a 32-point loss to Alabama and allowed that negative energy to carry over to 12 more devastating Southeastern Conference losses in a row. Following an 80-61 loss to Alabama on Wednesday at Coleman Coliseum, Sword hopes the same malaise won't envelope MSU.
OXFORD -- Christina Foggie scored 28 points as the No. 24 Vanderbilt women's basketball team outlasted Ole Miss 80-74 on Thursday night.
New Hope High School Principal Matt Smith and the school's football program are trying to move on. On Wednesday, Smith met with members of the New Hope High football team to talk to them about his decision not to renew first-year head coach Shawn Gregory as football coach. The move came in the afternoon after Gregory turned in his keys to the field house to Smith and Lowndes County Schools Superintendent Lynn Wright.
1. Schaefer shows closer's mentality in victory COLLEGE SPORTS
2. MSU men have plan to stay fresh during busy stretch COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Blocking by wide receivers key to Volunteers' success HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Shorter feels Tigers' chemistry has fueled winning streak HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS