TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray knew his scouting report wasn't understood and likely would be executed poorly. Hours before MSU's game against Alabama on Wednesday night, Ray saw mannerisms and attitudes in the team's shoot-around at Coleman Coliseum that made him believe his team wasn't mentally ready for a Southeastern Conference road game.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mississippi State freshman point guard IJ Ready suffered his second injury of the season Wednesday night. With 9 minutes, 12 seconds left in the first half, Ready's head hit the Coleman Coliseum floor after he took a charge on Alabama center Carl Engstrom The Little Rock, Ark., native didn't return to the game.
OXFORD -- Marshall Henderson curled around a screen a few feet behind the 3-point line with two LSU defenders draped all over him. The Ole Miss guard wasn't open. Not even close. But he leapt into the air and let one fly anyway.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore Benardrick McKinney confirmed Wednesday what Dan Mullen expected. McKinney, the Bulldogs' starting middle linebacker, announced he will bypass the NFL draft in April and return to Starkville for his junior season.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football program has lost another assistant coach from its football staff. New Texas football coach Charlie Strong announced Wednesday that former MSU offensive coordinator Les Koenning has joined his coaching staff as wide receivers coach.
The state of the New Hope High School football program is clouded in uncertainty.
The juniors on the New Hope High School football team want to be heard.
STARKVILLE -- As postseason play approaches, the Starkville High School soccer team spent Tuesday night, seeing how it measured up against on the state's premier programs.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State has come to a agreement with its new strength and conditioning coach.
MACON - Seeing is believing for the Caledonia High School boys basketball team.
STARKVILLE -- Two teams with completely diverse scheduling philosophies for the 2013 non-conference portion of the their seasons hope their strategy has adequately prepared them for a Southeastern Conference men's basketball showdown tonight.
STARKVILLE -- While Starkville High School freshman Kate Mattox is at the top of her sport, she finds that this is no time to rest.
STARKVILLE -- If there's one player that's single-handedly keeping his team above the bottom of the Southeastern Conference, it's Alabama guard Trevor Releford.
College basketball players transferring to different schools isn't new.
STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray is getting used to Craig Sword contributing in other ways than scoring. Following a victory against Maryland-Eastern Shore in which Sword attempted three shots, Ray said he wasn't comfortable with the Mississippi State men's basketball team's leading scorer not playing a big role in the team's offense.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team erased a nine-point second-half deficit to win its first Southeastern Conference game of the season Sunday afternoon.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Shafontaye Myers and Daisha Simmons combined to score 51 points Sunday to lead the Alabama women's basketball team to a 93-79 victory against Ole Miss at Foster Auditorium.
STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray's words didn't fall on deaf ears Saturday. After Ray spoke all week about the Mississippi State men's basketball team's "bugaboo" of second-half collapses, the second-year head coach watched MSU finish in strong fashion for a 76-72 win in front of a season-high crowd of 8,841 at Humphrey Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- Charlie Henderson fits in nicely for an outcast. The Starkville High School senior really isn't that different from his teammates on the school's boys soccer team. The difference that sets Henderson apart from most of the other Yellow Jackets is his lack of club soccer experience. While many of the Starkville High players have spent many years together on travel teams building their chemistry, Henderson has been relatively new to the party.
STARKVILLE -- It's always important to get noticed At 6-foot-5, Chinwe Okorie will find it easier to attract attention than some of her Mississippi State women's basketball teammates. But just because Okorie is MSU's biggest player this season doesn't mean it has been easy for her to get people to talk about her on game days.
1. EMCC mourns loss of Clemons COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Columbus boys will face nationally ranked Memphis East tonight HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Hard work pays off for Campbell on MSU women's team COLLEGE SPORTS
4. McNelis likes what she sees from No. 7 MSU COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Howland believes MSU men can play better defense COLLEGE SPORTS