STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University freshman guard Craig Sword summed up his team's regular season succinctly. "We didn't finish last (in the Southeastern Conference)," Sword said. "They predicted us last, so I guess we accomplished something. That was the motivation for us the entire week. "I don't want to say what I want to say. However, we proved them wrong."
Shawn Gregory has tried to give back wherever he has worked as a teacher and a coach. Whether it has been at the prep, college, or professional level, the New Hope High School graduate has gained invaluable insight about the best ways to relate to players and to teach them the lessons they need to succeed.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- University of Mississippi men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy responded to one of the Rebels' most deflating upset losses this season by incessantly reminding his players that if they pulled together, they could still capture an all-important top-four seed in the Southeastern Conference tournament.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Releford grabbed the pass, dribbled a couple of times and let fly a 50-footer that was straight, true and just long enough. The guard's buzzer-beating shot from a few feet before midcourt swished through the net to give the University of Alabama men's basketball team a 61-58 victory against the University of Georgia on Saturday after a frenzied final sequence.
Columbus High School pitcher Hunter Mullis' confidence rarely wavers. His catcher, Gavonta Webb, has tried to emulate the pitcher's cool demeanor as he has worked through an early season hitting slump.
STARKVILLE -- Logan Foulks tied the game with a home run and Shelby Fisher delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday to lead the Mississippi State University softball team to a 2-1 victory against No. 12 LSU before a crowd of 646 at the MSU Softball Field.
STARKVILLE -- For so many college basketball players the senior day celebration is the end of how fans remember them at all. Baxter Price's story is just beginning.
STARKVILLE -- Jalen Steele likely said it best about his situation on his Twitter account Thursday afternoon.
STARKVILLE -- For the first time in the 2013 season, Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen had to limit the weekend starting pitching rotation to three.
This unseasonably cold weather is killing Bobby Zaiontz's sinuses.
STARKVILLE -- After not having any coaching changes on its staff prior to last season, the Mississippi State University football team has returned to the wild world of coaching changes. Three new coaches have joined Dan Mullen's coaching staff in the offseason, and Geoff Collins was promoted to defensive coordinator since MSU's appearance in the 2013 Gator Bowl.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Brenton Williams decided last week he wasn't ready to give up on the University of South Carolina' men's basketball season, shooting dozens of extra shots after the last several practices. The work paid off as Williams scored a career-high 38 points to lead South Carolina (14-16, 4-13 Southeastern Conference) to a 79-72 victory against Mississippi State University on Wednesday night.
DULUTH, Ga. - A season of improvement ended on a disappointing note for the Bulldogs Wednesday night. A difficult night making shots and a difficult night possessing the basketball led to trouble, as Mississippi State dropped a 63-36 decision to Alabama in an opening-round game of the Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament played at the Gwinnett Center. MSU fell to 13-17 with the setback.
STARKVILLE -- While hardcore Mississippi State University sports fans know the third-ranked baseball team is on a 16-game winning streak to start the season, they might not realize coach John Cohen's squad next-door neighbor is on a streak of its own. The MSU softball team extended its winning streak to nine Wednesday night with an 8-1 victory against the University of Memphis at the MSU Softball Field. MSU broke it open with a five-run third inning to win its final non-conference game before opening Southeastern Conference play this weekend against No. 12 LSU in Starkville.
Three games ago, Martha Alwal showed what she is capable of when she applies herself.
The New Hope High School football program extended its reach Tuesday throughout the state of Mississippi.
STARKVILLE -- Roquez Johnson just couldn't wait to get back on the floor and proved it Saturday night.
STARKVILLE -- After completing its 16th straight win to start the 2013 season Tuesday night at Dudy Noble Field with a 14-2 win against Mississippi Valley State University, the debate still rages on about Mississippi State baseball.
When New Hope High School baseball fans see Taylor Stafford stride to the mound, they know it is a serious point in the ballgame.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University pitching coach Butch Thompson's pet project for the past six months has been a little-known freshman right-hander. The development of Myles Gentry started the minute he arrived from Gulfport High School as more of a thrower than a pitcher. Thompson also had to deal with the fact Gentry's pitching mechanics needed some fine tuning. Thompson's work in progress is going just fine, as is MSU's start to the 2013 season.
1. MSU baseball team will play Southern Mississippi LOCAL SPORTS
2. Southern Mississippi beats MSU in Pearl COLLEGE SPORTS
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5. Mississippi players help MSU grow softball in state COLLEGE SPORTS