In coaching circles, first impressions are always important.
CALEDONIA -- The numbers point to a bright future for Caleb Brown.
MACON -- Sammy Lindsey has six-plus years of stories to tell about Blake Rigdon.
Wednesday was a day of celebration at New Hope High School.
STARKVILLE -- Tyson Cunningham had the most significant two-minute stretch of his college basketball career Wednesday night.
STARKVILLE -- Coming off one of his team's best efforts of the season Thursday, Vic Schaefer never imagined he would have returned from Texas on Sunday with a "limp."
CALEDONIA -- McKellar Fishel won the award for the best potential Vine in the Golden Triangle on Tuesday night.
Randal Montgomery has never been one to back down from a challenge.
Matt Insell was raised in a positive home.
STARKVILLE - When asked about the status of IJ Ready for the third time in four days, MSU coach Rick Ray simply shook his head.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State made a commitment to defensive coordinator Geoff Collins to keep him on its football coaching staff.
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.
1. Starkville Academy beats Heritage Academy to reach title game HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. MSU seniors earn rousing send-off COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Moorhead adds coach; MSU baseball team promotes Brown COLLEGE SPORTS
4. MSU softball team splits first two games in California COLLEGE SPORTS