STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University coach Dan Mullen feels the most important aspect to spring football practice is it is filmed from start to finish.
STARKVILLE -- Luis Pollorena doesn't do running drills in practice, but the senior pitcher relishes any chance he gets to run the bases.
OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team held its final practice of the spring season Thursday before the BancorpSouth Grove Bowl on Saturday. The Rebels practiced Thursday in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in just helmets and shoulder pads in preparation for the spring game at 1 p.m. Saturday. The game will feature four 15-minutes quarters with a running clock. Stadium gates will open at noon, and CSS will televise the game live.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University sophomore third baseman Sam Lenahan didn't have to think twice when the opportunity to play Southeastern Conference softball presented itself. Two years into her MSU career, the experience has been even better than then Lawrenceville, Ga., native could have imagined.
A year ago, Trace Lee was watching from the sidelines with an injury.
CALEDONIA -- Cody Allsup and Brandon Darling wanted to make a statement in their senior year. After missing out on the playoffs earlier in their career, Allsup and Darling have teamed this season to be a potent 1-2 punch for the Caledonia High School baseball team.
Let the fine-tuning begin.
TUPELO -- The Columbus High School baseball team earned a signature win Wednesday night on the home field of one of its biggest rivals.
STARKVILLE -- Fletcher Cox is quickly rising up the draft boards of most National Football League executives.
STARKVILLE -- In John Cohen's mind, the excuses stop this weekend.
PEARL -- Three words that have rarely been uttered by a Mississippi State University baseball player under coach John Cohen were said Tuesday night. "We gave up," MSU junior catcher Mitch Slauter said.
Two years ago, Justin Verner was a self-proclaimed "chubby" kid who was trying to master powerlifting techniques. Only a sophomore, Verner knew he had the potential to accomplish big things in the sport. His strategy for realizing those goals was simple: He was going to listen to his coaches and work as hard as he could.
PEARL -- Mississippi State University's Luis Pollorena loves pitching in a big ballpark on a big stage. The Bulldogs' 5-foot-6 left-hander has had three successful outings at Trustmark Park, the home of the Double-A Mississippi Braves.
PEARL -- The University of Mississippi baseball team has had trouble closing games this season. On Tuesday night, freshman right-hander Hawtin Buchanan provided an answer. Buchanan earned game Most Valuable Player honors and his first win as Ole Miss defeated Mississippi State 6-3 in the sixth Governor's Cup at Trustmark Park.
STARKVILLE -- Malte Stropp has been waiting for this moment all season. Stropp endured the awkwardness of being a shy kid from Germany in a new place, withstood the weird looks when he arrived in the United States, and is looking forward to being the star of "the show."
OXFORD -- For the second time this spring, weather forced the University of Mississippi football team indoors for practice Tuesday, but the change in scenery didn't affect the team's intensity and energy.
Peyton Lee wasn't sure what his role was going to be on the 2012 New Hope High School baseball team. Coming off a junior season that left him wanting more, Lee was focused on having an impact in his final season as a Trojan.
The piece of paper doesn't jangle in the breeze like the medals around the necks of his student-athletes.
Tiacara McCoy didn't let cancer stop her.
STARKVILLE -- Without much tangible evidence to support his claim, Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen is convinced this is the time his club will shine.
1. Stevens' work in summer pays off in college offers HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Running backs have chance to shine for EMCC COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Coaches excited to kick season off at jamboree HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Starkville High's Gay accepts invitation to All-American Bowl HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. EMCC football faces challenging schedule in 2016 COLLEGE SPORTS