Bruce Branch feels blessed. There's no other way for the Heritage Academy baseball coach to describe his feeling when he learned his program would acquire the services of Cody Mordecai. It's one thing to welcome a player back to the team from injury, but Branch had no idea to expect his program would benefit from the transfer of Mordecai, a junior pitcher/infielder, from Clover, S.C.
Encouragement and unity are core components of Ben Moore's philosophy. Those two aspects explain why the Columbus High School soccer coach believes so much in teamwork.
OXFORD -- The festivities of BancorpSouth Grove Bowl Week 2013 begin Wednesday and will culminate with a jam-packed Saturday surrounding the BancorpSouth Grove Bowl (#BXSGroveBowl), which kicks off at 1 p.m. and is free to the public.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team practiced for two hours in full pads on Monday at the Thomas Drew Practice Fields, marking the ninth practice of the spring.
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- A familiar name is on top of the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man's Garage Weekly Racing Series point standings after Week 2 competition. A second-place finish on Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian has put three-time series champion Lucky Keeton, of Toomsuba, at the top of the standings with 98 points.
OXFORD -- New University of Mississippi women's basketball coach Matt Insell announced Monday the addition of assistant coaches Alex Fuller and Todd Schaefer to his staff.
WEST POINT -- Paced by four scorecards in the top 20, the Mississippi State University men's golf team overtook the University of Alabama at Birmingham on the final hole to claim first place after the opening day of the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship.
STARKVILLE -- Just about everything that could go wrong in the fifth inning for the Mississippi State University baseball program did Sunday. MSU, which was trying for its first sweep of the University of Florida since 1989, gave up a season-high eight runs in the fifth frame in an 8-3 loss at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- At first glance, Mississippi State University pitchers Kendall Graveman and Luis Pollorena wouldn't be seen as similar at all.
STARKVILLE -- The first spring scrimmage proved what receivers Mississippi State University quarterback Tyler Russell can trust.
STARKVILLE -- Reagan Hern and Cailee Helen McClain are at opposite ends of the spectrum.
Now its time for college coaches to find a way to stop Addie Forbus.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen plans to conduct his team's first scrimmage of the spring at noon Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium as a quiz of his playbook.
STARKVILLE -- The baseball programs at Mississippi State University and the University of Florida don't get along on or off the field. What started as an intense rivalry between the Southeastern Conference rivals has escalated in the past couple of years into a war of words following actions both sides have taken objection to.
STARKVILLE -- Aaron Gordon has a vision of what the final product will look like. All the new Mississippi State University women's soccer coach has to do is look back on his time with head coach Tom Stone and see what the fruits of his labors can produce. In six seasons at Texas Tech University, Gordon played an integral role in transforming a program that won more games overall (60) and in the Big 12 Conference (23) than it had in the previous nine years.
The Mississippi State University women's basketball team's victory against then-No. 11 University of Georgia on Feb. 28 served notice at the national level that Vic Schaefer's team was capable of big things. Jazmine Spears was one of the 1,350 at Humphrey Coliseum to watch MSU's 50-38 victory on Feb. 28, its first against a ranked team since the 2010 season.
STARKVILLE -- After losing its top four pass catchers from last season, the Mississippi State University football team is looking for wide receivers who can contribute. Enter Jeremey Chappelle.
OXFORD -- A rainy spring day in Oxford drove the University of Mississippi football team into its Indoor Practice Facility for most of its practices Wednesday morning.
STARKVILLE -- Geoff Collins wants his Mississippi State University defense to create more havoc and mayhem. Those are new words the Bulldogs' new defensive coordinator will value as he tries to develop a unit that is capable of attacking.
MOBILE, Ala. -- The Mississippi State University baseball team found its rhythm again Tuesday night. MSU capped its road swing full of some near-misses with a hard-fought 6-4 victory against the University of South Alabama at Stanky Field.
1. Former Bulldogs Brown, Lovelady set for pro ball COLLEGE SPORTS
2. MUW joins United States Collegiate Athletic Association COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Local academy baseball players earn all-state honors HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS