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.
Columbus High School junior pitcher/outfielder Hunter Mullis couldn't recall playing a baseball game that lasted that long.
New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd speaks highly of his junior shortstop Will Golsan.
STARKVILLE -- Deshea Townsend says he hasn't worn or shown his new Mississippi State University defensive backs either of his two Super Bowl rings as a NFL player.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore left-handed pitcher Jacob Lindgren could be on the disabled list this weekend when the Bulldogs host the University of Florida.
STARKVILLE -- In the violent sport of college football, the Mississippi State University football training staff doesn't think it is fighting a losing battle. With proper nutrition, weight training, and education, the trainers feel the Bulldogs could have a healthy season.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- First-inning pitching difficulties did in the No. 25 Mississippi State University baseball team again Sunday afternoon. MSU walked three in the first inning and allowed three runs before recording an out en route to a 3-1 loss to No. 15 University of Arkansas at Baum Stadium.
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Columbus High School senior Devin Berry is spending this spring readying for graduation and preparing for the next stage of his basketball career.
When the typical student moves to college, it takes two or three carloads to transport the clothes and furnishings. Columbus High School senior Kiki Patterson won't have to do that much packing. She will be able to hurry home at a moment's notice.
STARKVILLE -- There weren't too many teams that tested the chemistry and the togetherness that binded Starkville Academy girls basketball team this season.
STARKVILLE -- Together Everyone Achieves More. Glenn Schmidt has used countless phrases, sayings, and motivational tactics in 30-plus years of coaching basketball. But none of the words Schmidt has used sums up the 2012-13 Starkville Academy girls basketball team better than the acronym T.E.A.M. It may be cliché, but the Lady Volunteers epitomized team play in every facet of the game.
Being a graduate of Mississippi State University, Mark Alexander already had a pulse on the boys basketball program at Starkville Academy. Alexander knew the Volunteers had experienced more struggles than happy times. In the past decade, the squads have battled to break even and postseason success was nonexistent.
STARKVILLE -- In the eyes of the Mississippi State University football coaching staff, Justin Cox is the kind of player that can benefit from spring practice the most. As a junior college transfer from East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Cox is trying to get everything down so he can be a starter for in the Southeastern Conference. The Bulldogs also have little time to develop Cox, who only two years of college eligibility left.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- With his team needing a lift, senior right-handed pitcher Kendall Graveman answered the call. Throwing his fourth complete game, Graveman played a key role Saturday in the No. 25 Mississippi State University baseball team's 4-1 victory against No. 15 University of Arkansas in game two of their Southeastern Conference series at Baum Stadium.
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