STARKVILLE -- The completion of a new era to the Major League Baseball first-year player draft has more smiles on the faces of those involved in the game at all levels.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University had a pair of players on its roster and two signees drafted Wednesday on the final day of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft.
The Heritage Academy, Starkville Academy, and Oak Hill Academy baseball teams had a host of performers who helped their teams advance to the postseason.
The San Francisco Giants used the 20th pick to select Mississippi State University right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.
STARKVILLE -- Glenn Schmidt has been blessed a number of ways as a coach.
Columbus High School girls basketball player Kiandria Patterson has a busy senior year lined up. Patterson plans to do her best in the classroom, to graduate from high school, and to find a place to play college basketball.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy's player Anna Prestridge laughs when she talks about her early childhood memories.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The University of Mississippi baseball team took an early lead Monday night, but Texas Christian University rallied for a 7-4 victory in the deciding game of the NCAA tournament's College Station Regional at Blue Bell Park. The defeat marked only the fourth time this season the Rebels (37-26) lost when scoring in the first inning.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Not many people saw the end unfolding this way. The Samford University baseball team, which was making its first appearance in the NCAA tournament, eliminated Mississippi State University from the Tallahassee Regional with a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Brandon Finnegan allowed six hits and struck out seven in seven-plus innings Sunday to help the Texas Christian University baseball team beat the University of Mississippi 5-2 to force a deciding game in the NCAA tournament's College Station Regional.
STARKVILLE -- The reviews are in for the new bats in college baseball, and they're not all positive. The NCAA Baseball Research Panel recommended the new BBCOR formula for colleges after studying an increase in offensive statistical performance in Division I in recent years.
Jaitra Abrams didn't realize her potential. After playing volleyball for four years in high school, Abrams didn't believe she was capable of playing at the next level.
United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear National points leader Tim Crawley, of Benton, Ark., clinched the USCS Sprint Speedweek six race mini-series Championship on Saturday night in the 15th Annual USCS "Battle at the Bullring" Finals at Columbus Speedway.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Two Mississippi State University baseball teams showed up to Dick Howser Stadium for the NCAA tournament's Tallahassee Regional.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The name card made for him by the NCAA had Matthew Britton's name spelled wrong. That's what happens to you when you enter regional play hitting .154. The Mississippi State University infielder did what he has done throughout his freshman season -- turned the joke on himself.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- In what could have been the last pitch Chris Stratton threw in his Mississippi State University career, the ball traveled a little bit further than 60 feet, six inches.
Southeastern Conference presidents and chancellors voted Friday to continue the Mississippi State University cowbell compromise established two years ago.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Players testing positive for marijuana in the Southeastern Conference don't face the one-year suspension that comes from getting busted by the NCAA. In the most successful league of the Bowl Championship Series-era, players routinely get third, fourth, and fifth chances before they're booted from the team; failed drug tests administered by the NCAA result in the automatic suspension.
DESTIN, Fla. -- College footballs most dominant conference has its wish list for a playoff. Southeastern Conference school presidents and athletic directors voted unanimously Friday to support having the four best teams play for the national title in a proposed four-team playoff. The league doesn't want a playoff to include ties to conference champions.
DESTIN, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference is taking steps to learn as much as it can about concussions, ultimately hoping to make college sports safer for student-athletes.
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