STARKVILLE -- The experienced players on the Mississippi State University baseball team just have that confident look right now.
It's a simple philosophy, but Cade Lott knows how well it can work.
On a day of rest for most, the New Hope High School baseball team was hard at work.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen has refused to let a rash of injuries to key players in the past two seasons be a distraction. On Saturday, No. 22 MSU showed it is capable of setting aside sickness and injuries to earn a doubleheader sweep of the University of Alabama at Dudy Noble Field.
The temptation was there all day for Kaitlin Bradley and the rest of the New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team. Bradley and the Lady Trojans knew McComb High pitcher Kamry Creel wasn't overpowering. They also learned from a scouting report that Creel likes to work the outside corner and dares hitters to remain disciplined.
STARKVILLE -- Former Penn State University quarterback Steven Bench said there's "mutual interest" in the possibility he will transfer to Mississippi State University.
CALEDONIA -- Caledonia High School baseball coach John Wilson made an ominous prediction that unfortunately came true. Wilson warned his team it had to take better care of the little details and had to improve dramatically on defense to have a chance in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A North State playoffs.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Thanks to a three-run first inning and a critical three-run home run by junior Logan Foulks in the fifth inning, the Mississippi State University softball team defeated No. 14 Texas A&M 6-2 Saturday afternoon at the Aggie Softball Complex.
AUBURN, Ala. -- In a game of back and forth following a long rain delay, the University of Mississippi baseball team couldn't hold off Auburn University in an 8-5 loss Saturday in game two of their Southeastern Conference weekend series.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama softball team rebounded from a 5-0 loss in game one Saturday to beat the University of Kentucky 14-0 in four and a half innings at Rhoads Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- They don't talk much about it, meet every year at reunions, or give donations to the organization. However, Mitch Gaspard and John Cohen are part of a what they refer to as "a unique coaching fraternity down in Louisiana."
STARKVILLE -- The state of Mississippi showed its depth of college baseball talent Thursday. Mississippi State University junior outfielder Hunter Renfroe, the University of Mississippi's junior catcher Stuart Turner and junior pitcher Bobby Wahl, and the University of Southern Mississippi's senior pitcher Andrew Pierce were named to the 60-player midseason watch list for the 2013 Golden Spikes Award, USA Baseball announced.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School baseball players and coaches acknowledge their role as an underdog in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoffs.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy baseball coach Neal Henry summed up his emotions Thursday afternoon as he watched Washington School celebrate a playoff series victory on his home field.
ATLANTA -- The Southeastern Conference and ESPN on Thursday announced a 20-year agreement to operate a SEC network that is scheduled to debut in August 2014.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University men's basketball program will return to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for the second time in three years.
GREENWOOD -- Cade Lott parred the third playoff hole Tuesday to win medalist honors at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA North State meet at Greenwood County Club.
STARKVILLE -- The Twitter hashtag will need to be taken out of the end zone at Davis Wade Stadium. The NCAA Football Rules Committee sent a memo last month to the athletic departments of member schools informing them of the ban on Twitter hashtags on football fields.
The postseason road will continue for three Lowndes County teams if Mother Nature cooperates. The New Hope High School baseball and fast-pitch teams and the Caledonia High baseball teams hope to kick off their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A and Class 4 North State playoffs series today, but weather forecasts list 50- to 60-percent chances of rain in the area and most of the state. The chances for clear skies don't get much better Friday, as forecasts call for a 90-percent chance of rain.
STARKVILLE -- The feeling never gets old for Mississippi State University men's tennis coach Per Nilsson.
1. Heritage Academy wins boys' basketball state championship HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. MSU men knock off South Carolina in overtime HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Columbus boys move within three wins of state title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. West Lowndes drops playoff contest at home HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Bulldogs win twice in Texas tournament COLLEGE SPORTS