STARKVILLE -- Sherise Williams knew something didn't look right. Her mother, Tracey Williams, encouraged her to tell someone at Mississippi State University, but she didn't.
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Virginia Commonwealth University men's basketball tea was excited to greet the University of Alabama to its home arena, and quickly hit it with a big welcome it couldn't recover from. The Rams blitzed the Crimson Tide early with a 26-5 run, ruining former coach Anthony Grant's return to the Siegel Center with a 73-54 victory on Saturday.
OXFORD -- It wasn't the offensive performance University of Mississippi men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy hoped for Friday night, but it was good enough. Marshall Henderson scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers, to lift the Rebels to a 77-55 victory against scrappy, but short-handed East Tennessee State University. The Rebels put four players in double figures and improved to 7-1.
STARKVILLE -- The dream has been realized. When you play as many softball games as Mary Austin Barber has the past few years, sometimes you can lose the passion that initially drew you to the sport you love.
"Jake, Jake, Jake." The shouts came from all directions and within seconds of each other. The urgency behind the pleas indicated the players needed the ball immediately if they were going to make things happen.
STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray has done everything to embrace the significance of his team's next game. From leading the charge this summer to scheduling the matchup to this week showing film of the historic 1963 NCAA tournament game against Loyola University of Chicago, the Mississippi State University men's basketball coach won't rest until his team understands why this game holds a place in school history.
STARKVILLE -- One person's misfortune means opportunity for somebody else. That wisdom depicts the quarterback situation for the Mississippi State University football team.
STARKVILLE -- There is no plan to follow for winning a game when you commit 35 turnovers. But Candace Foster and the Mississippi State University women's basketball team showed last week that if you defend on the other end and do what you have to do, you can have success in what would appear to be unwinnable situations.
For 15th-ranked East Mississippi Community College, postseason hardware in football is quickly becoming the norm.
STARKVILLE -- The future of Mississippi State University football began last week and was showcased during a open practice session Wednesday at the Palmeiro Center.
STARKVILLE -- Nick Griffin has suffered another major knee injury that will require reconstructive surgery. Mississippi State University's sophomore tailback suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a Saturday practice and will undergo surgery Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- Tobias Smith has lived his entire life in the state of Mississippi, so he has a unique perspective on Johnthan Banks winning the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award.
STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray's philosophy of not allowing off-the-court distractions to affect the Mississippi State University men's basketball program continued Tuesday with a player who hasn't arrived in Starkville.
The epiphany didn't come easily.
Sammy Smith can sit back, relax, and wait.
STARKVILLE -- Reports have surfaced suggesting Mississippi State University co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Geoff Collins may be returning to Florida International University for their open head coaching position.
STARKVILLE -- Benardrick McKinney wasn't even sure if he was going to be a consistent member of the starting lineup at middle linebacker.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football team dealt quickly with the loss of a wide receiver who rescinded a verbal commitment by adding two more. MSU's Class of 2013 class of recruits grew Sunday after East Mississippi Community College wide receiver Corey Smith pledged his services to the Bulldogs following a visiting to the Starkville campus.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Mike Getman gets it. As the de facto ambassador for Division I men's soccer in this part of the country, the University of Alabama at Birmingham coach couldn't help but smile. His work was done. He and a crowd of 9,242 had just watched Indiana University defeat Georgetown University 1-0 to win the Men's College Cup at Regions Park.
STARKVILLE -- Fans of the Mississippi State University and the Northwestern University football teams aren't surprised their teams will play on New Year's Day. Welcome to a new era of football at MSU and Northwestern.
1. EMCC mourns loss of Clemons COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Offensive line fuels Noxubee County's winning streak HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Columbus boys will face nationally ranked Memphis East tonight HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Hard work pays off for Campbell on MSU women's team COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Phillips, MSU seniors prepare for final game Thursday COLLEGE SPORTS