STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray won't pretend the numbers are pretty. With his team having lost eight of its past 10 games, the Mississippi State third-year men's basketball coach was asked to pinpoint where things have gone wrong. Ray didn't hesitate.
STARKVILLE -- Cailee Helen McClain was already resting, sipping of a post-match Gatorade and receiving congratulatory messages from her teammates. It's not every day a high school soccer player scores three goals in a match to lead a team to victory. On this day, though, it happened twice.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State volleyball has a new leader. David McFatrich, who led Central Arkansas to two NCAA tournament appearances in four season as coach, was announced Monday as MSU's next coach.
OXFORD -- Behind a record-setting game from junior guard Gracie Frizzell, the Ole Miss women's basketball team cruised to a 77-63 victory against Alabama on Sunday afternoon at Tad Smith Coliseum.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team's best start in history came to a halt Sunday at the hands of a hot-shooting Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt shot 62.9 percent from the field and claimed a 78-62 victory against No. 14 MSU in a Southeastern Conference game at Memorial Gym.
Madison Central High School senior Leroy Buchanan admits one of his worst offensive performances this season came last month in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 3 home win over Columbus.
If you're a sports fan, you know sometimes there are moments when you want to mute the television and just watch a game.
STARKVILLE - There's nothing about the area's current weather that suggests baseball season is coming.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Alabama coach Anthony Grant wasn't aware of what his defense had pulled off until just after Saturday's win against Tennessee.
STARKVILLE - Four years ago, Benardrick McKinney was a lightly recruited high school quarterback from a tiny high school in the Delta with just one major scholarship offer under his belt.
STARKVILLE -- A year ago, the Mississippi State women's basketball team relied on newcomer Savannah Carter for a spark.
STARKVILLE -- Stat stuffers don't care how their lines in the final boxscore look. After all, if players who fill numerous columns with crooked numbers are doing their jobs, their team's total in bold at the bottom of the page is going to be bigger than the opponent's. Dominique Dillingham's numbers Thursday were far from the biggest on the final statistics for the No. 14 Mississippi State women's basketball team's 72-57 victory against Arkansas. But none of the 3,556 in attendance at Humphrey Coliseum would deny Dillingham had perhaps the biggest impact in helping MSU push its season-opening winning streak to 18. In the process, MSU made another piece of history in opening Southeastern Conference play 3-0 for the first time.
STARKVILLE -- With the sting still fresh from a conference-opening loss to Tennessee on Wednesday night, Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray was asked about his team's chances to reverse its fortunes Saturday at Florida. Ray wasn't glowing about his team's prospects at 6 p.m. Saturday at the O'Connell Center.
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STARKVILLE -- The work is never finished for Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen. One week after putting the final touches on his finest season since taking over the program six years ago, Mullen has turned his focus on finalizing the 2015 edition of the Bulldogs. With recruiting winding down, Mullen has less than a month to complete his team's latest recruiting class prior to National Signing Day on Feb. 4.
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STARKVILLE -- Selfless and relentless. Those are words Vic Schaefer holds near and dear to his heart. Those words also might be the best ones the Mississippi State women's basketball coach can use when asked how he wants his players to play.
Jimmy Dykes knew there was going to be an adjustment moving out from behind a television monitor to become the new women's basketball coach at Arkansas. Even though Dykes last worked as a college basketball coach in 1990-91 with the Oklahoma State men's team, he said his first job as a women's basketball head coach has met all of his expectations 14 games into his first season back in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Matt Insell acknowledges the Ole Miss women's basketball team still has some "hiccups" with its new offense. But for a team with five freshmen and a sophomore who is in her first year with the program, Insell doesn't mind those mistakes because he knows the Rebels are still a work in progress in his second year as head coach.
STARKVILLE -- It's a new beginning -- not a return -- for Manny Diaz. That was the theme the Mississippi State football team's new defensive coordinator followed Wednesday night when he was introduced to local media. In a news conference that lasted nearly 30 minutes, Diaz spoke about coming back to MSU after a four-year absence. On Monday, MSU coach Dan Mullen hired Diaz to replace Geoff Collins, who left MSU last month to take the same position at Florida.
2. Summers helps Rebels rally past Bulldogs COLLEGE SPORTS
3. MSU women move to 22-2 by routing Vanderbilt COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Bulldogs fight for results COLLEGE SPORTS
5. New Hope girls soccer hosts second-round playoff match Saturday HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS