STARKVILLE -- In an attempt to help the Mississippi State University men's basketball team open recruiting roads to the Midwest, new MSU coach Rick Ray announced Monday the hiring of assistant coach Chris Hollender. Hollender, 35, spent the past three years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Evansville University.
STARKVILLE -- Brandon Woodruff knew all along he wanted to play baseball in college. At 6:30 tonight, Woodruff will make his first career start -- one that might have cost him $400,000 -- in the Mississippi State University baseball team's game against the University of South Alabama at Dudy Noble Field.
HAMILTON -- Ethan Earnest was looking forward to big things at the beginning of the season. After working through shoulder surgery and back spasms that kept him from throwing a lot of innings in the past two seasons, Earnest wanted to make a mark in his senior season with the Hamilton High School baseball team. But sometimes bad luck follows you.
CALEDONIA -- Ashley Langford understood what her father, Michael, meant when he told her years ago someone always would be watching when she was on the softball field. But the Caledonia High School senior catcher didn't fully appreciate those words of advice until earlier this year when she kept receiving emails from Mississippi Delta Community College softball coach Vanessa Farrell.
The East Mississippi Community College football team capped its 2011 season with a first national championship. The ability of the 2012 squad to defend that title may come down to a computer.
STARKVILLE -- New Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray intentionally mentioned Rodney Hood four times last week in his introductory speech. Ray's goal was to convince Hood he would be a major part of MSU's future. The future suddenly turned into the past late Sunday evening when it was announced Hood has left the program after one season.
STARKVILLE -- With the game tied, Daryl Norris stood in the on-deck circle in the bottom of the ninth inning shocked at the reliever who was entering the game to face him.
STARKVILLE -- Desperation is the feeling of having an urgent need or desire to accomplish something. The Mississippi State University baseball team doesn't need the word defined for it. The squad is living it this season.
STARKVILLE -- The running game is one of the many things the Mississippi State University baseball team has taken special pride in since John Cohen became head coach. That running game and situational execution failed MSU on Saturday in a 4-3 loss to Vanderbilt University in 12 innings.
Todd Stanley didn't want to have any regrets.
STARKVILLE -- In the seventh inning Thursday night, New Hope found much-needed separation in in fast-pitch prep softball game with Starkville and in the Class 5A, Region 3 race.
STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott continues to be a mystery for the Mississippi State University football program. Even to Dak Prescott himself.
STARKVILLE - It was no more than a two-minute conversation that changed Wes Flanigan's life and brought him back to state of Mississippi.
STARKVILLE -- In preparation for what must be considered a critical weekend series against Vanderbilt University, Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen has made a tweak to his weekend pitching rotation.
The power of performance is a big motivator for Justin Verner.
Racing has proven to be a stabilizer for Bill Sudduth. Years ago, Sudduth used to fish and hunt. He also admits he liked to party. But things -- and hobbies -- changed when Bill met Brenda Langford. Racing replaced fishing and hunting as an activity Sudduth did in his spare time. That "hobby" quickly turned into a "passion" that Bill and Brenda have embraced.
The Mississippi State University softball team remains confident even though it is on a nine-game conference losing streak.
New Hope High School fast-pitch softball coach Tabitha Beard can be difficult to please. Tuesday night was not one of those nights.
New Hope High School senior Dusty Dyson is in quite a groove right now.
STARKVILLE -- Big plays on both sides of the line of scrimmage were destined to happen on the Mississippi State University spring football practice field.
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