STARKVILLE -- There will be a time Vanderbilt pitcher Tyler Beede will laugh about his Friday night in Starkville. It won't be any time soon. The No. 21 Mississippi State baseball team touched one of the nation's top pitchers for 11 runs and recorded just eight outs against him en route to a 17-2 victory against No. 6 Vanderbilt at Dudy Noble Field.
With East Mississippi Community College having established itself as a national championship in contender in football and men's basketball, baseball coach Chris Rose is excited to see his program join that elite level. If early season success is any indication, the Lions are well on their way.
STARKVILLE -- Patrick Reagan always looks for the perfect fit. As coach of the cross country team at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Reagan knows the recruits he might attract to the NAIA school in Savannah, Ga., are a specialized group of talented athletes and artists.
A career in marketing or business appears to be perfectly suited for Brandon Spann.
STARKVILLE -- Throwing the first punch isn't easy, but you can catch an opponent off guard if you come out with an attacking mind-set. Landing a second punch can be just as simple, especially if it comes immediately after the first and follows with equal authority.
STARKVILLE -- John Cohen believes Preston Brown is ready for the challenge. If the coach of the No. 21 Mississippi State baseball team didn't, he would have picked someone else to pitch at 6:30 tonight in Game 1 of his squad's Southeastern Conference weekend series against No. 6 Vanderbilt at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman knew the struggles might come for a deep and talented crop of newcomers. However, she hoped the confidence her team gained from winning its first 15 games this season was going to be enough to keep the momentum going through the toughest of times.
STARKVILLE -- Katia May pursed her lips as if to let out a whistle.
STARKVILLE -- Rufus Warren was always trying to desperately shed weight to get back into a tight end type body before spring and fall camp.
Even after all of these years, there is still something special about the Mississippi Coliseum.
This is the first step. As much as Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer would like to point to a victory against No. 11 Georgia last season or a win against Vanderbilt at home this season, the announcement late Monday night that MSU (19-13) had received a bid to the Women's National Invitation Tournament was the first tangible sign of progress for Schaefer in his second season as the head coach of the program.
Caledonia High School fast-pitch softball coach Robin Elmore has a checklist of items she wants her team to accomplish every game.
STARKVILLE -- It took Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen a few minutes to remember the frustrations of a lack of depth at quarterback last spring.
STARKVILLE -- Wendy Jolly has seen her team come so far in the past three years that Tuesday night against an area rival was the culmination of all the emotion.
The Mississippi State women's basketball team will return to the postseason to face a familiar opponent.
It's best for no one to say anything if their team's pitcher is throwing a no-hitter or a perfect game.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen continually stresses that college football teams have a shelf life of one year. Therefore, today marks the birth of the 2014 Mississippi State team as they prepare for their first practice of the spring.
STARKVILLE -- Following a month of tinkering and experiments, John Cohen went back to old reliable in the Mississippi State baseball team's first Southeastern Conference series.
The Southern Mississippi men's basketball team will stand alone to represent the state of Mississippi in March Madness. Unfortunately for the Golden Eagles, they will do their dancing in the National Invitation Tournament, while Ole Miss didn't receive a bid to the NIT.
STARKVILLE -- Travis Garner loves the consistency of his pitching staff at Starkville High School.
1. New Hope's Sartori to join Lee University for volleyball COLLEGE SPORTS
2. New Hope ready to make run at golf state championship HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS