Sometimes second impressions are more important than the first.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Mississippi State killer struck again Thursday night.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Morgan William knew she had to make a change in the second half.
STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro is staying far away from the panic button.
STARKVILLE -- The countdown continues.
STARKVILLE -- At the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Virginia, Nuno Borges was showing his frustration.
STARKVILLE -- Sometimes you never know what you're going to get in recruiting.
JACKSON -- Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years.
STARKVILLE -- Brant Blaylock had no doubt: he had just hit his first collegiate home run. Mississippi State's redshirt freshman left fielder couldn't help but give a subtle flip of the bat as he watched it soar out of Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- I.J. Ready was the last Bulldog through the post-game handshake line. As Ready turned to his right to return to the locker room, he untucked his cream jersey and shook his head as a teammate wrapped an arm around him.
STARKVILLE -- One day after moving up to No. 2 in the third and final NCAA Reveal, the Mississippi State women's basketball team achieved a new record Tuesday when it climbed to No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The ranking eclipses the No. 3 ranking in that poll MSU earned last week and the No. 3 ranking it has achieved in The Associated Press poll.
STARKVILLE -- The Morehead State baseball team used a 10-run ninth inning Tuesday night to rally past Mississippi State 13-8 at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- Turnovers aren't a common Achilles' heel for the Mississippi State men's basketball team. The Bulldogs' average turnover margin per game was just shy of plus-1 prior to Tuesday night, but that number will change after they committed a season-high 22 turnovers in an 87-82 overtime loss to Ole Miss at Humphrey Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro has a different use for the No. 9 spot in his lineup. Last season, Cole Gordon led the LSU baseball team with a .329 batting average and a .427 on-base percentage. Gordon also was the team's second-best base stealer. Production like that normally is found at the top of the lineup.
STARKVILLE -- Even in losing four of its last five games, the Mississippi State's men's basketball team has remained competitive. The margin of victory or defeat in that stretch has been 5.5 points. You have to go back one more game -- an 88-61 loss to Ole Miss on Jan. 31 -- to see that streak end.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The No. 3 Mississippi State and No. 23 Texas A&M women's basketball teams traded eight leads Sunday, leaving MSU coach Vic Schaefer worn but pleased with the end result. "That was a heck of a ballgame, and you hate somebody had to come out on the short end," Schaefer said. "There were a lot of runs in this game. We just happened to get the last one."
STARKVILLE -- All Mississippi State second baseman Hunter Stovall had left to show was a bit of baserunning. Entering Sunday night's game against No. 25 Texas Tech, Stovall already had shown he was one of the better hitters at Dudy Noble Field. He also had fielded his position without making an error. His chance to make an impact as a runner came in the fourth inning, when he reached third base as the go-ahead run.
OXFORD -- The Ole Miss baseball team used a five-run sixth inning and clutch pitching from a familiar face to claim an 8-6 victory and a series sweep of No. 6 East Carolina on Sunday afternoon at Swayze Field. The five-run inning helped Ole Miss (3-0) erase a four-run deficit. Sophomore Dallas Woolfolk worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth to help keep the undefeated season intact.
STARKVILLE -- Tanner Poole can, as he put it, "chill," now.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team has found a way all season.
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5. Notebook: MSU falls to Kentucky in overtime COLLEGE SPORTS