STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer was more concerned about the future than the present Sunday at Humphrey Coliseum.
EUGENE, Ore. -- The crowd's roar with three seconds left in the third quarter reinforced what Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu already knew. With her 10th rebound in her 44th game as a Duck, she'd just joined an exclusive club.
STARKVILLE -- The first nine games of the Mississippi State men's basketball team did not see the Bulldogs grab more than 17 offensive rebounds in a single game. Twenty-two of them, 14 in the first half for 17 second-chance points.
STARKVILLE -- Johnnie Harris' voice drops almost to a whisper.
STARKVILLE -- Greg Knox knows Mississippi State's history of facing active Heisman Trophy winners is limited. On command, the only instances MSU's interim head football coach could bring up were facing Ricky Williams in the Cotton Bowl after the 1988 season and hosting Tim Tebow in 2009; he missed facing Johnny Manziel in 2013, but his point stood.
You can feel the energy when Gray Massey talks about wanting to be a part of "something special" and creating a "standard" for the new women's soccer program at the Mississippi University for Women.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State's men's basketball team's offensive formula went awry for the first time Tuesday night. Now, MSU coach Ben Howland and his staff have only four games to figure out their next step before the start of the Southeastern Conference season.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Joe Moorhead named Louisville native Mark Hudspeth associate head coach and tight ends coach Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State student-athletes produced the most successful semester in the classroom on record with a 3.15 cumulative GPA this fall, Director of Athletics John Cohen announced on Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- Oregon women's basketball coach Kelly Graves sees something in Mississippi State he hopes his players can develop this season. "They're playing with a little more swagger," Graves said. "I think last year they didn't know how good they could be. Right now, they know."
STARKVILLE -- You can feel the intensity when Teaira McCowan fixes her gaze on you. Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer has talked about that focus in McCowan's first three seasons in Starkville. The veteran coach has said his 6-foot-7 junior center usually rises to the occasion when she senses a challenge or she is going up against another strong post player.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald already was on track to participate in spring practice. Recently, though, the junior received some good news from his doctors.
OXFORD -- Markel Crawford scored 16 points to lead four in double figures as the Ole Miss men's basketball team beat Sam Houston State 82-69 on Wednesday night.
STARKVILLE -- Kelly Graves knows the challenge Vic Schaefer faced when he took over the Mississippi State women's basketball program.
STARKVILLE -- The turning point for Jesse Jackson came as the Kentucky game drew to a close.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer has made it clear he doesn't need a loss to get his attention. The Mississippi State women's basketball coach is equally transparent when it comes to the expectations he has for his team's defense. Every game, Schaefer routinely barks out instructions for his players -- usually his guards -- to get up closer to their players and to apply ball pressure. The commands are designed to help the Bulldogs set the tone on defense and make life miserable for their opponents.
STARKVILLE -- Blain Winston had just finished his career at Richwood High School in Monroe, Louisiana. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive lineman was a part of one winning season and two playoff wins with the Rams when Louisiana football coach Mark Hudspeth sold him on a vision.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State is in rare company. MSU (8-0) enters its game at No. 25 Cincinnati at 6 tonight (ESPN2) as one of seven unbeaten Division I men's college basketball teams. Georgetown, Florida State, Miami, Arizona State, TCU, and Villanova also are on the list.
The No. 2 Oklahoma football team will bring three All-Americans to the College Football Playoff. Quarterback Baker Mayfield, offensive tackle Orlando Brown, and tight end Mark Andrews of Oklahoma were selected to the Associated Press All-America team, giving the Sooners more players on the first team than any school. The All-America team, which dates to 1925 and was selected this season by a panel of 17 Top 25 voters, was released Monday.
Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson says he will transfer to Michigan, where coach Jim Harbaugh has gone through three starting quarterbacks this season.
2. MSU men back in win column after beating UT Martin COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Columbus girls open Joe Horne Classic with victory HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Starkville girls continue winning ways with Joe Horne victory HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. MSU women aim for 11-0 start today against Maine COLLEGE SPORTS