STARKVILLE -- The only thing covering Nick Fitzgerald's right ankle was a cleat and tape. After weeks of demobilization and rehabilitation from the injury he suffered in the 2017 Egg Bowl, Mississippi State's starting quarterback was on the practice field for the first spring practice of the Joe Moorhead era.
STARKVILLE -- By the time the seventh inning ended Tuesday night, Josh Hatcher already had two doubles, a single, two RBIs, and a walk. He also had played errorless first base.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama football team's quarterback competition could be on hold, at least briefly. The reigning national champion Crimson Tide opened spring practice Tuesday with an intriguing battle between two-year starter Jalen Hurts, who's 26-2 in that role, and title game hero Tua Tagovailoa. It won't hit full steam until Tagovailoa recovers from a thumb injury on his throwing hand he sustained in the first practice.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Tuesday night to lead the Mississippi State men's basketball team to a 79-56 victory against Louisville in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
STARKVILLE -- The national spotlight continues to shine of the Mississippi State softball program as the calendar hits the second half of the season.
STARKVILLE -- Johnnie Harris has been by Vic Schaefer's side in the six years they have worked to put the Mississippi State women's basketball program on the national map.
OXFORD -- Thomas Dillard had four RBIs Tuesday to lead the No. 7 Ole Miss baseball team to a 9-4 victory against New Orleans at Swayze Field.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team has thrived on punching first and refusing to allow opponents to get up off the mat. But sometimes the sweet science of March Madness relies on subtle adjustments instead of a haymaker that renders the other team helpless.
STARKVILLE -- Dionnah Jackson-Durrett could tell the difference in Morgan William on Monday night. Maybe it's a point-guard thing that allowed the Mississippi State assistant women's basketball coach to recognize the senior leader had a different air about her for the team's second-round NCAA tournament matchup against No. 9 seed Oklahoma State.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer doesn't often use the word "dominate" to describe an opponent's performance against his defense. That Schaefer used that term when discussing the effort of Oklahoma State's Loryn Goodwin in the Mississippi State women's basketball team's 79-76 victory in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Dec. 3 in Starkville speaks volumes about the ability of the graduate student.
STARKVILLE -- Gary Henderson likes to withhold judgment until the 75 at-bat mark. Henderson's experience as an assistant coach and as a head coach in the Southeastern Conference tells him misleading conclusions come from sample sizes smaller than that.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team spent the first part of the season at home building momentum. Coach Ben Howland's team won its first nine games in Starkville to set the stage for its first road game, which it lost at Cincinnati.
OXFORD -- Kermit Davis was comfortable at Middle Tennessee, but after 16 seasons he was ready for the challenge of leading a program in the Southeastern Conference.
STARKVILLE -- Jim Littell has enjoyed the journey. These days, there aren't very many coaches who have worked at nearly every level of their sport and have climbed to the top of the profession.
STARKVILLE -- Adjustments come naturally to Loryn Goodwin. When you have been a part of four basketball programs, you find a way to build chemistry with teammates, especially when you have the ball in your hands as much as Goodwin.
STARKVILLE -- Balance and versatility have been keys to the Mississippi State women's basketball team's success in 2017-18. Each game, any one of the Bulldogs' starting five could have emerged with a big game to carry the squad to a victory.
OXFORD -- Thomas Dillard, Cole Zabowski, and Jacob Adams hit home runs Sunday to lead the No. 11 Ole Miss baseball team to a 5-0 victory against Tennessee.
STARKVILLE -- Keegan James has been a flash of good news for the Mississippi State baseball team. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound redshirt sophomore from Southaven has proven to be a valuable part of the bullpen after recovering from Tommy John surgery.
STARKVILLE -- Sunday was a good day for the Mississippi State baseball team, even though it ended with a loss. No. 14 Vanderbilt completed a three-game sweep of the season-opening Southeastern Conference series with a 4-3 victory at Dudy Noble Field. Still, MSU (10-10, 0-3 SEC) had chances to win the finale after generating little offense in 5-0 and 10-1 losses in the first two games. Tanner Allen's home run Saturday accounted for the Bulldogs' only run.
WACO, Texas -- Quinndary Weatherspoon's 3-pointer bounced off the front of the rim and fell through the net at the buzzer Sunday afternoon to lift the Mississippi State men's basketball team to a 78-77 victory against Baylor in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.
1. Patriots' Berry returns from injury with vengeance HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Fitzgerald limited in MSU's spring opener COLLEGE SPORTS
3. MSU men beat Louisville to reach semifinals of NIT COLLEGE SPORTS
4. MSU men will take on Louisville in quarterfinals of NIT COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Third-quarter surge makes MSU three times sweet COLLEGE SPORTS