STARKVILLE -- For three years, Jake Gautreau had a very good job with the Boras Corporation, the most powerful entity in professional baseball player representation. Gautreau was doing the player evaluation and recruitment in Texas and Louisiana, the two areas he knows better than any other. He and his family were living in his wife's hometown.
WEST POINT -- Kory Henkes said the idea of a partnership with Ginger Brown-Lemm struck her when the two crossed paths at a tournament a couple of years ago; Brown-Lemm characterized it as her extending the rival program an, "olive branch."
The signs of permanency have been installed.
Roxanne Hernandez is good in transition.
STARKVILLE -- Jacksonville State stands alone in one category as part of Mississippi State men's basketball's non-conference: reigning conference champion.
STARKVILLE -- Jamal Peters is nothing if not a volunteer. So when a team need at cornerback came about, Peters' long history at safety didn't stop him from making himself available.
East Mississippi Community College quarterbacks coach Bo Wallace pleaded guilty and was non-adjudicated on a DUI charge in West Point Municipal Court on Wednesday.
STARKVILLE -- Brooke McKee didn't have time to signal to the sideline for direction. The Mississippi State junior forward also wasn't able to communicate with teammate Mallory Eubanks before she moved to the far flag to take a corner kick.
STARKVILLE -- MaKayla Waldner received an early birthday present Friday night. Well, the sophomore forward actually had a little work to do after receiving a pass from freshman forward A.K. Ward, but she didn't waste any time delivering the game-winning goal to lift the Mississippi State women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory against Stephen F. Austin in the season opener for both teams.
STARKVILLE -- In between seasons at Holmes Community College, Traver Jung went home to Greenville to be with Virginia Jung, his great-grandmother and the woman who raised him. On that day -- March 7, 2014 -- she was lying on the couch and asked Traver to grab the newspaper for her.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team will play nine games at Humphrey Coliseum and another game at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson as part of its 2017-18 non-conference schedule. The 15-game, pre-Southeastern Conference slate includes nine teams that earned postseason berths last season. Four of those teams advanced to the NCAA tournament, including an Oregon squad that will visit Starkville on Dec. 13. The Ducks advanced to the Elite Eight.
STARKVILLE -- The demolition at Dudy Noble Field/Polk-DeMent Stadium is complete. The next phase will feature the construction of additions to Mississippi State's historic baseball venue.
STARKVILLE -- The first day of classes at Mississippi State on Wednesday came with schedule implications for the football team. That being the case, MSU made the most of the final week before classes.
STARKVILLE -- It all starts with Mallory Eubanks. That might be putting too much pressure on one player when 11 or more are counted on each match, but that's the kind of attitude Mississippi State women's soccer coach Tom Anagnost wants Eubanks to take entering her senior season.
STARKVILLE -- Fast, physical, and aggressive. Those have been Todd Grantham's calling cards since he was named defensive coordinator for the Mississippi State football team in January.
SCOOBA -- The East Mississippi Community College football team added to the long line of standout quarterbacks Tuesday with the signing of LSU transfer Lindsey Scott Jr.
STARKVILLE -- The known commodities in Mississippi State's running back corps begin with Aeris Williams. After leading a running back corps containing two seniors in all notable statistical categories as a sophomore, he's not stopped at entering the season as the unquestioned starter: he's been publicly establishing high expectations for himself since the spring.
SCOOBA - East Mississippi Community College sophomore Timorrius Conner didn't receive a new car.
STARKVILLE -- Keytaon Thompson remains unfazed. When the 6-foot-4, 225-pound quarterback enrolled at Mississippi State in early December, he didn't face a lot of pressure to become the starter. In Nick Fitzgerald, Dan Mullen's Bulldogs have one of the best quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference, so Thompson, a top-10 dual-threat quarterback from Landry-Walker High School (La.), knew he had time to digest the offense and watch and learn.
STARKVILLE -- Unlike most incoming freshmen to college football programs, Dontea Jones made a move for his senior year of high school. The transition for Jones, who was born in Starkville, was designed to help the standout at Louisville High School better prepare for the next level. But the plan changed when Jones arrived at Jireh Preparatory Academy in Matthews, North Carolina.
1. EMCC coach Wallace pleads guilty, given probation COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Woodard II enjoys action-packed summer HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Peters finds home at cornerback for MSU COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Gautreau joins MSU baseball coaching staff COLLEGE SPORTS