A lot of familiar faces could be found when Sporting News magazine released its preseason junior college football national rankings.
STARKVILLE -- As Scott Stricklin sits at his desk in the Bryan Building on an early summer morning, a mockup of the new court for Humphrey Coliseum sits in front of him.
For fans of college baseball, this year was mighty good inside this state.
STARKVILLE -- Even eight years removed, Greg Dombrowski vividly recalls learning from Gary Henderson.
MLB.com's Jim Callis reported Monday that Mississippi State baseball junior Gavin Collins has signed with the Cleveland Indians for $100,000.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen officially announced the hiring of Gary Henderson as the team's new pitching coach Saturday. A source said Thursday the two were close to coming to a deal. Cohen also promoted volunteer assistant and coordinator of camps Will Coggin to a full-time assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
STARKVILLE -- Marta Freitas came oh so close to a second-straight year with a disappointing finish. After falling in the 1,500 meters last year at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Mississippi State track and field athlete was ready for redemption this season. The heavy favorite, she led early in the 2016 race. But as she neared the finish line, she lifted her arms in celebration a little too early.
STARKVILLE -- Gary Henderson is close to becoming the new Mississippi State baseball pitching coach, a source said Thursday. The deal is expected to be finalized today. The source also said volunteer assistant Will Coggin will be promoted to a full-time assistant and gain the title of recruiting coordinator. Henderson, who stepped down after eight seasons as the Kentucky coach, will fill a void left by Wes Johnson. Johnson, who spent one season at MSU, was announced as Arkansas' new pitching coach Wednesday.
STARKVILLE -- Curtis Thompson had an idea of what it would feel like to be a national champion.
While the initial season at Nusz Park proved action-packed for the Mississippi State softball team, one final piece of business remains on the docket.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State baseball pitching coach Wes Johnson took the same position at Arkansas, coach Dave Van Horn announced Wednesday.
STARKVILLE -- After a stellar season, the Mississippi State baseball team will send 22 players to compete in summer baseball leagues around the country, coach John Cohen announced Tuesday.
STARKVILLE -- Brent Rooker and Austin Sexton walked to the podium with heads down and somber looks on their faces. Rooker, wearing a maroon pullover, and Sexton, who was still wearing his gray uniform with maroon pinstripes, sat down to face the media. Bright lights flooded the eyes of the Mississippi State baseball players as they looked out at the room and prepared to talk about an unexpected end to a great season.
STARKVILLE -- Jarrod Parks didn't know how much Nick Mingione was paying attention as he ran around Dudy Noble Field. Every day, Parks, who played for the Mississippi State baseball team from 2009-11, would take batting practice and get plenty of ground balls at third base. He didn't know Mingione very well when he arrived at MSU because the volunteer assistant coach wasn't involved in his recruiting. That was left up to coach John Cohen and assistant Lane Burroughs. But when Mingione approached Parks with some thoughts, he was floored at how much he cared.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football recruiting specialist Rod Gibson was arrested for driving under the influence over the weekend, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department confirmed.
Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft selections (Rounds 11 through 40)
Mississippi State routinely sets attendance records in college baseball. They may have set an attendance record of another sort Saturday night - the quietest gathering of 13,452 people ever assembled to watch a college baseball game.
STARKVILLE -- All Blake Smith could do was stare into right field.
STARKVILLE -- As Jake Mangum stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday, Dudy Noble Field came to life.
STARKVILLE -- After not having a player taken last year, the Mississippi State baseball team had a school-record 11 players selected in the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
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