STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State baseball essentially had to use a form of reverse psychology Wednesday to ignore the on-the-field thermometer at game time.
STARKVILLE -- It's as if Rick Ray saw this way Wednesday's game was coming for days. Tennessee used its physical play to dominate a undermanned Mississippi State squad in the post and then hung on in the second half for a 75-68 road victory.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball has established an identity.
OXFORD -- The smiles returned to the faces of the Mississippi Rebels Wednesday night and as far as coach Andy Kennedy was concerned, it could not have come at a better time.
STARKVILLE -- The consensus is the Mississippi State baseball team needed a game like the one it had Tuesday night. After eight games in which its coach and its 35 players felt they were on edge, No. 18 MSU recaptured a relaxed mentality in a 13-1 victory against Mount St. Mary's at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- Neither head coach in tonight's game at Humphrey Coliseum is interested in what a win would mean for his team. Mississippi State's Rick Ray and Tennessee's Cuonzo Martin are too busy trying to get the victory.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray said there's no need to explain to sophomore guard Fred Thomas why he didn't play Saturday in a 73-69 loss to Arkansas.
The numbers still stun Martha Alwal a day later. Even though the Mississippi State junior center had a little more than 24 hours to grasp the notion she scored 25 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in a victory against Ole Miss on Sunday, Alwal still thought the idea was "surreal."
STARKVILLE -- Jake Vickerson said it's not time to press the panic button. The latest result for the Mississippi State baseball team has fans scratching their heads about the team.
STARKVILLE -- Martha Alwal and the Mississippi State women's basketball team showed Sunday they can deliver when coach Vic Schaefer has had enough.
STARKVILLE -- After wading in the shallow end of the pool, the Mississippi State softball team is ready to dive into the deep end. MSU completed a weekend sweep of Big 10 Conference foe Iowa 9-1 in five innings Sunday at the MSU Softball Field. The victory extended the program's second-best start in a season to 14 straight wins.
Sharon Thompson felt like her East Mississippi Community College women's basketball coach had potential even though it had plenty of youth.
STARKVILLE -- Through seven games, there's one simple conclusion that can be reached at Dudy Noble Field: Mississippi State just isn't very good right now.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Put all of the postseason talk on hold.
STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray is tired of his basketball team getting pats on the back for playing hard. In the eyes of the second-year Bulldogs coach, the time for excuses making for his program is over.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The perseverance, fight, and strength of will the Mississippi State women's basketball team showcased in an upset of Vanderbilt last week were on display again Thursday night.
STARKVILLE -- John Cohen doesn't like when he has seen from his team in four games this season. The No. 7 Mississippi State baseball team will try to change its course at 4 p.m. today when it plays host to Holy Cross in the first game of a four-game weekend series at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- IJ Ready waited for the Arkansas men's basketball program to offer him a scholarship. At 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, Ready waited and waited.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team figured out Wednesday night they're not going to be treated like the national runner-up. MSU coach John Cohen kept his team in the clubhouse for more than 30 minutes following a 6-4 loss to Memphis at Dudy Noble Field. He then used words like "immature," "unprepared," and "selfish" to describe his club (2-2) after it committed three errors and struck out seven times.
Don't mention the future to Vic Schaefer. The Mississippi State women's basketball coach knows his team likely has secured some kind of postseason opportunity following the Southeastern Conference tournament. What acronym the Bulldogs find themselves playing in remains to be seen. That's why Schaefer wants his team's focus squarely on Alabama at 7 tonight when the teams meet at Foster Auditorium.
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2. Stovall, Self help MSU close weekend with two wins COLLEGE SPORTS
3. West Point girls beat New Hope for region title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. New Hope boys use defense to beat Oxford HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS