STARKVILLE -- Once he accepted the job as Mississippi State University men's basketball coach, Rick Ray said he returned to Clemson, S.C., with 867 emails and 347 text messages on his cell phone. The task for MSU's first new men's basketball coach in more than 14 years will be to return some of those messages.
Mississippi State Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin is adamant he didn't hire a resumé as the school's new men's basketball coach. He hired a man.
For the first time in nearly 15 years, Mississippi State University has a new men's basketball coach: Rick Ray.
AUBURN, Ala. -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen wants his Bulldogs a little more "locked in." Lack of focus and attention to detail proved costly Sunday afternoon as MSU lost to No. 24 Auburn 8-2 in the final game of a three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series before a crowd of 3,458 at Plainsman Park.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University softball coach Vann Stuedeman tried everything and still came up short Sunday afternoon against her former employer.
Two former Mississippi State University men's basketball players are the primary reason behind the momentum behind Kenny Payne's candidacy for the school's opening for a head coach.
STARKVILLE -- A lot of spectators walked away impressed Saturday with the Mississippi State University football team's offense.
AUBURN, Ala. -- The Mississippi State University baseball team last won a baseball series at Auburn University in 2004. MSU will have that opportunity against at 1 p.m. today when the teams meet in the rubber game of a weekend three-game Southeastern Conference series.
AUBURN, Ala. -- With his team playing a critical Southeastern Conference baseball game against No. 24 Auburn, Mississippi State University starting pitcher Kendall Graveman has plenty of reason to be excited as he heads to the ballpark today.
STARKVILLE -- The message from the Mississippi State University softball locker room is the team is close. Unfortunately in the Southeastern Conference and against the No. 2 team in the country, close isn't good enough.
STARKVILLE -- Just that quickly and the losing streak is 24 in a row. The Mississippi State University softball team, led by former University of Alabama pitching coach Vann Stuedeman, nearly pulled off one of the most significant upsets in program history. The Bulldogs softball program couldn't hold a 4-2 lead with just nine outs remaining. Instead, the second-ranked Crimson Tide scored the final three runs of the game to take a dramatic 5-4 victory. Alabama plated the game-winning run on a four-pitch, bases-loaded walk by MSU relief pitcher Misty Flesher.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball coaching search process hit the two-week mark Thursday on a confusing note. MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin released a statement Thursday that, according to sources connected to the search, was intended "to calm the troops" and instill confidence in a fanbase that wants to know why the process has dragged on so long.
STARKVILLE -- Damien Robinson seems to have found a home at right tackle. After suffering through two seasons of being "in a phone booth" at offensive guard, the Mississippi State University sophomore offensive lineman has a chance this season to replace Addison Lawrence and to return to a tackle position he finds more comfortable.
STARKVILLE -- Every graduate school student has to complete an internship. Kelsi Dunne is taking a unique route to fulfilling her obligations.
The East Mississippi Community College baseball team received the atypical Saturday off Thursday afternoon. The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College ordered the Lions to forfeit Saturday's scheduled North Division doubleheader at Coahoma C.C.
STARKVILLE -- In less than a week, Bryce Drew went from beginning discussions with Mississippi State University about its opening for a men's basketball coach to taking his name out of consideration for that position. After talking with MSU officials Monday in Atlanta, Drew has decided to remain men's basketball coach at Valparaiso University.
STARKVILLE -- One picture says a lot about Vic Schaefer. Perched on the top shelf of a corner organizer, the only picture in his new office at Mississippi State University captures Schaefer, his wife, Holly, and their 16-year-old twins, Blair Nicole and Charles Logan, standing on a ladder to the side of a nearly cut down net waving to fans after the Texas A&M women's basketball team won the 2011 national championship.
STARKVILLE -- Few secrets will be held in reserve this weekend when the Mississippi State University softball team will play host to the No. 2 University of Alabama in a Southeastern Conference three-game series.
STARKVILLE -- In tennis, it may take a novice fan longer to identify a program's best overall player than it does its best drawing card. The Mississippi State University men's tennis team has the best of both worlds with Artem Ilyushin.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State defensive coordinator Chris Wilson always calls Tuesday's practice "the first days out of the pajamas and into some work clothes". Welcome to the first day of shoulder pads at MSU spring football practice. "It's sort of what I expected out there today with the pads on and people moving at a different speeds out here," Wilson said. "You get to see who really wants to play when you're getting bodies on bodies."