STARKVILLE -- In his first teleconference as a Division 1 men's basketball head coach, Rick Ray used the opportunity to be very candid about his upcoming team.
STARKVILLE -- Everything around Wendell Lewis has changed.
STARKVILLE -- None of the athletic programs at Mississippi State University will be given warnings or sanctions due to the NCAA's Academic Progress Report numbers released Wednesday.
STARKVILLE -- The team is in place. Now the No. 1 goal of Vic Schaefer, Johnnie Harris, Aqua Franklin, Brittany Hudson, and Maryann Baker is to sell Mississippi State University women's basketball.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College's annual summer athletic camps will keep things busy on and off the Scooba campus this summer, as camps will be offered for football, women's basketball, softball, and baseball.
OXFORD -- Four University of Mississippi teams and two University of Alabama teams were recognized Thursday as elite academic programs in the country in their sport with the NCAA's announcement of the public recognition awards.
STARKVILLE -- Lane Burroughs has agreed to join a very exclusive and successful club.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University and the University of Loyola at Chicago are in discussions to play a 50th anniversary game of the historic 1963 NCAA second-round tournament game.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football program didn't have to go very far to receive its eighth verbal commitment of the 2013 recruiting class. Starkville High School athlete Gabe Myles committed Tuesday morning to MSU to give the Bulldogs their fourth verbal pledge in as many days.
STARKVILLE -- The streak of verbal commitments continued Tuesday for the Mississippi State University football program. Kailo Moore, the Magnolia State's top rated running back according to numerous recruiting services, committed to the Bulldogs. The commitments of Pinson Clay-Chalkville (Ala.) High wide receiver DeAndre Woods and Starkville High athlete Gabe Myles give MSU 10 commitments for the 2013 season.
Kate Neely is ready for the next chapter in her life. After four seasons as softball coach at East Mississippi Community College, Neely is ready to switch gears and move into another position on campus. EMCC officials are presently taking applications for the softball coaching vacancy and hope to have a new coach in place by mid-July.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University junior pitchers Chris Stratton and Nick Routt signed with the National League teams that selected them last week in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The three-day hunt for a man charged with killing three people near Auburn University ended with the suspect walking up the steps of an Alabama courthouse and turning himself in to a U.S. Marshal waiting inside.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen may have gotten his quarterback of the future Monday evening when Cord Sandberg, one of the nation's top dual-threat prospect, committed to the Bulldogs.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football team bolstered the depth up front in its 2013 recruiting class with the commitments of three in-state linemen.
STARKVILLE -- "For Mississippi State baseball, anything less than Omaha is unacceptable." John Cohen said those words four years ago when he replaced Ron Polk as baseball coach at Mississippi State University. The comment showed Cohen, who played for Polk from 1988-90, understood the expectations he faced in re-invigorating a program that went 23-33 in 2008 a year after advancing to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
STARKVILLE -- Fans may see less room in the outfield at Dudy Noble Field as soon as next season. Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen confirmed this week the Bulldogs coaches are "discussing" the possibility of moving in the ballpark's fences in to counter the effects of the new aluminum bat restrictions.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Mississippi State University men's track and field team's 4x400-meter relay team of Tavaris Tate, Daundre Barnaby, James Harris, Emanuel Mayers, and Tavaris Tate finished eighth Saturday with a time of 3 minutes, 5.85 seconds career at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at historic Drake Field.
STARKVILLE -- The last of the inherited talent in the Mississippi State University baseball program has left campus. Outfielder Brent Brownlee and pitchers Caleb Reed and Nick Routt stuck around through the change from longtime coach Ron Polk to coach John Cohen. There were tenuous times, but the three seniors leave the program in a better place. After the Bulldogs finished with losing records in their first two seasons, the seniors helped lead a resurgence that saw the program make consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University wide receiver Chad Bumphis will be fined and will make a motion to have a New Year's morning arrest expunged from his record. The rising senior entered a guilty plea to a charge of failure to comply Thursday in Tupelo Municipal Court.
1. Malik Newman commits to Mississippi State COLLEGE SPORTS
3. New Hope wins baseball playoff opener in extra innings HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. MACJC softball playoffs will have local flavor COLLEGE SPORTS
5. MSU baseball looks to snap slide on the road at Arkansas COLLEGE SPORTS