STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State coach Rick Ray didn't rush Roquez Johnson back after he injured his left knee last week in a game against Southeastern Louisiana in Tupelo. Ray's patience with Johnson's recovery allowed the senior forward to provide 10 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes Thursday night in a 68-55 victory against Florida Gulf Coast University.
STARKVILLE -- It's always good to have options.
Byerson Cockrell had been waiting for Wednesday his entire life.
STARKVILLE -- Thanks to his wife's chocolate chip cookies, Rick Ray now has two players with nicknames related to food.
STARKVILLE -- Tuesday night was the beginning of perception demolition at Humphrey Coliseum. Prior to a 78-65 victory against Florida A&M, the Mississippi State men's basketball team frustrated coach Rick Ray with its inability to do fundamental things. But reclamation commenced Tuesday, as MSU made free throws, moved the ball on offense, and created turnovers on defense.
FARGO, N.D. -- A dominating defensive performance in the second half lifted the Mississippi State women's basketball team to its fourth victory away from home Tuesday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban and the football team are moving on.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Cleanthony Early and the Wichita State men's basketball team never ran out of answers for Alabama. Early scored 26 points and Fred VanVleet made two free throws with 11 seconds left to lift the 11th-ranked Shockers to a 72-67 victory against the Crimson Tide on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK -- A tackle-machine linebacker, a tackle-busting running back and one of the most disruptive defensive tackles in the country made return appearances on The Associated Press All-America team. Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey, and Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton were selected to the first team for the second-straight season.
STARKVILLE -- One week ago, Nick Fitzgerald was trying to figure out how to ace his high school final exams. Shortly after that test, Fitzgerald faced another one when he received a Mississippi State football playbook and was told to prepare for practice.
STARKVILLE -- When asked what he has learned about his team in his second season as Mississippi State's men's basketball coach, Rick Ray said he knows his personnel better.
STARKVILLE -- Martha Alwal knows she and the Mississippi State women's basketball team will have some fans supporting them tonight for one of their longest road trips of the season.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Six members of the East Mississippi Community College football program were named Monday NJCAA All-Americans.
STARKVILLE -- Without the proper perspective, one would think the freshman season for Chris Jones was ending the same way it started.
STARKVILLE - Southeastern Conference play came early Saturday for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
STARKVILLE -- Coaches, administrators and analysts always chatter about the importance of bowl practices getting a team ready for the following season.
STARKVILLE -- After all the concerns about injuries, especially at quarterback, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen joked Thursday that Dak Prescott is "healthy today," but he continues to worry about him doing anything for the rest of the month.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray is debating lineup changes seven games into the 2013-14 season. To counter the Bulldogs' slow starts, Ray may tinker with the lineup even though the team doesn't have a lot of depth in the frontcourt.
The "monster" is coming. Vic Schafer wasn't referring to exams or to the last-minute holiday rush to purchase gifts when he made that comment. The Mississippi State women's basketball coach was calling attention to the fact that the start of the Southeastern Conference season is 20 days away.
STARKVILLE -- If anybody knows about the worthlessness of numbers in the fall for college baseball players, it's John Cohen. The Mississippi State baseball coach jokingly refers to his career at his alma mater when he calls himself a "Fall-American" in reference to his penchant for being a top player when the statistics didn't count.
1. West Point's Edwards, Knight will go to EMCC HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Cold start dooms New Hope girls against Ridgeland HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. MSU women keep climbing higher, higher LOCAL COLUMNS
4. NHHS junior high softball program will play first games Thursday HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Starkville Academy boys beat St. Joseph in playoff opener HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS