STARKVILLE -- One of the first promises new Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland made to fans Tuesday was to "put together one of the best coaching staffs in America." That staff began to come together Wednesday, a day after Howland's introductory news conference. Two days after Howland agreed to a four-year, $8.20 million contract, reports late Wednesday said he is making progress filling his staff. According to a report by ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman,
HATTIESBURG -- Alexis Silkwood helped the Mississippi State softball team close a six-game road trip in styles Wednesday night. The sophomore left-hander threw a six-inning no-hitter in a 10-0 win in Game 1 before MSU rallied for a 12-6 victory in the nightcap to sweep Southern Mississippi at the Southern Miss Softball Complex.
Middle Tennessee State coach Rick Insell jokes he didn't realize he had so many family and friends, at least not until he and his son got a second chance at women's basketball history. Thanks to the Women's National Invitation Tournament, Rick's Blue Raiders (23-9) will host his son Matt and the Ole Miss Rebels (19-13) on Thursday night in the third round in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
STARKVILLE -- The most electric atmosphere in Mississippi State's Humphrey Coliseum in months had nothing to do with a basketball game.
Don't be fooled by the Ole Miss baseball team's 13-10 start. Coach Mike Bianco expected growing pains after losing key pieces from his College World Series team and starting the season with one of the toughest schedules in the country. Ole Miss took a big step last weekend by winning two of three against a Florida team that was ranked No. 1 by D1Baseball.com. A week earlier, Ole Miss lost two of three at LSU, which is the No. 1 team in two major polls.
STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland watched and waited for two long years. A 19-year veteran of college basketball's coaching ranks, Howland went about his days in his native Southern California, yearning to coach but without a place to ply his trade. Two years after he was fired from his dream job at UCLA, where he won 233 games and led the program to three Final Four appearances in 10 seasons, Howland endured two seasons without blowing a whistle, without barking a command, without winning a game.
DURHAM, N.C. -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team will have to wait until next season to try to put together 40 minutes on offense. While MSU's defense was consistent for most of the season, the Bulldogs offered flashes of what they could do on offense all year, particularly in the first 25 minutes of a loss to Kentucky in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Sophomore designed hitter Reid Humphreys slugged a pair of home runs Sunday afternoon to spark the No. 20 Mississippi State baseball team's 12-5 victory against Kentucky in the final game of a three-game Southeastern Conference series at Cliff Hagan Stadium. MSU salvaged the final game of the series after Kentucky earned wins Friday and Saturday. MSU improved to 18-8 and 2-4 in the SEC, while Kentucky fell to 15-7 and 2-4.
OXFORD -- Senior forward Tia Faleru had 24 points and 10 rebounds Sunday night to lead the Ole Miss women's basketball team to a 63-48 victory against Georgia Tech in the second round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament at Tad Smith Coliseum. The win sets up a rematch against Middle Tennessee State on Thursday night. MTSU beat Arkansas State on Sunday.
The slide continues for Mississippi State's baseball team.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Eight.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Martha Alwal doesn't want to have that feeling again.
STARKVILLE -- For the second time in three years, Mississippi State is looking for a new men's basketball coach.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Sometimes players need a little reminder to light a fire under their feet.
DURHAM, N.C. -- At 5-foot-9, Dominique Dillingham knows her limitations.
DURHAM, N.C. -- The "upstart" vs. the traditional power.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Tonye Jekiri started Miami's second-half rally with an offensive rebound and dunk, things in the 7-footer's regular repertoire.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State has spent the past six seasons trying to earn another national ranking in softball.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Having already dismissed the First Four's comeback kids, Xavier now gets the NCAA Tournament's little darlings.
1. West Point, Caledonia, New Hope wins baseball series HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. MacNamee delivers for MSU in sweep of No. 4 Arkansas COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Thompson shows growth at QB in MSU's spring game COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Williams leads MSU receivers COLLEGE SPORTS
5. No. 7 Ole Miss takes series from No. 24 Georgia COLLEGE SPORTS