STARKVILLE -- Scott Stricklin has to be a believer. As Mississippi State Director of Athletics, Stricklin has a core set of principles he wants every coach at the school to possess. When it's time to hire a new coach, Stricklin analyzes the numbers and talks to peers, coaches, and players to make sure he has the best information about a candidate. After that, he has to trust his instincts and make a final choice. Stricklin believes he made the right call in naming Matt Roberts the new men's tennis coach at MSU.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State and North Carolina State football programs have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2020 and 2021.
Haley Tutor thought the University of Alabama was the place for her. As right as it felt for Tutor to continue her education in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the former New Hope High School and East Mississippi Community College standout realized it was difficult to stop playing softball, a sport she excelled in for many years.
STARKVILLE -- With the core of the Mississippi State basketball team set to enter its junior year together, coach Rick Ray is eager to watch the Bulldogs turn the corner.
STARKVILLE -- Matt Roberts has been named Mississippi State's new head men's tennis coach, as announced by athletic director Scott Stricklin Saturday. The hiring is pending the approval of the Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College will bring the 2014 football season in familiar territory.
Vic Schaefer likes to talk about working with the best coaching staff in America to build the Mississippi State women's basketball program into a contender for championships.
STARKVILLE -- When Brandon McBride was 16-years-old, he realized he was really fast.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State just completed its third softball season under head coach Vann Stuedeman.
OMAHA, Neb. -- A night off from catching re-charged Will Allen at the plate. Allen, who was in the lineup as the designated hitter Thursday night to rest a sore shoulder, snapped out of a mini-slump with three hits and three RBIs to lead the Ole Miss baseball team past TCU 6-4 in an elimination game at the College World Series. The victory helped Ole Miss (48-20) advance to play No. 3 national seed Virginia at 7 tonight (ESPN). The Rebels will need to beat the Cavaliers (51-14) tonight and Saturday to reach next week's best-of-three championship series.
STARKVILLE -- West Point's Old Waverly Golf Club, one of the South's premier golf destinations, will become the new home to Mississippi State men's and women's golf programs, the MSU Athletic Department announced Wednesday.
OMAHA, Neb. -- The top NCAA administrator who oversees the College World Series isn't as anxious about the dearth of home runs at the CWS as others in the baseball community.
STARKVILLE -- Three seasons ago, Beth Mullins took an assistant softball coaching position on new coach Vann Stuedeman's staff at Mississippi State.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's golf team -- care of Ally McDonald -- has taken the best season in program on the road.
OMAHA, Neb. -- In a College World Series where hits have been few and far between for Mississippi, none was more timely than the one John Gatlin delivered Tuesday.
EUGENE, Ore. -- Brandon McBride is an NCAA champion times two. On Friday evening in front of a national TV audience on ESPNU and a raucous crowd at historic Hayward Field, Mississippi State's McBride won his second NCAA title after holding off Florida's Ryan Schnulle.
STARKVILLE -- If you didn't know any better, it would be easy to think the Mississippi State women's basketball team's five incoming freshmen were enjoying a day at the beach.
Chase Reeves wanted to play baseball somewhere after his sophomore season at East Mississippi Community College. But injuries created plenty of uncertainty for the former All-State pitcher/outfielder from Hamilton High School.
Two of Mississippi State's best Bulldogs are now Yankees. According to the New York Post's George King, the New York Yankees signed left-handed relief pitcher Jacob Lindgren for $1.1 million on Saturday.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Mike Bianco thought it would be easier to get to college baseball's showcase event. After all, Bianco had a front-row seat as an assistant coach as LSU coach Skip Bertman guided the Tigers to the College World Series on a regular basis.
1. MSU's Jung wears No. 3 to honor great-grandmother COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Victory Christian shows it has potential to have dominating D line HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Gray leds Heritage Academy past Kirk Academy HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Starkville's ground game too much for Noxubee County HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Starkville Academy earns redemption against Lamar School HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS