TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jonathan Holder had to make a lot of choices in his first semester at Mississippi State University. Some of those decisions included what classes to take, where would he eat on and off campus, and how best to enjoy his free time away from academics and athletics.
STARKVILLE -- John Cohen knows what some of his players will go through this weekend. Nine members of the Mississippi State University baseball team are from the state of the Alabama. Those Bulldogs and Cohen, who is from Tuscaloosa, Ala., expect to see a lot of friends and family this weekend when MSU meets the University of Alabama for a three-game series. Game one will be at 6:35 tonight.
JACKSON -- East Mississippi Community College men's basketball standouts Deon Bedford, of West Oktibbeha County High School, and Curtis Hall, of West Point, signed scholarships earlier this week to play basketball at Belhaven University.
STARKVILLE -- According to reports, Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray is close to signing a fourth member of his first recruiting class. Paul Jones of 247sports.com reported Wednesday that MSU is expected to sign Olney Central (Ill.) College point guard Trivante Bloodman today during his official campus visit.
STARKVILLE -- For most of her life, Mississippi State University softball player Erin Nesbit has followed a similar path to her sister, Courtney.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University sophomore outfielder C.T. Bradford will likely be out of the active lineup this weekend as the Bulldogs travel to the University of Alabama.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University men's tennis program has one goal -- bring the national championship trophy back to Starkville.
STARKVILLE -- Maybe Luis Pollorena should be the last to know every time he's getting a start for the Mississippi State University baseball team.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- For the second time this season, Mississippi State University junior Chris Stratton, of Tupelo, has been honored as the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week.
STARKVILLE -- A quick glance of the Southeastern Conference softball standings reveals that the University of Tennessee is riding a conference-best 17-game win streak. That seems quite fitting since the Volunteers are ranked No. 7 in the nation. The team that has the league's second longest win streak, though, may be a surprise.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University men's basketball program added a local talent Monday its coaches hope can make an immediate impact next season. East Mississippi Community College men's basketball coach Mark White confirmed to The Dispatch on Monday evening forward Colin Borchert signed with new MSU coach Rick Ray.
STARKVILLE -- John Cohen talks constantly to his Mississippi State University baseball team about finding ways to win games. His squad's 4-2 victory against the University of Mississippi in the third game of a three-game weekend set was a direct reflection of that idea. After all, it isn't often a team gets two hits and wins.
STARKVILLE -- The injury list continues to grow for the Mississippi State University baseball team. Three key contributors are fighting serious injuries as the Bulldogs enter the final month of the regular season.
STARKVILLE -- The state of Mississippi's biggest college baseball series is tied after two games to a pair of special pitching performances. The only problem is the efforts came at different times and in different ways.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen is convinced his club gave the game away from third base.
NEW YORK -- Mississippi State University's Vick Ballard and Charles Mitchell and the University of Mississippi's Bobby Massie were selected Saturday on the third and final day of the NFL draft. Ballard was selected in the fifth round by the Indianapolis Colts, while Mitchell was taken in the sixth by the Atlanta Falcons. Massie, an offensive lineman, was selected in the fourth round by the Arizona Cardinals.
NEW YORK -- The University of Alabama football team had its fifth player selected in the 2012 NFL draft Friday evening at when the Baltimore Ravens used the No. 35 overall pick, the third pick in the second round, to select senior linebacker Courtney Upshaw.
STARKVILLE -- In what many people sees will be a rebuilding project for Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray, the one quality he values the most in his newest signee is considered uncoachable.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University senior outfielder Brittany Gates has a simple reminder.
STARKVILLE - The plan for the Mississippi State baseball lineup is very specific. They want to see action in the visitors bullpen early and often.
2. Harris, Heritage Academy will count on seniors to lead way HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Howland likes MSU's non-conference schedule COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Central Academy hopes to contend for state title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
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