Vic Schaefer hopes the Mississippi State University women's basketball team can back up his talk Monday afternoon. As part of the annual teleconference prior to the Southeastern Conference tournament, Schaefer said he has to be the "proudest coach in the country" based on the fact his players have kept "plugging away" while learning to deal with the ups and downs that come with being a young and inexperienced team. Those signs reared their head again Sunday, as MSU fell behind Auburn University by 16 points at halftime en route to a 74-65 victory.
STARKVILLE --The Mississippi State University baseball team climbed to No. 3 in the Baseball America rankings released Monday. MSU, which is riding a season-opening 15-game winning streak, will put that ranking on the line at 6:30 tonight when it plays host to Mississippi Valley State University at Dudy Noble Field.
The Big Ten Conference is measuring support for a proposal that would give baseball teams the option of playing non-conference games in the fall that would count toward determining the NCAA tournament field the following spring. Big Ten coaches voted to continue studying the possibility, and deputy commissioner Brad Traviolia said Monday the conference is in the process of explaining the concept to coaches across the country.
AUBURN, Ala. -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team entered its game Sunday against Auburn University in control if its destiny and with postseason still on its mind. MSU's road to the postseason became infinitely more difficult following a 74-65 loss to Auburn before a Senior Day crowd of 2,738 at Auburn Arena in the Southeastern Conference regular-season finale for both teams.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University coach Rick Ray can hold his head up high around the community for awhile after what his team accomplished Saturday night.
STARKVILLE -- Not too long ago Mississippi State coach John Cohen saw a breakout performance on the mound like Jacob Lindgren delivered Friday night.
Martha Alwal, Darriel Gaynor, Kendra Grant, and Jerica James were downright giddy Thursday evening.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray realizes he won't be able to affect a change to the number of players on his roster for the rest of the season.
STARKVILLE --Tim Brewster is leaving what was supposed to be his tight ends coaching position at Mississippi State University football program for the same job at Florida State University.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team has brought the "Secretary of Defense" to the verge of tears on several occasions this season. None of those efforts compared to the one MSU delivered Thursday night. The result brought a "whew" to Vic Schaefer's lips as he savored his first signature victory.
STARKVILLE -- Adam Frazier has been waiting months to say four words about Mississippi State University baseball team's offense. "We told you so," Frazier said about the Bulldogs' hot start. "We told you all before the season started we could easily do more than we did last year, and that's what is happening." No. 5 MSU recorded its seventh game with double-digit hits Wednesday night in a 17-5 victory against the University of Rhode Island at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- The college journey is almost over. From the University of Oregon to Trinity Valley Community College to Mississippi State University, basketball has taken Darriel Gaynor on a winding journey that has had more than its share of ups and downs.
OXFORD -- Marshall Henderson was hitting 3-pointers, Murphy Holloway was getting easy dunks, and Reginald Buckner was patrolling the paint with big blocks and rebounds. The University of Mississippi men's basketball team is finally playing well again after a mid-season swoon. Now the Rebels hope it's not too late to make a run to their first NCAA tournament since 2002.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- On the verge of being forgotten two weeks ago, University of Kentucky point guard Ryan Harrow now has control of his role and game. The same can be said for the Wildcats' resurgent Southeastern Conference and NCAA tournament prospects, much stronger after looking done not long ago.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Four players for two-time defending national champion University of Alabama football team have been dismissed from school following their arrests after two robberies on campus. University spokeswoman Deborah Lane said Wednesday that linebackers D.J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes, safety Eddie Williams and H-back Brent Calloway are no longer enrolled after a judicial review.
STARKVILLE -- Your eyes aren't deceiving you when you see Mississippi State University senior left-handed pitcher Chad Girodo. The reason Girodo looks different on the mound in his final season is because nearly everything has changed. He still throws from the left side, but his arm slot has changed and he has gone to a three-quarter delivery that has given new life to his slider and a changeup. The change has given Girodo a new-found confidence to attack hitters.
STARKVILLE -- It's easy to look at the rosters for the Mississippi State University and the University of Kentucky men's basketball team and see the different in depth and talent. While MSU's injuries and suspensions likely will make it difficult for Rick Ray and the Bulldogs to beat Kentucky at 7 tonight (WCBI), the first-year MSU head coach may want to look at the recruiting success coach John Calipari has had in recent years to help the Wildcats reload. According to Scout.com, Kentucky has had the top ranked recruiting class in the country each season since Calipari took over for the fired Billy Gillespie in 2009. Kentucky is projected to repeat that feat with its 2013 recruiting haul.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The first half had a familiar feel for the University of Alabama and Auburn University: Good defense, scant offense. This time, Trevor Releford and the Crimson Tide broke out of the scoring funk without letting up defensively after halftime, en route to a 61-43 victory Tuesday night at Coleman Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- The X-rays for Hunter Renfroe delivered good and bad news for the Mississippi State University baseball program. MSU coach John Cohen revealed the bad news is the junior outfielder has "a very, very small fracture" in his throwing hand. Renfroe suffered the injury Saturday afternoon after he was hit in the hand with a pitch in a 8-2 victory against Samford University. He stayed in the game and also played in the nightcap of the doubleheader against Purdue University.
STARKVILLE -- Of the nation's 347 Division I men's college basketball programs, Mississippi State University is 329th in experience. This statistic, created by basketball sabermatrician Ken Pomeroy and his website kenpom.com, isn't lost on MSU coach Rick Ray.
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