STARKVILLE -- When Mississippi State desperately needed a lift on the softball diamond Sunday afternoon, head coach Vann Stuedeman turned to a freshman.
STARKVILLE -- Brian Johnson's first act as Mississippi State's new quarterbacks coach was to humble his star pupil.
STARKVILLE -- Unfortunately for Mississippi State coach John Cohen there's only three starting outfield spots in a lineup.
STARKVILLE -- As shooters go, Kendra Grant knows the mantra: The only way to get out of a slump is to keep shooting.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior second baseman Heidi Shape knew it had been a long time since she had hit a grand slam.
STARKVILLE -- The signs of growth are everywhere.
STARKVILLE -- "Who'd a thunk it?" After 50 minutes of draining, back-and-forth basketball and another 20 minutes of questions from the media, Vic Schaefer spoke the truest words of the evening.
STARKVILLE --The Mississippi State coaching staff isn't getting the pitching it thought it would get for Southeastern Conference weekends. It's better than the coaches imagined.
STARKVILLE -- Savannah Carter is eager for a second chance.
STARKVILLE -- Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin left Dudy Noble Field on Sunday relieved his team wasn't swept out of Starkville.
STARKVILLE -- Chris Jones got tired of telling everybody he is a defensive end. This spring, he intends to show everybody.
STARKVILLE -- Savannah Carter arrived in Starkville as an apparent ideal fit for Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer's system.
STARKVILLE -- There will be a time Vanderbilt pitcher Tyler Beede will laugh about his Friday night in Starkville. It won't be any time soon. The No. 21 Mississippi State baseball team touched one of the nation's top pitchers for 11 runs and recorded just eight outs against him en route to a 17-2 victory against No. 6 Vanderbilt at Dudy Noble Field.
With East Mississippi Community College having established itself as a national championship in contender in football and men's basketball, baseball coach Chris Rose is excited to see his program join that elite level. If early season success is any indication, the Lions are well on their way.
STARKVILLE -- Throwing the first punch isn't easy, but you can catch an opponent off guard if you come out with an attacking mind-set. Landing a second punch can be just as simple, especially if it comes immediately after the first and follows with equal authority.
STARKVILLE -- John Cohen believes Preston Brown is ready for the challenge. If the coach of the No. 21 Mississippi State baseball team didn't, he would have picked someone else to pitch at 6:30 tonight in Game 1 of his squad's Southeastern Conference weekend series against No. 6 Vanderbilt at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman knew the struggles might come for a deep and talented crop of newcomers. However, she hoped the confidence her team gained from winning its first 15 games this season was going to be enough to keep the momentum going through the toughest of times.
STARKVILLE -- Katia May pursed her lips as if to let out a whistle.
STARKVILLE -- Rufus Warren was always trying to desperately shed weight to get back into a tight end type body before spring and fall camp.
STARKVILLE -- It took Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen a few minutes to remember the frustrations of a lack of depth at quarterback last spring.
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