STARKVILLE -- For the first time in their schools' history, Mississippi State and Arizona will meet on the football field. Sources with ties to both programs confirmed Thursday to The Dispatch that MSU and Arizona will play a home-and-home series in 2022 and 2023. The first game will be Sept. 10, 2022, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats will make a return trip to Davis Wade Stadium the following year on Sept. 9.
The Southeastern Conference was roughed up in the first weekend of the NCAA baseball tournament. Less than a week after a record-setting 10 SEC teams were invited to the 64-team bracket, eight of them are gone. Only Vanderbilt and Ole Miss remain entering the NCAA tournament Super Regional round this weekend.
STARKVILLE -- Some of the Mississippi State baseball team's seniors thanked the MSU fans on Twitter following the squad's season-ending loss to Louisiana-Lafayette.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray has brought one of his favorite players from his time at Clemson to Starkville.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen and his coaches preach to their players to keep the game in front of them. The Bulldogs' inability to do that Monday night played a big role in the end of their season.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen isn't going to let the final memory of Brett Pirtle's two years as a Bulldog be something regretful. Even though Pirtle made the final out in a 5-3 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette in the championship game of the NCAA tournament Lafayette Regional on Monday night, Cohen offered Pirtle some of the highest praise a coach can give a player.
OXFORD -- It took extra innings and a nearly two-hour rain delay, but the No. 12 and top-seeded Ole Miss baseball team is going back to the NCAA tournament Super Regionals. An RBI triple in the 10th inning by Sikes Orvis helped Ole Miss edge No. 14 and second-seeded Washington 3-2 in the championship game of the Oxford Regional at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Alabama baseball team's season came to an end Monday in a 4-2 loss to the Kennesaw State Owls in the championship game of the NCAA tournament Tallahassee Regional at Dick Howser Stadium. Travis Bergen was named the regional's most outstanding player, after throwing 3 1/3 innings in relief to help Kennesaw State (40-22) advance to the super regionals to face Louisville.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Hannah Rogers just keeps on rolling. The senior standout threw a four-hitter to help the Florida softball team defeat Alabama 5-0 in Game 1 of the best-of-three national championship series Monday night. The Gators (54-12) are one win from their first national title after runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2011. Game 2 is tonight.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- The wakeup call for the Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team's offense happened early Sunday morning. ULL coach Tony Robichaux said his team was scheduled to celebrate Mass and have breakfast at 9:30 a.m. It didn't take long after that for ULL to begin its destruction of pitchers from the state of Mississippi.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- The No. 1 and top-seeded Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team knows it will face one of the nation's best relief pitchers tonight. The Ragin' Cajuns just don't know when Jacob Lindgren will come in.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen tried to protect his ace left-hander as much he could, but he said he could see an outing like the one Ross Mitchell had Sunday happening.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- For the second time Sunday, the Alabama baseball team received a complete game in an elimination game. Alabama's second complete game came from junior left-hander Taylor Guilbeau that helped second-seeded Alabama beat third-seeded Kennesaw State 4-1 at Dick Howser Stadium.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jackie Traina threw a four-hitter to help the Alabama softball team beat Oregon 2-0 Sunday and advance to the best-of-three Women's College World Series championship series against Southeastern Conference rival Florida.
OXFORD -- The No. 12 and top-seeded Ole Miss baseball team beat second-seeded Washington 2-1 on Sunday to advance to a NCAA Regional Championship game for the seventh time in the past 10 seasons.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- If you didn't know by now, the Mississippi State baseball team doesn't follow a traditional way of doing things on the mound. On Saturday, MSU's sabermetric formula worked out just fine to deliver another postseason win.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- John Cohen wanted more. Even though the Mississippi State baseball coach knew Jake Vickerson, Alex Detz, and Matthew Britton experienced frustrating regular seasons, Cohen believed in his players. As he wrote their names into the Bulldogs' lineup for the team's game against San Diego State in the first game of the NCAA tournament Lafayette regional, Cohen hoped his players could have maturity he struggled with as a player.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Myles Gentry verbalized the big-picture impact of his relief effort Friday in the No. 17 and second-seeded Mississippi State baseball team's 5-2 victory against third-seeded San Diego State in the NCAA tournament Lafayette Regional.
Brittany Hudson's goal is to become a head women's basketball coach. When Hudson looks at Matt Insell, she sees someone who has followed a path similar to the one she is and has realized his dream of becoming a head coach.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jaclyn Traina threw a four-hitter, and Leona Lafaele hit a two-run home run to lead the Alabama softball team to a 2-0 victory against Kentucky on Friday night in the Women's College World Series.
1. Starkville Academy beats Heritage Academy to reach title game HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. MSU seniors earn rousing send-off COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Moorhead adds coach; MSU baseball team promotes Brown COLLEGE SPORTS
4. MSU softball team splits first two games in California COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Heritage Academy wins boys' basketball state championship HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS