STARKVILLE -- The depth and size issue couldn't overcome a healthy effort from Mississippi State at home against nationally-ranked Kentucky.
STARKVILLE -- Brian Johnson will finally get to work with Dan Mullen.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer knew the reality of the situation prior to the season.
STARKVILLE -- A small senior class from the 2013 season and a less than stellar in-state pool of talent for the Class of 2014 had the Mississippi State football team looking to the 2015 signing class to make a big splash.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team anticipates announcing the final piece to its coaching staff next week. MSU coach Dan Mullen said Wednesday at his National Signing Day media conference he has had talks about filling his final open staff position, but that he wanted to wait until after the 2014 recruiting season to finalize the hire.
STARKVILLE -- Flip the switch. Aleighsa Welch hasn't attended any of the Mississippi State women's basketball team's practices or been in the team's locker room to listen to coach Vic Schaefer talk.
D.J. Law, the high school football prospect from Florida who submitted signed national letters of intent to Utah and Mississippi, has been released from his obligation to Ole Miss.
OXFORD -- Meighan Simmons was sick. Her stomach hurt, her shot was off. Midway through the second half of the Tennessee women's basketball team's game Thursday at Ole Miss, she was 3-for-13 from the field. "We considered just pulling her out," Tennessee coach Holly Warlick said. Good thing she didn't.
STARKVILLE -- National Signing Day had its share of surprising moments for the Mississippi State football team. In an announced 23-player recruiting class for the 2014 season, MSU went 1-for-2 in flipped commitments Wednesday afternoon to give sixth-year coach Dan Mullen some talking points.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Bobby Portis knew after his first shot that good things were about to happen on Wednesday night. Even the Arkansas men's basketball team's freshman didn't know just how good.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- In the grand signing day tradition, Alabama football coach Nick Saban said the recruiting class met his team's needs.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze pulled in another impressive signing class Wednesday, even if it lacks some of the star power from a year ago.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Texas A&M men's basketball team realized Wednesday time is running out to make something out of its season. That's why the Aggies cited "sense of urgency" in every huddle in an attempt to find the spark that would take them through the stretch run.
STARKVILLE -- Fred Thomas is trying to harken back to the days where he seemingly was an unstoppable scoring force in the state of Mississippi. So far, Mississippi State freshman point guard IJ Ready's plan is working. Ready's new nickname for Thomas -- "Jim Hill" -- is designed to give the 6-foot-5 swingman a confidence boost.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Willie Cauley-Stein seemed to be emerging from his slump a couple of games ago before slipping back over the next two contests and realizing that he might have been trying too hard. Kentucky's 7-foot sophomore came out more relaxed Tuesday night and produced an impressive effort reminiscent of his dominant first half of the season, one he hopes to perform consistently from now on. Cauley-Stein broke out of his skid with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 18 Kentucky shot 60 percent in the second half for an 80-64 victory against Ole Miss.
"Doormats." Dawn Staley doesn't mince words when she talks about her first season as women's basketball coach at South Carolina in 2008-09.
SCOOBA -- Chase Reeves now knows how much playing baseball means to him. The former Hamilton High School standout has spent a majority of the past two baseball seasons on the injured reserved list. Now the East Mississippi Community College sophomore is fully healthy and ready to go.
STARKVILLE - Rick Ray simply is a big picture type of coach.
SCOOBA -- For East Mississippi Community College softball coach Kyndall White, things are so much easier the second time around.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State senior catcher/infielder Sam Lenahan enjoys being surrounded by talented players.
2. Cannizaro likes depth on healthy pitching staff COLLEGE SPORTS
3. MSU's grass roots efforts continue to build following LOCAL COLUMNS
4. William leads Bulldogs on, off court COLLEGE SPORTS