STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State has tried recently to assemble football schedules that give its teams a chance to play in bowl games in December and January. The Southeastern Conference added a wrinkle Sunday at a special meeting in Atlanta that likely will bolster the strength of all of its member schools' football schedules.
STARKVILLE -- Asked if she wanted the ball in her final game at Mississippi State, Alison Owen was emphatic. "Of course," Owen said. "I always want the ball."
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The No. 16 Ole Miss baseball team continued to click Sunday, scoring in seven consecutive innings en route to a 9-6 victory against No. 17 Kentucky. The victory helped Ole Miss (33-12, 13-8 Southeastern Conference) sweep Kentucky (27-19, 9-12) and move into a tie for first place with No. 8 Alabama atop the SEC's Western Division.
STARKVILLE -- The series finale blues continued for Mississippi State.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior first baseman Logan Foulks believes her team felt like it was out-fought Friday night in a Southeastern Conference loss to Arkansas.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State offense brought its week-long momentum from Columbia, Mo., through Pearl and to Dudy Noble Field Thursday night.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball coaches are encouraged by the news they're getting about Preston Brown and believe he could return for the stretch run to the team's season. MSU coach John Cohen said Brown (3-1, 1.95 ERA), who hasn't pitched since March 29 due to shoulder soreness, could pitch Saturday against Texas A&M in Game 3 of the three-game Southeastern Conference series at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- Rick Stansbury has heard and seen the reports he is a candidate for the job of men's basketball coach at Southern Mississippi. The former MSU men's basketball coach told The Dispatch on Wednesday he won't pursue the opening in Hattiesburg. The Dispatch reported earlier Wednesday that multiple sources close to the situation said Stansbury wasn't involved in the search at Southern Mississippi.
In the preseason, Mississippi State senior softball players Alison Owen and Logan Foulks talked about their team's chances to make a Super Regional for the first time in program history.
PEARL -- John Cohen loves to talk about how the game of baseball can be unfortunate to a player or a team. Cohen hopes the emergence of Gavin Collins and possible slump-busting hit by Wes Rea will help bring good fortune to his Mississippi State baseball team. Collins and Rea had two-run hits Tuesday to lead No. 20 MSU to a 5-3 victory against No. 16 Ole Miss in the Governors Cup game before a crowd of 8,496 at Trustmark Park.
STARKVILLE -- The starting pitcher for the No. 20 Mississippi State baseball team's game at 6:35 tonight against No. 16 Ole Miss in the Governors Cup matchup at Trustmark Park remains a mystery.
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive wants to know the future of his league's football teams to set their schedules before the conference meetings.
STARKVILLE -- According to a national report, the Mississippi State football program won't be disciplined after an investigation involving former Alabama player Luther Davis.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The No. 24 Mississippi State baseball team took delight in working a few extra hours on the holiday weekend. Winning its second extra-inning game of the weekend, MSU used a two-run single by Reid Humphreys in the top half of the 11th inning to beat Missouri 9-7 in the final game of a three-game Easter weekend Southeastern Conference series at Taylor Stadium.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- For the second time in as many Sundays, the Mississippi State softball team clinched a Southeastern Conference series with a victory. This time, MSU used a seven-run sixth inning to erase a one-run deficit en route to an 11-7 victory against No. 4 Tennessee. MSU had led 4-1 going to the bottom of the fifth before the Lady Volunteers scored four times to take a 5-4 lead.
At one time, the surgical procedure known as "Tommy John" surgery was a rarity.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mississippi State junior left-hander Ross Mitchell delivered again Saturday for the No. 24 Mississippi State baseball team. With Mitchell throwing his third complete game in six career starts, MSU defeated Missouri 6-2 to clinch a weekend Southeastern Conference series at Taylor Stadium.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Before a crowd of 73,506, the White defeated the Crimson 17-13 Saturday in the Alabama football team's annual A-Day Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Madison Shipman and Annie Aldrete had three RBIs apiece Saturday to lead the No. 4 Tennessee softball team to an 11-5 victory against Mississippi State.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It was a Good Friday for the No. 24 Mississippi State baseball team. An RBI single by C.T. Bradford lifted MSU to a 3-2, 11-inning victory against Missouri in the opening game of a three-game Southeastern Conference series at Taylor Stadium.
1. MSU beats Ole Miss in Governor's Cup thriller COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Stacy staying in control for Caledonia HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Berry leads West Point to playoff series victory HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. New Hope softball opens playoff series with win over Pontotoc HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Oregon's Sanders taken in NPF draft LOCAL SPORTS