STARKVILLE -- John Cohen is going away from his natural tendencies as a player and as a coach this week.
Georgia Southern University softball coach Annie Smith still calls from a Starkville cell phone number. The connections to her former residence don't stop there.
STARKVILLE -- The University of Central Arkansas baseball team was in awe Tuesday during its tour of the facilities around Dudy Noble Field. After the national anthem later that night, MSU was in shock after a 2-0 loss to the same UCA squad that seemingly was star struck by its surroundings hours before the first pitch.
STARKVILLE -- When Vann Stuedeman took over as softball coach at Mississippi State University, she and her assistant coaches wanted to change the program's culture.
STARKVILLE -- For Hunter Renfroe hitting a baseball is a simple task of see ball, hit ball.
STARKVILLE -- Nearly 11 months ago in the Bryan Athletic Building, Vann Steudeman told anybody who would listen that Mississippi State University softball was going to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. She told her players, who wanted to hear her vision, the postseason was going to happen.
STARKVILLE -- At about 9:26 p.m. Sunday, dozens of cowbells started ringing. While it may have sounded like Buffalo Wild Wings was on fire, the news instead was quite good for the home folks.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 5 University of Florida baseball team had just three hits Sunday afternoon against Mississippi State University, but one was all it needed.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University senior softball player Ka'ili Smith doesn't mind a good seafood dish. However, the Kapolei, Hawaii, native isn't ready to start her mornings with a bowl of grits.
STARKVILLE -- The plans were made and the hotels were booked by the Mississippi State men's tennis program for Athens, Ga., already.
STARKVILLE -- It's safe to say there will be contempt and dislike in at least one Southeastern Conference baseball series this weekend.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- All a team really wants is a chance when it faces one of the nation's top pitchers. The Mississippi State University softball team had those chances Thursday night.
STARKVILLE -- Several sources in the Major League Baseball scouting community told The Dispatch on Thursday night that professional organizations are confident in the willingness of Mississippi State University right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton to sign a professional contract.
STARKVILLE -- Not too long ago, it was assumed the Mississippi State University men's tennis program would get to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Thursday night was a homecoming for Mississippi State University softball coach Vann Stuedeman.
J'Marcus Brooks knew he had a chance. To make the most of that opportunity, the former Columbus High School standout realized he needed to make a commitment. As soon as the Mississippi College baseball team's 2011 season ended, Brooks laid out a plan. He would run, he would lift weights, he would practice his fundamentals -- and he would do it all as often as possible.
STARKVILLE -- Artem Ilyushin is feeling "those nerves" in anticipation of his final weekend at the A.J. Pitts Center. The Mississippi State University men's tennis team's top player hopes to perform better in his finale than he did two weeks ago at the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Starkville.
Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen has been suspended one game for violating Southeastern Conference sportsmanship rules.
STARKVILLE -- Without its fourth-year coach Tuesday night, the Mississippi State University baseball team used the team approach to get a victory.
STARKVILLE - The Mississippi State University softball game notes point out that more than 99 million homes will be able to watch the team's nationally televised Southeastern Conference tournament game against the University of Alabama at 7 p.m. Thursday.
1. Erby makes big play despite hearing voice in his head HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Prescott making quick impression in Cowboys' camp LOCAL SPORTS
3. Noxubee County takes positives from season-opening loss HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Former Starkville High standout Davis suffers knee injury COLLEGE SPORTS