Southeastern Conference presidents and chancellors voted Friday to continue the Mississippi State University cowbell compromise established two years ago.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Players testing positive for marijuana in the Southeastern Conference don't face the one-year suspension that comes from getting busted by the NCAA. In the most successful league of the Bowl Championship Series-era, players routinely get third, fourth, and fifth chances before they're booted from the team; failed drug tests administered by the NCAA result in the automatic suspension.
DESTIN, Fla. -- College footballs most dominant conference has its wish list for a playoff. Southeastern Conference school presidents and athletic directors voted unanimously Friday to support having the four best teams play for the national title in a proposed four-team playoff. The league doesn't want a playoff to include ties to conference champions.
DESTIN, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference is taking steps to learn as much as it can about concussions, ultimately hoping to make college sports safer for student-athletes.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Let the gamesmanship and second-guessing begin. The debate, at least among the Mississippi State University baseball fans, began Monday morning when the team's name was called on the NCAA tournament regionals selection show on ESPNU: What should MSU do with ace pitcher Chris Stratton?
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- This is the Samford University baseball team's chance to prove it belongs. Samford defeated Georgia Southern University in the Southern Conference tournament to earn the program's first NCAA tournament berth.
DESTIN, Fla. -- Steve Spurrier is sticking with his plan to pay players.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The No. 2 University of Alabama softball team had a big first inning that led to a 5-3 victory against the University of Tennessee in its opening-round game of the Women's College World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium on Thursday evening.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University has two baseball coaches who know there's a man in Birmingham they can and will call if they're confused, need advice, or want to talk about the sport they love.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Is it possible for the man in charge of the nation's top softball players to be considered a new kid on the block in one of his sport's premier events? Ken Eriksen fills that role this week. The coach of the U.S. National Team finally cracked the field of the Women's College World Series in his 16th season in charge at the University of South Florida, and the Bulls will make their debut today.
DESTIN, Fla. -- With the addition of the University of Missouri and Texas A&M University, the Southeastern Conference is tweaking its football and basketball schedules. Football coaches are having a tougher time deciding what changes to make.
STARKVILLE -- The statistics have supported the claim that the Mississippi State University baseball team has the best pitching staff in the Southeastern Conference this season. The Bulldogs received some validation to that argument Tuesday when junior right-hander Chris Stratton, of Tupelo, was named the SEC's Pitcher of the Year by the league's coaches.
STARKVILLE -- If it's up to Kendall Graveman, he'll start Saturday start for the Mississippi State University baseball team. However, his coaches needed to be convinced, so that's what Graveman did Tuesday morning.
The University of Mississippi baseball team will head to College Station, Texas, for its NCAA tournament regional armed with several Southeastern Conference awards. On Tuesday, Alex Yarbrough, Matt Snyder, and Bobby Wahl were recognized by league coaches on the All-SEC teams. Yarbrough was named a first-team selection at second base, while Snyder and Wahl were second-team selections at first base and pitcher, respectively. Yarbrough also was named to the All-Defensive Team, while Snyder also was named to the Community Service Team.
DESTIN, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference is looking out for No. 1 -- maybe even No. 2. Football coaches from the recently expanded league were in unison Tuesday that they want a proposed four-team playoff to include the best teams in the country -- and not be tied to conference champions.
STARKVILLE -- In January, Mississippi State University senior pitcher Caleb Reed said this year's team was going to the College World Series.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State University pitching coach Butch Thompson couldn't help but worry about what he was asking his catcher to do.
HOOVER, Ala. -- When the Mississippi State University baseball team left for Hoover, Ala., last week the Hall of Champions room had an empty single-standing trophy case in the corner.
HOOVER, Ala. -- A single mound meeting did the trick Saturday.
HOOVER, Ala. -- After the first inning was completed, Mississippi State University baseball head coach John Cohen was going to talk to his starting pitcher Jacob Lindgren.