NEW YORK -- Mississippi State University's Vick Ballard and Charles Mitchell and the University of Mississippi's Bobby Massie were selected Saturday on the third and final day of the NFL draft. Ballard was selected in the fifth round by the Indianapolis Colts, while Mitchell was taken in the sixth by the Atlanta Falcons. Massie, an offensive lineman, was selected in the fourth round by the Arizona Cardinals.
NEW YORK -- The University of Alabama football team had its fifth player selected in the 2012 NFL draft Friday evening at when the Baltimore Ravens used the No. 35 overall pick, the third pick in the second round, to select senior linebacker Courtney Upshaw.
STARKVILLE -- In what many people sees will be a rebuilding project for Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray, the one quality he values the most in his newest signee is considered uncoachable.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University senior outfielder Brittany Gates has a simple reminder.
STARKVILLE - The plan for the Mississippi State baseball lineup is very specific. They want to see action in the visitors bullpen early and often.
STARKVILLE -- Fletcher Cox has a chance tonight to be the highest Mississippi State University player taken in the National Football League draft in a generation. Nearly every draft expert projects the defensive tackle will be taken in the top 10.
STARKVILLE -- Jacoby Davis became the first signed prospect Wednesday for new Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray.
WEST POINT -- First impressions at speaking engagements are extremely important for new coaches. New University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze is trying to impress at 16 of those engagements this week as the Rebel Road Tour treks through Mississippi and into the states of Tennessee and Alabama.
WEST POINT -- Pat and Judy Clark, of Columbus, have been attending football games at the University of Mississippi almost all of their lives.
Andy Kirk didn't know what to expect from Kristyn Atkins and Anna Holley. On one hand he had a pitcher who was coming off surgery to repair a torn labrum in her shoulder. On the other hand the first-year Itawamba Community College softball coach had a high school standout who was recruited to be an infielder win the starting job as catcher.
PEARL -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen said his team needed to make it easier to manufacture runs. It can't get much easier than hitting the ball over the fence.
PEARL -- Nick Routt knew he wouldn't have any excuses if he didn't perform Tuesday night after a long layoff.
SCOOBA -- Kate Neely and the East Mississippi Community softball team are ready for a clean slate. The EMCC coach and the Lions will get just that Thursday when they will take on fifth-ranked Jones Junior College (36-7, 22-2 MACJC South Division) at 2 p.m. in the opening round of the MACJC state tournament. The eight-team, single-elimination tournament will run through Friday at Itawamba C.C. in Fulton.
Johnny Fisher has made a lot of decisions in his life.
STARKVILLE - While most Mississippi State University students have already started planning for next week's final examinations, the softball team is getting geared up for a busy of week of competition.
STARKVILLE -- This is the point in which freshman are supposed to figure out how to perform at this new level of competition.
STARKVILLE -- A Super Bulldog Weekend that began Thursday with the Mississippi State University baseball team winning in walk-off fashion ended Sunday afternoon with the MSU softball team doing the same thing.
OXFORD -- After taking the first two games of the weekend series, the No. 22 University of Mississippi baseball team missed a chance for a sweep Sunday, losing to the No. 15 University of Arkansas 11-3.
STARKVILLE -- While the concept of a difference-maker is thrown around loosely in big-time college football, two Mississippi State University receivers showed the potential Saturday to earn that billing. Sophomore athlete Jameon Lewis and freshman wide receiver Joe Morrow made a instant impact on MSU's passing game in the annual Maroon-White spring game.
STARKVILLE -- It's a well-known fact the Mississippi State baseball team has walked away from Southeastern Conference weekends thinking it could've won one or two more games. This wasn't one of those weekends.
1. Mullen balances calling plays, running team COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Shorter hopes Noxubee County can follow 2015 path HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Columbus awaits region showdown vs. No. 3 Tupelo HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Offensive line has fueled Starkville High's success HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Plenty of big region matchups set for Friday LOCAL COLUMNS