STARKVILLE -- David Meadow "Boo" Ferriss, one of the most beloved figures in Mississippi State baseball history and a Boston Red Sox great, passed away on Thursday. He was 94. "A gentleman in every sense of the word, Boo Ferriss will be missed but certainly not forgotten," MSU Director of Athletics John Cohen said. "His contributions go well beyond the game of baseball. The amount of lives he touched is staggering. He is truly the greatest ambassador for baseball in the history of the state of Mississippi."
STARKVILLE -- Place a check mark next to the Mississippi State women's basketball team's first objective of the 2016-17 season.
STARKVILLE -- Every year has been a learning process for J.T. Gray.
STARKVILLE -- An opportunity has surfaced on the Mississippi State men's basketball team. MSU coach Ben Howland announced Monday that sophomore guard/forward Quinndary Weatherspoon will miss the remainder of the season due to a possible tear of the Scapholunate ligament in his left wrist. In four games, the Canton native led the Bulldogs in scoring (18.8 points per game). Howland said Weatherspoon hopes to have surgery next Wednesday and be sidelined for six months. Howland said Weatherspoon will be able to seek a medical redshirt.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State offensive line coach John Hevesy called Justin Senior into his office Monday. With the football team's battle against Ole Miss in the Battle for the Golden Egg set for the regular-season finale, Senior thought Hevesy wanted to talk to him about the week of practice and what he and the other offensive lineman needed to work on.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen took the 2014 Battle for the Golden Egg loss hard. After MSU lost to Ole Miss 31-17 in Oxford, Mullen said he wasn't going to be able to sleep for the next 365 days until the teams renewed the rivalry in 2015 in Starkville. A 38-27 loss last season means MSU has two in a row in the series for the first time in Mullen's tenure.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team used Monday to reflect on one of the biggest regular-season victories in program history. Morgan William had a game-high 23 points, while Victoria Vivians added 19 Sunday to lead then-No. 10 MSU to a 79-68 victory against then-No. 8 Texas before a crowd of 7,764 at Humphrey Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball guard Quinndary Weatherspoon is out for the remainder of the season with a wrist injury, MSU announced Monday night.
While the Ole Miss football team suffered a disappointing loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee, there is no time to be upset because rivalry week is here for the Rebels. Ole Miss can clinch a fifth-straight bowl game under coach Hugh Freeze with a third-straight win against Mississippi State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (SEC Network) in the Battle for the Golden Egg at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford.
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Marcus Foster admits the No. 12 Creighton men's basketball team really hasn't faced a tough test yet, even after beating No. 9 Wisconsin a week ago. But Creighton faced such a test Monday night, getting pushed to the limit by Ole Miss before coming away with a 86-77 victory in the championship game of the Paradise Jam tournament.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The only title Alabama likely has on the line this week is of the statewide variety, and that's typically more than enough. Top-ranked Alabama enters the Iron Bowl against No. 16 Auburn on Saturday with its spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game already reserved. Since the only other unbeaten team in The Associated Press Top 25 is No. 14 Western Michigan, a win probably isn't even mandatory to make the playoffs. That doesn't diminish the game's meaning to Crimson Tide players and fans.
LAS VEGAS -- A 3-point play by senior Alec Peters with 56 seconds to play capped a 24-point night and proved to be the difference Monday in the Valparaiso men's basketball team's 68-60 victory against Alabama in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Main Event at the MGM Grand.
STARKVILLE -- Total control.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer loves it when the Mississippi State women's basketball team throws the first punch.
STARKVILLE -- With the loss to Arkansas, Mississippi State football's chances of going to a seventh straight bowl game took a hit.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Mississippi State coach Ben Howland knew what was coming. Yet, it still left him shaking his head.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen knew Arkansas was going to score. After watching the Razorbacks on film, Mullen came away impressed with their offense and knew his defense would have to be ready. The Bulldogs didn't answer the challenge as they allowed 661 yards of offense in a 58-42 loss Saturday night at Davis Wade Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- Facing a 24-point deficit at halftime, Mississippi State football quarterback Nick Fitzgerald said the offense realized it had to keep the Bulldogs in the game. Arkansas scored on every drive but one in the first half and built a comfortable lead. MSU was able to move the ball and score touchdowns on two of its first three drives, but the offense stalled in the second quarter.
STARKVILLE -- The 2016 Mississippi State football senior class experienced a multitude of success. They were a part of the 2014 team that started 9-0 and rose to No. 1 for five-straight weeks. They played in the first Orange Bowl in school history since 1941 and have been to three bowl games.
Karen Aston wanted to set the tone. After working for years as an assistant coach and as an associate head coach and gaining experience as a head coach at Charlotte at North Texas, Aston knew things were going to be different when she took the job as head coach at Texas.
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