When Russ Boyd was a freshman at Millsaps College, he contemplated playing basketball and not baseball. The only problem was he was recruited to Millsaps to play baseball. Boyd, a 2005 graduate of New Hope High School, played basketball and baseball that first season at Millsaps, but he since has focused on baseball.
STARKVILLE –– Mississippi State freshman point guard Dee Bost will have his defensive skills tested again tonight. Bost has chased some of the best point guards in the Southeastern Conference this season, including South Carolina’s Devan Downey and Arkansas’ Courtney Fortson. Another one comes along at 7 tonight when MSU plays host to Nick Calathes and the Florida Gators in a SEC game at Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Sharon Fanning smiles as she flips through her players’ goal sheets. The pages bring back memories of what players have listed as their team and individual goals and how they want to realize those dreams. Going back nearly three years, Fanning comes to a sheet for then freshman Alexis Rack dated Sept. 11, 2006.
The Auburn men’s basketball team has moved into second place in the Southeastern Conference Western Division standings. With two games left in the regular season, the Tigers still have to look over their shoulder at the rival Alabama Crimson Tide.
This is the time of the year when the phrase “on the bubble” is used quite a bit in college basketball. Teams are trying to move into the best position possible to make the NCAA tournament in a couple of weeks.
STARKVILLE — Can a baseball game be declared “snowed out” even when most of the white stuff had melted by the scheduled start time? Apparently, the Nicholls State Colonels thought so, and the NCAA agreed.
STARKVILLE — An opportunity was all Brian Johnson could ask for, and the Mississippi State Bulldogs were happy to give it to him. After having three knee surgeries to repair a torn lateral meniscus before his college career began, Johnson wasn’t sure he would see the court again.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Mississippi State women’s basketball team is still discovering what kind of team it wants to be. Coach Sharon Fanning has stressed all season the importance of hard work, defense, communication, and execution in an effort to help her players realize what it takes to advance to the NCAA tournament.
STARKVILLE — The people who work behind the scenes in the Mississippi State athletic department are very important to athletic director Greg Byrne. To recognize those individuals, Byrne has instituted the Department Employees Service Awards.
STARKVILLE — Dawn Staley is accustomed to excellence. As a player at the University of Virginia, Staley was a three-time Kodak All-American (1990-92), a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year (1991-92), the NCAA tournament’s Most Outstanding Player (1991), and the Sports Illustrated Player of the Year (’91). Oh, she also won three gold medals as a member of the United States’ Olympic women’s basketball team and was a member of the Women’s National Basketball Association All-Decade Team.
STARKVILLE — The opportunity to get a big hit or to make a key pitch can be the difference when a baseball game is on the line. Junior pitcher Justin Bussey and redshirt freshman Brent Brownlee took advantage of their situations in the eighth inning Wednesday to help the Mississippi State baseball team.
1. VCA boys basketball team wins ACAA title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Heritage Academy boys soccer rolls past Bayou Academy HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Bulldogs clinch SEC Championship COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Defense hitting stride for Schaefer's Bulldogs COLLEGE SPORTS
5. MSU softball team beats Drake in Freezer finale COLLEGE SPORTS