PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Junior Reggie Harrison went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, and two RBIs Thursday to lead the Mississippi State softball team to a 4-1 victory against No. 21 Fresno State in Game 1 of the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge.
OXFORD -- Shandricka Sessom had a game-high 26 points Thursday night to lead the Ole Miss women's basketball team to a 63-59 victory against Auburn at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.
OXFORD -- The Ole Miss football team has hired Freddie Roach, former Alabama All-Southeastern Conference player and staff member at Alabama and South Alabama, as its new assistant coach for the defensive line, coach Hugh Freeze announced Thursday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Junior Coco Knight scored a career-high 18 points, while fellow junior Hannah Cook added 16 Thursday night to pace the Alabama women's basketball team to a 65-57 victory against Tennessee at Coleman Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- November seems like a long time ago. But as the regular season runs its course this month and turns toward March Madness, the Mississippi State women's basketball team can look back to the first month of the season for one of its signature accomplishments. On Nov. 20, then-No. 10 defeated then-No. 8 Texas 79-68 at Humphrey Coliseum. A national television audience on the SEC Network watched junior point guard Morgan William score a game-high 23 points to lead MSU a victory that was part of a program-record 20-0 start.
Eric Sherrod knows what it's like not to be noticed. At 6-foot-4, 280 pounds, it's pretty hard not to see Sherrod. But the Columbus High School offensive lineman entered his senior without much to go on. He hadn't seen much playing time as a junior, so even though he harbored dreams of playing football in college, he wasn't really sure if he could attract the attention of college coaches. "I thought I wasn't going to sign," Sherrod said.
STARKVILLE -- In November, Andy Cannizaro took the kind of job he had been dreaming of. At 4 p.m. Friday, Mississippi State's first-year baseball coach will begin it in earnest when his team opens his inaugural season against 2016 College World Series participant Texas Tech at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- Ryan Gridley is the self-proclaimed expert on the last year of Konnor Pilkington's development. After playing with Pilkington last season at Mississippi State, Gridley was a teammate of his with the Cape Cod League's Brewster Whitecaps before returning to Starkville for the fall and spring.
STARKVILLE -- What would become the biggest day of Sarai Niu's life didn't begin or end as planned. A talented high school softball-playing senior, Niu had fought back great reservations and decided to take an official visit to Mississippi State.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Yante Maten scored 24 points in his return to high-scoring form and Georgia pulled away with a 12-3 run late in the game to beat Mississippi State 79-72 on Tuesday night.
STARKVILLE -- It's no secret that Wes Johnson loves velocity.
OXFORD -- Will Golsan didn't seemed bothered by having to answer so many questions. After all, the Ole Miss junior understood the curiosity from all of the reporters who wanted to ask him about his new position. After playing second base as a freshman and first base as a sophomore, the former New Hope High School standout will move to right field for his third season with the Rebels.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State catcher Elih Marrero throws a lot more than he used to. The added responsibility is part of the job description of catching for MSU first-year head coach Andy Cannizaro. "He loves to run, run, run, run, run," said Marrero, a sophomore. "I think we throw out about 75 percent. It's something like that, but he doesn't care. He wants us to go, go, go, and go."
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team's backcourt already was a man down Saturday when Lamar Peters limped off the court in the second half.
OXFORD -- Vic Schaefer has a two-headed monster at just about every position. That depth has propelled the Mississippi State women's basketball team to new heights in The Associated Press and the USA Today Coaches polls. On Sunday, No. 4 MSU received three solid efforts off the bench in its 66-44 victory against Ole Miss before a crowd of 4,634 at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.
OXFORD -- The numbers continue to pile up at a dizzying pace for the Mississippi State women's basketball team. On Sunday, Teaira McCowan made sure to add an exclamation point to the latest additions to the Bulldogs' best regular season to date. McCowan made her impact felt in every facet, scoring 17 points, grabbing 18 rebounds, and blocking three shots to propel No. 4 MSU to a 66-44 victory against Ole Miss before a crowd of 4,634 at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. The 44 points is the second-lowest total MSU has allowed in the 93-game series.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior Alexis Silkwood is confident her team will score more runs sooner rather than later. That will come as a welcome relief to the squad's pitching staff. Georgia State scored two runs in the 12th inning to upset MSU 3-1 in the championship game of the Bulldog Kickoff Classic on Sunday afternoon at Nusz Park.
STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro believes in competition. MSU's first-year head baseball coach has facilitated plenty of it at practice, and it looks like his players will get more of it prior to the season opener.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer won't mind surprises if they continue to happen like they did Thursday night. Led by 21 first-half points by Victoria Vivians and 17 second-half points by Roshunda Johnson, No. 4 MSU rolled to an 86-41 victory against Vanderbilt. The victory marked the fourth time this season MSU (24-1, 10-1 Southeastern Conference) has recorded the program's biggest margin of victory against a SEC opponent. It also was the second-largest SEC win for the program.
Dan Hughes misses coaching. When you enjoy something as much as Hughes loves basketball and you have had success doing it, it often is hard to find something to fill the void. Hughes didn't fully understand how much he would miss coaching on April 19, 2016, when the WNBA's San Antonio Stars announced he would step down as general manager and head coach following the season.
1. West Point's Edwards, Knight will go to EMCC HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Caledonia powerlifting team wins another region title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. NHHS junior high softball program will play first games Thursday HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Cold start dooms New Hope girls against Ridgeland HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. MSU women keep climbing higher, higher LOCAL COLUMNS