COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Alabama men's basketball coach Avery Johnson couldn't help but gush a bit about his team's drama-filled, four-overtime victory against No. 19 South Carolina.
STARKVILLE -- Jake Mangum already has been the best hitter in college baseball's best conference. Last season, Mangum hit .408 as a freshman to help the Mississippi State win the Southeastern Conference regular-season title en route to a 44-win campaign.
Dan Mullen's coaching staff for 2017 is filling up. Mississippi State confirmed multiple reports that D.J Looney, a graduate assistant for Georgia, will be the new tight ends coach and Brett Elliott will be the new quarterbacks coach.
AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn men's basketball team built a big lead and held on for dear life -- again. Bryce Brown scored 18 points and Mustapha Heron added 17 to help Auburn hold off a big Mississippi State comeback attempt and win 98-92 Tuesday night.
STARKVILLE -- Turns out Ben Howland was right. Mississippi State's men's basketball coach pestered his team to rebound in a stretch of four losses in five games prior to a matchup against Tennessee on Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum. MSU's trickle down the Southeastern Conference standings coincided with a declining rebounding margin, which convinced Howland the latter would help fix the former.
STARKVILLE -- Senior third baseman Caroline Seitz knows the relevance of the 2016 softball season for Mississippi State. "You have to learn from last season," Seitz said. "You can't dwell on it. You can't have adversity and not make sure it makes you better. We have to take the positives from last season, and we have to fix the things that went wrong. Everybody is ready to get started on that."
STARKVILLE -- Dominique Dillingham didn't need any ice for her elbow or shoulders in the post-game media room.
STARKVILLE -- Breanna Richardson was in attack mode Sunday afternoon.
STARKVILLE -- Thirty-point wins don't happen very often in the Southeastern Conference. Vic Schaefer is more accustomed to playing the knock-down, drag-out affairs that test teams' hearts and their willingness to dig deep.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Good things happen when the Ole Miss men's basketball team keeps its turnovers low. That's been the case lately for the Rebels, who made only eight turnovers in an 81-74 victory against Vanderbilt on Saturday. "Our issue all season, and the reason we're in (this) dilemma, is because we turn the ball over," Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said.
STARKVILLE -- While the only statistic that counts is the final score, Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland had to search the stat sheet a while for a number he liked after his team's 64-59 victory against Tennessee Saturday afternoon in a Southeastern Conference game at Humphrey Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- Sophomore Xavian Stapleton wanted to bring energy to the Mississippi State men's basketball team. Turns out the Bulldogs also needed the points, rebounds, and steals the Louisiana Tech transfer provided. Stapleton's first career double-double, coupled with his passion on defense, helped MSU erase a 19-point deficit and earn a 64-59 victory against Tennessee in a Southeastern Conference game before a crowd of 7,581 at Humphrey Coliseum.
AUBURN, Ala. -- A lot can happen in 4 minutes, 17 seconds.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen sent a subtle message Wednesday: The Bulldogs plan to continue to recruit the Golden Triangle and the state of Mississippi.
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STARKVILLE -- Get used to the hearing words like "highly aggressive" and "highly offensive" from Andy Cannizaro. Mississippi State's first-year head baseball coach used the terms often Tuesday in discussing his philosophy and the approach he wants his hitters to take now that the Bulldogs have opened practice and are counting down the days to the season opener against 2016 College World Series participant Texas Tech at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- Imitation is the highest form of flattery. When your job security depends largely on the number of games your team wins, no coach is above stealing a play from an opponent if it is successful.
OXFORD -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland stepped to the podium and reviewed all of his team's injuries. It was that kind of night for the Bulldogs. A 22-5 run to end the first half helped carry Ole Miss past MSU 88-61 on Tuesday night in a Southeastern Conference game before a crowd of 8,205 at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland calls his team's matchup against Ole Miss tonight "the biggest game of the season." It's common for coaches to promote the next opponent as the biggest game of the season. However, Howland labels tonight game "big" because of the rivalry aspect, as opposed to where it falls on the schedule.
1. New Hope boys shock Oxford for region title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. MSU baseball gives Cannizaro first career victory COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Tupelo squads sweep Columbus for pair of region titles HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. No. 3 MSU women face huge test at Texas A&M COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Area basketball teams begin postseason play Monday HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS