A lot of familiar faces could be found when Sporting News magazine released its preseason junior college football national rankings.
For fans of college baseball, this year was mighty good inside this state.
While the initial season at Nusz Park proved action-packed for the Mississippi State softball team, one final piece of business remains on the docket.
Casey Finch was a 22-year-old nursing student at Mississippi University for Women when she got a life-changing phone call.
STARKVILLE -- A two-hour, 10-minute rain delay Sunday couldn't stop Mississippi State's party.
Playing host to a baseball regional for the second time in four seasons, No. 4 Mississippi State stamped its super regional invite with a 4-0 victory against Louisiana Tech that finished a few minutes shy of Monday morning.
STARKVILLE -- One more win.
The top-seeded and No. 4 Mississippi State University baseball team moved into the championship round of the Starkville Regional with a 4-1 victory against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night at Dudy Noble Field.
Former New Hope High School standout Will Golsan knew he had a chance to be part of something special.
STARKVILLE -- Southeast Missouri State will attempt to play a professional type of game today when the Starkville Regional opens at Dudy Noble Field.
The Southeastern Conference rarely rushes to make a decision.
The league watched patiently as the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences launched television networks. A partnership with ESPN enabled the SEC to launch one of the most powerful cable networks, paving the way for a financial windfall for each of the league's 14 institutions.
Preparing to host a regional never gets old for Ole Miss baseball coach Mike Bianco.
"Each year, you are a little more excited," Bianco said. "In football, there are 105, 110 teams, and more than half of those (around 70) play in a bowl game. In baseball, there are 301 teams. The top 64 get this invite. That is special. I don't think you ever take this opportunity for granted."
Tom and Sharon Monaghan have never needed extra incentive to attend the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament.
Television analyst Kyle Peterson knows a thing or two about good baseball.
STARKVILLE - When he began his junior year at Starkville High School, Tyson Carter knew the expectation was there for him to become a leader on the basketball team.
WEST POINT - When Dashmond Daniel began his coaching career four seasons ago at West Point High School, he quickly identified the best player on the girls' basketball team.
WEST POINT - Oak Hill Academy senior basketball player Sarah Dill received some encouraging words from her coach Brian Middleton during her junior season.
If nothing else, Danny Crawford has learned patience during his coaching career.
Today, The Dispatch presents its annual All-Area Prep Basketball Players and Coaches of the Year.
SCOOBA -- Kiki Patterson felt doubly blessed Tuesday afternoon.
STARKVILLE -- Ole Miss freshman shortstop Hailey Lunderman wasn't sure what to expect when she started playing Southeastern Conference softball.
Turns out, Lunderman got the hang of things quickly.
In her first season at Oxford, Lunderman leads the Rebels with a .372 average and 73 hits. She has started all 59 games and has fielded at a .961 clip.
In 2011, Ole Miss brought prestige to the state when it played host to the Southeastern Conference softball tournament for the first time.
Ole Miss spent more than $1 million in renovations to prepare its stadium for the eight-team tournament after it had passed on earlier invitations to serve as tournament host. The enthusiasm was dampened, however, when the home team won three conference games and failed to qualify for the event.
This season, the roles were reversed. Mississippi State made the field as the last of the 12 seeds.
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