STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland saw his men's basketball programs at Northern Arizona, Pittsburgh, and UCLA gain national relevance in his third season as head coach. Howland hopes the same holds true at Mississippi State.
STARKVILLE -- The doubt of it all was all but gone. By roughly 9 p.m. Monday, Mississippi State first baseman Brent Rooker knew with almost certainty he was going to be the 35th pick in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft and the newest member of the Minnesota Twins organization roughly half an hour later.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The final salute to Josh Lovelady began early Monday morning. The Mississippi State baseball team's senior catcher turned to the dugout after a ninth-inning popout marked his final at-bat as a Bulldog. As the remaining MSU fans at Alex Box Stadium gave Lovelady a standing ovation, a line of Bulldogs greeted him when he returned to the dugout. Lovelady shared his most emphatic embrace with classmate Cody Brown.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The fruits of Brent Rooker's labors are expected to come tonight. The Mississippi State baseball team's first baseman is expected to hear his name called in the first two rounds of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft, which will begin tonight. More MSU players are expected to be selected in rounds 3-10 Tuesday and 11-40 Wednesday, but Rooker, a redshirt junior, is the most likely to get offered enough money to leave school early.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Alex Lange gave the Mississippi State baseball team an opportunity in the first inning Saturday night.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Mississippi State could only avoid LSU's slugging right fielder Greg Deichmann for so long.
Jeremy Shaw is almost there.
The landscape of Street Stocks has changed since 2013, when Bryan Fortner left the division he'd competed in since the age of 16. The cars are faster and the price to be competitive has doubled, but it's par for the course in dirt track racing, which forced Fortner to make a tough decision when he returned to the track after a four-year absence.
STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro hasn't hesitated to experiment in his first year as Mississippi State's baseball coach. His willingness to try something different knows no limits, whether it means shifting pitchers from the starting rotation to the bullpen or moving Cody Brown to another position on the field.
STARKVILLE -- Auburn coach Butch Thompson only needed to see the Mississippi State baseball team in person to determine the reason for its success. After the Tigers met the Bulldogs in a three-game series in April, Thompson listed those reasons, including the most obvious.
EUGENE, Oregon -- After redshirting the 2016 season, Rhianwedd Price, the champion in the 1,500 meters in 2015, will look to defend her crown in Saturday's final at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship
Cody Brown woke up earlier than usual Saturday morning. It was understandable because something was weighing on his mind.
STARKVILLE -- Talent never was the question for Elijah MacNamee. The only unknown was when he would realize his potential.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State women's basketball signee Chloe Bibby will play for the Australia Under-19 National Team for the FIBA World Cup.
EUGENE, Oregon -- Nicolas Quijera put forth the best performance of his career in front of a national television audience Wednesday at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Oregon's Historic Hayward Field.
STARKVILLE -- Minutes after being introduced as Mississippi State's new men's golf coach, Dusty Smith laid out his top priorities: Recruit. Recruit. Recruit.
HATTIESBURG -- Brent Rooker might be college baseball's best hitter.
HATTIESBURG -- Jacob Billingsley was in a tough spot.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne introduced Brad Bohannon as the school's new head baseball coach Monday morning at a news conference in the Mal M. Moore Athletics Facility.
HATTIESBURG -- Late-inning pitching and home runs have been elusive for the Mississippi State baseball team at times, especially in the final weeks of the season. MSU delivered those elements in timely fashion Sunday night to secure a chance to play for the title of the NCAA tournament's Hattiesburg Regional.
1. New Hope's Harcrow will get shot at Mississippi Delta C.C. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Prescott gives back at camp at MSU LOCAL SPORTS
3. Starkville High's Jones signs with Southern Mississippi HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. MSU standout Gridley signs with Oakland A's COLLEGE SPORTS