Which team will win this year’s Southeastern Conference tournament? The answer is anyone’s guess. Most SEC basketball coaches agree any team can win the tournament, which begins Thursday at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.
WEST POINT — Junk-baller is a term of affection for Brody Blaylock. For other pitchers with less self-confidence, the term might be a negative moniker.
STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State men’s basketball team is making plans for a postseason beyond the Southeastern Conference tournament for the ninth time in 11 seasons under coach Rick Stansbury. The Bulldogs remain uncertain about their postseason destination.
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State junior center Jarvis Varnado has earned double billing. For the second consecutive year, Varnado was named the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year. The 6-foot-9 center also earned a spot on the All-SEC first team.
When the Sulligent High School baseball team plays host to its annual Blue Devil Classic, the event will have the look of a Lamar County tournament. Sulligent will play host to the tournament that includes county rivals Lamar County and South Lamar as well as to Phil Campbell on Friday and Saturday.
Reed Long used to be like a lot of fans who sit in the stands at Columbus Speedway and Magnolia Motor Speedway. Long would sit and watch the races with friends and would think to himself, “I can do that. How difficult can it be to race a car?” That question is part of the reason Long, 31, of Columbus, finally left the stands and climbed into a race car.
The second season begins today. All season, the Mississippi State women’s basketball team has talked about living up to its expectations and potential and earning a return trip to the NCAA tournament. Starting at 9 tonight, sixth-seeded MSU can take the first step toward guaranteeing its goal when it takes on 11th-seeded South Carolina in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Alltel Arena in North Little Rock, Ark.
Hawaii won’t be all fun and games for the Mississippi State Bulldogs if they don’t playing good baseball. MSU coach John Cohen wants his team to have a good time, but he hopes it takes the baseball side of the trip seriously when it plays a four-game series against the University of Hawaii.
Mississippi State defensive back Maurice Langston will have to wait a little longer to make a difference on the football field. MSU football coach Dan Mullen has suspended Langston indefinitely for an undisclosed violation of team rules. The move comes on the heels of Langston’s arrest Saturday night in Hattiesburg.
STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State men’s basketball team needed an emotional effort Wednesday night. After MSU coach Rick Stansbury said his team played “with no passion” for the first time this season in a loss to Auburn on Saturday, he was satisfied with his team’s performance Wednesday night in an 80-71 victory against the Florida Gators at Humphrey Coliseum.
1. Columbus ready for annual Joe Horne Christmas Classic HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. MSU records highest GPA in fall semester COLLEGE SPORTS
5. MSU officially announces hiring of Hudspeth COLLEGE SPORTS