STARKVILLE - John Holland had been struggling. So had Mississippi State's baseball team. In the bottom of the 10th inning of Tuesday night's home game against Western Kentucky, both Holland and the Bulldogs broke through at the same time.
STARKVILLE - All season long, Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray has wondered aloud what might have been in Bulldogs' guard Craig Sword had been healthy all season.
JACKSON -- Victoria Vivians -- only a freshman -- smiled broadly as she held the Gillom Trophy on Monday afternoon. These were the kinds of moments she envisioned when she opted to stay close to home and join Mississippi State's basketball program. "I stayed in the state to do all this, to make my mark on my state," Vivians said. "But without my teammates or coaches, I wouldn't be here."
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A judge agreed Monday that Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly has met the community service and other conditions of a plea agreement reached after he was arrested for fighting with bouncers outside a Buffalo nightclub. "Mr. Kelly has done everything he was required to do," his attorney, Thomas Eoannou, told City Court Judge Susan Eagan, who accepted the findings at a brief hearing, which Kelly didn't attend.
STARKVILLE -- For the first 13 games of the season, it was nearly impossible to find a weakness in Mississippi State's baseball team. Now it's impossible to ignore them.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior softball player Kayla Winkfield frequently talks about her team's motto: "Win the late innings." The Bulldogs did just that Sunday at the MSU Softball Field. Sophomore catcher Katie Anne Bailey hit a game-winning home run in the bottom half of the ninth inning to lift MSU to an 8-7 win against No. 8 Georgia in the final game of a three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series.
STARKVILLE -- On Mississippi State's senior day, a junior stole the show.
STARKVILLE - There were few signs of trouble for Mississippi State's offense through the first 13 games of the season.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- "Bulldogs Destiny."
STARKVILLE - In each of his first two seasons as Mississippi State's men's basketball coach, Rick Ray watched as his team crumbled down the stretch.
STARKVILLE - For the first time this season, Mississippi State's baseball team enters a weekend trying to bounce back.
STARKVILLE -- Sophomore catcher Katie Anne Bailey has talked frequently about the Mississippi State softball team's new aggressive mentality on offense.
STARKVILLE -- This is the wrong time of the season to be in a funk.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- James Siakam told his teammates where he would hit the first 3-pointer of his career before the final home game of his Vanderbilt men's basketball career. He went out and did just that Wednesday night. Siakam had 12 points and seven rebounds, and freshman Riley LaChance scored 15 points to lead Vanderbilt to a 66-56 victory against Mississippi State at Memorial Gym. The victory was the Commodores' fourth in a row. "I didn't want him to be the first guy to go through our program and not make a jump shot for his entire career," Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings said.
Three Ole Miss quarterbacks -- including junior college transfer Chad Kelly -- have started their competition to see who will replace three-year starter Bo Wallace. The Rebels began spring practice on Tuesday, hoping to build on a 9-4 record last season. Ole Miss expects to have 16 starters returning next fall, but must find a replacement for Wallace, who finished his career among the school's leaders in virtually every passing category.
STARKVILLE -- Mate Cutura considers Zvonimir Babac a friend. Now men's tennis players in the Southeastern Conference, Cutura and Babac grew up competing against each other on the international stage, as Cutura is from Bosnia & Herzegovina, while Babac hails from Croatia. These days, they don't speak to each other.
STARKVILLE -- Two weeks after a strong performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, defensive end Preston Smith had little to prove Wednesday at Mississippi State's Pro Day. Smith didn't let that stop him.
HATTIESBURG -- Cord Cockrell threw seven strong innings Wednesday night to lead the Southern Mississippi baseball team to a 5-1 victory against Ole Miss before a crowd of 4,022 at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field. Cockrell (1-0) allowed one run on five hits and a walk. He struck out five.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team piled up the Southeastern Conference honors from league coaches Tuesday. MSU coach Vic Schaefer was named SEC co-Coach of the Year as well as one of 10 semifinalists for Naismith National Coach of the Year.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State Athletics unveiled pricing information for fans interested in purchasing seats at the new Dudy Noble Field. MSU also announced fans can make premium area deposits toward their seats. The new $40 million project aims to remake the Bulldogs' home ballpark into the finest in college baseball.
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