STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray's answer epitomized his frustration about how college basketball games are being officiated this season. When asked if he knew how games are being called, the Mississippi State men's basketball coach shook his head and wanted to move on.
STARKVILLE -- Basically Rick Ray is confounded by the same problem he found himself in last year.
STARKVILLE -- John Cohen and the Mississippi State baseball team used a familiar formula Sunday to earn a landmark victory. Whether it has been at Northwestern State, Kentucky, or his alma mater MSU, Cohen has relied on a recipe of taking pitches, getting on base, using his bullpen, and capitalizing with runners in scoring position to have success as a head coach. When your team holds the opponent to three extra-base hits and six runs in three games, that strategy will produce results.
STARKVILLE -- Sunday wasn't a restful day for Martha Alwal It's bad enough the junior center had to deal with the lingering effects of an illness that had bothered her for the past few days. To make matters worse, Alwal had to deal with an undersized group of post players from Vanderbilt who poked, pushed, and hip checked her nearly every time she dared to go near the lane.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team has established its identity. Coach Vic Schaefer's Bulldogs also have earned the respect of their Southeastern Conference peers. Now it's time for MSU to fine-tune its performance to turn its share of close calls its way down the stretch.
STARKVILLE -- The major questions following the Mississippi State baseball team's first series of the season may have been solved Saturday by an unexpected individual.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina men's basketball coach Frank Martin doesn't mind crediting a little divine intervention for a 67-66 victory against Alabama on Saturday that gave his Gamecocks back-to-back Southeastern Conference wins for the first time in three seasons.
STARKVILLE -- Jake Vickerson needed something good to happen before fans at Dudy Noble Field started to compare him to his older brother.
AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn men's basketball team's prolific scoring duo Chris Denson and KT Harrell racked up points and free throws. Denson scored 30 points and Harrell rebounded from a rough game with 26 to lead the Tigers to a 92-82 victory against Mississippi State on Saturday in a game that was controlled by strong foul shooting and huge performances from the Southeastern Conference's No. 2 scoring tandem.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Kenny Gaines kept Georgia close by matching Marshall Henderson's five 3-pointers. Still, with the game tied and only 1.5 seconds remaining, third place in the Southeastern Conference was riding on Charles Mann's free throws, and the Georgia sophomore said his confidence never wavered, even after he missed his first attempt.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray admitted to having no answers Wednesday night following his team's most lopsided home loss of the season. "I can't put my finger on it, but we've got to start figuring it out," Ray said.
STARKVILLE -- Tyson Cunningham was part of the best stretch the Mississippi State men's basketball team had Wednesday in a 75-55 loss to Georgia.
STARKVILLE -- Georgia men's basketball coach Mark Fox says he doesn't like to and won't play much zone defense.
STARKVILLE -- In front of at least 100 fathers and sons at a fall baseball camp, Ben Bracewell found himself making a promise to Mississippi State pitching coach Butch Thompson.
STARKVILLE -- If there's ever a good omen for Mississippi State baseball, it's the new living situation for pitcher Brandon Woodruff.
STARKVILLE -- IJ Ready has no cause to feel the way he did medically and emotionally Saturday while in the Humphrey Coliseum training room.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State announced the finalized football coaching staff Monday for the 2014 season.
STARKVILLE -- Caroline Seitz may have been listening to the hype. A lot of the Mississippi State softball team's hopes for a successful season in softball hinge on a highly-touted freshman class. Seitz, a freshman infielder from Birmingham, is part of that class.
AUBURN, Ala. -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team was unable to strong first half showing hold up Sunday afternoon, falling on the road to Auburn, 51-43.
CONWAY, Ark. -- Former Columbus High School and Starkville Academy standout Maggie Proffitt scored a team-high 23 points to lead the Central Arkansas women's basketball team to a 62-30 victory against New Orleans on Saturday.
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