OXFORD -- Just throw strikes. It's the mantra Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen has repeated all season. Its importance reared its head in the ninth inning Saturday in Ole Miss' come-from-behind 8-7 victory against MSU in 10 innings. After limiting Ole Miss to three walks and two runs through 8 2/3 innings, MSU walked three in the ninth and allowed Ole Miss to erase a 7-2 lead.
STARKVILLE -- Twice, Mississippi State outfielders played shallow when Ole Miss shortstop Errol Robinson came to the plate with runners in scoring position during the series opener between the arch-rivals Thursday night.
STARKVILLE -- It took a simple adjustment for Zac Houston to become more comfortable on the mound for Mississippi State's baseball team.
The calendar might suggest it is the offseason, but the Mississippi State women's basketball team continues to make news.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman doesn't take NCAA regional berths for granted. However, the fourth-year coach is giddy about this season's Southeastern Conference tournament. The expanded 12-team, single-elimination tournament kicks off at 11 a.m. today when No. 10 seed MSU (35-18) takes on No. 7 seed and 13th-ranked Missouri (38-15) in the first of four first-round games at Tiger Park on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The SEC Network will broadcast the games.
OXFORD -- After guiding the Ole Miss men's basketball team to its second NCAA tournament appearance in three seasons, coach Andy Kennedy has agreed to a four-year contract extension through 2019, Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork announced Tuesday.
STARKVILLE -- With six games remaining in the regular season, the goals have shifted for the Mississippi State baseball team. At 24-24 (8-16 Southeastern Conference), MSU is No. 100 in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), meaning an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament is a long shot. MSU's players have embraced a potential spot in the SEC tournament as a way to cling to postseason hopes.
A day after six of his former Mississippi State teammates signed contracts as undrafted free agents, former Bulldog defensive lineman P.J. Jones did the same Sunday.
MAYHEW -- East Mississippi Community College celebrated the football team's third national football championship season in four years Saturday night in a ring presentation banquet at the Lyceum auditorium on EMCC's Golden Triangle campus.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Sarah Mooney, Taylor Williams, and Krystan White hit home runs in the second inning to propel the South Carolina softball team to a 9-1 win against Mississippi State in six innings Sunday at Beckham Field.
STARKVILLE -- Both Preston Smith and Benardrick McKinney waited patiently to hear their names called in the NFL Draft, a wait that lasted through the First Round on Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- Following Mississippi State's 11-4 loss to No. 1 LSU Friday night, Bulldogs' coach John Cohen explained what he wanted to see from his players.
STARKVILLE -- "I've been doing this for 24 years, and I've never seen anything like that. I've never seen that happen in any baseball game." Those words from Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen summed up what led to MSU's 5-3 loss to LSU in 14 innings Thursday night at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- For three seasons, Benardrick McKinney and Preston Smith loomed large as cornerstones for Mississippi State's defense.
PEARL -- The Ole Miss and Mississippi State baseball teams needed a win Tuesday night in the annual Governor's Cup showdown. Ole Miss, a game over .500 entering the game at Trustmark Park, pounced for seven runs in the first three innings en route to an 11-1 non-conference win.
STARKVILLE -- Josh Robinson knows some observers believe he made a mistake by declaring for the NFL draft. The former Mississippi State running back doesn't care.
The reputation of the Southeastern Conference's Western Division took a hit last season after its top five teams lost their bowl games. Now the division's seven teams -- which account for five of the last eight national championships -- are faced with uncertainty about their place in college football's pecking order following spring practice.
STARKVILLE -- Benardrick McKinney hasn't played in a football game in more than three months. That hasn't stopped him from becoming one of the most polarizing prospects in the upcoming NFL draft. McKinney, a three-year stalwart in the middle of Mississippi State's defense, ended his college career following a 49-34 loss to Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl. With two days remaining until the draft kicks off, even the most embedded experts are having trouble predicting where the 6-foot-4, 246-pound linebacker is headed.
STARKVILLE -- Ginger Brown-Lemm had done the math and had a few destinations in mind. Mississippi State's women's golf coach knew her team, ranked No. 12 in the country, would receive a favorable draw in the upcoming NCAA Championships, so when her team's destination was announced, Brown-Lemm let out a celebratory yell and pumped her fist.
One of the Mississippi State baseball team's most experienced pitchers has drawn the assignment of tackling the school's biggest rival for the first time this season. Senior Ross Mitchell, who won his only appearance in the Governor's Cup series against Ole Miss with a 5-1 win in 2013, will starting at 6:30 tonight when MSU (23-21, 7-14 Southeastern Conference) takes on Ole Miss (23-22, 10-11) at Trustmark Park in Pearl.
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