STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray said there's no need to explain to sophomore guard Fred Thomas why he didn't play Saturday in a 73-69 loss to Arkansas.
The numbers still stun Martha Alwal a day later. Even though the Mississippi State junior center had a little more than 24 hours to grasp the notion she scored 25 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in a victory against Ole Miss on Sunday, Alwal still thought the idea was "surreal."
STARKVILLE -- Jake Vickerson said it's not time to press the panic button. The latest result for the Mississippi State baseball team has fans scratching their heads about the team.
STARKVILLE -- Martha Alwal and the Mississippi State women's basketball team showed Sunday they can deliver when coach Vic Schaefer has had enough.
STARKVILLE -- After wading in the shallow end of the pool, the Mississippi State softball team is ready to dive into the deep end. MSU completed a weekend sweep of Big 10 Conference foe Iowa 9-1 in five innings Sunday at the MSU Softball Field. The victory extended the program's second-best start in a season to 14 straight wins.
Sharon Thompson felt like her East Mississippi Community College women's basketball coach had potential even though it had plenty of youth.
STARKVILLE -- Through seven games, there's one simple conclusion that can be reached at Dudy Noble Field: Mississippi State just isn't very good right now.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Put all of the postseason talk on hold.
STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray is tired of his basketball team getting pats on the back for playing hard. In the eyes of the second-year Bulldogs coach, the time for excuses making for his program is over.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The perseverance, fight, and strength of will the Mississippi State women's basketball team showcased in an upset of Vanderbilt last week were on display again Thursday night.
STARKVILLE -- John Cohen doesn't like when he has seen from his team in four games this season. The No. 7 Mississippi State baseball team will try to change its course at 4 p.m. today when it plays host to Holy Cross in the first game of a four-game weekend series at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE -- IJ Ready waited for the Arkansas men's basketball program to offer him a scholarship. At 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, Ready waited and waited.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team figured out Wednesday night they're not going to be treated like the national runner-up. MSU coach John Cohen kept his team in the clubhouse for more than 30 minutes following a 6-4 loss to Memphis at Dudy Noble Field. He then used words like "immature," "unprepared," and "selfish" to describe his club (2-2) after it committed three errors and struck out seven times.
Don't mention the future to Vic Schaefer. The Mississippi State women's basketball coach knows his team likely has secured some kind of postseason opportunity following the Southeastern Conference tournament. What acronym the Bulldogs find themselves playing in remains to be seen. That's why Schaefer wants his team's focus squarely on Alabama at 7 tonight when the teams meet at Foster Auditorium.
STARKVILLE -- Thrilled. Excited. Surprised. Mississippi State senior first baseman Sam Lenahan was full of adjectives to describe her team's 11-0 start to the season. The Bulldogs matched the second-best start in school history Wednesday afternoon with a 6-0 victory against Central Arkansas at the MSU Softball Field.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Coming off back-to-back losses on the road, the LSU men's basketball team needed to get off to a quick start against Mississippi State on Wednesday. The Tigers didn't disappoint coach Johnny Jones as they scored the first 14 points of the game en route to a 92-81 victory against the Bulldogs.
OXFORD -- Kentucky's Julius Randle started his big night with a few dunks, then made a boatload of free throws and capped it off with a difficult finish in the lane to seal the victory.
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.
1. Epiphany helps Holman return to New Hope HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Thomas' development gives MSU positive for future COLLEGE SPORTS
3. MSU baseball rebounds to beat Arizona COLLEGE SPORTS
4. MSU softball loses finale to No. 8 Kentucky COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Lady Trojans fall a little short HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS