There is a competitive race at the top of the Southeastern Conferenceís Eastern Division. At 7-3, Kentucky and Tennessee were expected to compete for an Eastern Division title. But first-year coach Darrin Horn has helped South Carolina (7-3) become the surprise of the league.
The Mississippi State menís basketball team hasnít had the kind of start to the second half of the Southeastern Conference season it wanted. MSU opened SEC play with victories against Arkansas, Alabama, and Vanderbilt and finished the first half of the league slate 6-2. The second eight hasnít started so great for the Bulldogs.
A minor issue that kept Mississippi State signee Chad Bumphis from being eligible for nearly two months has been resolved. MSU asked the NCAA to reinstate Bumphis, a four-star wide receiver from Tupelo, after he was involved in a secondary rules violation with former football coach Sylvester Croom.
It is a diverse group. The Mississippi State womenís tennis team has players from Slovakia, Russia, Namibia, and Eupora. That melting pot of talent is 4-0 for the second consecutive season. The Lady Bulldogs have gotten off to that start seven times.
STARKVILLE ó On the cusp of breaking into the NCAA Division I Top 25 softball rankings after a weekend of three consecutive victories in the Bulldog Round Robin, Mississippi State seemed poised to continue its winning ways Wednesday against the University of Southern Mississippi. The Golden Eagles had different plans.
1. Shorter ready to get to work to prepare for opener HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Caledonia volleyball team wins another title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. West Point's Webb dominates with smile HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Alabama's Gillman wins second amateur title COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Ellis adds to success at Magnolia Motor Speedway HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS