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.
Martha Alwal is discovering life as a prospective professional athlete can make you feel like you're in a whirlwind. In a five-day span in the past two weeks, the Mississippi State senior center went from anxious to disappointed to excited -- without hearing her name called in the WNBA draft.
STARKVILLE -- For the better part of the past four years, five-star guard Malik Newman, the state of Mississippi's highest-ranked basketball prospect in more than a decade, has heard recruiting pitches from countless major college basketball programs. It took new Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland less than a month to make him a Bulldog.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Mississippi State baseball team used a strong pitching performance by four players Sunday in a 2-1 victory against No. 25 Arkansas in the final game of a three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series at Baum Stadium. Austin Sexton (4-4) went the first six innings before giving way to Trevor Fitts, Daniel Brown, and Zac Houston to help MSU (23-21, 7-14 SEC) avoid the sweep.
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mackenzie Toler's two-run home run with one out in the ninth inning Sunday lifted the Mississippi State softball team to a 7-5 victory against Georgia Southern at Eagle Field. MSU swept the two-game series to improve to 34-16, while Georgia Southern slipped to 12-35.
STARKVILLE - West Point High basketball coach Brad Cox believes he had a great team in 2014, one of the best in school history.
STARKVILLE -- Preston Smith rarely does anything without a smile.
With one glance underneath a table at his commitment ceremony on Friday afternoon, five-star guard Malik Newman may have changed the fortunes of Mississippi State's basketball program.
The Mississippi Association of Community Colleges and Junior Colleges (MACJC) softball playoffs will have plenty of spice from the Golden Triangle to liven things up.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's baseball team has no choice now. If a seaon-saving turnaround is going to happen, it's going to have to happen on the road.
Doubt doesn't come easily for Austin Braddock.
For Jay Hughes, the days are different now. And they are the same.
Taylor Baudoin's dream wasn't to be an OK player.
OXFORD -- Scoring 14 runs in the first two innings, the Ole Miss baseball team defeated Central Arkansas 18-4 on Tuesday at Swayze Field. The 18 runs were a season high for the Rebels (21-20), who kicked off a five-game homestand with a win against the Bears (19-15).
STARKVILLE -- Trevor Fitts and John Holland haven't given up on this Mississippi State baseball team. With the regular season winding to a close and MSU reeling from being swept by then-No. 8 Florida, Fitts and Holland were asked Saturday about MSU's postseason possibilities. "I know we are running out of games," Fitts said. "But I really feel like we're right there. I really like this team. I know we are not showing it at all times, but I think we've got a good team. If we put ourselves in such a hole that we will have to win the SEC tournament just to get a bid, then that's what we will have to do. I think we can do it."
STARKVILLE -- Jason Ludwig has joined Ben Howland's men's basketball staff at Mississippi State as director of operations. Ludwig spent the past two seasons in the same capacity at Arizona State. Ludwig and Howland know each other well, as Ludwig spent 10 years at UCLA in various roles, including the director of scouting and player development positions he held from 2009-13.
STARKVILLE -- After two years away from the game, new Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland found himself in an interesting spot last weekend. Donning maroon and white for the first time, Howland won his first game at MSU on a touchdown pass.
STARKVILLE -- After sitting out his first season with the Mississippi State's men's basketball program due to injury, forward Johnny Zuppardo's off-court struggles continued last weekend.
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