STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team has had an uncanny knack for making history the past three seasons. Whether it's imposing its defensive will on opponents or frustrating them by taking multiple charges, coach Vic Schaefer has used toughness to transform the Bulldogs into a national contender.
STARKVILLE -- Matt Insell and the Ole Miss women's basketball team don't want anything to do with moral victories. Coming off a victory against Tennessee that snapped a 28-game losing streak in that series, Insell is fired up about his team, and has been all season. The fourth-year coach believes in his Rebels and feels -- to coin a phrase the program has used all season -- it's time for them to take the next step and return to the NCAA tournament.
CLINTON -- The Starkville High School boys basketball team has had a lot of success in the Jackson area lately. Starkville's good fortunes continued in thrilling fashion Monday afternoon in a 60-59 victory against Murrah in the 10th-annual Rumble in the South Classic at Mississippi College's A.E. Wood Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- Markedric Bell doesn't have the basketball background others have. Bell didn't play organized basketball in junior high, but he decided to join the Starkville High School boys basketball team. Bell didn't play as a freshmen, but he practiced and received a chance to play as a sophomore.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland doesn't view his team's next game as an opportunity to "prove something." Instead, he views it as a another game, even if it is a matchup against the best team in the Southeastern Conference and one of the best in the nation.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Greg Byrne is returning to the Southeastern Conference as Alabama's athletic director after running Arizona's athletic department since 2010. The university announced Monday that Byrne, currently the Wildcats' vice president for athletics, will take over March 1. Bill Battle announced his retirement as Alabama's athletic director Sunday night.
STARKVILLE -- Staying humble is important to Vic Schaefer.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Aaron Rodgers didn't need another Hail Mary this time.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland began his opening statement giving a general quote about the game.
STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland embraced Lamar Peters as the two walked off the Humphrey Coliseum court Saturday afternoon.
STARKVILLE -- The memory remains fresh in Tom Anagnost's mind nearly 31 years later.
STARKVILLE -- The angled pass zipped from Victoria Vivians on the right wing to the right block.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Aaron Rodgers has been unbeatable on a seven-game run that carried Green Bay to the divisional round.
When Hannah White released the go-ahead 3-pointer Friday in the waning seconds of Columbus High's region opener against Hernando, senior and leading scorer Zaria Jenkins knew it would fall.
Oxford High School senior Jarkel Joiner missed a critical front end of a one-and-one free throw-opportunity Friday night.
STARKVILLE--It is often said that strange things happen on Friday the 13th.
STARKVILLE -- Teaira McCowan is a player after Vic Schaefer's heart, even if she puts baseline cameramen in peril. To say the Mississippi State sophomore center doesn't know how strong she is would be an understatement. It is also safe to say that the safety of cameramen for the SEC Network or other ESPN entities or photographers might be in question when McCowan is on the court.
Kristie Williams had a feeling good news as going to come, but sometimes you never know. Still, Williams was able to keep the faith the longer the wait stretched into Thursday because she believes Kelsey Jones is one of the top post players in the state of Mississippi.
STARKVILLE -- The milestones keeping piling up for the No. 4 Mississippi State women's basketball team. On Thursday night, an 82-49 victory against Florida helped MSU match the 2014-15 team for the best start in program history at 18-0. MSU will get a chance to eclipse that mark at 6 p.m. Monday (SEC Network) when it play host to Ole Miss at Humphrey Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- A day after announcing a new defensive coordinator, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen needs to find another new defensive coach. A MSU team spokesperson confirmed Thursday that safeties coach Maurice Linguist will join the Minnesota coaching staff as the secondary coach under new coach P.J. Fleck. Minnesota hasn't officially announced the hiring of Linguist.
1. No. 4 MSU women look for school record against Ole Miss COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Starkville, Columbus boys win in Clinton HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Howland: MSU will treat Kentucky like any other game COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Starkville High's Bell developing as force HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS