OKLAHOMA CITY -- Vic Schaefer has said all season that Teaira McCowan's upside is unlimited. On Friday, a national television audience earned a glimpse of McCowan's potential in one of the most dominating performances in Mississippi State women's basketball history.
STARKVILLE -- The voice came out of nowhere.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer feels his Mississippi State women's basketball team is right where it is supposed to be.
STARKVILLE - Starkville Academy spent practice Wednesday working on being more aggressive and putting the ball in play with two strikes.
STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro has been in baseball every year since his early childhood days of tee ball, and in recapping Mississippi State's lengthy injury report Tuesday, he confidently said, "I've never seen anything like this in my life."
For close to a year, Nick Deese sat idly in Tuscaloosa County, itching to race.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen believes football teams have to have, "at least three" centers, just for the purpose of insurance in depth at such a pivotal position.
CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Poise in the circle can lead to perfection. But Shelby Lowe doesn't think in grandiose terms like that. It doesn't matter she is a freshman because the Pickens Academy freshmen is mature beyond her years. You only need to talk to the left-hander pitcher for a few minutes to realize she knows her stuff and can handle herself in tough situations.
STARKVILLE -- Dominique Dillingham hasn't been walking around since Sunday muttering Kelsey Plum's name under her breath, at least not the way DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno did Sunday. But that doesn't mean Dillingham and all of her Mississippi State teammates won't get a crash course on everything related to Plum, Chantel Osahor, the rest of the Huskies before the teams meet at 6 p.m. Friday (ESPN2) in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament's Oklahoma City Regional at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
Gary Blair will crack open a "Colorado Kool-Aid" on Friday night and have a front row seat for could be one of the most intriguing NCAA tournament matchups this season. The game between the second-seeded Mississippi State and the third-seeded Washington women's basketball teams will present a contrast in styles between a defensive-oriented team and one that might be a little more offensive minded.
JACKSON -- Javancy Jones left Noxubee County High School for the Jackson State football program in 2013 with a bevy of professional options at his disposal. Jones assumed football wasn't one of them.
STARKVILLE -- After Fred Ross finished his senior season with the Mississippi State football team, he put personal grudges aside and embarked on a grueling regimen of relentless training for the NFL Combine. "There's guys that can run 4.2- (second 40-yard dash), but you never see that on the football field," Ross said. "You don't play football running 40 yards in a straight line. You never do that."
STARKVILLE -- Former Mississippi State defensive lineman AJ Jefferson skipped the St. Petersburg Bowl, but he stuck around to participate Wednesday in the program's Pro Day at the Palmeiro Center. Now that Jefferson has done it, he is even more confident in the decision he made in December.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss junior Paige McKinney could feel the vibes from second base. Ole Miss coach Mike Smith felt the vibes during a bullpen session. Ole Miss pitcher Kaitlin Lee was sending those positive vibes, so the Rebels knew good things were coming.
It's possible to see why some might have considered the Mississippi State women's basketball team's trip to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament a forgone conclusion.
New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd has spent a lot of quality time with his players coaching third base this season. Boyd would like to see more of those players get from third base to home. In a recurring theme for the season, the timely hit alluded New Hope in a 4-2 loss to Oxford on Tuesday night in a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A, Region 2 game at Trojan Field.
PEARL -- What is left of Mississippi State's baseball roster, after nearly countless injuries, had an opportunity Tuesday night to turn its attention to its next conference series.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen looks around his meeting room and can't help but feel a little older than his 44 years old. It's the curse of a coach who has done it long enough to hire former players as assistant coaches.
Logan Sneed dominated on the mound and at the plate Tuesday night to lead the Heritage Academy baseball team to a 6-2 win against Starkville Academy Volunteers on the opening night of Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class AAA, Region 2 play.
OXFORD -- Ben Lammers had 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting and added eight blocked shots, four rebounds, four assists, and four steals Tuesday night to lead the Georgia Tech men's basketball team to a 74-66 victory against Ole Miss in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.
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