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NJCAA postpones fall sports to spring; MACC abstains on final vote

Posted yesterday in College Sports

Another college sports domino fell Monday evening.

Ben's burning questions: What to make of this week's college football news and more

Posted 7/12/2020 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began its rampant run across our shores, college football seems to be in legitimate danger of not being played this fall.

With free football camp in Starkville, Jeffery Simmons hopes to 'pass the crown' to next generation

Posted 7/11/2020 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Before Jeffery Simmons was a first-round NFL draft pick, before he was a standout at Mississippi State, even before he was a phenom at Noxubee County High School, he was a water boy.

Cotton States Baseball League: Hill Country Generals pull off last-second comeback, walk off DeSoto Xplorers

Posted 7/11/2020 in Local Sports

NEW ALBANY -- As Robby Broseus approached the plate, Hill Country Generals coach Jeffrey Cook walked up to him, ready to remind his hitter of an important detail.

Analysis: What Tyrell Shavers brings to the Mississippi State receiving corps

Posted 7/9/2020 in College Sports

Joining a Mississippi State receiving corps in desperate need of playmakers, Shavers fills a major need on the outside.

Analysis: Examining Mike Leach's first seven months on the recruiting trail

Posted 7/8/2020 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mike Leach has hit the ground running since arriving at Mississippi State in mid-January.

Despite starting workouts a month behind other schools, Columbus High plans to keep it simple

Posted 7/8/2020 in High School Sports

The Falcons started summer workouts Tuesday -- more than a month after Heritage Academy, New Hope, Caledonia and others -- but Columbus coach Joshua Pulphus won't push his players to catch up.

Mike Leach headlines first 'stop' on Mississippi State's virtual Road Dawgs Tour

Posted 7/7/2020 in College Sports

Joined by softball coach Samantha Ricketts and track and field coach Chris Woods, Leach spent almost an hour answering questions regarding his team's return to play, video conference meetings and more.

EMCC basketball coaches prepare for a season set to pose new challenges

Posted 7/7/2020 in College Sports

"Nobody knows what the next step is," men's coach Billy Begley said. "You've got to be prepared for whatever comes."

Mississippi State volleyball adds Lipscomb transfer Lauren Myrick

Posted 7/6/2020 in College Sports

As an outside and right-side hitter at Lipscomb, Myrick had 177 kills and 84 digs in 29 matches in her freshman season last year.

Heritage Academy hires Tom Velek as head boys soccer coach

Posted 7/4/2020 in High School Sports

Velek will now be tasked with leading both the Patriots' boys and girls programs. He replaces veteran coach Joe Asadi, who stepped down this spring.

 

For veteran coach Tony Seals, chance to lead Caledonia boys basketball program is a 'godsend'

Posted 7/4/2020 in High School Sports

Seals coached for 30 years in Alabama before working as an assistant at New Hope for the past five seasons.

 

EMCC announces 2020 football schedule

Posted 7/3/2020 in College Sports

The Lions will visit Holmes CC on Sept. 24 in Goodman and host Northwest Mississippi on Oct. 1 in Scooba to highlight their eight-game schedule.

Columbus Soccer Organization awards first CSO Collegiate Scholarship

Posted 7/1/2020 in Local Sports

Coen Velek, who will continue his education at Mississippi State, was the inaugural recipient of the award.

Starkville Soccer Association offers free registration for recreational leagues

Posted 7/1/2020 in Local Sports

Registration, which can be completed online, began Wednesday and runs through Aug. 15.

Mississippi State softball 'pushing the envelope' and fueling turnaround with embrace of pitching analytics

Posted 6/30/2020 in College Sports

Under pitching coach Josh Johnson and his trusty Rapsodo system, the Bulldogs turned one of the SEC's worst pitching staffs in 2019 to one of the conference's best this year.

Local anglers make a splash in SAF High School National Championship and World Finals

Posted 6/29/2020 in Local Sports

The duo of David Wesley Dupler and Dawson Jaynes finished in 140th place out of 312 two-person teams from 39 states in the National Championship and 46th in the World Finals.

Starkville Academy girls soccer team learning fast with one month to go before start of season

Posted 6/27/2020 in High School Sports

The Vols pulled a first-round upset in the playoffs last fall and hope to achieve the same success again.

 

Four-star guard Jasmine Shavers commits to Mississippi State women's basketball

Posted 6/27/2020 in College Sports

Nikki McCray-Penson's inaugural recruiting class at Mississippi State continues to impress.

 

 

Mississippi State football lands four-star Texas receiver Theodore Knox

Posted 6/27/2020 in College Sports

The speedy Knox is ranked a four-star prospect, the No. 41 wideout and the No. 35 player in Texas by 247Sports.

 

 

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