Blake Burnett never saw the floor for the Columbus High School varsity boys basketball team during his freshman season two years ago.
Mashanti Saddler knew what was at stake.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer took a deep breath and began to slowly bang his forehead against the microphone placed before him.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State starting center Abdul Ado remembers all too well what playing South Carolina is like.
Goodman, who served as the school's athletic director, resigned after the girls team won the state championship Saturday.
Mississippi State hasn't been ranked since the first week of the 2019 season, when it came in at No. 25.
Jackie McKenna spent hours in a closet at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people one building away. Two years later, McKenna has had to deal with the grief of the shooting and another shocking tragedy as she continues her MSU career.
Roughly two hours after the crash, NASCAR read a statement from Roush Fenway Racing that said Newman is in "serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening."
Ford led the Yellow Jackets with 25 points Monday, but two crisp passes at key moments highlighted the breadth of her game.
The Volunteers (1-0) posted a dominant home win against the Colts on Monday in Starkville.
Tuesday's scheduled games for the Mississippi State baseball and softball teams have both been canceled due to inclement weather.
While the heavy-hitting, dynamic-defending junior class is sure to grab headlines throughout the 2020 season, the bottom of MSU's lineup gave opening weekend onlookers reason to believe in those next in line to lead the Bulldogs to postseason glory.
The Lions women clinched the MACJC North division title with their victory.
Na'Kaiyla Mason had 24 points for the Tigers, and Jakeia Walker had 14.
It was the school's fifth girls basketball state championship.
Ole Miss took care of business in Sunday's series-deciding ballgame against the No. 1 ranked Louisville Cardinals, and edged them out for a 7-6 victory and a first weekend series win.
On the back of a dozen strikeouts from Emily Williams, Mississippi State softball defeated Tennessee State, 4-0, on Sunday to claim the Bulldog Kickoff Classic title. State has now won two tournaments over the first two weeks of the season.
The Ole Miss women's basketball team gave No. 23 Arkansas a fight in the first quarter, but a lethal Razorback offense that ranks first in the SEC and fourth in the NCAA pulled away as it exploded toward a 108-64 win over the Rebels at The Pavilion on Sunday.
The Mississippi State women's basketball team suffered its first defeat in more than a month Sunday, falling to No. 18 Kentucky 73-62 in Lexington.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi state sophomore pitcher Eric Cerantola stepped off the rubber and took a deep breath of the cool, February air.