STARKVILLE -- On this November third down against UMass, Johnathan Abram was doing what he does best. Mississippi State's hard-hitting safety was flying down the left side of the offensive formation, barreling into the blind spot of quarterback Ross Comis.
WEST POINT -- Monday was a day where par was a good get at Old Waverly Golf Club, and Garrett Johnson needed help stringing them together.
STARKVILLE -- A comedic smile cracks over Ben Howland's face as he discusses a simple reality of next year's roster: it will contain multiple seniors.
STARKVILLE -- Terrell Buckley's legendary athletic career launched him right into a coaching career that is soon to hit its 12th season. An athlete of his versatility, having played multiple football positions, baseball and ran track all at high levels, certainly had a wide range of possibilities for himself in the field.
STARKVILLE -- Injuries limited the playing time of senior wide receivers Gabe Myles and Donald Gray last season.
But Myles and Gray weren't the only two receivers the Mississippi State football team missed.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team's earned run average of 3.55 ranks ninth in the Southeastern Conference.
But MSU pitchers are 12th in batting average allowed (.250), 11th in walks allowed (128), and 13th in hits allowed (290).
The defense of shortstop Luke Alexander and second baseman Hunter Stovall has helped the Bulldogs' pitching staff make up for those stats.
STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland is excited about the offseason.
In his third season at Mississippi State, Howland led the Bulldogs to the postseason for the first time since 2012. MSU (25-12, 9-9 Southeastern Conference) defeated Nebraska, Baylor, and Louisville to advance to the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament in New York, where it lost to eventual champion Penn State.
STARKVILLE -- Matt Roberts had a feeling.
The Mississippi State men's tennis team won four of five matches as the calendar turned from January to February and was ranked No. 15 in the nation, but Roberts knew something could be better, so he took a risk and shuffled his doubles lineup.
STARKVILLE -- First-year defensive coordinator Bob Shoop and new linebackers coach Tem Lukabu like what they see from the Mississippi State defense.
STARKVILLE -- Luke Alexander craned his neck toward the overcast sky and watched as what will almost certainly be the biggest moment of his Mississippi State baseball career soar away. Even he didn't think it would come in this fashion.
STARKVILLE -- In the Mississippi State baseball team's well-documented offensive struggles through March, the catcher position was offering little relief. Marshall Gilbert entered this weekend's series against No. 3 Ole Miss (27-6, 7-5 Southeastern Conference) with a .238 batting average and Dustin Skelton was getting more starts with his .193.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's men's basketball program announced Sunday evening that forwards Xavian Stapleton and Eli Wright will transfer away from the program.
STARKVILLE -- An inning like this one has been a long time coming for the Mississippi State baseball team.
STARKVILLE -- Joe Moorhead's days of having a vested interest in the offense over the defense in practice are over. In all his years as an offensive coordinator, he had the same demeanor he presumed every other offensive coordinator has: he wants his offense to do well at all costs, even if the defense suffers with an embarrassing day. Now, as Mississippi State's head football coach, he wants to see some back and forth.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior guard Quinndary Weatherspoon announced Friday he has declared for the NBA draft but that he won't hire an agent, which means he maintains his eligibility if he chooses to return to school.
UPDATE -- Rain has washed out Game 1 Friday. The teams will play a doubleheader at noon Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team needs a breakthrough.
At 15-15 and 2-7 in the Southeastern Conference, MSU is last in the league with the SEC's worst batting average (.256) and run production (139, 4.6 per game).
STARKVILLE -- If it wishes to have it, the NBA can lay claim to the Mississippi State men's basketball team's backcourt.
One day after sophomore point guard Lamar Peters announced his intent to enter the NBA draft without hiring an agent, thus saving his eligibility if he chooses to return to MSU, freshman guard Nick Weatherspoon did the same Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- Joe Moorhead's first signing class for the Mississippi State football team was widely hailed for its depth at wide receiver.
At 6-foot-2 or taller, four-star recruits Stephen Guidry, Devonta "Whop" Jason, and Malik Heath were supposed to be what the new coach needed for his first four years on the job.
STARKVILLE -- In most sports, making yourself a candidate for the professional draft ends your collegiate eligibility. Men's basketball allows players to examine their prospects before making a final decision about their eligibility.
STARKVILLE -- Offensive struggles have become the norm for the Mississippi State baseball team. On Wednesday, the Bulldogs won in spite of them.
MSU used two hits to build a one-run lead through seven innings. It added four more runs in the eighth to earn a 5-0 victory against Southern at Dudy Noble Field.
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