STARKVILLE -- Kason Woods' eighth birthday doesn't come until October, but he might have received the best part of his present Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- This should be the year the Mississippi State football team's mountain to climb looks like a bunny hill. Recently, Southeastern Conference Media Days has brought with it an annual tradition of MSU being projected to finish near the bottom of the SEC Western Division, only to see the Bulldogs outperform those predictions. With eight returning starters on offense and seven more on defense, those projections likely will change for MSU in 2018.
STARKVILLE -- In John Cohen's days as Mississippi State's baseball coach, he used to enjoy running in the concourses of Humphrey Coliseum.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's revenue generating sports have received their due. The Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex opened in 2013. New coach Joe Moorhead's team also is about to enjoy a renovated locker room at Davis Wade Stadium.
Sometimes familiarity is the best remedy. It's easy to stray from best practices, especially in the internet era, when information is abundant and readily available. The problem is exacerbated for racers looking for an edge when they compete each week.
STARKVILLE -- The transition from baseball coach to athletic director hasn't weakened John Cohen's relationship with baseball. Through the spring, Cohen and his wife, Nelle, often would take in games from the upper deck, which was closed to the public due to continuing construction, so they could have some privacy. From that vantage point, Cohen had the best view of his favorite part of the new Dudy Noble Field: the Left Field Lounge.
STARKVILLE -- When Mississippi State fans attend Bulldog athletic events in Starkville this fall, they will notice dramatically reduced prices at concessions. Prices on food and beverage at all home venues will be significantly decreased beginning this 2018-19 athletic year, MSU Athletics announced as part of its #MoorValue campaign on Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's golf coach Dusty Smith announced a 2018-19 schedule Thursday that will have his team play a 10-event regular-season slate that includes the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship in West Point.
STARKVILLE -- The job of a Southeastern Conference athletic director became more difficult in April 2014, when then-SEC Commissioner Mike Slive decided each member school had to play one non-conference game per season against a Power 5 conference opponent.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's Nick Fitzgerald and Ole Miss' Jordan Ta'amu will be two of six quarterbacks to represent their schools next week at SEC Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
Congratulations, you have almost made it.
STARKVILLE -- Lake Little loves to run.
STARKVILLE -- Thomas Berkery remembers his last picture day.
There is nothing quite like seeing an old friend.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State and its women's basketball program have reaped unprecedented rewards under the leadership of Vic Schaefer.
Gray Massey has the ability to multi-task.
Haden Duncan led every lap Friday night to notch his sixth-consecutive victory in the 602 Sportsman feature at Columbus Speedway.
Three of the first-round picks in the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft didn't sign professional contracts. Here are the players:
STARKVILLE -- Brandon High School baseball coach Stacy Hester learned a lot about J.T. Ginn in the last six years. As Ginn matured, it became readily apparent to Hester that Ginn was destined for a lengthy professional career and a stop in Major League Baseball.
It wasn't Neil Baggett's first win of the season, but it was his most gratifying in what's becoming a banner year for the Columbus resident.
1. More projects to come for MSU Athletics COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Cohen believes in MSU basketball programs COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Prescott still a hit at MSU LOCAL SPORTS