CALEDONIA -- James Reed doesn't mind that he was called "old school." The longtime Caledonia High School teacher/coach also doesn't take offense to being told he is "blunt" in how he talks.
CALEDONIA -- Numbers tell only part of the story about John Wilson. Whether it was in his office at the Caledonia High School baseball field or the facility's indoor complex, numbers defined Wilson's approach to the game.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Van Johnson knows the feeling of being dead in the water. Johnson also knows the feeling of rising above it, which means he can relate to every step the members of the Mississippi State baseball team have taken this season on the road to the College World Series.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Mississippi State interim baseball coach Gary Henderson was named Saturday the National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Coach of the Year.
On this occasion, the timing appears to be right for Michael Kelly. After stints as an assistant coach or coordinator at four schools, Kelly is in line to be the next head football coach at Caledonia High School.
A 100-lap Super Late Model race is an apt metaphor for Kyle Bronson's rookie season on the Lucas Oil Dirt Series. It requires a balance of aggression and patience to save tires, to maintain or improve track position, and to navigate a surface that might change several times throughout the feature.
STARKVILLE -- Cole Gordon has had plenty of frustrating moments. The junior pitcher from Tampa could have fallen into an extended rut after his earned run average climbed above 6.00 following an outing in which he surrendered five earned runs in 1 1/3 innings in a 10-1 loss to Vanderbilt on March 17.
The coming out party for Noxubee County football player Kyziah Pruitt was slightly delayed.
STARKVILLE -- There is no reason to sugarcoat things now, so Zach Neff won't: his numbers at Austin Peay were not good.
STARKVILLE -- Gary Henderson doesn't project any regional bias to play out in the College World Series.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Unbeaten heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua appear poised for a title unification bout in the division's most anticipated matchup.
If you have watched any college softball or baseball in the last month, it's likely you have seen someone from the Golden Triangle playing a key role for their team.
STARKVILLE -- A familiar face is returning to the Mississippi State women's basketball sideline, as Elena Lovato is re-joining the program as assistant coach.
DJ Sanders never has been one to celebrate her accomplishments. The former New Hope High School multi-sport standout prefers to hone the skills that have made her one of the nation's best softball players. That's why Sunday was a perfect time for Sanders to relax and to visit with friends, coaches, teammates, and supporters at a going-away bash at the New Hope Community Center.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jake Mangum delayed his dream of playing professional baseball for an opportunity to play in the College World Series. When the Mississippi State junior center fielder finally secured a trip to Omaha, Nebraska, early Monday morning, Mangum couldn't believe it.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jake Mangum, Luke Alexander, and Keegan James played key roles in the Mississippi State baseball team's biggest victory of the season.
The details will never be lost on Gary Henderson.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Mississippi State baseball team is going back to Omaha. Tanner Allen had an RBI double and Luke Alexander added a two-run bloop single to right field in a four-run 11th inning early Monday morning to lead MSU to a 10-6 victory against Vanderbilt in Game 3 of the NCAA tournament Nashville Super Regional at Hawkins Field. MSU (37-27) will face Washington, which defeated Cal State Fullerton 6-5 in walk-off fashion in the 10th inning, in its first game of the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The time and date for the game will be announced. The Bulldogs secured the first of three berths in the College World Series for the Southeastern Conference. Auburn will take on Florida and South Carolina will face Arkansas on Monday in Game 3 of those best-of-three Super Regionals.
NASHVILLE -- Vanderbilt repaid the favor.
NASHVILLE -- Contrary to recent evidence, Elijah MacNamee is not predisposed to the moments he's been granted in the NCAA tournament, the same pressure-laden moments he lives for.
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