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  An Inspiration to All: 15-year-old Coco Gauff is inspiring young athletes in the metro

The world was introduced to Coco Gauff during Wimbledon, and now the young tennis phenom is inspiring young athletes around the globe.

Three earn All-SEC honors for Ole Miss baseball

Two specialty awards, four first-team picks highlight Mississippi State baseball’s All-SEC honorees

Mississippi State’s Jake Mangum wins 2019 C Spire Ferriss Trophy

Matt Wallner named C-USA hitter of the week

Southern Miss falls in regular season-finale; Wallner becomes school home run leader

MSU signs graduate transfer quarterback Tommy Stevens

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Mississippi State baseball’s Mangum, Small named semifinalists for Dick Howser Trophy

Grae Kessinger named semifinalist for Brooks Wallace Award

Atlanta Braves select contract of Austin Riley

  Northwest Rankin forces game three on walk-off win over DeSoto Central

David Dellucci keeps promise, earns Ole Miss degree

USM’s Abby Trahan named C-USA Pitcher of the Year

Program record three Bulldogs tabbed First Team All-SEC

For the first time in Mississippi State softball history, three Bulldogs earned First Team All-SEC honors as sophomore Mia Davidson, junior Fa Leilua and senior Kat Moore were selected as first-team honorees by the league’s coaches, the Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday.

Program-record four Rebels receive SEC softball postseason honors

On Tuesday, the Southeastern Conference office announced the 2019 All-SEC Teams, with a program-record four Rebels representing Ole Miss.

Mia Davidson selected top 10 finalist for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year

Off the heels of being tabbed to the All-Southeastern Conference First Team, Mississippi State catcher Mia Davidson adds a national honor to her resume as she was selected as one of 10 finalists for USA Softball’s 2019 Collegiate Player of the Year award, the organization announced Wednesday.

Cole Donaldson delivers game-winning single to defeat Florida Atlantic 8-7

Florida Atlantic won the Conference USA baseball battle this weekend at Pete Taylor Park, taking two games in the best-of-three series.

  Drew Brees visits Mississippi College

Jacksonville Jaguars draft former Ranger QB Gardner Minshew

Walker Powell of Southern Miss wins C-USA Co-Pitcher of the Week honors

Doug Nikhazy nabs second SEC Freshman of the Week honor

Mississippi State’s Jake Mangum earns SEC Player of the Week

Former Diamond Dog Nate Lowe will make MLB debut Monday night

Mississippi athletes in the 2019 NFL Draft

The 2019 NFL Draft is scheduled to start Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. and go through late Saturday night.

MSU ties for national lead with three First Round NFL Draft picks

It was a historic night for Mississippi State.

JSU men’s basketball sign six to 2019 class

Jackson State head men’s basketball coach Wayne Brent is pleased to announce the additions of six student-athletes who signed to continue their academic and athletic careers at Jackson State University.

Jayla Alexander makes Pearl basketball history

When you win a high school state championship, you’re bound to have a few players sign to play at the next level. The Pearl lady pirates had 3 athletes sign to play college ball. One of those made school history.

Ole Miss basketball signs guard Austin Crowley

Ole Miss head men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis announced that Austin Crowley has signed with the Rebels and will join the team for the upcoming season. Crowley, a consensus four-star guard from West Point, Mississippi, joins Davis’ first full recruiting class at Ole Miss.

Holman and Weatherspoon ready for Portsmouth NBA Pre-Draft event

Mississippi State’s Aric Holman and Quinndary Weatherspoon have earned bids to play in the prestigious 67th annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament which is set for Wednesday, April 17 through Saturday, April 20 at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Virginia.

  Jackson State spring football comes to an end

Jackson State’s spring football game was cancelled over the weekend due to severe weather, but the Tigers held an open practice on Tuesday to make up for it.

Pearl Track & Field Invitational honors Kersh dynamic duo

In May of 2017, former Pearl Pirate and Mississippi State track standout, Kaelin Kersh, was tragically killed in a car accident.

McCowan named Senior CLASS All-American

The Senior CLASS Award named Teaira McCowan a First Team All-American on Thursday after she was a finalist for the award in February.

  Mississippi State falls to Oregon, McCowan speaks out on questionable calls

An extremely hard fought game for the Bulldogs came down to the wire. It was the open three-point shots for Oregon that helped the Ducks pull away in the fourth quarter.

Teaira McCowan makes NCAA Tournament history

Mississippi State beat Arizona State 76-53 in the NCAA Portland Regional Semifinals and will face the winner of the Oregon / South Dakota State game.

  UConn transfer Andra Espinoza-Hunter adds depth to MSU starting lineup

The Mississippi State women are back in the Sweet 16 for the 4th straight season. Something that is really impressive about MSU this season is what head coach Vic Schaefer has been able to do with the starting lineup. It features four new starters including two that haven’t even been in Starkville f

  The reason behind Anriel Howard’s unique nickname

Mississippi State graduate transfer Anriel Howard was the missing piece to the puzzle this season for the Bulldogs. Howard had 21 points and a game-high 14 rebounds in her last game in Starkville, marking her 45th career double-double.

Mississippi State baseball’s MacNamee earns SEC Player of the Week

MacNamee helped the Diamond Dawgs to a 3-1 week, including an SEC-opening series win over a top-five Florida program on the road.

  Magnolia Adult Baseball League holds season opener at Smith-Wills

There’s semi-pro baseball now happening once a week at Smith-Wills Stadium.The Magnolia Adult Baseball League features teams from all over Mississippi. It’s an 18 and over league created for anyone who wants to further their career in the sport, or just have some fun on Sundays.

ESPNW names Schaefer National Coach of the Year

Vic Schaefer can add a fourth national honor to his resume after being named ESPNW’s Coach of the Year on Friday.

McCowan earns fourth career All-American selection

Teaira McCowan was named an All-American by ESPNW for the second straight year on Thursday, bringing her career total to four All-American selections by various outlets.

Tyree Griffin, Cortez Edwards earn All-Conference USA honors

Southern Miss senior guards Tyree Griffin and Cortez Edwards, arguably the top 1-2 punch in the league, received Second-Team All-Conference USA accolades on Monday afternoon. Edwards was also named to the All-Defensive Team.

Shonte Hailes named All-Conference USA First Team

Shonte Hailes of the Lady Eagles was named All-Conference USA First Team by the conference ahead of the championships, held March 13-16 at the Star in Frisco, Texas.

Bulldog basketball duo named C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophy winners

Quinndary Weatherspoon won the Howell Trophy for the second-straight season, while All-American Teaira McCowan took home the Gillom Trophy at the awards luncheon.

  Pearl Lady Pirates win 1st championship in 25 years while coach is deployed in Kuwait

The Pearl Lady Pirates won their first basketball title since 1994 by defeating Terry 59-48 in the girls 6A state championship.

  Pearl wins state championship while head coach is deployed

The Pearl Lady Pirates defeated the Terry Lady Bulldogs 59-48 to claim the school’s first basketball state title since 1994.

Men’s hoops dismisses Texas A&M, 92-81, on Senior Day

Aric Holman and Lamar Peters eclipsed 1,000 career points, while Quinndary Weatherspoon tacked on another 20-point performance to lift Mississippi State to a 92-81 Senior Day victory over Texas A&M on Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum.

McCowan named finalist for Wooden Award

Teaira McCowan was named a finalist for the Wooden Award ahead of No. 5 Mississippi State’s game in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament on Saturday.

MHSAA State Basketball Tournament scores

We will update this list as the tournament progresses.

Mississippi State has three named to Frisco Classic All-Tournament Team

Three Mississippi State baseball student-athletes were named to the Frisco Classic All-Tournament team following a 2-0 weekend at the event. Freshman JT Ginn was named the Most Valuable Player, while sophomore Justin Foscue and senior Elijah MacNamee were each named to the all-tournament team, as we

Golden Eagles make history at New Orleans Invitational

For the first time in program history, the Southern Miss beach volleyball team recorded its first-ever win. On Friday afternoon at the New Orleans Invitational, the Golden Eagles (1-4, 0-0 CCSA) swept Huntingdon at the Digs Volleyball Complex. In the afternoon flight, New Orleans got the best of Sou

Chris Marve named MSU Defensive Run Game Coordinator/Linebackers Coach

Chris Marve, one of the rising coaching stars in the country and a Southeastern Conference standout, has been tabbed as Mississippi State’s new defensive run game coordinator and linebackers coach, head coach Joe Moorhead announced Friday.

Plumlee, offense Lead Mississippi State past Southeastern Louisiana

Another solid pitching performance, combined with timely hitting was the perfect recipe for the Mississippi State baseball program in a 12-0 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday (Feb. 27) evening at Dudy Noble Field.

From State to the NFL Combine: Eight Bulldogs ready for Indianapolis

A Mississippi State record eight Bulldogs will take their talents to Indianapolis this week for the biggest job interview of their lives with hundreds of NFL scouts, executives and coaches at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.

Defense Does Heavy Lifting for Men’s Hoops over South Carolina, 76-61

Mississippi State proved the old adage right of it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. The Bulldogs wiped away a 16-point first half deficit and turned the tables on South Carolina for a 76-61 victory on Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum.

Weatherspoon’s Career Night Lifts Men’s Hoops Past Georgia, 68-67

Quinndary Weatherspoon exploded for a career-best 31 points which included the game-clinching free throw with 0.5 seconds remaining to lift Mississippi State to a 68-67 victory over Georgia on Wednesday at Stegeman Coliseum.

McCowan named Defensive Player of the Year semifinalist

After winning the inaugural award last year, the Brenham, Texas, native is one of two SEC players in the running for this year’s honor.

Mississippi State Baseball Sweeps Season-Opening Series with Youngstown State

After allowing two runs in the bottom of the first inning of game one in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Dudy Noble Field, the Mississippi State pitching staff shutout Youngstown State the rest of the way and the offense piled up 22 runs to claim the final two games in the series and complet

Southern Miss Pitches Past Purdue 4-2 Saturday Afternoon

Stevie Powers and Cody Carroll combined on a three-hitter as Southern Miss came back against Purdue for a second consecutive day, taking a 4-2 Saturday evening at Pete Taylor Park.

Rebels Force Turnovers to Tame Tigers, 75-65

Converting 25 turnovers into 32 points on the other end of the floor, the Ole Miss men's basketball team won its fourth straight game with a 75-65 victory over Missouri Saturday afternoon at The Pavilion. The Rebels (18-7, 8-4 SEC) tallied 13 steals in the defensive effort, including a career-high

Nick Weatherspoon Suspended Indefinitely

Mississippi State sent out a release at 5:57 Saturday evening with only two sentences on Nick Weatherspoon’s suspension.

Wright State Takes Game 2 to Even Series

Ole Miss loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth, and its three-hole hitter stepped to the plate with two outs and a chance to tie it up. Unfortunately, the comeback wasn't meant to be as the Rebels fell 9-5 to Wright State, evening the series at one.

Southern Miss Blows Past UTEP for Sixth-Straight Win

The Southern Miss men's basketball team raced out to a 54-12 halftime lead and never looked back for a 77-47 win over visiting UTEP on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Eagles, currently third in Conference USA, now await the dates and opponents for their final four regular-season games, per the league

Southern Miss Pushes Up Purdue Finale to Beat Inclement Weather

The Southern Miss baseball game versus Purdue scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 17, has been pushed up to a 10:30 a.m. start time.

Southern Miss Wins Extra-Inning Season Opener 7-6 over Purdue Friday at Pete Taylor Park

Matt Guidry singled through the right side, driving in Brant Blaylock with the game-winning run, in lifting No. 21 Southern Miss to a 7-6, 10-inning season-opening victory over Purdue Friday evening at Pete Taylor Park.

Rebel Softball Opens 2-0 in Cali with Wins over UC Riverside & Cal Poly

After having back-to-back games rained out, Ole Miss (5-1) finally got back out on the field on Friday at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament, defeating UC Riverside (3-3) and Cal Poly (2-3) for the doubleheader sweep.

Lawrence Roberts Named 2019 Mississippi State SEC Basketball Legend

Former Mississippi State basketball great Lawrence Roberts will be honored as the Bulldogs’ Allstate SEC Basketball Legend selection at the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville (March 13-17).

MSU’s McCowan Among Top 10 for Lisa Leslie Award

Mississippi State’s Teaira McCowan is one of 10 remaining candidates for the 2019 Lisa Leslie Award, the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame and Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced Friday. The finalists will be announced in early March.

Mississippi State Lands Two on Naismith Player of the Year Midseason Team

Teaira McCowan and Anriel Howard made Mississippi State one of just five teams in the country with multiple players selected to the Citizen Naismith Player of the Year Trophy midseason team.

  Sarah Thomas: Between the Lines

The NFL’s first female official is a Pascagoula, Mississippi native and currently lives in Brandon, Mississippi.

Alyssa Loza Tosses Perfect Game over MSU Softball’s Saturday Sweep

With help of junior Alyssa Loza’s perfect game performance in the circle, No. 24 Mississippi State softball (4-0) continued to roll through the Bulldog Kickoff Classic field, picking up two victories over Valparaiso (0-4) Saturday at Nusz Park.

Nine Rebels Invited to NFL Scouting Combine

Nine Ole Miss Rebels have officially been invited to the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine scheduled for Feb. 26-March 4, at Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis.

Vanderbilt Picked To Win 2019 SEC Baseball Championship

Vanderbilt University has been predicted to win the 2019 Southeastern Conference baseball championship as voted by the league’s 14 head coaches in the annual preseason poll released Thursday. The Preseason All-SEC First and Second Teams, as determined by the head coaches, were also announced.

Southern Miss Baseball Fan Day Set for Saturday at Pete Taylor Park

The Southern Miss Department of Athletics will hold its annual Baseball Fan Day, Saturday, Feb. 8. Fans of all ages are invited out to meet the teams and take part in an exciting day that also includes a Men's Basketball home game in Reed Green Coliseum.

Bulldog Basketball Teams to Wear Uniforms Inspired by Harlem Renaissance

Mississippi State is one of 11 schools across the country that will wear adidas uniforms inspired by the Harlem Renaissance in honor of Black History Month this February.

  NATIONAL SIGNING DAY 2019: Athletes around metro sign national letters of intent to play college football

Wednesday is National Signing Day and college football teams across the country are hoping to complete their 2019 recruiting class.

Oak Grove QB John Rhys Plumlee flips from Georgia to Ole Miss

The Oak Grove High School standout is ranked No. 261 overall recruit in the 2019 class.

Former Bulldog Joe Judge Going For Another Super Bowl Win

Former Mississippi State student-athlete and graduate assistant coach Joe Judge will try for his third Super Bowl ring with New England on Sunday when the Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.

Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons not invited to NFL Combine; NFL citing past transgressions

Simmons was arrested in 2016 after a fight with a woman was caught on video.

Bulldogs Boast School-Record Pro Bowl Selections

A Mississippi State record four Bulldogs were selected to the 2019 Pro Bowl, which will be played Sunday at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. The game will kick off at 2 p.m. CT on ESPN and culminate a week of practices and events.

  Nick Saban visits Jackson Prep’s Jerrion Ealy

Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban spent Thursday afternoon in Jackson, Mississippi recruiting.

The accolades keep pouring in for Ocean Springs standout Kaylee Foster

For the past four months, Ocean Springs High School senior Kaylee Foster has been living a dream. That dream continues Thursday with yet another honor being bestowed upon her, this time from the capital city of Jackson.