Fred McNair took over the Alcorn State University program as head coach on Feb. 2, 2016. The job became open after Jay Hopson left to take a head coaching job at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Pitcher Will Bednar has forever become a part of Mississippi State University lore. He was instrumental in delivering the first national championship in school history as the Bulldogs won the 2020 College World Series.
Due to COVID-19, Olympic dreams were put on hold for every athlete heading to the 2020 Tokyo Games. The wait was even longer for former Mississippi State University star Curtis Thompson.
Brittney Reese is returning to the Olympic Games for the fourth time in her historic career. Reese won her 13th career national title to punch her ticket to the Tokyo Games.
Fans of Mississippi State University baseball are enjoying a thrill ride at the 2021 College World Series. The Bulldogs are 2-0 in two vastly different wins and both were nailbitters that kept fans on the edge of their seat till the end.
Mississippi State University didn’t have the best postseason start, as the Bulldogs were bounced quickly out of the Southeastern Conference tournament. MSU ended up being routed by the University of Florida 1-13 and the University of Tennessee 2-12.
In a winner take all final game of the regional, the Rebels held off the Golden Eagles to win 12-9. It took some heroics from senior Tim Elko for the Rebels to advance.
After being cancelled in 2020, the NCAA College Baseball Tournament returns for 2021. The field features three teams from our state as Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi and the University of Southern Mississippi each made a regional.
USM freshman outfielder Reed Trimble will be one of the key players for the Golden Eagles in this tournament and the NCAA Tournament. In his first full season with Southern Miss, Trimble was named All C-USA First-Team and C-USA All-Freshman Team.
Mississippi State University outfielder Tanner Allen won the fan voting portion of the C-Spire Outstanding Player Awards. Tanner beat out fellow teammate pitcher Landon Sims and three players from the University of Mississippi.
Walker Powell shined in game two of the four-game series for the University of Southern Mississippi as he pitched a complete-game no-hitter and set a career-high in strikeouts with 12.
It was a no brainer for the New York Jets to take University of Mississippi wide receiver Elijah Moore with the 34th overall and second pick in the second-round.
JSU has a rising star in sophomore utility man Ty Hill. He has been on a tear this April as he and the rest of the Tigers dominate the conference.
In game one with the Bulldogs clinging to a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth inning. MSU brought in right handed pitcher Landon Sims. He didn’t have much trouble in the inning.
Left-handed pitcher Christian MacLeod took the mound in the series opener for MSU. MacLeod pitched a nearly perfect game for the Bulldogs in six innings of work.
Freshman outfielder TJ McCants enjoyed a breakout series for the Rebels against Alabama. He batted .364 with five runs scored, three RBI, a home run and a double.
Senior outfielder Chandler Dillard enjoyed a strong series at the plate for Alcorn State. He went 7-for-14 batting with four walks in 18 plate appearances as well as 6 RBI.
Southern Miss senior outfielder Destini Brown put on a show during the tournament, helping the Golden Eagles earn four consecutive victories over the last two days of the classic.
JSU senior Dayzsha Rogan was a major factor in the Tigers success. Her efforts on the court earned her 2020-2021 SWAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year.
Jackson State University senior guard Tristan Jarrett seems to be peaking at the right time. Jarrett is enjoying his best season with the Tigers as he tries to lead his team to an NCAA Tournament berth.
University of Southern Mississippi pitcher Hunter Stanley lived up to his Conference USA Preseason All-Conference Team selection. The right-handed pitcher started the season with a nearly flawless performance.
Jackson State University pitcher Nikelle Galatas was named SWAC Preseason Pitcher of the Year. He also was named Preseason First-Team All-SWAC as voted by coaches and sports information directors.
The overwhelming favorite to win the Southwestern Conference East title won’t play a spring 2021 season. Alcorn State University decided to opt out of spring football when the school made the announcement on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Super Bowl LV is going to happen on Sunday, Feb. 7, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers facing the Kansas City Chiefs. As with every Super Bowl, there are plenty of storylines leading up to the big game.
Good news for Southern Miss is that freshman Kahia Warmsley returned to the starting lineup. Warmsley has played in seven games and started four games this season for the 5-5 Golden Eagles.
This week the NFL announced the seven-person crew that will work the field on Sunday, Feb. 7, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Mississippi native Sarah Thomas will be the down judge and thus become the first woman to work a Super Bowl in NFL history.
One could argue that few players have enjoyed a jump from one season to the next like Mississippi State University guard Iverson Molinar. The sophomore basketball player is enjoying a great start to the 2020-2021 season.
Ameshya Williams is delivering on the lofty preseason awards she received as the senior began her final season at Jackson State University. Jackson was named SWAC Preseason Play of the Year and SWAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.
Ladavius Draine added his name to the University of Southern Mississippi record books when he scored 21 points against Loyola University New Orleans, becoming the 38th player in USM history to score 1,000 career points.
The NCAA waived the requirements for accepting a bowl bid due to the coronavirus, which means both Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi are able to go bowling.
Freshman guard Jaron Pierre Jr. was named Conference USA Freshman of the Week for his play against Tulane University and the University of South Alabama. He averaged 18 points and eight rebounds against those two teams.
Due to COVID-19, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum and C Spire announced it will wait to hand out its awards for outstanding players. Normally near the end of December the hall announces the winner for the Conerly Trophy.
Sophomore forward Rickea Jackson entered this season being named First-Team All-SEC by both the coaches and media. Jackson was added to the 2021 Cheryl Miller Award list as she looks to build upon her gerat freshman season.
Featuring an ending that would go down in Egg Bowl lore for years to come, the 2019 Egg Bowl will always be remembered for University of Mississippi wide receiver Elijah Moore’s end zone celebration.
It has been a long road for Jackson State guard Tristan Jarrett to get to this point. The former All-West Tennessee Boys Basketball Player of the Year ended his time at Haywood County High School to a Region 8-AA Championship.
One of MSU's biggest defensive stands came from Marquis Spencer in the fourth quarter. The senior defensive end made back-to-back big plays when the Bulldogs needed it most.
Current Mississippi Valley State University head coach Lindsey Hunter is set to be inducted into the 2021 calls of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
On Friday, October 23, Jackson State University announced that legendary former head coach W.C. Gorden passed away. Gorden is the winningest coach in JSU football history. He was 90 years old.
In Jay Hopson's place, co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Scotty Walden was named the interim coach for the University of Southern Mississippi football team after Hopson left.
Jarod Conner, also known as “Snoop” on the UM roster, didn’t have the fastest start to the 2020 season. Against the University of Florida, Conner ran the ball eight times for 26 yards with a touchdown and one catch for five yards.
Against the Mean Green, USM rushed for 202 yards as a team with freshman running back Frank Gore, Jr. leading the way with 130 yards. It has been rough for the Miami, Fla., native as he has struggled to get going until that point.
Former University of Southern Mississippi quarterback Nick Mullens got his chance in the limelight against the New York Giants this past Sunday. The former USM star didn’t disappoint in his first start for the San Francisco 49ers since Dec. 30, 2018.
MSU has five quarterbacks on the current roster, but the one who perhaps has the best chance to start is former Stanford University quarterback K.J. Costello.
In mid-August, Jackson Public Schools cancelled fall sports including high-school football, meaning that players would be on their own as they tried to seek opportunities at playing college football.
University of Southern Mississippi head coach Jay Hopson resigned after his team lost the season opener to the University of South Alabama.
One Tougaloo player that was enjoying a great campaign was senior forward Ledarius Woods. He was named First-Team All-GCAC to end the regular season and named to the conference's All-Tournament team.
Mississippi State University is less than a month from opening the season against Louisiana State University on Saturday, Sept. 26. That is, of course, assuming the season is played or the start of the season is not pushed back.
As the SEC continues to push for a 2020 season, the conference first announced a 10-game conference-only schedule. Under a normal season, the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University would play just eight conference games.
The only thing certain about the 2020 college football season is uncertainty. As last week—Aug. 10 to Aug. 14—showed us, plans can change with little notice, and the season could be on the brink before you even have a chance to read this article.
The name James Harris might not mean much to anyone that hears it. But if you were a fan of professional wrestling in the 1980s and 1990s, the name Kamala will instantly be familiar.