HailState.com | The long strange trip to Starkville Read the Story
While winter weather gripped most of the country east of the Mississippi River, the college baseball season threw out the first pitch of the 2014 season. The bad weather made it impossible for Mississippi State's opponent, Hofstra to get to Starkville. Such is the burden of college baseball, where there are snowstorms to start the season, tornados in the middle and 100-plus degree temperatures by the season’s final weeks.
Talk of the Texas A&M quarterback battle is heating up and spring practices are just days away. In a three-horse race, it appears to be a toss-up between senior Matt Joeckel, sophomore Kenny Hill and freshman Kyle Allen. Each player will be vying for a chance to replace Johnny Manziel, who left A&M as the most electrifying college football player of his time.
USA Today | One and done, but never that simple Read the Story
The so-called one-and-done rule has been a hot topic in college basketball since it was implemented by the NBA in 2006, but arguably never more so than this season with potentially a record number of freshman in position to bolt. While players see the rule as an opportunity to fulfill their dreams, college basketball coaches say it has profoundly affected the game.