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Prescott gives back at camp at MSU

Posted yesterday in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott could have gone anywhere. But Prescott didn't have to think long when he considered destinations for the first stop on his summer tour of the Southeast following a standout rookie season for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.


Crane offering new challenges to MSU men's basketball

Posted 6/20/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Collin Crane's job description extends far beyond using only weights. Hired in May as strength and conditioning coach for the Mississippi State men's basketball program, Crane learned from MSU coach Ben Howland and others what the Bulldogs did in the weight room with his predecessor, David Deets. He also discovered those things weren't a top priority.


MSU chooses Price as new broadcaster for football, men's basketball

Posted 6/17/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jason Crowder's best story regarding Neil Price has nothing to do with Price's on-air talents.


Former MSU standout Wilson arrested

Posted 6/16/2017 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Former Mississippi State wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson was arrested in Oktibbeha County on Wednesday for disorderly conduct, driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance, and possession of marijuana in the vehicle.


Mangum decides to return to MSU after drafted by Yankees

Posted 6/15/2017 in College Sports

Mangum tells The Dispatch he will return for junior season


Hudson column: Cannizaro impresses by winning 40 games in first season

Posted 6/13/2017 in Local Columns

The finality of the moment wasn't lost on Brent Rooker.


Twins use 35th pick to draft MSU's Rooker

Posted 6/13/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The doubt of it all was all but gone. By roughly 9 p.m. Monday, Mississippi State first baseman Brent Rooker knew with almost certainty he was going to be the 35th pick in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft and the newest member of the Minnesota Twins organization roughly half an hour later.


No. 4 national seed LSU ends MSU's season

Posted 6/12/2017 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The final salute to Josh Lovelady began early Monday morning. The Mississippi State baseball team's senior catcher turned to the dugout after a ninth-inning popout marked his final at-bat as a Bulldog. As the remaining MSU fans at Alex Box Stadium gave Lovelady a standing ovation, a line of Bulldogs greeted him when he returned to the dugout. Lovelady shared his most emphatic embrace with classmate Cody Brown.


Rooker hopes to be selected tonight in first round of MLB draft

Posted 6/12/2017 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The fruits of Brent Rooker's labors are expected to come tonight. The Mississippi State baseball team's first baseman is expected to hear his name called in the first two rounds of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft, which will begin tonight. More MSU players are expected to be selected in rounds 3-10 Tuesday and 11-40 Wednesday, but Rooker, a redshirt junior, is the most likely to get offered enough money to leave school early.


Lange gives MSU chance in first inning

Posted 6/11/2017 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Alex Lange gave the Mississippi State baseball team an opportunity in the first inning Saturday night.


MSU bullpen falters late in super regional loss at LSU

Posted 6/10/2017 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Mississippi State could only avoid LSU's slugging right fielder Greg Deichmann for so long.


Cannizaro's changes spark MSU

Posted 6/9/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro hasn't hesitated to experiment in his first year as Mississippi State's baseball coach. His willingness to try something different knows no limits, whether it means shifting pitchers from the starting rotation to the bullpen or moving Cody Brown to another position on the field.


Rooker adds more honors to resume

Posted 6/9/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Auburn coach Butch Thompson only needed to see the Mississippi State baseball team in person to determine the reason for its success. After the Tigers met the Bulldogs in a three-game series in April, Thompson listed those reasons, including the most obvious.


Bulldogs continue to show Cannizaro's fighting style

Posted 6/8/2017 in Local Columns

Cody Brown woke up earlier than usual Saturday morning. It was understandable because something was weighing on his mind.


Confidence key to MacNamee's production

Posted 6/8/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Talent never was the question for Elijah MacNamee. The only unknown was when he would realize his potential.


Rooker provides spark as MSU wins Hattiesburg Regional

Posted 6/6/2017 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- Brent Rooker might be college baseball's best hitter.


Billingsley delivers best outing of season to keep MSU alive

Posted 6/6/2017 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- Jacob Billingsley was in a tough spot.


Home runs, timely pitching lead MSU past South Alabama

Posted 6/5/2017 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- Late-inning pitching and home runs have been elusive for the Mississippi State baseball team at times, especially in the final weeks of the season. MSU delivered those elements in timely fashion Sunday night to secure a chance to play for the title of the NCAA tournament's Hattiesburg Regional.


Cannizaro's defensive alignment saves run

Posted 6/5/2017 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- South Alabama baseball coach Mark Calvi didn't hesitate to credit Mississippi State's Andy Cannizaro. Faced with an opportunity to keep the game scoreless, Cannizaro opted to take an unorthodox risk in the bottom of the first inning of his team's elimination game against USA on Sunday night in the NCAA tournament's Hattiesburg Regional.


Pilkington helps keep MSU's season alive

Posted 6/4/2017 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- The Mississippi State baseball team's season isn't over yet. Konnor Pilkington pitched into the eighth inning and allowed only one run Sunday to lead No. 2 seed and No. 20 MSU to a 5-4 victory against No. 4 seed Illinois-Chicago in an elimination game in the NCAA tournament's Hattiesburg Regional at Pete Taylor Park.



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