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Cohen's Bulldogs make first conference road trip to Missouri

Posted 4/17/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- John Cohen sees the job his former boss at Missouri is doing with a unique perspective. He's lived it.



New Hope's Calmes signs with West Alabama

Posted 4/16/2014 in High School Sports

If Moesha Calmes could find a way to pull it off, she would go play for all of the schools that recruited her.



Heritage Academy's Phillips signs with Birmingham Southern

Posted 4/16/2014 in High School Sports

The thought of playing basketball in college always was in the back of Kristen Phillips' head.



Bulldogs add depth by signing Zuppardo

Posted 4/16/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray is determined to never be outsized near the basket ever again.



Bulldogs make changes in the baseball clubhouse

Posted 4/16/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Mississippi State baseball wants a clean slate before the final part of the regular season. And that includes being clean shaven.



Columbus knocks Starkville from playoff contention in prep baseball action

Posted 4/16/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School's exclusion from the Mississippi High School Activities Association baseball playoffs boiled down to one overriding factor.



Heritage Academy's Kerby at home in shot put circle

Posted 4/15/2014 in High School Sports

Mary Douglass Kerby is used to the stares. At 5-foot-7 on a good day, Kerby would appear to be out of place when she enters the training area for the shot put. After all, the track and field event in which competitors "throw" an 8.8-pound metal ball usually is reserved for bigger athletes who can use their size to launch the orb 30-60 feet.



Ole Miss pounds MSU to take series

Posted 4/14/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Ole Miss baseball team didn't let a collapse Saturday turn into a series loss. Determined not to compound its mistakes from the extra-inning loss, No. 19 Ole Miss pounded 20 hits Sunday en route to a 12-2 victory against No. 17 Mississippi State before a crowd of 10,371 at Dudy Noble Field.



MSU softball team rallies past No. 3 Alabama

Posted 4/14/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman believes in playing the game, not the opponent. Stuedeman feels teams too often spend unnecessary time and energy thinking about the other team rather than focusing on what it needs to do to be successful. In the Southeastern Conference, when ranked opponents usually are in the opposing dugout, that kind of thinking can make it difficult to get results.


Sluggers remind us what children can do when games are fun

Posted 4/14/2014 in Local Columns

"Are you going to be that kind of parent?" I don't recall who asked me the question. It was several years ago, well before my son, Austin, played his first baseball game or soccer match. But after years of umpiring at nearly every age division, I kind of knew the direction the questioner was going.


Bulldogs tame Rebels with incredible 10th-inning comeback

Posted 4/12/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Gavin Collins' mother, Shannon, just couldn't contain her joy. And who could blame her?



Minichino Column: No time for rest for Schaefer, coaching staff

Posted 4/12/2014 in College Sports




Columbus United Soccer Club experiences growth

Posted 4/12/2014 in Local Sports

These are exciting times for the Columbus United Soccer Club.



Mullen delivers fun, Maroon squad delivers win

Posted 4/12/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Dan Mullen summarized the 2014 Maroon-White spring football game in four words.



MSU will go with Mitchell in opener vs. Ole Miss

Posted 4/11/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In a game dominated by statistics and analysis, Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen is turning to his artist on the mound.



Cox has found fit at safety for Bulldogs

Posted 4/11/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins has gotten to the point he doesn't have to yell out the coverage, blitzes or scheme to safety Justin Cox. All Collins has to do is remind Cox when he's allowed to play with reckless abandon.



MSU, adidas sign seven-year, $17.5M extension

Posted 4/11/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State and adidas announced Thursday they have extended their partnership and unveiled new uniforms for the school's football and baseball programs.



Lenahan, MSU softball team keep believing

Posted 4/11/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior catcher Sam Lenahan talks passionately about her coach stressing the importance of believing. MSU coach Vann Stuedeman wants the Bulldogs to continue to battle and to believe as they finish the final stretch of a daunting Southeastern Conference schedule.



Columbus set for busy weekend

Posted 4/11/2014 in Local Sports

While things will be busy in Starkville with Super Bulldog Weekend, there will be plenty to do this weekend in Columbus.



MSU trying to bolster pass rush

Posted 4/10/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team has talked in the past few offseasons about beefing up its pass rush. And while the Bulldogs haven't been able to deliver the consistent pressure on the quarterback coach Dan Mullen wants, they hope a decision to add size and length to the defensive line will help produce results.



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