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Pitching, defense, execution keys in UCLA's first title

Posted 6/26/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- When UCLA's baseball players went to the weight room for workouts, there were reminders all around about what their program lacked.

 

 

Lack of offense was noticed at College World Series

Posted 6/26/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The lack of offense, most notably home runs, has been a major topic of conversation among fans and media at the College World Series.

 

Even in defeat, MSU has best season in school history

Posted 6/26/2013 in College Sports

While the season was spectacular, the ending was not for the Mississippi State University baseball team Tuesday night. Playing for a team sport national championship for the first time in school history, the magic ran out as MSU dropped an 8-0 decision to UCLA in the final game of the College World Series championship series.

 

Nothing Bruin: UCLA makes most of opportunities in opener

Posted 6/25/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The UCLA baseball team made the most of its opportunities Monday night.

 

 

Plutko, relievers hold MSU in check

Posted 6/25/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- UCLA pitcher Adam Plutko knew at first glance TD Ameritrade Park was made for him.

 

 

UCLA's Berg makes history with 24th save

Posted 6/25/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- UCLA baseball coach John Savage stated an unwritten rule Monday night after his team's 3-1 victory against Mississippi State University in game one of the College World Series Finals at TD Ameritrade Park.

 

Veteran 'Dog watchers' still believe

Posted 6/25/2013 in College Sports

Though history had no way to foreshadow it, Mississippi State University radio broadcaster Jim Ellis always felt like the Bulldogs could come to Omaha and win the College World Series.

 

MSU, UCLA will face off for first national title

Posted 6/24/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Asked if he felt frustrated by the fact his program is one of the few at UCLA that has never won a national championship, fifth-year baseball coach John Savage was more than honest.

 

 

Plenty of similarities, differences between MSU, UCLA

Posted 6/24/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The best-of-three College World Series championship series between Mississippi State University and UCLA offers plenty of social differences before the teams step on the field.

 

 

Fitts will start game one for MSU

Posted 6/24/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Mississippi State University baseball team will turn to one of its least experienced pitchers tonight in game one of the best-of-three College World Series championship series.

 

MSU faithful cling to lucky rituals, rites

Posted 6/24/2013 in College Sports

Starkville resident Kim Dier does not believe that she is an overly superstitious person. Yet, there she was following the same pre-game routine before each of the Mississippi State University baseball team's victories over the University of Virginia at the Charlottesville Super Regional.

 

Graveman's strong start sets MSU on title path

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Kendall Graveman told the Mississippi State University coaches Friday morning he didn't feel as physically strong as he did prior to previous starts.

 

 

Former Bulldog Masters providing divine assistance

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Go ahead and call it a divine intervention. Whatever you call it, Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen was going to make sure all of the religious affiliations were in his team's corner.

 

 

Renfroe shows big ballpark can't hold him

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Mississippi State University coach John Cohen is constantly talking about Hunter Renfroe doing things on a baseball field normal athletes just can't do.

 

 

Renfroe, Graveman play key roles in victory

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- For the first time in school history, the Mississippi State University baseball team will play for a national championship.

 

 

MSU, UCLA feel ballpark plays to their strengths

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The final teams in the College World Series feel the large dimensions of TD Ameritrade Park play to their styles.

 

 

MSU's 'Bench Mobb' keeps things loose in dugout

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- There is never a dull moment in the Mississippi State University baseball team's dugout thanks to a group of players who call themselves the "Bench Mobb."

 

 

MSU football team suspends two players

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

Two members of the Mississippi State University football won't be in uniform any time soon, if ever again, for violating team rules.

 

Calling all Dawgs! MSU fans urged to go to Omaha

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

Whether it is by bus, plane or automobile, the Mississippi State University baseball team needs you in Omaha. MSU (51-18) will face UCLA (47-17) in the College World Series national championship series, beginning at 7 p.m. Monday (ESPN) at TD Ameritrade Park.

Darlin' Dawgs: MSU become Omaha's adopted team

Posted 6/21/2013 in College Sports

Fans of the Mississippi State University baseball program are not the only ones changing plans and headed in another direction.

 

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