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Armstrong helps MSU earn split with Arkansas

Posted 3/29/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Derrick Armstrong has eased the concerns of Mississippi State baseball fans who were worried about C.T. Bradford's injury. The senior outfielder went 6-for-8 Saturday and had a key two-out hit in Game 2 that sparked No. 16 MSU to a 5-1 victory against Arkansas at Dudy Noble Field. Arkansas' Jalen Beeks scattered nine hits in eight innings to lead the Razorbacks to a 4-0 victory in Game 1.

 

 

Growth continues to push MSU forward

Posted 3/29/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jerica James is happy to be ahead of the curve. In her first two seasons as a member of the Mississippi State women's basketball team, James was already looking ahead to the next season on March 30.

 

 

Fernandez has helped make USF postseason regular

Posted 3/29/2014 in College Sports

Jose Fernandez knows how difficult it is to change the culture and the mind-set in and surrounding a basketball program. In the 10 seasons before Fernandez became head coach of the South Florida women's basketball team, the Bulls had only two winning seasons. Fernandez began the reconstruction in October 2000, when he was named interim head coach. Two months later, Fernandez was named head coach of a team that went on to finish 4-24 and 1-15 in Conference USA.

 

 

New Hope's Beard isn't going to make excuses

Posted 3/29/2014 in High School Sports

Tabitha Beard isn't going to make excuses. For years, defense has been the foundation for the New Hope High School softball program. Whether it has been slow- or fast-pitch, the Lady Trojans have relied on their defensive execution to give them an advantage against opponents.

 

 

Freshman Silkwood growing, along with rest of MSU softball team

Posted 3/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Mississippi State desperately needed a lift on the softball diamond Sunday afternoon, head coach Vann Stuedeman turned to a freshman.

 

 

MSU QB coach Johnson building bond with Prescott

Posted 3/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brian Johnson's first act as Mississippi State's new quarterbacks coach was to humble his star pupil.

 

 

Multiple outfielders to take part in MSU-Arkansas baseball series

Posted 3/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Unfortunately for Mississippi State coach John Cohen there's only three starting outfield spots in a lineup.

 

 

Starkville High's Mitchell chosen to lead Team Mississippi in all-star battle

Posted 3/28/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School coach Jamie Mitchell will be the head coach of Team Mississippi in the 2014 Mississippi-Alabama All Star Game.

 

 

MSU women defeat Auburn, reach WNIT quarterfinal round

Posted 3/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- As shooters go, Kendra Grant knows the mantra: The only way to get out of a slump is to keep shooting.

 

 

Starkville installs turf at football stadium

Posted 3/26/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Jamie Mitchell took the head coaching job at Starkville High School, he mentioned first the program's potential for the state's best facilities.

 

 

MSU softball rolls over Samford in non-conference play

Posted 3/26/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior second baseman Heidi Shape knew it had been a long time since she had hit a grand slam.

 

 

Hamilton High's Dobbs signs with Mississippi Delta C.C.

Posted 3/26/2014 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Dominating.

 

 

Advancing in WNIT helps illustrate growth of Bulldog program

Posted 3/26/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The signs of growth are everywhere.

 

 

MSU women keep growing in WNIT

Posted 3/25/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "Who'd a thunk it?" After 50 minutes of draining, back-and-forth basketball and another 20 minutes of questions from the media, Vic Schaefer spoke the truest words of the evening.

 

 

Quality starts give MSU a boost

Posted 3/25/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --The Mississippi State coaching staff isn't getting the pitching it thought it would get for Southeastern Conference weekends. It's better than the coaches imagined.

 

 

New Hope's Mattix sets sights on new number

Posted 3/25/2014 in High School Sports

A little more than two weeks ago, Mercedes Mattix still had basketball on her brain.

 

 

Mattox sisters motivate each other

Posted 3/25/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Starkville High School cross country and track and field performer Walker Mattox needs extra motivation, she doesn't have to call or text a teammate. Instead, she calls throughout the house for her sister, Kate, who has emerged as one of the Yellow Jackets' top performers in each of the past three seasons.

 

 

MSU women ready for challenge of Faulkner, USM

Posted 3/24/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Savannah Carter is eager for a second chance.

 

 

Vanderbilt beats MSU to avoid sweep

Posted 3/24/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin left Dudy Noble Field on Sunday relieved his team wasn't swept out of Starkville.

 

 

Slimmer Jones eyes move to DE

Posted 3/22/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chris Jones got tired of telling everybody he is a defensive end. This spring, he intends to show everybody.

 

 

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