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Cohen busy recuiting for MSU on eve of NCAA tourney

Posted 5/30/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- On the eve of selection Monday, John Cohen didn't have the type of weekend fans might expect. His Mississippi State Bulldogs are a bubble team to make the NCAA's 64-team field, but he hasn't been in his office glued to the TV or the internet keeping up with other scores. Instead, Cohen's been busy recruiting while his players have had the last two days off.

 

 

Braddock earns MVP honors at All-Star baseball game

Posted 5/28/2011 in High School Sports

Austin Braddock didn't end his high school career with the state championship he wanted, as Heritage Academy fell one game short of reaching the state finals in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools.

 

 

Big Ten, NCAA closer to experiment of paying players

Posted 5/28/2011 in College Sports

Athletes at the highest level of college sports could receive money for personal expenses as part of their scholarship packages if a trial balloon floated by the Big Ten becomes reality.

 

 

Georgia wins one vs. Florida, is NCAA Tournament eligible

Posted 5/28/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Nolan Fontana drove in the go-ahead run on a groundout in the top of the ninth inning to lift the University of Florida baseball team into the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game with a 3-2 win against the University of Georgia on Saturday.

 

 

MSU baseball on NCAA bubble, but far from in trouble

Posted 5/28/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Despite crashing out of the Southeastern Conference tournament in two games and losing four of its past five games, the Mississippi State baseball team feels it has a strong case to earn an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament.

 

 

Rivals.com rejects NCAA re-classification

Posted 5/28/2011 in College Sports

A new interpretation of NCAA bylaws has transformed a popular college sports recruiting web site from a news service to a newsmaker.

 

 

Cohen knows MSU is better than it showed

Posted 5/27/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The Mississippi State baseball team crashed out of the Southeastern Conference on Thursday in large part to self-inflicted mistakes.

 

 

Bulldogs get swept away

Posted 5/27/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- It was over after the first inning. The Mississippi State baseball team gave up four first-inning runs to the University of Arkansas and lost 7-2 in an elimination game Thursday at the Southeastern Conference tournament at Regions Park.

 

 

Randall, Florida blank Alabama

Posted 5/27/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Hudson Randall allowed four hits in eight innings Thursday to lead the third-seeded University of Florida baseball team to a 6-0 win against the University of Alabama in the second round of the 2011 Southeastern Conference tournament at Regions Park.

 

 

Stanford beats Alabama in Game 1 of Tuscaloosa Super Regional

Posted 5/27/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama softball team lost to Stanford University 5-2 on Thursday in the opening game of the NCAA Tuscaloosa Super Regional at Rhoads Stadium. The loss is the first at home this season for

 

 

SEC Tournament Gameday: MSU v Arkansas post-game

Posted 5/26/2011 in College Sports

GAME 5 No. 2 Arkansas 7, MSU 2 ---Bulldogs are eliminated from SEC tournament with second loss in as many days. They'll await word on an NCAA selection on Monday. ---Arkansas moves on to face the loser of Alabama-Florida at 3 p.m. Friday WP: DJ Baxendale - 5 IP, 6H, 2ER, 3K, 2BB LP: Nick Routt - 3 1/3 IP, 8H, 5R, 4ER, 6K, 3BB, 2 WP

 

 

Florida's big blow slams MSU

Posted 5/26/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- With one swing Wednesday, the University of Florida baseball team erased a three-run deficit and forced Mississippi State into a do-or-die situation at the Southeastern Conference tournament. Designated hitter Brian Johnson' grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Florida a one-run lead that it turned into a 7-5 win in the second game of the opening round at Regions Park.

 

 

Kilcrease helps Alabama get off to fast start

Posted 5/26/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The University of Alabama baseball team used a five-run first inning and a solid effort by starting pitcher Nathan Kilcrease on Wednesday in a 7-4 victory against the No. 18 University of Arkansas in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Regions Park.

 

 

Magnolia Motor Speedway will play host to All Stars Series

Posted 5/26/2011 in Local Sports

Columbus' Magnolia Motor Speedway will play host to the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series on Memorial Day Weekend. The event will feature a $5,000-to-win, $300-to-start Super Late Model main event on Sunday.

 

 

Lee shows how 'Ds' are keys to success

Posted 5/26/2011 in Local Sports

Tyson Lee looks like a natural. The former quarterback at Columbus High, Itawamba Community College, and Mississippi State moves through footwork and passing drills with deadly efficiency.

 

 

SEC Tournament Gameday: MSU v Arkansas pre-game

Posted 5/26/2011 in College Sports

Southeastern Conference Tournament at Regions Park (Hoover, Ala.) GAME 5 (Elimination Game) 9:30 a.m. (CSS): No. 6 Mississippi State (34-22) v No. 2 Arkansas (36-19). Bulldogs lost 7-5 to Florida on Wednesday; Razorbacks lost 7-4 to Alabama. Arkansas won season series 2-1 in Fayetteville

 

 

SEC Tournament Gameday: MSU v Florida post-game

Posted 5/25/2011 in College Sports

GAME 2 Florida 7, MSU 5 ---Bulldogs face Arkansas, which lost to Alabama in Game 1, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday (CSS) ---Florida moves on to face Alabama at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

 

SEC Tournament Gameday: MSU v Florida pre-game

Posted 5/25/2011 in College Sports

Southeastern Conference Tournament at Regions Park (Hoover, Ala.) Game 2: No. 3 Florida (41-15, 22-8) v No. 6 Mississippi State (34-21, 14-16) Florida won season series 2-1 in Starkville.

 

 

Loose MSU ready to take on Florida

Posted 5/25/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "Clutch" plays are at a premium in the postseason. The difference between advancing and going home often comes down to a two-out hit or a defensive play that saves a run.

 

 

Bulldogs place three on All-SEC baseball teams

Posted 5/25/2011 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Mississippi State baseball team placed three players on the 2011 All-Southeastern Conference baseball teams, while the University of Mississippi and the University of Alabama each placed a player on the second team, the league announced Tuesday.

 

 

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