STARKVILLE -- Luis Pollorena has the hot hand. The sophomore left-hander, who has shined out of the bullpen and as a starter, will start Friday for the Mississippi State baseball team against Southern Mississippi in the first game of the NCAA tournament's Atlanta Regional.
Christian Dale is in a class by himself. The Columbus High School sophomore recently was named to The Clarion-Ledger Class 6A All-State team. The right-handed pitcher/infielder was named to the second team. He was the only underclassman named to the squad, which featured a first and a second team.
Lawrence Brown planned to be busy this summer. After watching many of his teammates from the past two New Hope High School football teams realize dreams to play college football, Brown decided he was going to do his best to attract attention so he could reach that goal, too. June has just started and Brown already has made impressive headway.
Columbus' Magnolia Motor Speedway returns to action Saturday with the Eighth Governor's Cup. Fresh off a barn-burner last weekend at the Southern All Stars Super Late Models, Magnolia Motor Speedway's latest event will feature the RockAuto.com Super Late Models in a 50-lap, $5,000-to-win showdown.
Haley Tutor never lost her love for softball. It's just that after two seasons of practice, travel, games -- repeat -- for each of the past five-plus years Tutor wanted a break. So instead of completing her senior year at New Hope High School on the softball diamond, Tutor opted to work and didn't play for the Lady Trojans' fast-pitch team.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team's coaches and players knew they were going to get into the NCAA tournament. But seeing their name Monday on ESPN during the tournamentﾕs selection show was more than confirmation they'd be heading to a regional for the first time since 2007. It was relief.
STARKVILLE -- Aside from the fanfare of playing a state rival in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, the Mississippi State baseball team should have an added advantage of having faced Southern Mississippi in the regular season. MSU's 5-4 win against Southern Miss on April 5 helped it rebound from being swept at the University of Georgia, and also set the stage for a crucial Game 1 win against Florida on Super Bulldog Weekend.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama baseball team has earned the No. 3 seed at the 2011 NCAA Tallahassee Regional, the NCAA Division Baseball Committee revealed Monday. No. 1 seed Florida State (41-16), No. 2 seed Central Florida (38-21), and No. 4 seed Bethune-Cookman (35-22) will join Alabama at the regional. The Seminoles are the No. 5 national seed in this year's tournament.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new interpretation of NCAA bylaws has transformed a popular college sports recruiting web site from a news service to a newsmaker.
HOOVER, Ala. -- The Mississippi State baseball team crashed out of the Southeastern Conference on Thursday in large part to self-inflicted mistakes.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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