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NCAA bans Twitter hashtags on football fields

Posted 5/2/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Twitter hashtag will need to be taken out of the end zone at Davis Wade Stadium. The NCAA Football Rules Committee sent a memo last month to the athletic departments of member schools informing them of the ban on Twitter hashtags on football fields.

 

 

Lowndes County teams hope to open playoff action

Posted 5/2/2013 in High School Sports

The postseason road will continue for three Lowndes County teams if Mother Nature cooperates. The New Hope High School baseball and fast-pitch teams and the Caledonia High baseball teams hope to kick off their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A and Class 4 North State playoffs series today, but weather forecasts list 50- to 60-percent chances of rain in the area and most of the state. The chances for clear skies don't get much better Friday, as forecasts call for a 90-percent chance of rain.

 

 

BULLDOGS TO SERVE AT HOME: MSU earns No. 10 national seed, will host NCAA tennis regional

Posted 4/30/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The feeling never gets old for Mississippi State University men's tennis coach Per Nilsson.

 

 

Mitchell becomes stabilizing force in MSU bullpen

Posted 4/30/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ask Ross Mitchell about his immediate performance on the mound and the sophomore just shrugs his shoulders.

 

 

MSU baseball will try to regroup after sweep

Posted 4/30/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The five-hour bus ride home Sunday from Nashville, Tenn., seemed a lot longer to the Mississippi State University baseball team. Losing a three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series will do that to a team.

 

 

Boyd will play in 3-4 scheme with Packers

Posted 4/30/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Josh Boyd may be able to thank former teammate Fletcher Cox for being selected in the fifth round of the NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers.

 

 

Starkville Academy' Bolin gets shot at Mississippi College

Posted 4/30/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- There are few things coaches like better than when their pitchers throw strike one.

 

 

MSU women's golf team earns spot in NCAA Regional

Posted 4/30/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University women's golf coach Ginger Brown-Lemm believed this moment would happen for her program.

 

 

Starkville High will go to Oxford today

Posted 4/30/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School baseball coach Brian Jones knew his first Yellow Jackets squad would be a work in progress. Resilience has been his team's most impressive trait. Through trials and tribulations, the team has kept swinging and battling back.

 

 

Starkville High's Gee, Nichols advance to North State meet

Posted 4/30/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School girls track and field coach Caroline Woomer calls freshman Ralesheia Gee "a beast." Woomer means it in the nicest way possible.

 

 

No. 3 Vanderbilt completes perfect weekend vs. No. 16 MSU

Posted 4/29/2013 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The No. 3 Vanderbilt University baseball team scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning Sunday en route to an 8-3 victory against No. 16 Mississippi State University at Hawkins Field.

 

 

South Carolina sweeps MSU softball

Posted 4/29/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The University of South Carolina softball team used two solo home runs in the top of the seventh inning Sunday to earn a 5-4 victory against Mississippi State University at the MSU Softball Field.

 

 

New Hope softball eliminates Oxford in playoffs

Posted 4/29/2013 in High School Sports

The fantastic part about having friends -- really close friends -- is they can say just about anything to you.

 

 

MSU softball shut out by South Carolina

Posted 4/27/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State is quite simply looking for a little lady luck on the softball diamond.

 

 

New Hope storms past Lake Cormorant in baseball playoffs

Posted 4/27/2013 in College Sports

Sometimes you need to do a little redecorating.

 

 

Caledonia opens baseball playoffs with win

Posted 4/27/2013 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA - Caledonia High School baseball coach John Wilson wants his team to do a better job at the little things.

 

 

West Lowndes falls in baseball playoffs

Posted 4/27/2013 in High School Sports

After 13 unanswered runs, West Lowndes High School baseball coach Todd Stanley couldn't blame his players.

 

 

Pirtle's production powers No. 16 MSU

Posted 4/26/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- At 5-foot-8, 176 pounds, Brett Pirtle doesn't look like a typical Division I cleanup hitter. That's fine because Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen doesn't care or know what a typical college baseball lineup looks like anymore.

 

 

Kentucky rallies to beat Ole Miss

Posted 4/26/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- After allowing two unearned runs to score in the seventh inning that erased a lead, the University of Kentucky baseball team rallied for two runs in the eighth and used solid relief pitching from sophomore Chandler Shepherd to beat No. 18 University of Mississippi 3-2 in game one of a best-of-three Southeastern Conference series at Swayze Field.

 

 

First day of NFL draft has Crimson hue

Posted 4/26/2013 in College Sports

The University of Alabama football team's dominance once again carried over to the NFL draft. The two-time defending national champions became the first college team to produce three consecutive first-round picks since the common draft started in 1967 Thursday night. The New York Jets selected cornerback Dee Milliner at No. 9, then guard Chance Warmack went to the Tennessee Titans and the San Diego Chargers picked tackle D.J. Fluker.

 

 

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