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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.

 

 

Carter develops into comfortable contributor for MSU

Posted 3/22/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Savannah Carter arrived in Starkville as an apparent ideal fit for Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer's system.

 

 

MSU routs Beede, Vanderbilt in opener

Posted 3/22/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There will be a time Vanderbilt pitcher Tyler Beede will laugh about his Friday night in Starkville. It won't be any time soon. The No. 21 Mississippi State baseball team touched one of the nation's top pitchers for 11 runs and recorded just eight outs against him en route to a 17-2 victory against No. 6 Vanderbilt at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

EMCC baseball team ranked with nation's best

Posted 3/22/2014 in College Sports

With East Mississippi Community College having established itself as a national championship in contender in football and men's basketball, baseball coach Chris Rose is excited to see his program join that elite level. If early season success is any indication, the Lions are well on their way.

 

 

Starkville's MacGown finds right fit in Georgia

Posted 3/22/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Patrick Reagan always looks for the perfect fit. As coach of the cross country team at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Reagan knows the recruits he might attract to the NAIA school in Savannah, Ga., are a specialized group of talented athletes and artists.

 

 

New Hope's Spann sells himself to NEMCC

Posted 3/22/2014 in High School Sports

A career in marketing or business appears to be perfectly suited for Brandon Spann.

 

 

MSU shows it can counter punch in WNIT

Posted 3/21/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Throwing the first punch isn't easy, but you can catch an opponent off guard if you come out with an attacking mind-set. Landing a second punch can be just as simple, especially if it comes immediately after the first and follows with equal authority.

 

 

No. 21 MSU will go with Brown vs. No. 6 Vanderbilt

Posted 3/21/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- John Cohen believes Preston Brown is ready for the challenge. If the coach of the No. 21 Mississippi State baseball team didn't, he would have picked someone else to pitch at 6:30 tonight in Game 1 of his squad's Southeastern Conference weekend series against No. 6 Vanderbilt at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

MSU softball will try to gain ground at Auburn

Posted 3/21/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman knew the struggles might come for a deep and talented crop of newcomers. However, she hoped the confidence her team gained from winning its first 15 games this season was going to be enough to keep the momentum going through the toughest of times.

 

 

MSU women's basketball hosts Tulane in WNIT

Posted 3/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Katia May pursed her lips as if to let out a whistle.

 

 

Warren excited about move to offensive tackle position during spring drills

Posted 3/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rufus Warren was always trying to desperately shed weight to get back into a tight end type body before spring and fall camp.

 

Walters Column: Mississippi Coliseum always provides memories

Posted 3/19/2014 in Local Columns

Even after all of these years, there is still something special about the Mississippi Coliseum.

WNIT chance for MSU women to shine

Posted 3/19/2014 in Local Columns

This is the first step. As much as Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer would like to point to a victory against No. 11 Georgia last season or a win against Vanderbilt at home this season, the announcement late Monday night that MSU (19-13) had received a bid to the Women's National Invitation Tournament was the first tangible sign of progress for Schaefer in his second season as the head coach of the program.

 

Caledonia softball beats Columbus

Posted 3/19/2014 in High School Sports

Caledonia High School fast-pitch softball coach Robin Elmore has a checklist of items she wants her team to accomplish every game.

 

 

Mullen likes depth at QB as spring practice begins

Posted 3/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It took Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen a few minutes to remember the frustrations of a lack of depth at quarterback last spring.

 

 

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