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MSU wants to learn lessons from CWS trip

Posted 6/27/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- It's not unusual during a game to see UCLA baseball coach John Savage taking and writing notes on a lineup card or anything he can find.

 

 

Golsan's showing in Oklahoma helps him earn shot at Ole Miss

Posted 6/27/2013 in High School Sports

Will Golsan can thank his grandparents and his parents for "the fever."

 

 

Columbus High's McCullough, Lee shine in Oklahoma

Posted 6/27/2013 in High School Sports

Chris McCullough and Trace Lee already have proven themselves as two of the top junior baseball players in the state of Mississippi.

 

 

Identity lost: MSU knocks on championship door, but UCLA kicks it in

Posted 6/26/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Mississippi State University coaches, players, and fans have 235 days until the start of the 2014 season to stew over the disappointment of not playing their best in the College World Series.

 

 

MSU takes next step in Cohen's plan

Posted 6/26/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Five years ago, John Cohen had a frank discussion with Greg Byrne, who was Mississippi State University's Director of Athleticsat the time.

 

 

Pitching, defense, execution keys in UCLA's first title

Posted 6/26/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- When UCLA's baseball players went to the weight room for workouts, there were reminders all around about what their program lacked.

 

 

Lack of offense was noticed at College World Series

Posted 6/26/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The lack of offense, most notably home runs, has been a major topic of conversation among fans and media at the College World Series.

 

Even in defeat, MSU has best season in school history

Posted 6/26/2013 in College Sports

While the season was spectacular, the ending was not for the Mississippi State University baseball team Tuesday night. Playing for a team sport national championship for the first time in school history, the magic ran out as MSU dropped an 8-0 decision to UCLA in the final game of the College World Series championship series.

 

Nothing Bruin: UCLA makes most of opportunities in opener

Posted 6/25/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The UCLA baseball team made the most of its opportunities Monday night.

 

 

Plutko, relievers hold MSU in check

Posted 6/25/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- UCLA pitcher Adam Plutko knew at first glance TD Ameritrade Park was made for him.

 

 

UCLA's Berg makes history with 24th save

Posted 6/25/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- UCLA baseball coach John Savage stated an unwritten rule Monday night after his team's 3-1 victory against Mississippi State University in game one of the College World Series Finals at TD Ameritrade Park.

 

Veteran 'Dog watchers' still believe

Posted 6/25/2013 in College Sports

Though history had no way to foreshadow it, Mississippi State University radio broadcaster Jim Ellis always felt like the Bulldogs could come to Omaha and win the College World Series.

 

MSU, UCLA will face off for first national title

Posted 6/24/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Asked if he felt frustrated by the fact his program is one of the few at UCLA that has never won a national championship, fifth-year baseball coach John Savage was more than honest.

 

 

Plenty of similarities, differences between MSU, UCLA

Posted 6/24/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The best-of-three College World Series championship series between Mississippi State University and UCLA offers plenty of social differences before the teams step on the field.

 

 

Fitts will start game one for MSU

Posted 6/24/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Mississippi State University baseball team will turn to one of its least experienced pitchers tonight in game one of the best-of-three College World Series championship series.

 

MSU faithful cling to lucky rituals, rites

Posted 6/24/2013 in College Sports

Starkville resident Kim Dier does not believe that she is an overly superstitious person. Yet, there she was following the same pre-game routine before each of the Mississippi State University baseball team's victories over the University of Virginia at the Charlottesville Super Regional.

 

Graveman's strong start sets MSU on title path

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Kendall Graveman told the Mississippi State University coaches Friday morning he didn't feel as physically strong as he did prior to previous starts.

 

 

Former Bulldog Masters providing divine assistance

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Go ahead and call it a divine intervention. Whatever you call it, Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen was going to make sure all of the religious affiliations were in his team's corner.

 

 

Renfroe shows big ballpark can't hold him

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Mississippi State University coach John Cohen is constantly talking about Hunter Renfroe doing things on a baseball field normal athletes just can't do.

 

 

Renfroe, Graveman play key roles in victory

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- For the first time in school history, the Mississippi State University baseball team will play for a national championship.

 

 

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