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Seniors leaving rebuilt MSU baseball

Posted 6/8/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The last of the inherited talent in the Mississippi State University baseball program has left campus. Outfielder Brent Brownlee and pitchers Caleb Reed and Nick Routt stuck around through the change from longtime coach Ron Polk to coach John Cohen. There were tenuous times, but the three seniors leave the program in a better place. After the Bulldogs finished with losing records in their first two seasons, the seniors helped lead a resurgence that saw the program make consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.

 

 

Bumphis pleads guilty to failure to comply

Posted 6/8/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University wide receiver Chad Bumphis will be fined and will make a motion to have a New Year's morning arrest expunged from his record. The rising senior entered a guilty plea to a charge of failure to comply Thursday in Tupelo Municipal Court.

 

 

MSU's Jackson earns All-America honors

Posted 6/8/2012 in College Sports

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Marcus Jackson earned the first points for the Mississippi State University's track and field team Thursday when he set a new personal record and became the Bulldogs' latest All-American.

 

 

Changes to the draft process should benefit college game

Posted 6/6/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The completion of a new era to the Major League Baseball first-year player draft has more smiles on the faces of those involved in the game at all levels.

 

 

Routt, Graveman taken on final day of pro baseball draft

Posted 6/6/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University had a pair of players on its roster and two signees drafted Wednesday on the final day of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft.

 

 

Local players earn spots in all-star baseball game

Posted 6/5/2012 in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy, Starkville Academy, and Oak Hill Academy baseball teams had a host of performers who helped their teams advance to the postseason.

 

 

Giants take MSU's Stratton in first round

Posted 6/5/2012 in College Sports

The San Francisco Giants used the 20th pick to select Mississippi State University right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.

 

 

Schmidt's positive message helped keep SA girls focused

Posted 6/5/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Glenn Schmidt has been blessed a number of ways as a coach.

 

 

Patterson, Columbus girls have goals left to accomplish

Posted 6/5/2012 in High School Sports

Columbus High School girls basketball player Kiandria Patterson has a busy senior year lined up. Patterson plans to do her best in the classroom, to graduate from high school, and to find a place to play college basketball.

 

 

Prestridge provided steady guidance at point for SA girls

Posted 6/5/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy's player Anna Prestridge laughs when she talks about her early childhood memories.

 

 

TCU ends Ole Miss' season

Posted 6/5/2012 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The University of Mississippi baseball team took an early lead Monday night, but Texas Christian University rallied for a 7-4 victory in the deciding game of the NCAA tournament's College Station Regional at Blue Bell Park. The defeat marked only the fourth time this season the Rebels (37-26) lost when scoring in the first inning.

 

 

Samford eliminates MSU

Posted 6/4/2012 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Not many people saw the end unfolding this way. The Samford University baseball team, which was making its first appearance in the NCAA tournament, eliminated Mississippi State University from the Tallahassee Regional with a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon.

 

 

TCU beats Ole Miss to force deciding game

Posted 6/4/2012 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Brandon Finnegan allowed six hits and struck out seven in seven-plus innings Sunday to help the Texas Christian University baseball team beat the University of Mississippi 5-2 to force a deciding game in the NCAA tournament's College Station Regional.

 

 

New college bats draw mixed reviews

Posted 6/4/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The reviews are in for the new bats in college baseball, and they're not all positive. The NCAA Baseball Research Panel recommended the new BBCOR formula for colleges after studying an increase in offensive statistical performance in Division I in recent years.

 

 

Abrams signs to play volleyball at Snead State C.C.

Posted 6/4/2012 in High School Sports

Jaitra Abrams didn't realize her potential. After playing volleyball for four years in high school, Abrams didn't believe she was capable of playing at the next level.

 

 

Crawley wins USCS title in Columbus

Posted 6/4/2012 in Local Sports

United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear National points leader Tim Crawley, of Benton, Ark., clinched the USCS Sprint Speedweek six race mini-series Championship on Saturday night in the 15th Annual USCS "Battle at the Bullring" Finals at Columbus Speedway.

 

 

MSU breaks out to beat UAB

Posted 6/2/2012 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Two Mississippi State University baseball teams showed up to Dick Howser Stadium for the NCAA tournament's Tallahassee Regional.

 

 

Bottom of order provides spark for MSU

Posted 6/2/2012 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The name card made for him by the NCAA had Matthew Britton's name spelled wrong. That's what happens to you when you enter regional play hitting .154. The Mississippi State University infielder did what he has done throughout his freshman season -- turned the joke on himself.

 

 

Samford uses HRs to batter Stratton, MSU

Posted 6/2/2012 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- In what could have been the last pitch Chris Stratton threw in his Mississippi State University career, the ball traveled a little bit further than 60 feet, six inches.

 

 

Cowbells to ring again at Davis Wade Stadium

Posted 6/2/2012 in College Sports

Southeastern Conference presidents and chancellors voted Friday to continue the Mississippi State University cowbell compromise established two years ago.

 

 

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