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MSU softball team rallies past No. 3 Alabama

Posted 4/14/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman believes in playing the game, not the opponent. Stuedeman feels teams too often spend unnecessary time and energy thinking about the other team rather than focusing on what it needs to do to be successful. In the Southeastern Conference, when ranked opponents usually are in the opposing dugout, that kind of thinking can make it difficult to get results.


Sluggers remind us what children can do when games are fun

Posted 4/14/2014 in Local Columns

"Are you going to be that kind of parent?" I don't recall who asked me the question. It was several years ago, well before my son, Austin, played his first baseball game or soccer match. But after years of umpiring at nearly every age division, I kind of knew the direction the questioner was going.


Bulldogs tame Rebels with incredible 10th-inning comeback

Posted 4/12/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Gavin Collins' mother, Shannon, just couldn't contain her joy. And who could blame her?



Minichino Column: No time for rest for Schaefer, coaching staff

Posted 4/12/2014 in College Sports




Columbus United Soccer Club experiences growth

Posted 4/12/2014 in Local Sports

These are exciting times for the Columbus United Soccer Club.



Mullen delivers fun, Maroon squad delivers win

Posted 4/12/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Dan Mullen summarized the 2014 Maroon-White spring football game in four words.



MSU will go with Mitchell in opener vs. Ole Miss

Posted 4/11/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In a game dominated by statistics and analysis, Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen is turning to his artist on the mound.



Cox has found fit at safety for Bulldogs

Posted 4/11/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins has gotten to the point he doesn't have to yell out the coverage, blitzes or scheme to safety Justin Cox. All Collins has to do is remind Cox when he's allowed to play with reckless abandon.



MSU, adidas sign seven-year, $17.5M extension

Posted 4/11/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State and adidas announced Thursday they have extended their partnership and unveiled new uniforms for the school's football and baseball programs.



Lenahan, MSU softball team keep believing

Posted 4/11/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior catcher Sam Lenahan talks passionately about her coach stressing the importance of believing. MSU coach Vann Stuedeman wants the Bulldogs to continue to battle and to believe as they finish the final stretch of a daunting Southeastern Conference schedule.



Columbus set for busy weekend

Posted 4/11/2014 in Local Sports

While things will be busy in Starkville with Super Bulldog Weekend, there will be plenty to do this weekend in Columbus.



MSU trying to bolster pass rush

Posted 4/10/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team has talked in the past few offseasons about beefing up its pass rush. And while the Bulldogs haven't been able to deliver the consistent pressure on the quarterback coach Dan Mullen wants, they hope a decision to add size and length to the defensive line will help produce results.



MSU likely will be without Brown vs. Ole Miss

Posted 4/10/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The No. 17 Mississippi State baseball team is preparing for another weekend without sophomore right-hander Preston Brown.



MSU soccer will close spring vs. Alabama

Posted 4/10/2014 in College Sports

Aaron Gordon likes the progress the Mississippi State women's soccer team has made in its spring season. The second-year MSU head coach will like his 2014 team even better when he has all 19 of the freshmen in his recruiting class on campus.



Sulligent's Johnson gives back at Pickens County banquet

Posted 4/10/2014 in High School Sports

Even though he is preparing for his sixth season in the National Football League, Rashad Johnson still gets nervous. Johnson spoke with nervousness, but he also spoke with a purpose Monday night at the Pickens County High School football banquet.



Veteran coach Hughey will coach girls at Heritage Academy

Posted 4/9/2014 in High School Sports

Stan Hughey still loves basketball. The only difference next school year is Hughey will coach the sport at a different school.



West Point's Williams picks East Central C.C.

Posted 4/9/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- It's hard to underestimate a connection. With all of the factors student-athletes have to consider when picking a college, the relationship they build with coaches often plays a big role in the final decision.



New Hope's Baudoin going to Jones County

Posted 4/9/2014 in High School Sports

The past four years have prepared Taylor Baudoin for the next step in her basketball career.



Columbus High's Edinburgh going to Holmes C.C.

Posted 4/9/2014 in High School Sports

Bri Edinburgh's patience paid off Tuesday. Last season, Edinburgh was a third option in the backcourt behind standouts Kiki Patterson and Daisha Williams. While Patterson, who later signed with Mississippi State, and Williams, who signed with Northeast Mississippi Community College, paced the Lady Falcons in scoring, Edinburgh watched, learned, and waited.



Wild pitch lifts MSU past USM in 11th

Posted 4/9/2014 in College Sports

PEARL -- When Derrick Armstrong raced home with the game-winning run, a lot of anxiety was lifted from the Mississippi State baseball team. Armstrong scored on a walk-off wild pitch to help No. 17 MSU defeat Southern Mississippi 4-3 in 11 innings Tuesday night before a crowd of 3,379 at Trustmark Park.



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