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Bulldogs announce first two assistant basketball coaches

Posted 4/6/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - It was no more than a two-minute conversation that changed Wes Flanigan's life and brought him back to state of Mississippi.

 

 

Bulldogs shuffle pitching rotation for Vanderbilt series

Posted 4/5/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In preparation for what must be considered a critical weekend series against Vanderbilt University, Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen has made a tweak to his weekend pitching rotation.

 

 

Columbus' Verner will go for two golds

Posted 4/5/2012 in High School Sports

The power of performance is a big motivator for Justin Verner.

 

 

Family connections help bring racing Sudduths together

Posted 4/5/2012 in Local Sports

Racing has proven to be a stabilizer for Bill Sudduth. Years ago, Sudduth used to fish and hunt. He also admits he liked to party. But things -- and hobbies -- changed when Bill met Brenda Langford. Racing replaced fishing and hunting as an activity Sudduth did in his spare time. That "hobby" quickly turned into a "passion" that Bill and Brenda have embraced.

 

 

MSU softball confident as it begins trek

Posted 4/5/2012 in College Sports

The Mississippi State University softball team remains confident even though it is on a nine-game conference losing streak.

 

 

New Hope softball wins region opener

Posted 4/4/2012 in High School Sports

New Hope High School fast-pitch softball coach Tabitha Beard can be difficult to please. Tuesday night was not one of those nights.

 

 

New Hope baseball walks-off against Saltillo

Posted 4/4/2012 in High School Sports

New Hope High School senior Dusty Dyson is in quite a groove right now.

 

 

Bulldogs go blitz-happy in spring football practice

Posted 4/3/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Big plays on both sides of the line of scrimmage were destined to happen on the Mississippi State University spring football practice field.

 

 

National pundits like 'out-of-the-box' approach which led to hiring Ray

Posted 4/3/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Not much is certain when evaluating the hire of Rick Ray as the next men's basketball coach at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Ray must start building quickly at MSU

Posted 4/3/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Once he accepted the job as Mississippi State University men's basketball coach, Rick Ray said he returned to Clemson, S.C., with 867 emails and 347 text messages on his cell phone. The task for MSU's first new men's basketball coach in more than 14 years will be to return some of those messages.

 

Checking perceptions will be key for Ray

Posted 4/3/2012 in Local Columns

Even though Rick Stansbury hadn't been a head coach when he was hired to replace Richard Williams as head men's basketball coach at Mississippi State University, the perception was he was ready to take the next step.

 

Lee, Dale do their part with defense to fuel Falcons

Posted 4/3/2012 in High School Sports

Trace Lee and Christian Dale are going to do everything in their power to help get the Columbus High School baseball team back to the postseason. While both players make solid contributions in the field and at the plate, Lee and Dale likely will make their presence felt the most on the mound. Combined with left-hander Hunter Mullis, Columbus (11-6, 2-2 Class 6A, Region) has three starting pitchers who can stop a team's momentum.

 

 

Dreams, hard work helped Kelly reach NFL

Posted 4/3/2012 in Local Sports

ABERDEEN -- Former Mississippi State University and current NFL standout tight end Reggie Kelly shared the secrets of his success Monday with a packed audience at the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet.

 

Ray wants to win by 'doing things the right way'

Posted 4/3/2012 in College Sports

Mississippi State Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin is adamant he didn't hire a resumé as the school's new men's basketball coach. He hired a man.

MSU selects Clemson assistant as next coach

Posted 4/2/2012 in College Sports

For the first time in nearly 15 years, Mississippi State University has a new men's basketball coach: Rick Ray.

 

MSU can't clinch series vs. Auburn

Posted 4/2/2012 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen wants his Bulldogs a little more "locked in." Lack of focus and attention to detail proved costly Sunday afternoon as MSU lost to No. 24 Auburn 8-2 in the final game of a three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series before a crowd of 3,458 at Plainsman Park.

 

 

No. 2 Alabama sweeps MSU softball

Posted 4/2/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University softball coach Vann Stuedeman tried everything and still came up short Sunday afternoon against her former employer.

 

 

Former Bulldogs push for UK's Payne

Posted 3/31/2012 in College Sports

Two former Mississippi State University men's basketball players are the primary reason behind the momentum behind Kenny Payne's candidacy for the school's opening for a head coach.

 

 

MSU offense comes out ahead in first scrimmage

Posted 3/31/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A lot of spectators walked away impressed Saturday with the Mississippi State University football team's offense.

 

 

Auburn evens series with MSU with 10-6 win

Posted 3/31/2012 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- The Mississippi State University baseball team last won a baseball series at Auburn University in 2004. MSU will have that opportunity against at 1 p.m. today when the teams meet in the rubber game of a weekend three-game Southeastern Conference series.

 

 

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