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EMCC's Neely ready for next step

Posted 6/13/2012 in College Sports

Kate Neely is ready for the next chapter in her life. After four seasons as softball coach at East Mississippi Community College, Neely is ready to switch gears and move into another position on campus. EMCC officials are presently taking applications for the softball coaching vacancy and hope to have a new coach in place by mid-July.

 

 

MSU's Stratton, Routt sign pro deals

Posted 6/13/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University junior pitchers Chris Stratton and Nick Routt signed with the National League teams that selected them last week in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft.

 

 

Suspect in Auburn University shootings turns himself in

Posted 6/13/2012 in College Sports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The three-day hunt for a man charged with killing three people near Auburn University ended with the suspect walking up the steps of an Alabama courthouse and turning himself in to a U.S. Marshal waiting inside.

 

 

QB Sandberg commits to MSU

Posted 6/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen may have gotten his quarterback of the future Monday evening when Cord Sandberg, one of the nation's top dual-threat prospect, committed to the Bulldogs.

 

 

Three linemen commit to MSU

Posted 6/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football team bolstered the depth up front in its 2013 recruiting class with the commitments of three in-state linemen.

 

 

Ball will lead District 4 All-Stars

Posted 6/12/2012 in High School Sports

Chris Ball knows the caliber of baseball played in the Greater Golden Triangle area. As an infielder, Ball was member of the New Hope High School baseball teams that won state titles in 1996 and 1998. He then went on to play baseball for two more seasons at East Mississippi Community College before becoming a coach.

 

 

Former Bulldog Kelly will showcase food products

Posted 6/12/2012 in Local Sports

Reggie Kelly likes to cook. Now, the longtime NFL player and former Mississippi State University standout is sharing some of his secrets in the kitchen.

 

 

Cohen understands expectations will be high for MSU in 2013

Posted 6/9/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "For Mississippi State baseball, anything less than Omaha is unacceptable." John Cohen said those words four years ago when he replaced Ron Polk as baseball coach at Mississippi State University. The comment showed Cohen, who played for Polk from 1988-90, understood the expectations he faced in re-invigorating a program that went 23-33 in 2008 a year after advancing to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

 

 

MSU discussing moving fences in at Dudy Noble Field

Posted 6/9/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Fans may see less room in the outfield at Dudy Noble Field as soon as next season. Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen confirmed this week the Bulldogs coaches are "discussing" the possibility of moving in the ballpark's fences in to counter the effects of the new aluminum bat restrictions.

 

 

Tate helps MSU relay team earn All-America honors

Posted 6/9/2012 in College Sports

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Mississippi State University men's track and field team's 4x400-meter relay team of Tavaris Tate, Daundre Barnaby, James Harris, Emanuel Mayers, and Tavaris Tate finished eighth Saturday with a time of 3 minutes, 5.85 seconds career at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at historic Drake Field.

 

 

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.

 

 

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