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Holder, Rea provide more late-inning drama

Posted 6/18/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Jonathan Holder and Wes Rea aren't interested in having the 27th out of a game be a normal, boring experience.

 

MSU's social media presence at CWS is team effort

Posted 6/18/2013 in College Sports

Lee VanHorn attended the 2007 College World Series as a student at Winona High School. Fast forward six years and VanHorn is back in the Midwest again watching Mississippi State University play for a national championship. However, things are so much different this time around: The MSU graduate student finds a much heavier workload on his plate.

 

Mississippi State, Indiana navigate numbers differently

Posted 6/17/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Tonight's College World Series battle is a classic battle of old school versus new school.

 

 

More newcomers advancing to College World Series

Posted 6/17/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen knew he was the odd man of the group when he arrived at the news conference for the four coaches in the upper bracket of the College World Series.

 

Rivals become allies in Omaha

Posted 6/17/2013 in College Sports

Mississippi State University and Louisiana State University find themselves on opposite sides of the bracket at the College World Series. The Bulldogs and Tigers are together, though, in about every other aspect of life this week at TD Ameritrade Park.

 

Rea of Light -- MSU avoids walk-off home run to beat Oregon State

Posted 6/15/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- All it takes is one pitch to change a baseball game.

 

 

Lucky No. 13 -- Mitchell solid again in relief in victory

Posted 6/15/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Ross Mitchell was 6 years old the last time the Mississippi State University baseball team won a College World Series game in 1998.

 

 

Frazier sets MSU's single-season hits record

Posted 6/15/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Mississippi State University junior Adam Frazier owns a piece of history at program that has been playing baseball for 123 seasons.

 

 

New Hope's Payne will get chance to play baseball at Belhaven

Posted 6/15/2013 in High School Sports

Tee Payne has a flair for the dramatic. The New Hope High School standout has earned a reputation for being one of the strongest and hardest-working players on the school's football team. His tape-measure home runs also secured him a place in the baseball team's record books.

 

 

Four of MSU women's basketball team's recruits enrolled in summer school

Posted 6/15/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer is excited that the indoctrination process has started. The start of the 2013-14 season is still about four months away, but the Mississippi State University women's basketball coach and his coaching staff aren't waiting to introduce their new players to a more demanding set of expectations.

 

 

Starkville High introduces Garner as new baseball coach

Posted 6/15/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Coming home isn't always a no-brainer. Coaches have to consider the tradition of a program and whether their families and children will be able to make a smooth transition if a move is made.

 

 

CLRA, Columbus United announce new opportunities for soccer players

Posted 6/15/2013 in Local Sports

As part of the Presidents Cup 2014 Challenge, Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority (CLRA) and the Columbus United Soccer Club have overhauled the summer player development opportunities for soccer players in the area.

 

 

Detz: 'California cool' -- and coachable

Posted 6/14/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- A year ago, Alex Detz knew where he was going to go to college.

 

 

Former MSU greats offer well wishes to Bulldogs

Posted 6/14/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Every morning Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen gets on the exercise bike and answers text messages during his workout.

 

Those were (are?) the good old days

Posted 6/14/2013 in Local Columns

Things are never the same when you go home after being away for a number of years. Somehow, things seem smaller, less vivid than the images preserved in memory.

 

Magnolia Motor Speedway will play host to event this weekend

Posted 6/14/2013 in Local Sports

Magnolia Motor Speedway will play host to the Columbus Convention and Visitor's Bureau Clash at the MAG tonight and Saturday.

 

 

Cohen has MSU alive, full of bite

Posted 6/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- John Cohen knows pictures can sometimes speak louder than words in the recruiting process.

 

 

Bulldogs say road to Omaha was worth it

Posted 6/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It was all worth it. This was the consensus from members of the Mississippi State University baseball team as they stared into television cameras and faced the most media attention they've received this season.

 

 

Rea, Holder go from rivals to long-haired teammates

Posted 6/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- As a 10th-grader, Jonathan Holder stood on the mound and -- in the terms normally applied to some Biblical epic -- sort of "beheld" Wes Rea.

 

 

Three Bulldogs earn All-America honors

Posted 6/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Three Mississippi State University baseball players collected All-America honors Wednesday as they prepared for a trip to the College World Series.

 

 

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