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NeSmith Series in Columbus on Saturday

Posted 6/15/2012 in Local Sports

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Week 12 of the 2012 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series season will see 12 races at 11 tracks in four different states. There will be four races tonight and eight races Saturday night. East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., will play host to action tonight and Saturday night.



National Bass Fishing Trail coming to Columbus

Posted 6/15/2012 in Local Sports

The National Bass Fishing Trail will hold its national tournament Sunday through Thursday in Columbus. The NBT, which formed in 2007, hasn't had a district in the state of Mississippi since its formation. It hopes this event and a proposed junior tournament Monday will help build interest in the NBT.



Ole Miss, Alabama teams earn academic honors

Posted 6/15/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Four University of Mississippi teams and two University of Alabama teams were recognized Thursday as elite academic programs in the country in their sport with the NCAA's announcement of the public recognition awards.



Area teams hoop it up at Itawamba CC

Posted 6/13/2012 in High School Sports

Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter is placing a little more emphasis on summer basketball this year.



Burroughs eager for challenge at Northwestern State University

Posted 6/13/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Lane Burroughs has agreed to join a very exclusive and successful club.



MSU, Loyola close to finalizing 50-year reunion on the basketball court

Posted 6/13/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University and the University of Loyola at Chicago are in discussions to play a 50th anniversary game of the historic 1963 NCAA second-round tournament game.



Starkville High's Myles picks MSU

Posted 6/13/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football program didn't have to go very far to receive its eighth verbal commitment of the 2013 recruiting class. Starkville High School athlete Gabe Myles committed Tuesday morning to MSU to give the Bulldogs their fourth verbal pledge in as many days.



Moore, Woods commit to MSU

Posted 6/13/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The streak of verbal commitments continued Tuesday for the Mississippi State University football program. Kailo Moore, the Magnolia State's top rated running back according to numerous recruiting services, committed to the Bulldogs. The commitments of Pinson Clay-Chalkville (Ala.) High wide receiver DeAndre Woods and Starkville High athlete Gabe Myles give MSU 10 commitments for the 2013 season.



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.



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