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Plumlee plays key role in MSU's victory against Arkansas

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Alabama -- Andy Cannizaro has managed the Mississippi State baseball team's limited pitching staff for months now. As difficult as it has been, he has come to learn what a staff short on numbers needs. On most days, it needs a savior. In a perfect world, that savior is the starting pitcher going deep into a game to save bullpen arms. When that doesn't pan out, he can turn to Peyton Plumlee.



Kegler reportedly will leave MSU

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

Mississippi State freshman forward Mario Kegler has reportedly asked for his release and intends to transfer. The news was first reported by Evan Daniels of



MSU track and field qualifies four for NCAA Nationals

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

LEXINGTON, Kentucky -- Four members of the Mississippi State track and field team secured spots for the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Thursday after the first day of the NCAA East Preliminary round.



UCLA edges Ole Miss in Game 1

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

LOS ANGELES -- In its first NCAA tournament Super Regional game, the No. 12 Ole Miss softball team was a strike away twice from taking Game 1, but rallies by No. 5 UCLA gave the home team an 8-7 victory Thursday night at Easton Stadium.



Game notes: Rooker delivers again for MSU

Posted 5/25/2017 in College Sports

Arkansas baseball coach Dave Van Horn saw the looming danger of Brent Rooker coming from innings away.



Ninth-inning rally lifts Bulldogs past Hogs

Posted 5/25/2017 in College Sports

For the 22nd time this season, the Mississippi State baseball team came from behind to win a game. This time it waited until the last inning to do it.


Pilkington delivers dominating effort on mound

Posted 5/25/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Andy Cannizaro generally checks up on his starting pitchers after each inning, even if he only asks how they feel. Cannizaro didn't need to do that with Konnor Pilkington on Wednesday morning. He quickly saw there wasn't much to discuss.

Columbus High softball standout Conner signs with EMCC

Posted 5/25/2017 in High School Sports

Kiara Conner admits she was nervous. Typically, the pitcher is the one who is uneasy when Conner is in the batter's box. This time, though, Conner wasn't playing in a game. In fact, her softball career at Columbus High School already was over and she was trying to find a place to continue playing a sport she started when she was 4 or 5 years old. That's why Conner was positioned next to a batting tee and prepared to impress East Mississippi Community College coach Kyndall White.

Cannizaro goes with defense in MSU's opener

Posted 5/25/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Andy Cannizaro had plenty of choices. With four players for three spots in the lineup, Mississippi State's baseball coach thought defense was what his team needed with ace Konnor Pilkington on the mound in an elimination game at the Southeastern Conference tournament.


Alabama fires baseball coach Goff after one season

Posted 5/25/2017 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrne announced Wednesday the school has fired baseball coach Greg Goff after one season.



Mississippi State tennis teams have one of top-10 seeds advance

Posted 5/25/2017 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- Mississippi State saw one of its top-10 seeded players advance, while Ole Miss saw both of its players move on and Alabama had its only representative lose Wednesday in the first round of the NCAA Tennis Singles Championship at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.



Florida holds on to beat Auburn in SEC tournament

Posted 5/25/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Alex Faedo allowed one run in six innings, and Christian Hicks drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning to score what proved to be the winning run in the No. 4 and top-seeded Florida baseball team's 5-4 victory against No. 20 and eighth-seeded Auburn on Wednesday night in the Southeastern Conference tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.



Texas-San Antonio snaps Southern Mississippi's winning streak

Posted 5/25/2017 in College Sports

BILOXI -- The No. 15 and top-seeded Southern Mississippi baseball team saw its 14-game winning streak end Wednesday in a 9-2 to eighth-seeded Texas-San Antonio in the Conference USA Championship at MGM Park.



No. 8 Auburn edges No. 9 Ole Miss

Posted 5/24/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- After waiting more than three hours to start its SEC tournament game, the Ole Miss baseball team built an early lead but couldn't hold on in a 5-4 loss to No. 24 Auburn in the final game Tuesday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Former New Hope High School standout Will Golsan went 2-for-3 with two runs for his team-leading 20th multi-hit game of the year for the No. 9 seed Rebels (32-25), who will await word on a possible NCAA tournament bid. The tournament field will be announced at 11 a.m. Monday on ESPNU.



MSU will have two in top 10 of NCAA singles

Posted 5/24/2017 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- Mississippi State men's tennis sophomore Nuno Borges opens play today against No. 53 Adam Moundir of Old Dominion at 12:30 p.m. at the NCAA Singles Championship at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.



Missouri eliminates Texas A&M

Posted 5/24/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Robbie Glendinning hit a grand slam and Andy Toelken pitched 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief Tuesday as the Missouri baseball team eliminated Texas A&M 12-7 in the Southeastern Conference tournament.



MSU baseball team's SEC tournament opener pushed back to today

Posted 5/24/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Alabama -- The Mississippi State baseball team's Southeastern Conference schedule has kept starting pitcher Konnor Pilkington from having a normal routine. This time, a schedule tweak might help him.



MSU's Rooker wins Ferriss Trophy, named SEC Player of the Year

Posted 5/23/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Alabama -- For a man who used to make his living as a baseball scout, Mississippi State baseball coach Andy Cannizaro isn't afraid to recite the numbers. When it comes to battling for Brent Rooker, the numbers are all Cannizaro needs.



Stovall continues to overcome obstacles

Posted 5/23/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Eric Stovall remembers the smallest details of the day his son, Hunter, was born. On Sept. 5, 1996, Eric carried Hunter, seemingly healthy even if six weeks premature, from the delivery room to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Brookwood Hospital. After a few minutes, he went to retrieve his mother-in-law to see Hunter. Eric turned the corner to see his son being revived.



LSU beats Louisiana to keep softball seeds perfect

Posted 5/23/2017 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Sydney Springfield hit a two-run home run, and junior right-hander Carley Hoover allowed only four hits in relief to lead the No. 13 seed and No. 18 LSU softball team to a 5-1 victory against No. 14 Louisiana in the final game of the NCAA tournament's Baton Rouge Regional at Tiger Park.



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