Hunter Renfroe has to be smiling. Nearly one year ago, Renfroe hit the last home run in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park to lead the Mississippi State baseball team to a victory against Oregon State. It will be interesting to see how long Renfroe remains the answer to a trivia question as another power-starved CWS approaches its second week of action in Omaha, Nebraska.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's golf team -- care of Ally McDonald -- has taken the best season in program on the road.
OMAHA, Neb. -- In a College World Series where hits have been few and far between for Mississippi, none was more timely than the one John Gatlin delivered Tuesday.
EUGENE, Ore. -- Brandon McBride is an NCAA champion times two. On Friday evening in front of a national TV audience on ESPNU and a raucous crowd at historic Hayward Field, Mississippi State's McBride won his second NCAA title after holding off Florida's Ryan Schnulle.
STARKVILLE -- If you didn't know any better, it would be easy to think the Mississippi State women's basketball team's five incoming freshmen were enjoying a day at the beach.
Chase Reeves wanted to play baseball somewhere after his sophomore season at East Mississippi Community College. But injuries created plenty of uncertainty for the former All-State pitcher/outfielder from Hamilton High School.
Two of Mississippi State's best Bulldogs are now Yankees. According to the New York Post's George King, the New York Yankees signed left-handed relief pitcher Jacob Lindgren for $1.1 million on Saturday.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Mike Bianco thought it would be easier to get to college baseball's showcase event. After all, Bianco had a front-row seat as an assistant coach as LSU coach Skip Bertman guided the Tigers to the College World Series on a regular basis.
STARKVILLE -- It's natural to ask the coach of the national runner-up from the previous season his thoughts about the field of teams for this year's championship.
STARKVILLE -- Belief sounds like such a simple concept. Ginger Brown-Lemm had that mentality when she arrived in Starkville with the goal to transform the Mississippi State women's golf team into a Southeastern Conference power and a national contender. Ally McDonald had that confidence in Brown-Lemm and in herself that she could play a role in elevating the Bulldogs to those levels.
David Breazeale won't be intimidated by Scott Bloomquist, John Blankenship, and Don O'Neal. But he understands why his fellow area Super Late Model drivers would.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss baseball Mike Bianco spent his college playing days and early coaching career at LSU, a place where going to the College World Series seems like a birthright. Getting the Rebels to Omaha, Nebraska, has been considerably more difficult.
STARKVILLE -- Malik Dear helped the Mississippi State football team salvage what could have been one of its worst recruiting weekends in a long time. After MSU lost verbal commitments to Ole Miss, a phone call Sunday from Dear, a standout at Murrah High School, to MSU coach Dan Mullen changed everything.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Pinch hitter Colby Bortles broke open the game with a two-run single in a three-run eighth inning Sunday night to lift the No. 12 Ole Miss baseball team to a 5-2 victory against No. 1 and sixth-seeded Louisiana-Lafayette in Game 2 of the NCAA tournament Lafayette Super Regional.
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STARKVILLE -- The New York Yankees organization has decided to just transport the best of the Mississippi State bullpen to the big city.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State spent the entire 2014 season relying on the back end duo of a bullpen to overcome any deficiencies.
Jacob Lindgren was drafted by one of the most prestigious franchises in professional sports Thursday night. With its only pick on the first day of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft, the New York Yankees used the 55th pick to select the Mississippi State junior left-hander.
STARKVILLE -- For the first time in their schools' history, Mississippi State and Arizona will meet on the football field. Sources with ties to both programs confirmed Thursday to The Dispatch that MSU and Arizona will play a home-and-home series in 2022 and 2023. The first game will be Sept. 10, 2022, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats will make a return trip to Davis Wade Stadium the following year on Sept. 9.
The Southeastern Conference was roughed up in the first weekend of the NCAA baseball tournament. Less than a week after a record-setting 10 SEC teams were invited to the 64-team bracket, eight of them are gone. Only Vanderbilt and Ole Miss remain entering the NCAA tournament Super Regional round this weekend.