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No. 12 Tennessee completes sweep of MSU

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The No. 12 Tennessee softball team hit five home runs in a 15-hit attack Sunday en route to a 16-8 victory against Mississippi State in six innings before a crowd of 1,089 at the MSU Softball Field. Megan Geer was 3-for-4 with two home runs, three runs scored, and five RBIs to help Tennessee (35-11, 11-7 Southeastern Conference) sweep the three-game weekend series.

 

 

No. 8 Florida finishes off MSU

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State pitcher Austin Sexton missed his target by six inches. Florida first baseman Peter Alonso hit the mistake more than 400 feet. It was that kind of weekend for MSU's baseball team. Alonso, a junior who has battled injury for much of the season, hit two home runs and had four RBIs as part of a season-high four-hit day in No. 8 Florida's 10-5 victory Sunday at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

MSU women land top recruit McCowan, Oklahoma St. transfer Johnson

Posted yesterday in College Sports

Super Bulldog Weekend was memorable for the Mississippi State women's basketball team even though it didn't see any action. While MSU didn't take the court, coach Vic Schaefer and his coaches and players were busy playing host to recruits they hoped to add to another nationally ranked recruiting class. MSU received the news it wanted to hear Sunday, when 6-foot-7 Teaira McCowan and Oklahoma State transfer Roshunda Johnson, a 5-7 guard, signed on to join Schaefer's program.

 

 

Coker has best performance in Alabama spring game

Posted 4/18/2015 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama football coach Nick Saban doesn't think it's fair to pass judgment on his quarterbacks based on the spring game. Jake Coker was easily the most productive of the Crimson Tide passers Saturday in his second bid to win the starting job after transferring from Florida State last summer. He led the White team featuring the first-team offense to a 27-14 win against the defense-led Crimson before 65,157 fans.

 

 

MSU baseball drops another SEC series

Posted 4/18/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There has been nothing super about the Mississippi State baseball team's weekend. For the fifth time in six weekends, MSU has lost a Southeastern Conference series. Thanks to a 6-3 loss to No. 8 Florida on Friday night and a 2-1 setback on Saturday afternoon, MSU (22-18, 6-11 SEC) is seeing its postseason hopes flicker. After losing for the 18th time in the team's last 31 games, some of the Bulldogs began to think about what they have to do to make the postseason.

 

 

Tailbacks step into spotlight in spring game

Posted 4/18/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- J.T. Gray never had a chance. Gray, a rising sophomore who was named to the Southeastern Conference's All-Freshman Team in 2014, found himself between the goal line and a charging Dontavian Lee on Saturday at MSU spring game.

 

 

QBs shine for MSU in spring game

Posted 4/18/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Quarterback Dak Prescott was disappointed Saturday following the Mississippi State football team's spring game. His backup, freshman Nick Fitzgerald, was all smiles. The reason for Prescott's disappointment and Fitzgerald's happiness was simple. The stakes of the game stated that the losing team in the matchup between Prescott's Maroon squad and Fitzgerald's White unit would have to show up at Davis Wade Stadium early this morning and perform cleaning duty.

 

 

No. 12 Tennessee takes first two from MSU

Posted 4/18/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The No. 12 Tennessee softball team rallied for a 5-3 victory against Mississippi State on Saturday before a crowd of 1,362 at the MSU Softball Field. The victory helped T

 

 

MSU softball ready for Super Bulldog Weekend

Posted 4/17/2015 in College Sports

 

 

Younger Bulldogs prepared for spring game

Posted 4/17/2015 in College Sports

 

 

Heck, Gridley solidify left side of MSU infield

Posted 4/17/2015 in College Sports

 

 

MSU's Alwal, Grant eager to pursue professional careers

Posted 4/16/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Martha Alwal still can't grasp the enormity of her situation. Four years ago, Alwal was a shy, 6-foot-4 center then-Mississippi State women's basketball coach Sharon Fanning-Otis "found" and offered a scholarship to leave Worthington, Minnesota, to come to Starkville to play basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

 

 

No. 22 South Alabama edges MSU softball

Posted 4/16/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In a season full of comeback wins, the Mississippi State softball team was on the doorstep again Wednesday night. However, No. 22 South Alabama slammed the door shut to pull out a dramatic 3-2 win before a crowd of 862 and a national television audience at the MSU Softball Field.

 

 

Hart ready to bring new attitude to Alabama soccer

Posted 4/14/2015 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Wes Hart doesn't want to hear about the past.

 

 

Mississippi State looks to build on historical season in women's basketball

Posted 4/14/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Legacy. Years from now, Vic Schaefer hopes historians will be able to look back on the 2014-15 season and call it the year the Mississippi State women's basketball team re-established itself on the national scene.

 

 

Former Alabama coach Grant hired at Florida

Posted 4/14/2015 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida men's basketball coach Billy Donovan has the gang back together in Gainesville. Donovan announced Monday that he has hired former Alabama coach Anthony Grant as an assistant. Grant replaces Matt McCall, who left to take the head coaching job at Chattanooga.

 

 

Former MSU coach Ray introduced as new coach at SEMO

Posted 4/14/2015 in College Sports

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri State Director of Athletics Mark Alnutt introduced Rick Ray as the school's new head men's basketball coach Monday. Ray spent the past three seasons as men's basketball coach at Mississippi State. In his three-year tenure at MSU, Ray went 37-60. He led the Bulldogs to a 2-2 mark in the Southeastern Conference tournament, including an upset win against Vanderbilt in 2013-14. Ray helped the development of two All-SEC Freshmen in Craig Sword and Gavin Ware, as his recruiting classes received national attention.

 

 

MSU baseball team needs to regain momentum

Posted 4/14/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team is running out of time. MSU (22-16, 6-9 Southeastern Conference) lost to then-No. 2 Texas A&M 13-5 Sunday. The loss helped the Aggies (33-3, 11-3) win their second game in the three-game weekend series and handed the Bulldogs their fourth SEC series loss in five weekends. The win also catapulted Texas A&M to No. 1 in this week's Baseball America poll.

 

 

Former MSU CB Love arrested on simple domestic violence

Posted 4/14/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Three months after his playing career with the Mississippi State football team ended, Jamerson Love was arrested last week and charged with simple domestic violence.

 

 

Missouri softball team uses run-rule win to take series from MSU

Posted 4/13/2015 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The No. 21 Missouri softball team used a six-run first inning Sunday to pull away en route to a 10-2 victory against Mississippi State in five innings at University Field. The victory helped Missouri (26-10, 8-7 Southeastern Conference) take the best-of-three series from the Bulldogs (31-12, 9-9). Natalie Fleming had two hits and three RBIs, while Kirsten Mack had a home run and four RBIs to lead Missouri.

 

 

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