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Bulldogs want to continue to see production throughout lineup

Posted less than 6 hours ago in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The decision came sometime earlier this month: Brent Rooker was too good to limit his at-bats. In the first month of the season, Rooker was locked in as the Mississippi State baseball team's cleanup hitter. MSU coach Andy Cannizaro then opted to try to get Rooker as many plate appearances as possible. As a result, Rooker has hit third once, first once, and second three times.

 

Sturdy defensive effort lifts Bulldogs to Final Four

Posted yesterday in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- It might be difficult to imagine defense being a key in a game in which 179 points are scored.

Notebook: Secretary of defense knows some offense too

Posted yesterday in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Vic Schaefer better watch out or he is going to earn a new nickname.

Bulldogs' bats complete sweep of Volunteers

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Seventeen hits is all Mississippi State had to show for its first weekend of Southeastern Conference baseball, doing so in 93 at-bats to end the weekend at Arkansas with a .183 batting average.

 

Notebook: Bulldogs stay productive during rain delay

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Luke Alexander wasn't sure what he was looking at, but it was fun to watch.

 

Mississippi State women head to the Final Four for the first time

Posted 3/26/2017 in College Sports

Morgan William scored a career-high 41 points, and No. 2 seed Mississippi State upset top-seeded Baylor 94-85 in overtime Sunday to reach the Final Four for the first time.

 

Linebackers help make Grantham's system go

Posted 3/26/2017 in College Sports

Todd Grantham's defense revolves around the pursuit of, as he so boldly put it in February, "make (quarterbacks) play bad." If his prior defenses are any indication of what he'll do at Mississippi State, he's going to lean most on linebackers to make that happen.

 

MSU powers way past Washington to reach Elite Elight

Posted 3/26/2017 in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Teaira McCowan had her choice.

 

Depth provides key to Baylor's magical run

Posted 3/26/2017 in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Ten players average double-digit minutes. Multiple players shoot better than 50 percent from the field. An old-school coach who stresses toughness and loves teams that play defense and take care of the basketball.

 

 

Defensive effort lifts MSU to first-ever Elite Eight

Posted 3/26/2017 in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Take out the first 3 minutes, 38 seconds.

 

 

Coaching buddies square off in Sweet 16 matchup

Posted 3/26/2017 in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Mike Neighbors has seen Vic Schaefer at work on and off the court, so there was no one better Friday night to assess the Mississippi State women's basketball team's latest history-making step.

 

 

Former player remembers impact of playing for Schaefer

Posted 3/26/2017 in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Some coaches have a knack for getting things out of you that you don't know you have.

 

 

Notebook: Bulldogs proud of emergence of McCowan

Posted 3/26/2017 in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Morgan William couldn't help marvel at Teaira McCowan's performance Friday night.

 

 

MSU beats Tennessee in Game 2 of series

Posted 3/26/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team is one win away from a sweep and evening its Southeastern Conference record after a 14-4 win against Tennessee on Saturday night in which it set new season highs for runs, hits (20), and extra-base hits (six).

 

MSU baseball takes SEC series opener from Tennessee

Posted 3/25/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State hasn't had a Friday night like this one in six weeks. The outlier: Konnor Pilkington bowing out before the seventh inning.

 

McCowan's career night pushes MSU to Elite Eight

Posted 3/25/2017 in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Vic Schaefer has said all season that Teaira McCowan's upside is unlimited. On Friday, a national television audience earned a glimpse of McCowan's potential in one of the most dominating performances in Mississippi State women's basketball history.

 

 

Baker wears many hats, helps keep MSU women's basketball program going

Posted 3/24/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The voice came out of nowhere.

 

 

Bulldogs looking for more history tonight at Sweet 16

Posted 3/23/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer feels his Mississippi State women's basketball team is right where it is supposed to be.

 

 

Injury-plagued Bulldogs welcome Volunteers to Dudy Noble Field this weekend

Posted 3/23/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro has been in baseball every year since his early childhood days of tee ball, and in recapping Mississippi State's lengthy injury report Tuesday, he confidently said, "I've never seen anything like this in my life."

 

 

Mullen likes depth at center position

Posted 3/23/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen believes football teams have to have, "at least three" centers, just for the purpose of insurance in depth at such a pivotal position.

 

 

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