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MSU softball reaches championship of February Freezer

Posted 2/25/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State gets another shot to win a championship.

 

 

Bulldogs use shot-tracking technology to stay on top of game

Posted 2/25/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mike Moynihan, Mississippi State's director of men's basketball operations, tells the story of watching sophomore guard Quinndary Weatherspoon make 34 3-pointers in a row. Stories of this lore are not uncommon in the basketball world, yet most coaches have no definitive answer for how to translate a reasonable amount of that success to games.

 

 

MSU softball set for play in February Freezer

Posted 2/24/2017 in College Sports

Sometimes second impressions are more important than the first.

 

 

MSU denied chance to clinch SEC title with road loss at UK

Posted 2/23/2017 in College Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Mississippi State killer struck again Thursday night.

 

 

Notebook: MSU falls to Kentucky in overtime

Posted 2/23/2017 in College Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Morgan William knew she had to make a change in the second half.

 

 

MSU baseball looks to bounce back

Posted 2/23/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro is staying far away from the panic button.

 

 

MSU soccer set for spring matches

Posted 2/22/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The countdown continues.

 

 

Fourth-ranked Borges helps resurgence of MSU tennis

Posted 2/22/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- At the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Virginia, Nuno Borges was showing his frustration.

 

 

No. 2 Bulldogs play for share of SEC title tonight

Posted 2/22/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Sometimes you never know what you're going to get in recruiting.

 

 

Ole Miss self-imposes one-year bowl ban in football

Posted 2/22/2017 in College Sports

JACKSON -- Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years.

 

 

Blaylock makes strong impression in MSU baseball debut

Posted 2/22/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brant Blaylock had no doubt: he had just hit his first collegiate home run. Mississippi State's redshirt freshman left fielder couldn't help but give a subtle flip of the bat as he watched it soar out of Dudy Noble Field.

 

Ready's effort not enough to save MSU against Ole Miss

Posted 2/22/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- I.J. Ready was the last Bulldog through the post-game handshake line. As Ready turned to his right to return to the locker room, he untucked his cream jersey and shook his head as a teammate wrapped an arm around him.

 

MSU women's climb to No. 2 in USA Today Coaches Poll

Posted 2/22/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One day after moving up to No. 2 in the third and final NCAA Reveal, the Mississippi State women's basketball team achieved a new record Tuesday when it climbed to No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The ranking eclipses the No. 3 ranking in that poll MSU earned last week and the No. 3 ranking it has achieved in The Associated Press poll.

 

 

Ten-run ninth inning dooms MSU

Posted 2/22/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Morehead State baseball team used a 10-run ninth inning Tuesday night to rally past Mississippi State 13-8 at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

Turnovers costly for MSU in OT loss to Ole Miss

Posted 2/22/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Turnovers aren't a common Achilles' heel for the Mississippi State men's basketball team. The Bulldogs' average turnover margin per game was just shy of plus-1 prior to Tuesday night, but that number will change after they committed a season-high 22 turnovers in an 87-82 overtime loss to Ole Miss at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Stovall fits bill in No. 9 spot

Posted 2/21/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro has a different use for the No. 9 spot in his lineup. Last season, Cole Gordon led the LSU baseball team with a .329 batting average and a .427 on-base percentage. Gordon also was the team's second-best base stealer. Production like that normally is found at the top of the lineup.

 

 

Howland wants better defense against Rebels

Posted 2/21/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even in losing four of its last five games, the Mississippi State's men's basketball team has remained competitive. The margin of victory or defeat in that stretch has been 5.5 points. You have to go back one more game -- an 88-61 loss to Ole Miss on Jan. 31 -- to see that streak end.

 

 

No. 3 MSU women survive in College Station, climb to top of SEC

Posted 2/20/2017 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The No. 3 Mississippi State and No. 23 Texas A&M women's basketball teams traded eight leads Sunday, leaving MSU coach Vic Schaefer worn but pleased with the end result. "That was a heck of a ballgame, and you hate somebody had to come out on the short end," Schaefer said. "There were a lot of runs in this game. We just happened to get the last one."

 

 

Stovall, Self help MSU close weekend with two wins

Posted 2/20/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- All Mississippi State second baseman Hunter Stovall had left to show was a bit of baserunning. Entering Sunday night's game against No. 25 Texas Tech, Stovall already had shown he was one of the better hitters at Dudy Noble Field. He also had fielded his position without making an error. His chance to make an impact as a runner came in the fourth inning, when he reached third base as the go-ahead run.

 

 

Ole Miss sweeps No. 6 East Carolina

Posted 2/20/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The Ole Miss baseball team used a five-run sixth inning and clutch pitching from a familiar face to claim an 8-6 victory and a series sweep of No. 6 East Carolina on Sunday afternoon at Swayze Field. The five-run inning helped Ole Miss (3-0) erase a four-run deficit. Sophomore Dallas Woolfolk worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth to help keep the undefeated season intact.

 

 

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