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Samford eager to show it belongs

Posted 6/1/2012 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- This is the Samford University baseball team's chance to prove it belongs. Samford defeated Georgia Southern University in the Southern Conference tournament to earn the program's first NCAA tournament berth.

 

 

Spurrier moves forward with plan to pay players

Posted 6/1/2012 in College Sports

DESTIN, Fla. -- Steve Spurrier is sticking with his plan to pay players.

 

 

Alabama beats Tennessee in WCWS opener

Posted 6/1/2012 in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The No. 2 University of Alabama softball team had a big first inning that led to a 5-3 victory against the University of Tennessee in its opening-round game of the Women's College World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium on Thursday evening.

 

 

Ties bind coaches at Tallahassee Regional

Posted 5/31/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University has two baseball coaches who know there's a man in Birmingham they can and will call if they're confused, need advice, or want to talk about the sport they love.

 

 

More new faces at Women's College World Series

Posted 5/31/2012 in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Is it possible for the man in charge of the nation's top softball players to be considered a new kid on the block in one of his sport's premier events? Ken Eriksen fills that role this week. The coach of the U.S. National Team finally cracked the field of the Women's College World Series in his 16th season in charge at the University of South Florida, and the Bulls will make their debut today.

 

 

SEC football coaches differ on scheduling plans

Posted 5/31/2012 in College Sports

DESTIN, Fla. -- With the addition of the University of Missouri and Texas A&M University, the Southeastern Conference is tweaking its football and basketball schedules. Football coaches are having a tougher time deciding what changes to make.

 

 

Simply the best: Stratton named SEC Pitcher of the Year

Posted 5/30/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The statistics have supported the claim that the Mississippi State University baseball team has the best pitching staff in the Southeastern Conference this season. The Bulldogs received some validation to that argument Tuesday when junior right-hander Chris Stratton, of Tupelo, was named the SEC's Pitcher of the Year by the league's coaches.

 

 

Graveman expects to start this weekend for MSU

Posted 5/30/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- If it's up to Kendall Graveman, he'll start Saturday start for the Mississippi State University baseball team. However, his coaches needed to be convinced, so that's what Graveman did Tuesday morning.

 

 

Three Rebels earn All-SEC honors

Posted 5/30/2012 in College Sports

The University of Mississippi baseball team will head to College Station, Texas, for its NCAA tournament regional armed with several Southeastern Conference awards. On Tuesday, Alex Yarbrough, Matt Snyder, and Bobby Wahl were recognized by league coaches on the All-SEC teams. Yarbrough was named a first-team selection at second base, while Snyder and Wahl were second-team selections at first base and pitcher, respectively. Yarbrough also was named to the All-Defensive Team, while Snyder also was named to the Community Service Team.

 

 

SEC coaches want playoff plan to include top four

Posted 5/30/2012 in College Sports

DESTIN, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference is looking out for No. 1 -- maybe even No. 2. Football coaches from the recently expanded league were in unison Tuesday that they want a proposed four-team playoff to include the best teams in the country -- and not be tied to conference champions.

 

 

All over again: Bulldogs begin baseball postseason run in Tallahassee

Posted 5/28/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In January, Mississippi State University senior pitcher Caleb Reed said this year's team was going to the College World Series.

 

 

Catcher Slauter earns

Posted 5/28/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State University pitching coach Butch Thompson couldn't help but worry about what he was asking his catcher to do.

 

 

IN THE DOG DAYS OF MAY: MSU defeats Vanderbilt to win SEC tournament title

Posted 5/28/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- When the Mississippi State University baseball team left for Hoover, Ala., last week the Hall of Champions room had an empty single-standing trophy case in the corner.

 

 

Routt gives Bulldogs huge lift in 2-1 win over Kentucky

Posted 5/26/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- A single mound meeting did the trick Saturday.

 

 

Freshman Lindgren emerges from roller coaster in time to see win

Posted 5/26/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- After the first inning was completed, Mississippi State University baseball head coach John Cohen was going to talk to his starting pitcher Jacob Lindgren.

 

 

Britton lives dream during MSU run

Posted 5/26/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- After nearly every practice, batting practice session, workout and game, Mississippi State University coach John Cohen says these words to the media.

 

 

BULLDOGS STILL GRINDING: MSU marches on to SEC title game

Posted 5/26/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The Mississippi State University baseball team continues to beat the odds. In the classic matter-of-fact manner MSU head coach John Cohen used economic logic to describe the reason his team will play for the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament championship Sunday.

 

 

MSU falls to Kentucky

Posted 5/25/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- It's almost as if Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen knew what would happen and couldn't do anything to stop it. The Bulldogs' fourth-year coach had a strange fear a loss was coming before another game against the University of Kentucky.

 

 

Grundy helps Kentucky beat MSU

Posted 5/25/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- University of Kentucky starting pitcher Jerad Grundy was on a mission Thursday afternoon. The left-hander didn't want one of his 104 pitches to cost his team, especially coming off a loss to Mississippi State University less than a week ago.

 

 

Groin injury a concern for Graveman

Posted 5/25/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The training staff for the Mississippi State University baseball team has to get to work as soon as possible.

 

 

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