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MSU faithful cling to lucky rituals, rites

Posted 6/24/2013 in College Sports

Starkville resident Kim Dier does not believe that she is an overly superstitious person. Yet, there she was following the same pre-game routine before each of the Mississippi State University baseball team's victories over the University of Virginia at the Charlottesville Super Regional.

 

Graveman's strong start sets MSU on title path

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Kendall Graveman told the Mississippi State University coaches Friday morning he didn't feel as physically strong as he did prior to previous starts.

 

 

Former Bulldog Masters providing divine assistance

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Go ahead and call it a divine intervention. Whatever you call it, Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen was going to make sure all of the religious affiliations were in his team's corner.

 

 

Renfroe shows big ballpark can't hold him

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Mississippi State University coach John Cohen is constantly talking about Hunter Renfroe doing things on a baseball field normal athletes just can't do.

 

 

Renfroe, Graveman play key roles in victory

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- For the first time in school history, the Mississippi State University baseball team will play for a national championship.

 

 

MSU, UCLA feel ballpark plays to their strengths

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The final teams in the College World Series feel the large dimensions of TD Ameritrade Park play to their styles.

 

 

MSU's 'Bench Mobb' keeps things loose in dugout

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- There is never a dull moment in the Mississippi State University baseball team's dugout thanks to a group of players who call themselves the "Bench Mobb."

 

 

MSU football team suspends two players

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

Two members of the Mississippi State University football won't be in uniform any time soon, if ever again, for violating team rules.

 

Calling all Dawgs! MSU fans urged to go to Omaha

Posted 6/22/2013 in College Sports

Whether it is by bus, plane or automobile, the Mississippi State University baseball team needs you in Omaha. MSU (51-18) will face UCLA (47-17) in the College World Series national championship series, beginning at 7 p.m. Monday (ESPN) at TD Ameritrade Park.

Darlin' Dawgs: MSU become Omaha's adopted team

Posted 6/21/2013 in College Sports

Fans of the Mississippi State University baseball program are not the only ones changing plans and headed in another direction.

 

Holder brings drama, history to closer's role

Posted 6/21/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Two lines in the song that plays as Jonathan Holder leaves the bullpen and walks to the mound at Dudy Noble Field say everything Mississippi State University baseball fans feel about the sophomore closer.

 

 

Rea doesn't regret decision to play baseball

Posted 6/21/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Three years ago, Wes Rea made a brave decision for a young man in the Southeast. Today, he feels that decision has been validated.

 

Remembering Rosenblatt: Once the hub of CWS activity, old park now has feel of a ghost town

Posted 6/20/2013 in College Sports

Paul Salazar unloaded a crock pot from the back of a van Wednesday afternoon. Parked on the side of 13th Street, in front of what was once Rosenblatt Stadium, Salazar worked leisurely as he unloaded additional items from the vehicle. There was no rush. There was no traffic. The wind was calm and the day was beautiful.

 

USM looking for new AD

Posted 6/20/2013 in College Sports

The University of Southern Mississippi is looking for a new athletic director. University President Rodney Bennett announced Wednesday morning in Hattiesburg that the one-year contract for Jeff Hammond will not be renewed after it expires June 30.

 

 

Switch-hitter Pirtle fits Bulldogs' identity

Posted 6/20/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Brett Pirtle can thank his father, Mike, for getting a scholarship offer from the Mississippi State University baseball team.

 

 

Pollorena ready for work after arm soreness

Posted 6/20/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Mississippi State University baseball coaches are trying to downplay injury concerns about left-handed pitcher Luis Pollorena.

 

Long stay in Omaha has Bulldog fans scrambling

Posted 6/19/2013 in College Sports

Mississippi State University baseball broadcaster Bart Gregory had a brief conversation with his father, Larry, early Tuesday morning. "I told him to pack his bags because he was coming here," Bart Gregory said.

 

Taking the next step: MSU hopes to surpass 1985 team

Posted 6/19/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The last Mississippi State University baseball team to advance this far in the College World Series is watching, encouraging, and hoping the 2013 Bulldogs can keep moving forward.

 

 

Bulldogs hope to stay focused on 'business'

Posted 6/19/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- "It's a business trip." These are the words Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen and his players used entering the College World Series last week. After two victories secured the Bulldogs a place in the winners' bracket and three days off without having to play a game, nothing has changed.

 

 

Seeing is believing: Porter's hit lifts MSU past Indiana

Posted 6/18/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- It's amazing to think what Trey Porter could do if he could see perfectly.

 

 

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