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Ole Miss takes first two games from MSU

Posted 5/12/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- University of Mississippi baseball coach Mike Bianco had a dilemma immediately after Friday night's rainout. His normal game two starting pitcher and his offense felt a lot better Saturday about his decision following a doubleheader sweep of No. 21 Mississippi State University.



SEC schools could see huge payout from new network

Posted 5/12/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Leave it to Mike Slive to outdo himself as the leader of a premier Division I athletic conference. When he negotiated and signed the unprecedented 15-year, $2 billion-plus agreement to televise games with ESPN in 2008, it was believed the Southeastern Conference commissioner had secured his legacy. In 16 months, the SEC will have a television network that will take it into new territory as it tries not to be overtaken financially by another league.



Caledonia athletes earn spots on EMCC cheerleading team

Posted 5/11/2013 in College Sports

Hunter Griffin and Dylan Huling had no idea what cheerleading could do for them. To understand what the sport could offer them, Griffin and Huling first had to understand the combination of balance, timing, coordination, and strength participants needed to do stunts and to be a part of routines.



Alabama hires Curry away from Texas Tech

Posted 5/11/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Kristy Curry has agreed to become the next head women's basketball coach at the University of Alabama. More information, including details on an introductory press conference, will be released at a later date.



Contrasting styles on mound for MSU-Ole Miss opener

Posted 5/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Unlike Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen, MSU baseball coach John Cohen doesn't believe he is judged on his record against the University of Mississippi. But Cohen knows it doesn't hurt to win the games, either.



MSU men's tennis hopes to capitalize on seeding

Posted 5/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two members of the Mississippi State University men's tennis team remember what the end felt like last year. Malte Stropp and Zach White weren't healthy entering their 2012 NCAA Regional second-round match against Baylor University. They felt even sicker after losing their matches in what turned out to be a season-ending team loss.



MSU Road Dawgs Tour stops in Columbus

Posted 5/10/2013 in College Sports

Mississippi State University fans comes in all shapes, sizes, and shades of maroon. If you had any reason to doubt that notion, you only had to look at the baby-sitting gear Lenny Ring toted with him Thursday morning at MSU's Road Dawgs Tour stop at Lion Hills Country Club in Columbus.



Analysts: MSU needs four more SEC wins to get regional shot

Posted 5/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The national college baseball analysts seem to agree about Mississippi State University's situation. The consensus is the Bulldogs need four more Southeastern Conference victories to earn the right to play host to a NCAA Regional for the first time in a decade.



MSU hopes Slauter will be able to go

Posted 5/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen admits "an ideal situation" would be for senior catcher Mitch Slauter to play. The problem is making sure Slauter can physically handle the workload.



MSU men's golf team will play at NCAA Regional in Baton Rouge

Posted 5/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University men's golf team had a plan and is prepared for its first NCAA Regional appearance in three years.



Cohen, Bulldogs work with at-risk youth

Posted 5/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen and his wife, Nelle, are proud of their daughters Jordan Baker and Avery Lawson. However, the Bulldogs' fifth-year coach joked Monday that it was refreshing to speak to kids who were always willing or able to listen.



MSU baseball completes weekend sweep of Alabama

Posted 5/6/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The experienced players on the Mississippi State University baseball team just have that confident look right now.



MSU overcomes illness, injuries to sweep Alabama

Posted 5/4/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen has refused to let a rash of injuries to key players in the past two seasons be a distraction. On Saturday, No. 22 MSU showed it is capable of setting aside sickness and injuries to earn a doubleheader sweep of the University of Alabama at Dudy Noble Field.



Former Penn State QB Bench confirms interest in MSU

Posted 5/4/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Former Penn State University quarterback Steven Bench said there's "mutual interest" in the possibility he will transfer to Mississippi State University.



Owen, MSU earn big win vs. Texas A&M

Posted 5/4/2013 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Thanks to a three-run first inning and a critical three-run home run by junior Logan Foulks in the fifth inning, the Mississippi State University softball team defeated No. 14 Texas A&M 6-2 Saturday afternoon at the Aggie Softball Complex.



Auburn beats Ole Miss in game two of series

Posted 5/4/2013 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- In a game of back and forth following a long rain delay, the University of Mississippi baseball team couldn't hold off Auburn University in an 8-5 loss Saturday in game two of their Southeastern Conference weekend series.



Alabama softball splits with Kentucky

Posted 5/4/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama softball team rebounded from a 5-0 loss in game one Saturday to beat the University of Kentucky 14-0 in four and a half innings at Rhoads Stadium.



Louisiana ties will converge this weekend in Starkville

Posted 5/3/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- They don't talk much about it, meet every year at reunions, or give donations to the organization. However, Mitch Gaspard and John Cohen are part of a what they refer to as "a unique coaching fraternity down in Louisiana."



MSU's Renfroe on Golden Spikes list

Posted 5/3/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The state of Mississippi showed its depth of college baseball talent Thursday. Mississippi State University junior outfielder Hunter Renfroe, the University of Mississippi's junior catcher Stuart Turner and junior pitcher Bobby Wahl, and the University of Southern Mississippi's senior pitcher Andrew Pierce were named to the 60-player midseason watch list for the 2013 Golden Spikes Award, USA Baseball announced.



SEC will debut network in 2014

Posted 5/3/2013 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- The Southeastern Conference and ESPN on Thursday announced a 20-year agreement to operate a SEC network that is scheduled to debut in August 2014.



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