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MSU trying to bolster pass rush

Posted 4/10/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team has talked in the past few offseasons about beefing up its pass rush. And while the Bulldogs haven't been able to deliver the consistent pressure on the quarterback coach Dan Mullen wants, they hope a decision to add size and length to the defensive line will help produce results.



MSU likely will be without Brown vs. Ole Miss

Posted 4/10/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The No. 17 Mississippi State baseball team is preparing for another weekend without sophomore right-hander Preston Brown.



MSU soccer will close spring vs. Alabama

Posted 4/10/2014 in College Sports

Aaron Gordon likes the progress the Mississippi State women's soccer team has made in its spring season. The second-year MSU head coach will like his 2014 team even better when he has all 19 of the freshmen in his recruiting class on campus.



Wild pitch lifts MSU past USM in 11th

Posted 4/9/2014 in College Sports

PEARL -- When Derrick Armstrong raced home with the game-winning run, a lot of anxiety was lifted from the Mississippi State baseball team. Armstrong scored on a walk-off wild pitch to help No. 17 MSU defeat Southern Mississippi 4-3 in 11 innings Tuesday night before a crowd of 3,379 at Trustmark Park.



Edens leads MSU golf team at Old Waverly

Posted 4/9/2014 in College Sports

WEST POINT -- Barrett Edens and the Mississippi State men's golf team needed something special to happen Tuesday at the Old Waverly Country Club.



Bulldogs tied for fourth place at Old Waverly Collegiate Championship

Posted 4/7/2014 in College Sports

WEST POINT -- Chad Ramey's two rounds seemed to symbolize the entire Mississippi State men's golf team in the first day of their own tournament.



Day likely will miss rest of Bulldogs' spring practice

Posted 4/7/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State center Dillon Day likely will miss the rest of the football team's spring practice. Day injured his left arm late in Thursday's practice and didn't participate in the team's scrimmage Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium. Day watched the scrimmage from the sidelines with his arm wrapped and in a sling.



LSU sweeps No. 9 MSU

Posted 4/7/2014 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The No. 9 Mississippi State baseball team couldn't match a monster offensive afternoon by LSU on Sunday afternoon, falling 17-4 at Alex Box Stadium.



MSU softball grabs critical doubleheader split with No. 16 Missouri

Posted 4/5/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Mississippi State needed less than a day to stew over their effort with the bat.



Lee throws three-hitter as Columbus shuts out Starkville

Posted 4/5/2014 in College Sports

Columbus High School senior Michael Sturdivant admits the Falcons were in need of a second boost of confidence.



Growth of Prescott as passer main purpose of scrimmage

Posted 4/5/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The continuing development of Dak Prescott as a passing quarterback evolved Saturday with the second inter-squad scrimmage.



MSU's Schaefer sees strides from second team

Posted 4/5/2014 in College Sports

Vic Schaefer believed progress was possible in his second season as Mississippi State women's basketball coach.



Brown 'brothers' hoping for big seasons at LB

Posted 4/4/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- They're called the Brown brothers. Yes, it was their idea. Although they're not related, Richie Brown and Beniquez Brown are looking to create the havoc Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins demands. In an effort to maintain unity in the linebackers' meeting room, both players have encouraged Collins to call them brothers. There are lots of reasons for the decision, but the primary one is they wanted to remain connected.



MSU, LSU shuffle pitching rotations for series

Posted 4/4/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The No. 9 Mississippi State baseball team and LSU could feature a matchup of aces tonight. After a week that included news about injuries and talk about how weather could play a role this weekend, MSU coach John Cohen and LSU coach Paul Mainieri shuffled their pitching rotations to set up a potential matchup of one of the Southeastern Conference's most consistent left-handers (MSU's Ross Mitchell) against the league's best right-handed power arm (LSU's Aaron Nola) at 6:30 tonight at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.



Winkfield emerges at shortstop for MSU softball

Posted 4/4/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Sophomore shortstop Kayla Winkfield is known to her Mississippi State softball coaches and teammates as "Wink." The name "Blink" would be just as appropriate.



MSU's McDonald will represent U.S. at Curtis Cup

Posted 4/3/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ally McDonald is about to become a worldwide name in her sport. The Mississippi State junior golfer might be the first MSU student-athlete to wear red, white, and blue and not be given a hard time. Last month, she was selected to represent the United States in the 2014 Curtis Cup Match on June 6-8.



ICC softball team gets lift from Caledonia players

Posted 4/3/2014 in College Sports

Ashley Langford and Cara Hopper already knew what it was like to play for a tradition-rich softball program. As standout performers for veteran coach Robin Elmore at Caledonia High School, Langford and Hopper routinely helped the Lady Confederates win region championships and make deep postseason runs.



MSU's Griffin wants to seize opportunity

Posted 4/2/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Nick Griffin immediately looks at his right knee when he is asked about the most trying times in his life. Griffin's knee has multiple scars after two reconstructive surgeries to repair the anterior cruciate ligament. Those surgeries have forced Griffin to take a different outlook on his football career.



Keller, Alabama sweep Ole Miss

Posted 3/31/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jon Keller threw a complete-game seven-hitter Sunday to lead the Alabama baseball team to a 3-1 victory against No. 13 Ole Miss at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.



Williams' buzzer-beater lifts USF past MSU

Posted 3/31/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One turn. It sounds simple. If Kendra Grant had it to do over again, she would have tried to get in front of Courtney Williams in an effort to steer her clear of the right wing.



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