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MSU rallies to beat South Carolina

Posted 5/17/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University has embraced the art of the comeback. No. 24 MSU earned its fourth victory after trailing through six innings with a dramatic 5-4 win against No. 14 University of South Carolina at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

Alabama welcomes Curry as women's basketball coach

Posted 5/17/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Kristy Curry has worked with some of the most successful coaches and at schools that have some of the best traditions in women's college basketball.

 

 

MSU softball faces tough draw in opener

Posted 5/16/2013 in College Sports

Mississippi State University's softball team has a rare assignment in the opening round of the University of South Alabama-hosted Mobile Regional. MSU (32-22), the No. 3 seed in the regional, will take on Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season conference champion Florida State (41-16), the No. 2 seed, at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the opening game of the four-team, double-elimination event.

 

 

Becker wants to make most of MSU's trip to regional

Posted 5/16/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Last season, Stephanie Becker made her first trip to a NCAA Regional as a cheerleader in a player's uniform.

 

 

Nilsson confident MSU can move forward

Posted 5/16/2013 in College Sports

Right after the Mississippi State University men's tennis players arrived in Champaign, Ill., coach Per Nilsson told them to get comfortable because he intended to make an extended stay.

 

 

Ties to Alabama strong for MSU softball team

Posted 5/15/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It may be a long wait if you're on the pass list for Mississippi State University softball player Jessica Cooley. Cooley and her Bulldogs were scheduled to leave this morning for Mobile, Ala., where they will begin play Friday in the University of South Alabama-hosted Mobile Regional of the NCAA tournament. MSU (32-22) will face Florida State (41-16) at 3:30 p.m. Friday in a first-round game of the four-team, double-elimination event.

 

 

Former Penn State quarterback plans visit to MSU

Posted 5/14/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Steven Bench is officially a college football free agent and currently touring his future destinations.

 

 

Renfroe chosen as finalist for Ferriss Award

Posted 5/14/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- This is the month Mississippi State University junior outfielder Hunter Renfroe will begin to accumulate individual honors.

 

 

Rally helps MSU salvage finale vs. Ole Miss

Posted 5/13/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Twelve outs away from being swept by its archrival, a pre-game image appeared in the minds of the Mississippi State University baseball players.

 

 

MSU softball team celebrates another NCAA bid

Posted 5/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Since taking over the program, Mississippi State University second-year softball coach Vann Stuedeman has preached living in the moment. For Stuedeman and the Bulldogs, the moment they were living in Sunday night was very good.

 

 

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.

 

 

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