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MACJC confirms changes for baseball in 2015

Posted 7/15/2014 in College Sports

JACKSON -- Changes are coming to the scheduling and playoff formats for Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College baseball. On Thursday, the league announced in 2015 each team in the state will have the opportunity to face each other once in the regular season and play a 28-game league schedule. Those games will be played in 14 doubleheaders. League opponents will play Wednesdays and Saturdays.



MSU men's basketball team will play Tulane

Posted 7/15/2014 in College Sports

The Mississippi State men's basketball team will play Tulane this season for the first time in 11 years, the school announced Monday.



Plenty of stories as SEC Media Days begin

Posted 7/14/2014 in College Sports

There are plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference. The league opens its annual media days -- four days instead of three now -- today in Hoover, Alabama, with radical change in the college athletic model appearing imminent and the SEC Network soon to take the airwaves.



Gordon targets 'launching point' for MSU soccer

Posted 7/12/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Don't expect Aaron Gordon to use youth as an excuse this season. Looking at a Mississippi State women's soccer team roster that features 19 freshmen among its 20 newcomers, it would be easy for Gordon to give his players a crutch that would allow them to navigate the pitfalls of their first year of Division I soccer and their initial run through the Southeastern Conference.



EMCC will open title defense at Southwest

Posted 7/11/2014 in College Sports

With a new computerized ranking system, scheduling in junior college football is more important. East Mississippi Community College unveiled its path to a potential repeat national championship Thursday when it released its 2014 football schedule.



McKinney, Nkemdiche latest from MSU, Ole Miss on award lists

Posted 7/11/2014 in College Sports

DALLAS -- For the second time this week, Mississippi State junior linebacker Benardrick McKinney has earned watch list recognition for a national individual award as the Bronko Nagurski Trophy unveiled its 81 candidates for the 2014 season, the Football Writers Association of America unveiled Thursday.



Prescott joins Wallace on list for top honor

Posted 7/8/2014 in College Sports

Three Mississippi State and two Ole Miss football players earned watch list recognition from three national individual college football awards, the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) announced Monday.



Weight work paying off for MSU women

Posted 7/3/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Three years ago, weightlifting was a foreign concept to Martha Alwal. At 6-foot-4, Alwal relied on her height and her length to affect shots in the post and didn't have the strength to use her body to carve out space in the paint because she hadn't trained in the weight room.



Stricklin believes in Roberts as new MSU men's tennis coach

Posted 7/2/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Scott Stricklin has to be a believer. As Mississippi State Director of Athletics, Stricklin has a core set of principles he wants every coach at the school to possess. When it's time to hire a new coach, Stricklin analyzes the numbers and talks to peers, coaches, and players to make sure he has the best information about a candidate. After that, he has to trust his instincts and make a final choice. Stricklin believes he made the right call in naming Matt Roberts the new men's tennis coach at MSU.



MSU, N.C. State agree to series

Posted 7/2/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State and North Carolina State football programs have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2020 and 2021.



Tutor will get chance to play softball again

Posted 7/1/2014 in College Sports

Haley Tutor thought the University of Alabama was the place for her. As right as it felt for Tutor to continue her education in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the former New Hope High School and East Mississippi Community College standout realized it was difficult to stop playing softball, a sport she excelled in for many years.



Basketball Bulldogs continue growth in Ray's third season

Posted 6/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- With the core of the Mississippi State basketball team set to enter its junior year together, coach Rick Ray is eager to watch the Bulldogs turn the corner.



Roberts chosen to take over MSU men's tennis program

Posted 6/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Matt Roberts has been named Mississippi State's new head men's tennis coach, as announced by athletic director Scott Stricklin Saturday. The hiring is pending the approval of the Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning.



Sporting News magazine ranks EMCC football No. 2 nationally in preseason

Posted 6/28/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College will bring the 2014 football season in familiar territory.



MSU women's basketball adds Lovato to staff

Posted 6/23/2014 in College Sports

Vic Schaefer likes to talk about working with the best coaching staff in America to build the Mississippi State women's basketball program into a contender for championships.



McBride continues to set standard with pair of national championships

Posted 6/23/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Brandon McBride was 16-years-old, he realized he was really fast.



2014 in review: Stuedeman, Bulldogs eager to reach next level

Posted 6/21/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State just completed its third softball season under head coach Vann Stuedeman.



Allen's three-hit night lifts Ole Miss past TCU

Posted 6/20/2014 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- A night off from catching re-charged Will Allen at the plate. Allen, who was in the lineup as the designated hitter Thursday night to rest a sore shoulder, snapped out of a mini-slump with three hits and three RBIs to lead the Ole Miss baseball team past TCU 6-4 in an elimination game at the College World Series. The victory helped Ole Miss (48-20) advance to play No. 3 national seed Virginia at 7 tonight (ESPN). The Rebels will need to beat the Cavaliers (51-14) tonight and Saturday to reach next week's best-of-three championship series.



Old Waverly will be new home for MSU golf

Posted 6/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- West Point's Old Waverly Golf Club, one of the South's premier golf destinations, will become the new home to Mississippi State men's and women's golf programs, the MSU Athletic Department announced Wednesday.



Ole Miss will try to add to home run total at CWS

Posted 6/19/2014 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The top NCAA administrator who oversees the College World Series isn't as anxious about the dearth of home runs at the CWS as others in the baseball community.



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