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Bulldogs get help from Vickerson, Detz, Britton in opener

Posted 5/31/2014 in College Sports

LAFAYETTE, La. -- John Cohen wanted more. Even though the Mississippi State baseball coach knew Jake Vickerson, Alex Detz, and Matthew Britton experienced frustrating regular seasons, Cohen believed in his players. As he wrote their names into the Bulldogs' lineup for the team's game against San Diego State in the first game of the NCAA tournament Lafayette regional, Cohen hoped his players could have maturity he struggled with as a player.

 

 

Gentry delivers strong outing in Bulldogs' first win

Posted 5/31/2014 in College Sports

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Myles Gentry verbalized the big-picture impact of his relief effort Friday in the No. 17 and second-seeded Mississippi State baseball team's 5-2 victory against third-seeded San Diego State in the NCAA tournament Lafayette Regional.

 

 

Hudson finds new path at Ole Miss

Posted 5/31/2014 in College Sports

Brittany Hudson's goal is to become a head women's basketball coach. When Hudson looks at Matt Insell, she sees someone who has followed a path similar to the one she is and has realized his dream of becoming a head coach.

 

 

Alabama survives against Kentucky

Posted 5/31/2014 in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jaclyn Traina threw a four-hitter, and Leona Lafaele hit a two-run home run to lead the Alabama softball team to a 2-0 victory against Kentucky on Friday night in the Women's College World Series.

 

 

Alabama holds on to beat Florida State

Posted 5/31/2014 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Justin Kamplain threw eight shutout innings Saturday and the Alabama baseball team held on in the ninth inning to defeat Florida State 6-5 in an elimination game at the NCAA tournament Tallahassee Regional at Dick Howser Stadium.

 

 

Kennesaw State shuts out Alabama in Tallahassee

Posted 5/31/2014 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Travis Bergen threw 8 2/3 innings Friday to lead the third-seeded Kennesaw State baseball team to a 1-0 victory against second-seeded Alabama in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Tallahassee Regional at Dick Howser Stadium.

 

 

SEC clarifies cowbell compromise

Posted 5/31/2014 in College Sports

The Southeastern Conference clarified its wording of the artificial noisemaker rule Friday, specifically known to Mississippi State fans as the "cowbell compromise."

 

 

Ole Miss routs Jacksonville State in regional opener

Posted 5/31/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Junior right-hander Chris Ellis threw a complete game Saturday night to lead the No. 12 and top-seeded Ole Miss baseball team to a 12-2 victory against Jacksonville State in the NCAA tournament Oxford Regional.

 

 

Traina, Alabama beat Oklahoma in WCWS opener

Posted 5/30/2014 in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jaclyn Traina threw a one-hitter, and Peyton Grantham and Jadyn Spencer both homered in second-seeded Alabama's 6-2 victory over defending national champion Oklahoma on Thursday night in the opening round of the Women's College World Series.

 

 

Jackson State isn't satisfied to have reached Lafayette Regional

Posted 5/30/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Jackson State baseball team's journey to a second-straight NCAA tournament regional includes a bus trip it would like to forget. While coming home from a game against Savannah State on May 5, the team's bus caught fire. While no individuals were harmed in the incident, the team lost all of its equipment in the blaze.

 

 

Collins plays key dual role for MSU

Posted 5/30/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Gavin Collins knows the Mississippi State baseball team's opponent better than any of his older, more experienced teammates. San Diego State showed early recruiting interest in Collins, who is from Lake Forest, California, but the 5-foot-11, 200-pounder wanted to play for the best and get to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

 

Bobblehead keeps Gwynn with San Diego State

Posted 5/30/2014 in College Sports

SAN DIEGO -- Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn isn't with his San Diego State baseball team as it prepares for its second-straight appearance in a NCAA tournament regional. Then again, he is there. Gwynn has been in his players' hearts and minds since he began a leave of absence in late March to recover from cancer treatment.

 

 

NCAA tournament Lafayette Regional capsules

Posted 5/30/2014 in College Sports

NCAA tournament Lafayette Regional capsules

 

 

Fitts expected to start for MSU

Posted 5/29/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Trevor Fitts will throw the first pitch for the No. 17 and second-seeded Mississippi State baseball team in the NCAA tournament Lafayette Regional on Friday.

 

 

MSU football team could see battle at kicker

Posted 5/29/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team likely will have a battle for field goal kicker this season. J.J. McGrath, a preferred walk-on at the University of Michigan last season, will transfer to MSU as a walk-on and could become the team's field goal kicker in the fall.

 

 

Louisiana-Lafayette plays role of favorite at home

Posted 5/29/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The top-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team has clear expectations. Immediately after seeing his school as the No. 6 overall seed and earn the chance to play host to its second regional, ULL coach Tony Robichaux set a goal for his team to reach the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

 

SEC has fix in mind for recruiting

Posted 5/29/2014 in College Sports

DESTIN, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference is preparing for the possibility of recruiting reform, change the football powerhouse would rather avoid. Commissioner Mike Slive said Wednesday the conference agreed on an early signing day model that would be presented to the Collegiate Commissioners Association if necessary.

 

 

Lindgren plays dominant role in MSU bullpen

Posted 5/27/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE-- Asked to pick the one relief pitcher he would prefer being taken out of the game for, Ross Mitchell knew immediately his answer.

 

 

Bulldogs to learn quickly about Aztecs

Posted 5/27/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE-- Mississippi State coach John Cohen described the theme of the Lafayette Regional in the first eight words he spoke Monday.

 

 

Bulldogs make fourth straight baseball regional appearance

Posted 5/26/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE-- Been there, done that.

 

 

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