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
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.
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.
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.
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.
STARKVILLE-- Asked to pick the one relief pitcher he would prefer being taken out of the game for, Ross Mitchell knew immediately his answer.
STARKVILLE-- Mississippi State coach John Cohen described the theme of the Lafayette Regional in the first eight words he spoke Monday.
STARKVILLE-- Been there, done that.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Game over have been the words that have been synonymous with Jonathan Holder coming out of the bullpen. For the school's all-time leader in saves, his appearance normally has meant everybody in the Mississippi State baseball team's dugout and all of the team's fans felt the game was soon to be another win for the Bulldogs. After suffering his first consecutive blown saves of the season at the Southeastern Conference tournament, Holder will try to regain that aura of invincibility this week as MSU prepares for the NCAA tournament Regionals.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Less than 24 hours after a crushing 12-inning loss, the No. 18 and fifth-seeded Mississippi State baseball team couldn't regroup in an elimination game against one of the nation's top teams.
TULSA, Okla. -- Making only its second appearance, the Mississippi State women's golf team fired a 7-over-par 287 Friday to finish sixth at the NCAA Championship on the par-70 6,194-yard Tulsa Country Club.
HOOVER, Ala. -- The ninth-seeded Kentucky baseball team proved size matters Thursday in its 12-inning victory against No. 18 and fifth-seeded Mississippi State in the Southeastern Conference tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.
TULSA, Okla. -- Following a fast start in the third round of the NCAA Championship, the Mississippi State women's golf team moved up three spots on the leaderboard into fifth heading into the final round of the NCAA Championship, while Ally McDonald remains in the top 10.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Brett Pirtle looked at amazement at the scoreboard. "Did I think we'd win 12-0 and get a run rule? No," Pirtle said. "It was good to see the bats get going, but you can't ever expect to show up at the ballpark and do this to a great team."
HOOVER, Ala. -- Jacob Lindgren promised his coaches Wednesday he'd give them a signal if he was able to pitch. It must have been one heck of a signal.
HOOVER, Ala. -- The No. 10 Ole Miss baseball team had its chances but couldn't take advantage, leaving seven men on base -- including four in scoring position -- in a 2-1 loss to Arkansas on Day 2 of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Asked how he suddenly managed to become a significant pitching factor for Mississippi State and Lucas Laster just smiles.
HOOVER, Ala. -- One pitch.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State women's golf coach Ginger Brown-Lemm was asked what she thought it would mean to the program by making back-to-back NCAA Championships.
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