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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.



Lindgren helps No. 16 MSU take series from Arkansas

Posted 3/31/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The No. 16 Mississippi State baseball team relied on its pitching depth Sunday for a third-straight Southeastern Conference series victory. After a doubleheader Saturday in which it used three pitchers, MSU turned to its new secret weapon out of the bullpen: Jacob Lindgren.



Mullen uses spring practices to experiment

Posted 3/29/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and his coaches are using the spring season to do a lot of experimenting with drills, formations, personnel, and style of coaching.



Armstrong helps MSU earn split with Arkansas

Posted 3/29/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Derrick Armstrong has eased the concerns of Mississippi State baseball fans who were worried about C.T. Bradford's injury. The senior outfielder went 6-for-8 Saturday and had a key two-out hit in Game 2 that sparked No. 16 MSU to a 5-1 victory against Arkansas at Dudy Noble Field. Arkansas' Jalen Beeks scattered nine hits in eight innings to lead the Razorbacks to a 4-0 victory in Game 1.



Growth continues to push MSU forward

Posted 3/29/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jerica James is happy to be ahead of the curve. In her first two seasons as a member of the Mississippi State women's basketball team, James was already looking ahead to the next season on March 30.



Fernandez has helped make USF postseason regular

Posted 3/29/2014 in College Sports

Jose Fernandez knows how difficult it is to change the culture and the mind-set in and surrounding a basketball program. In the 10 seasons before Fernandez became head coach of the South Florida women's basketball team, the Bulls had only two winning seasons. Fernandez began the reconstruction in October 2000, when he was named interim head coach. Two months later, Fernandez was named head coach of a team that went on to finish 4-24 and 1-15 in Conference USA.



Freshman Silkwood growing, along with rest of MSU softball team

Posted 3/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Mississippi State desperately needed a lift on the softball diamond Sunday afternoon, head coach Vann Stuedeman turned to a freshman.



MSU QB coach Johnson building bond with Prescott

Posted 3/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brian Johnson's first act as Mississippi State's new quarterbacks coach was to humble his star pupil.



Multiple outfielders to take part in MSU-Arkansas baseball series

Posted 3/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Unfortunately for Mississippi State coach John Cohen there's only three starting outfield spots in a lineup.



MSU women defeat Auburn, reach WNIT quarterfinal round

Posted 3/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- As shooters go, Kendra Grant knows the mantra: The only way to get out of a slump is to keep shooting.



MSU softball rolls over Samford in non-conference play

Posted 3/26/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior second baseman Heidi Shape knew it had been a long time since she had hit a grand slam.



Advancing in WNIT helps illustrate growth of Bulldog program

Posted 3/26/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The signs of growth are everywhere.



MSU women keep growing in WNIT

Posted 3/25/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "Who'd a thunk it?" After 50 minutes of draining, back-and-forth basketball and another 20 minutes of questions from the media, Vic Schaefer spoke the truest words of the evening.



Quality starts give MSU a boost

Posted 3/25/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --The Mississippi State coaching staff isn't getting the pitching it thought it would get for Southeastern Conference weekends. It's better than the coaches imagined.



MSU women ready for challenge of Faulkner, USM

Posted 3/24/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Savannah Carter is eager for a second chance.



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