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MSU, Ole Miss set for key SEC baseball series

Posted 5/12/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team will carry the momentum of a six-game winning streak into its series against the University of Mississippi. With both teams tied for second place in the Southeastern Conference's Western Division, it's fitting Ole Miss enters the matchup coming off a series win against No. 1 South Carolina.

 

 

MSU men's tennis set to face FSU in NCAA opener

Posted 5/12/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Florida State men's tennis team has lost three of its last four matches and finished the season with a losing record overall and in conference play. Needless to say, FSU isn't in ideal form entering its first-round NCAA tournament match against No. 22 Mississippi State at 9 a.m. Friday in Atlanta.

 

 

MSU men's track will make do without Tate, Mayers

Posted 5/11/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- No Tavaris Tate. No problem. That's the approach Mississippi State track coach Steve Dudley is taking into the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which begin Thursday in Athens, Ga.

 

 

MSU beats MVSU for sixth win in a row

Posted 5/11/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team extended its winning streak to a season-best six games Tuesday night with a 13-3 win against Mississippi Valley State at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

Starting pitchers deliver for MSU in sweep of Tennessee

Posted 5/10/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Coming off its first Southeastern Conference sweep of the season, the Mississippi State baseball team can attribute much of its results against the University of Tennessee to its pitching staff.

 

 

MSU, Ole Miss, Alabama earn baseball sweep

Posted 5/9/2011 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Chris Stratton and Caleb Reed combined on the mound Sunday to lead the Mississippi State baseball team to a 5-2 victory against the University of Tennessee at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

 

 

MSU football stadium expansion plans moving forward

Posted 5/7/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- If the release of future renderings of Davis Wade Stadium expansion seems like a tease, have patience. Mississippi State's "Today. Tomorrow. Forever" fundraising initiative has given fans an idea of where athletic director Scott Stricklin and football coach Dan Mullen envision taking the program. When it will happen, is still unknown.

 

 

Routt helps MSU take second game from Tennessee

Posted 5/7/2011 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Nick Routt picked up his first win Saturday to lead the Mississippi State baseball team to a 5-3 victory against the University of Tennessee in a Southeastern Conference game at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

 

 

MSU baseball will try to gain ground at Tennessee

Posted 5/6/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- On paper, the Mississippi State baseball team's weekend series at the University of Tennessee looks like an opportunity to get a much-needed series sweep.

 

 

EMCC softball loses at Region 23 tournament

Posted 5/6/2011 in College Sports

CLINTON - A 12-run fourth inning by the nation's top-ranked team spelled doom for the East Mississippi Community College softball team in a 16-2 loss to LSU-Eunice on Thursday afternoon in opening-day action of the 2011 NJCAA Region 23 tournament at Traceway Park.

 

 

EMCC baseball rebounds after slow start to make postseason

Posted 5/5/2011 in College Sports

Chris Rose knew he was in for a challenge when he became baseball coach at East Mississippi Community College.

 

 

MSU baseball rallies past South Alabama

Posted 5/4/2011 in College Sports

MOBILE, Ala. - The Mississippi State baseball team scored 10 times in the seventh inning Tuesday night to rally past South Alabama 15-9 in a non-conference college game at Stanky Field. The Bulldogs improved to 18-5 in non-conference games this season and 26-18 overall. South Alabama fell to 22-22.

 

 

MSU, Ole Miss men's tennis teams earn NCAA bids

Posted 5/4/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- George Coupland had a strong feeling the Mississippi State men's tennis team would land in Atlanta for the first round of the NCAA tournament. When the selection show confirmed the No. 21 Bulldogs' destination, Coupland couldn't help but focus on host team Georgia Tech.

 

 

Lowndes man guilty in cowbell assault at MSU football game

Posted 5/3/2011 in College Sports

A New Hope man will spend his weekends in the Oktibbeha County Jail for the next six months after pleading guilty to assault with a cowbell.

 

 

MSU might add Pollorena to starting rotation

Posted 5/3/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen has resisted the urge to move sophomore reliever Luis Pollorena into the starting rotation. With the Bulldogs' window to clinch a spot in the Southeastern Conference tournament shrinking by the week, Pollorena "has a very good chance" of starting Friday or Saturday in a three-game series at the University of Tennessee, Cohen said Monday.

 

 

MSU baseball beats Alabama to avoid sweep

Posted 5/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Cody Freeman's go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning Sunday lifted the Mississippi State baseball team to an 8-5 win against the University of Alabama in a Southeastern Conference game at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

Alabama sweeps MSU in doubleheader

Posted 4/30/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team couldn't hold on to a late lead as the University of Alabama rallied to a 5-4 Southeastern Conference baseball win in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday night at Dudy Noble Field. The Crimson Tide took both ends of the twinbill while clinching their first conference series in four weekends. Brett Whitaker hit a pinch-hit home run in the top half of the 10th inning to give Alabama a 5-4 victory in the opener.

 

 

Seattle grabs MSU's Wright in middle of graduation

Posted 4/30/2011 in College Sports

RENTON, Wash. -- K.J. Wright wanted to scream. The situation dictated he whisper. When Wright wasn't taken in the third round of the NFL draft Friday, the Mississippi State linebacker knew that Saturday could get a little odd and a little awkward. Wright knew he was going to get drafted. The problem came with the timing. Would Wright get the phone call he's always wanted to receive in the middle of his college graduation ceremonies?

 

 

MSU men's tennis awaits NCAA tournament bid

Posted 4/30/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Waiting to see how NCAA selection committees set national tournament brackets can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if your team is on the bubble. Mississippi State's 20th-ranked men's tennis team doesn't have to worry about making the tournament, but the Bulldogs hope the committee doesn't tax them for losing to the University of Florida in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

 

 

Thigpen has been backbone for MSU baseball

Posted 4/29/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ask any pitcher on Mississippi State's roster who has had the greatest impact on their success this season, and they'll all point to catcher Wes Thigpen.

 

 

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