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MSU softball tam drops finale to LSU

Posted 3/11/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After needing eight years to beat LSU, the Mississippi State University softball team found earning back-to-back victories was too much of a task. No. 12 LSU built a big lead and cruised to a 9-2 victory Sunday afternoon in the rubber game of a three-game Southeastern Conference series at the MSU Softball Field.



EMCC men's basketball team wins fourth consecutive region title

Posted 3/11/2013 in College Sports

CLINTON -- A fourth consecutive NJCAA Region 23 championship came in the blink of an eye for the East Mississippi Community College men's basketball team. A dramatic six-point turnaround in the final 10 seconds Saturday night lifted EMCC to a 66-62 victory against Northwest Mississippi C.C. in the title game at Mississippi College's A.E. Wood Coliseum.



Central Arkansas snaps MSU's 17-game winning streak

Posted 3/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Less than a week before its Southeastern Conference opener, the Mississippi State University baseball team has a major problem. Suddenly, MSU can't get a quality pitching start and may be without its most important arm of the season. Both of those facts led to the team's first loss of the season Saturday against its toughest test in the first month of the season.



MSU men outlast Auburn in OT to finish 13th

Posted 3/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University freshman guard Craig Sword summed up his team's regular season succinctly. "We didn't finish last (in the Southeastern Conference)," Sword said. "They predicted us last, so I guess we accomplished something. That was the motivation for us the entire week. "I don't want to say what I want to say. However, we proved them wrong."



Ole Miss beats LSU to earn double bye for tournament

Posted 3/9/2013 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- University of Mississippi men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy responded to one of the Rebels' most deflating upset losses this season by incessantly reminding his players that if they pulled together, they could still capture an all-important top-four seed in the Southeastern Conference tournament.



Releford's 3-pointer helps Alabama edge Georgia

Posted 3/9/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Releford grabbed the pass, dribbled a couple of times and let fly a 50-footer that was straight, true and just long enough. The guard's buzzer-beating shot from a few feet before midcourt swished through the net to give the University of Alabama men's basketball team a 61-58 victory against the University of Georgia on Saturday after a frenzied final sequence.



MSU softball evens series with No. 12 LSU

Posted 3/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Logan Foulks tied the game with a home run and Shelby Fisher delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday to lead the Mississippi State University softball team to a 2-1 victory against No. 12 LSU before a crowd of 646 at the MSU Softball Field.



COMING FULL CIRCLE: Price always learning at MSU

Posted 3/8/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For so many college basketball players the senior day celebration is the end of how fans remember them at all. Baxter Price's story is just beginning.



Steele back on injury list at MSU

Posted 3/8/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jalen Steele likely said it best about his situation on his Twitter account Thursday afternoon.



Bulldogs, Bears set for weekend battle at Dudy Noble Field

Posted 3/8/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the first time in the 2013 season, Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen had to limit the weekend starting pitching rotation to three.



Stricklin: Changes on Mullen's staff part of game

Posted 3/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After not having any coaching changes on its staff prior to last season, the Mississippi State University football team has returned to the wild world of coaching changes. Three new coaches have joined Dan Mullen's coaching staff in the offseason, and Geoff Collins was promoted to defensive coordinator since MSU's appearance in the 2013 Gator Bowl.



MSU can't come all way back vs. South Carolina

Posted 3/7/2013 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Brenton Williams decided last week he wasn't ready to give up on the University of South Carolina' men's basketball season, shooting dozens of extra shots after the last several practices. The work paid off as Williams scored a career-high 38 points to lead South Carolina (14-16, 4-13 Southeastern Conference) to a 79-72 victory against Mississippi State University on Wednesday night.



MSU women fall to Alabama in SEC opener

Posted 3/7/2013 in College Sports

DULUTH, Ga. - A season of improvement ended on a disappointing note for the Bulldogs Wednesday night. A difficult night making shots and a difficult night possessing the basketball led to trouble, as Mississippi State dropped a 63-36 decision to Alabama in an opening-round game of the Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament played at the Gwinnett Center. MSU fell to 13-17 with the setback.



MSU softball team wins ninth game in a row

Posted 3/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- While hardcore Mississippi State University sports fans know the third-ranked baseball team is on a 16-game winning streak to start the season, they might not realize coach John Cohen's squad next-door neighbor is on a streak of its own. The MSU softball team extended its winning streak to nine Wednesday night with an 8-1 victory against the University of Memphis at the MSU Softball Field. MSU broke it open with a five-run third inning to win its final non-conference game before opening Southeastern Conference play this weekend against No. 12 LSU in Starkville.



MSU women ready for SEC tournament opener

Posted 3/6/2013 in College Sports

Three games ago, Martha Alwal showed what she is capable of when she applies herself.



Johnson, Bulldogs face South Carolina in road tilt

Posted 3/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Roquez Johnson just couldn't wait to get back on the floor and proved it Saturday night.



Bulldogs move to 16-0 by pounding Delta Devils

Posted 3/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After completing its 16th straight win to start the 2013 season Tuesday night at Dudy Noble Field with a 14-2 win against Mississippi Valley State University, the debate still rages on about Mississippi State baseball.



Gentry plays key role in MSU's bullpen

Posted 3/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University pitching coach Butch Thompson's pet project for the past six months has been a little-known freshman right-hander. The development of Myles Gentry started the minute he arrived from Gulfport High School as more of a thrower than a pitcher. Thompson also had to deal with the fact Gentry's pitching mechanics needed some fine tuning. Thompson's work in progress is going just fine, as is MSU's start to the 2013 season.



Ole Miss, Kennedy will try to regroup

Posted 3/5/2013 in College Sports

Andy Kennedy said he has likely seen more than a hundred University of Mississippi-Mississippi State University basketball games at Humphrey Coliseum. The latest one may have been the most painful.



Tournament opener not 'ho-hum' affair for MSU

Posted 3/5/2013 in College Sports

Vic Schaefer hopes the Mississippi State University women's basketball team can back up his talk Monday afternoon. As part of the annual teleconference prior to the Southeastern Conference tournament, Schaefer said he has to be the "proudest coach in the country" based on the fact his players have kept "plugging away" while learning to deal with the ups and downs that come with being a young and inexperienced team. Those signs reared their head again Sunday, as MSU fell behind Auburn University by 16 points at halftime en route to a 74-65 victory.



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