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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.



Alabama sets school record with four taken in first round

Posted 4/29/2011 in College Sports

NEW YORK - The University of Alabama had a school-record four players selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday evening. Junior Marcell Dareus was taken by the Buffalo Bills with the No. 3 overall pick, while junior wide receiver Julio Jones went to the Atlanta Falcons at No. 6. Senior offensive lineman James Carpenter went No. 25 to the Seattle Seahawks, and junior running back Mark Ingram was selected with the 28th pick of the first round by the New Orleans Saints.



Alabama football player injured in storms

Posted 4/29/2011 in College Sports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- University of Alabama long snapper Carson Tinker was injured in the storms that bombarded Tuscaloosa and other parts of the state, forcing Auburn's national championship football team to reschedule a trip to the White House. The weather also led to cancellations of high school and college sporting events.


Sherrod selected by Green Bay Packers

Posted 4/29/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Derek Sherrod had to wait until the final pick of the first round of the NFL Draft to hear is name called. Boy was it worth it.


Analysts feel Sherrod will go in first round

Posted 4/28/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State's football program could reach significant milestones in this year's NFL draft. Four Bulldogs are projected to be drafted in the three-day event that starts at 7 tonight (ESPN), including All-America left tackle Derek Sherrod, who many analysts predict will be selected in the first round.



Five players, MSU's Nilsson receive SEC honors

Posted 4/28/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Five members of the Mississippi State men's tennis team received All-Southeastern Conference honors, and coach Per Nilsson was named SEC Coach of the Year on Wednesday. Malte Stropp also was named SEC Freshman of the Year.


Waiting game nearly over for Sherrod

Posted 4/27/2011 in College Sports

Money is usually on the mind of a professional football prospect who has a chance to be a first-round draft pick. The farther you slide down, the more money you could lose on your first contract. None of that fazes Mississippi State offensive tackle Derek Sherrod.


Sherrod on verge of NFL dream

Posted 4/26/2011 in College Sports

About 21 years ago, Louis Sherrod looked at his son, Derek, and noticed something very different from other children. "He was an average-sized baby, but his chest was so big," Louis said. "It was like he had already been doing pushups or something."



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