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Marketing department claims top award during MSU's banner season

Posted 6/25/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State baseball fans filed into Dudy Noble Field on a Wednesday afternoon to see their Bulldogs take on Memphis.

 

Former MSU star Frazier gets call-up to Major League Baseball

Posted 6/25/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Watching Adam Frazier in 2013, Mississippi State baseball fans knew he was destined for big things.

 

EMCC football begins season ranked fourth nationally by publication

Posted 6/23/2016 in College Sports

A lot of familiar faces could be found when Sporting News magazine released its preseason junior college football national rankings.

 

When talking facilities, MSU always ready for next projects

Posted 6/23/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- As Scott Stricklin sits at his desk in the Bryan Building on an early summer morning, a mockup of the new court for Humphrey Coliseum sits in front of him.

 

Walters column: Mississippi enjoys record college baseball season

Posted 6/22/2016 in College Sports

For fans of college baseball, this year was mighty good inside this state.

 

New MSU pitching coach Henderson makes lasting impact

Posted 6/22/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even eight years removed, Greg Dombrowski vividly recalls learning from Gary Henderson.

 

Collins latest MSU player to sign pro contract

Posted 6/21/2016 in College Sports

MLB.com's Jim Callis reported Monday that Mississippi State baseball junior Gavin Collins has signed with the Cleveland Indians for $100,000.

 

It's official: MSU hires Henderson, promotes Coggin

Posted 6/18/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen officially announced the hiring of Gary Henderson as the team's new pitching coach Saturday. A source said Thursday the two were close to coming to a deal. Cohen also promoted volunteer assistant and coordinator of camps Will Coggin to a full-time assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.

 

 

MSU's Freitas earns redemption at NCAAs

Posted 6/17/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Marta Freitas came oh so close to a second-straight year with a disappointing finish. After falling in the 1,500 meters last year at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Mississippi State track and field athlete was ready for redemption this season. The heavy favorite, she led early in the 2016 race. But as she neared the finish line, she lifted her arms in celebration a little too early.

 

 

Henderson expected to be named MSU's new pitching coach

Posted 6/17/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Gary Henderson is close to becoming the new Mississippi State baseball pitching coach, a source said Thursday. The deal is expected to be finalized today. The source also said volunteer assistant Will Coggin will be promoted to a full-time assistant and gain the title of recruiting coordinator. Henderson, who stepped down after eight seasons as the Kentucky coach, will fill a void left by Wes Johnson. Johnson, who spent one season at MSU, was announced as Arkansas' new pitching coach Wednesday.

 

MSU's Thompson celebrates national championship in javelin

Posted 6/15/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Curtis Thompson had an idea of what it would feel like to be a national champion.

NPF plays regular-season contest Friday at Nusz Park

Posted 6/15/2016 in College Sports

While the initial season at Nusz Park proved action-packed for the Mississippi State softball team, one final piece of business remains on the docket.

 

MSU pitching coach Johnson leaves for Arkansas

Posted 6/15/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State baseball pitching coach Wes Johnson took the same position at Arkansas, coach Dave Van Horn announced Wednesday.

 

MSU baseball sends 22 to summer leagues around nation

Posted 6/14/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After a stellar season, the Mississippi State baseball team will send 22 players to compete in summer baseball leagues around the country, coach John Cohen announced Tuesday.

'Special' group could be face plenty of changes in 2017

Posted 6/14/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brent Rooker and Austin Sexton walked to the podium with heads down and somber looks on their faces. Rooker, wearing a maroon pullover, and Sexton, who was still wearing his gray uniform with maroon pinstripes, sat down to face the media. Bright lights flooded the eyes of the Mississippi State baseball players as they looked out at the room and prepared to talk about an unexpected end to a great season.

 

Mingione leaves MSU to become head coach at Kentucky

Posted 6/14/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jarrod Parks didn't know how much Nick Mingione was paying attention as he ran around Dudy Noble Field. Every day, Parks, who played for the Mississippi State baseball team from 2009-11, would take batting practice and get plenty of ground balls at third base. He didn't know Mingione very well when he arrived at MSU because the volunteer assistant coach wasn't involved in his recruiting. That was left up to coach John Cohen and assistant Lane Burroughs. But when Mingione approached Parks with some thoughts, he was floored at how much he cared.

 

 

MSU recruiting specialist Gibson arrested for DUI

Posted 6/14/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football recruiting specialist Rod Gibson was arrested for driving under the influence over the weekend, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department confirmed.

 

 

Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft selections

Posted 6/13/2016 in College Sports

Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft selections (Rounds 11 through 40)

 

 

Late collapse ends Bulldogs' College World Series hopes

Posted 6/11/2016 in College Sports

Mississippi State routinely sets attendance records in college baseball. They may have set an attendance record of another sort Saturday night - the quietest gathering of 13,452 people ever assembled to watch a college baseball game.

 

MSU's historic season ends with Super Regional loss to Arizona

Posted 6/11/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- All Blake Smith could do was stare into right field.

 

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