LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After five and a half scoreless innings to open the game, the Mississippi State softball team allowed four in the sixth before losing to No. 12 Kentucky 4-0 on Sunday at John Cropp Stadium. The Bulldogs had only five hits in the final Southeastern Conference regular-season game for both teams.
ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia baseball team used two five-run innings Sunday to beat No. 7 Ole Miss 13-2 in Game 3 of the three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series at Foley Field. The victory helped the Bulldogs (23-25, 8-16 SEC) avoid a sweep at the hands of the Rebels (36-13, 14-10).
STARKVILLE -- Southeastern Conference sweeps have been elusive for the Mississippi State baseball team.
STARKVILLE -- Nathaniel Lowe decided to make a minor change to his swing. While watching the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox on ESPN on Sunday night, the Mississippi State baseball junior noticed many of the hitters lifted their leg lift when they swung, so Lowe decided to try it in practice. He felt comfortable enough with it and implemented it Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen doesn't have a timetable for naming a starting quarterback. The Mississippi State football coach is in the process of replacing Dak Prescott, who broke 38 school records and was drafted last week by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (135th pick overall) of the NFL draft. But after 15 spring practices, Mullen didn't see any of the four quarterbacks separate themselves, so the picture is still unclear.
STARKVILLE -- Jacob Robson always gives it his all. That's why it was no surprise when the Mississippi State junior outfielder scored from first base on a failed pickoff attempt by Ole Miss pitcher Will Stokes on April 1. The ball skipped past first baseman Will Golsan and allowed Robson to hustle around the diamond and to slide in safely at home. But Robson didn't know the play would cost him 13 games.
STARKVILLE -- The No. 16 Missouri softball team scored nine unanswered runs Sunday to beat Mississippi State 9-2 and sweep their Southeastern Conference weekend series at Nusz Park.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Saturday's first loss was tough for John Cohen to take.
IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have drafted a quarterback for the first time since 2009 and added a Baylor basketball star who last played football when he was in eighth grade.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The inning started with a scare Thursday. Mississippi State's Hunter Stovall had just beat out a throw to first base to open the third inning. But the freshman second baseman stumbled as he touched the bag and immediately went to the ground, clutching his leg. Stovall had to leave the game, but the play sparked a five-run outburst that powered No. 3 MSU to a 12-5 win against Alabama at Sewell-Thomas Field.
We won't know who won Round 1 of the 2016 NFL draft for a season or two. But we already know the biggest loser. That would be Ole Miss and coach Hugh Freeze, who began Thursday ready to celebrate three players being selected in that first round, then ended it by practically inviting NCAA investigators already snooping around campus to open a satellite office there.
ITTA BENA -- A combined no-hitter from freshman Regan Green and sophomore Holly Ward marked the 18th in program history and catapulted the Mississippi State softball team past Mississippi Valley State 6-0 Thursday afternoon. Green and Ward combined for the first no-hitter since Alexis Silkwood on March 25, 2015, against Southern Mississippi and the second combined no-hitter in MSU history.
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Three years ago the Arizona Cardinals took a chance on Tyrann Mathieu and came away with one of the great steals of any draft. They think the same thing may have happened when they chose Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche with the 29th pick overall on Thursday night.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings had an obvious need at wide receiver. They filled it, literally, in a big way.
Laremy Tunsil tumbled down the NFL draft board Thursday night after a bizarre video of him was posted on his Twitter account minutes before the start of the proceedings, potentially costing the offensive lineman millions of dollars. The approximately 30-second video, which showed him smoking from a mask equipped with a bong, was posted to his verified Twitter account before quickly being deleted. The entire account was deactivated about 30 minutes later but the video was another indicator of Tunsil's off-the-field problems.
STARKVILLE -- John Cohen knows how good the Mississippi State baseball team has been on the road. Cohen has seen No. 3 MSU earn series wins at Vanderbilt, Florida, and LSU (all ranked in the top five at the time), but his confidence received a boost after he received compliments from former MSU pitching coach and current Auburn coach Butch Thompson and former pitching coach and current Kentucky coach Gary Henderson.
STARKVILLE -- Devin Brown pitched a complete-game four-hitter to lead the South Alabama softball team to a 2-1 victory against Mississippi State on Tuesday night at Nusz Park.
PEARL -- Jacob Billingsley couldn't find the strike zone two weeks ago. Pitching against Memphis on April 13, the Mississippi State right-hander threw four pitches to right-handed hitting Damo DeMatteo that landed in the left-handed batting box. But Billingsley didn't dwell on it. Instead, he gained confidence from outings against Louisiana-Monroe and LSU.
STARKVILLE -- Brent Rooker didn't know what to think. The Mississippi State baseball redshirt sophomore stepped on a teammate's foot and sprained his right ankle two weeks before the season started. Coach John Cohen called it a "freak accident," but it swelled up and Rooker went to the emergency room. Rooker was relieved to hear he suffered only ligament damage. Rehabilitation helped Rooker get ready for opening day, but his ankle flared up again and caused him to miss a few games.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Mississippi State softball team lost to No. 1 Florida 3-1 Sunday in the final game of a three-game Southeastern Conference series. A multiple-hit game from freshman Sarai Niu and a pitching gem from junior Alexis Silkwood wasn't enough to lift MSU (24-23, 3-15 SEC) past Florida (45-3, 15-3).
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