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Rooker wins SEC Triple Crown

Posted 6/29/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State redshirt junior first-baseman / outfielder Brent Rooker became the second player to claim the Southeastern Conference Triple Crown by leading the league in batting average (.387), home runs (23), and RBIs (82).

 

MSU pitcher Plumlee suspended for 1 year for failing drug test

Posted 6/28/2017 in College Sports

The Dispatch has learned from multiple sources close to the program that Mississippi State pitcher Peyton Plumlee has been suspended for 365 days after failing a drug test during the Baton Rouge Super Regional.

 

Eastern Michigan tabs MSU's Wetherbee as AD

Posted 6/27/2017 in College Sports

Scott Wetherbee's career in collegiate athletics has taken him from California to North Carolina to Mississippi, but home has always been his native Michigan.

 

 

Dudy Noble Field construction continues on schedule

Posted 6/27/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The smoke was the final selling point for George Bratcher.

 

 

Howland knows MSU men face higher expectations

Posted 6/27/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland is well aware of the expectations that await his Mississippi State men's basketball team in November. Howland doesn't deny the basis of those expectations. Last year, he coached the least experienced roster in Division I to a 16-16 record. Five of the losses came by six or fewer points in the final two months of the season.

 

Local West Point standout Williams carries confidence into junior year at MSU

Posted 6/24/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Aeris Williams is not one that lacks in confidence.

 

MUW joins United States Collegiate Athletic Association

Posted 6/24/2017 in College Sports

The Mississippi University for Women announced Friday it has been accepted into the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

 

Former Bulldogs Brown, Lovelady set for pro ball

Posted 6/23/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Josh Lovelady never minced words in the final weeks of his Mississippi State baseball career. Lovelady never was afraid to use the words "last time" because he appeared certain his final game in a MSU uniform also would be the last time he played organized, competitive baseball.

MSU announces hiring of Gautreau as assistant baseball coach

Posted 6/22/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Louisiana's best baseball prospects have another connection to Mississippi State. On Wednesday, MSU announced baseball coach Andy Cannizaro added Jake Gautreau, his former teammate at Tulane, to his staff. Gautreau takes over Will Coggin's position as recruiting coordinator and assistant hitting coach.

MSU standout Gridley signs with Oakland A's

Posted 6/22/2017 in College Sports

Former Mississippi State shortstop Ryan Gridley announced Wednesday on Twitter he signed with Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics and decided to forgo his final season of eligibility with the Bulldogs.

 

Crane offering new challenges to MSU men's basketball

Posted 6/20/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Collin Crane's job description extends far beyond using only weights. Hired in May as strength and conditioning coach for the Mississippi State men's basketball program, Crane learned from MSU coach Ben Howland and others what the Bulldogs did in the weight room with his predecessor, David Deets. He also discovered those things weren't a top priority.

 

 

Former Ole Miss QB Wallace arrested in Clay County

Posted 6/20/2017 in College Sports

Former Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace was arrested late Saturday on a charge of driving under the influence.

 

 

MSU chooses Price as new broadcaster for football, men's basketball

Posted 6/17/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jason Crowder's best story regarding Neil Price has nothing to do with Price's on-air talents.

 

 

Budget cuts lead EMCC to drop men's golf, delay restart of women's soccer

Posted 6/17/2017 in College Sports

Thomas Huebner has faced a lot of challenges as a college administrator.

 

 

Prescott camp set for Tuesday at Mississippi State

Posted 6/17/2017 in College Sports

Anthony Colom takes youth football very seriously.

 

 

Mangum decides to return to MSU after drafted by Yankees

Posted 6/15/2017 in College Sports

Mangum tells The Dispatch he will return for junior season

 

 

Four former Alabama golfers will play at U.S. Open

Posted 6/15/2017 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Former Alabama men's golfers Bud Cauley, Dru Love, Trey Mullinax, and Justin Thomas will compete at the U.S. Open, which begins this morning at the Erin Hills course in Erin, Wisconsin.

 

 

Ole Miss baseball has five more players drafted

Posted 6/15/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Five Ole Miss baseball players heard their names called Wednesday on the final day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft.

 

MSU's Howland optimistic about 2017-18 season

Posted 6/13/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland saw his men's basketball programs at Northern Arizona, Pittsburgh, and UCLA gain national relevance in his third season as head coach. Howland hopes the same holds true at Mississippi State.

 

Twins use 35th pick to draft MSU's Rooker

Posted 6/13/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The doubt of it all was all but gone. By roughly 9 p.m. Monday, Mississippi State first baseman Brent Rooker knew with almost certainty he was going to be the 35th pick in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft and the newest member of the Minnesota Twins organization roughly half an hour later.

 

 

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