STARKVILLE -- If you didn't know any better, it would be easy to think the Mississippi State women's basketball team's five incoming freshmen were enjoying a day at the beach.
Chase Reeves wanted to play baseball somewhere after his sophomore season at East Mississippi Community College. But injuries created plenty of uncertainty for the former All-State pitcher/outfielder from Hamilton High School.
Two of Mississippi State's best Bulldogs are now Yankees. According to the New York Post's George King, the New York Yankees signed left-handed relief pitcher Jacob Lindgren for $1.1 million on Saturday.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Mike Bianco thought it would be easier to get to college baseball's showcase event. After all, Bianco had a front-row seat as an assistant coach as LSU coach Skip Bertman guided the Tigers to the College World Series on a regular basis.
STARKVILLE -- It's natural to ask the coach of the national runner-up from the previous season his thoughts about the field of teams for this year's championship.
STARKVILLE -- Belief sounds like such a simple concept. Ginger Brown-Lemm had that mentality when she arrived in Starkville with the goal to transform the Mississippi State women's golf team into a Southeastern Conference power and a national contender. Ally McDonald had that confidence in Brown-Lemm and in herself that she could play a role in elevating the Bulldogs to those levels.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss baseball Mike Bianco spent his college playing days and early coaching career at LSU, a place where going to the College World Series seems like a birthright. Getting the Rebels to Omaha, Nebraska, has been considerably more difficult.
STARKVILLE -- Malik Dear helped the Mississippi State football team salvage what could have been one of its worst recruiting weekends in a long time. After MSU lost verbal commitments to Ole Miss, a phone call Sunday from Dear, a standout at Murrah High School, to MSU coach Dan Mullen changed everything.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Pinch hitter Colby Bortles broke open the game with a two-run single in a three-run eighth inning Sunday night to lift the No. 12 Ole Miss baseball team to a 5-2 victory against No. 1 and sixth-seeded Louisiana-Lafayette in Game 2 of the NCAA tournament Lafayette Super Regional.
STARKVILLE -- The New York Yankees organization has decided to just transport the best of the Mississippi State bullpen to the big city.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State spent the entire 2014 season relying on the back end duo of a bullpen to overcome any deficiencies.
Jacob Lindgren was drafted by one of the most prestigious franchises in professional sports Thursday night. With its only pick on the first day of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft, the New York Yankees used the 55th pick to select the Mississippi State junior left-hander.
STARKVILLE -- For the first time in their schools' history, Mississippi State and Arizona will meet on the football field. Sources with ties to both programs confirmed Thursday to The Dispatch that MSU and Arizona will play a home-and-home series in 2022 and 2023. The first game will be Sept. 10, 2022, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats will make a return trip to Davis Wade Stadium the following year on Sept. 9.
The Southeastern Conference was roughed up in the first weekend of the NCAA baseball tournament. Less than a week after a record-setting 10 SEC teams were invited to the 64-team bracket, eight of them are gone. Only Vanderbilt and Ole Miss remain entering the NCAA tournament Super Regional round this weekend.
STARKVILLE -- Some of the Mississippi State baseball team's seniors thanked the MSU fans on Twitter following the squad's season-ending loss to Louisiana-Lafayette.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray has brought one of his favorite players from his time at Clemson to Starkville.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen and his coaches preach to their players to keep the game in front of them. The Bulldogs' inability to do that Monday night played a big role in the end of their season.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen isn't going to let the final memory of Brett Pirtle's two years as a Bulldog be something regretful. Even though Pirtle made the final out in a 5-3 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette in the championship game of the NCAA tournament Lafayette Regional on Monday night, Cohen offered Pirtle some of the highest praise a coach can give a player.
OXFORD -- It took extra innings and a nearly two-hour rain delay, but the No. 12 and top-seeded Ole Miss baseball team is going back to the NCAA tournament Super Regionals. An RBI triple in the 10th inning by Sikes Orvis helped Ole Miss edge No. 14 and second-seeded Washington 3-2 in the championship game of the Oxford Regional at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Alabama baseball team's season came to an end Monday in a 4-2 loss to the Kennesaw State Owls in the championship game of the NCAA tournament Tallahassee Regional at Dick Howser Stadium. Travis Bergen was named the regional's most outstanding player, after throwing 3 1/3 innings in relief to help Kennesaw State (40-22) advance to the super regionals to face Louisville.
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