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MSU gets No. 5 seed, matchup vs. No. 12 Tulane

Posted 3/17/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The disappointment didn't last long. With all the Mississippi State women's basketball team has accomplished in a record-breaking season, the announcement Monday that MSU was heading back to the NCAA tournament was plenty of reason to celebrate for coach Vic Schaefer, his coaching staff, his players, and the fans at Dawg House Sports Grill.

 

 

MSU tries to solve bullpen's struggles

Posted 3/17/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen admitted in the offseason it would be hard for the Bulldogs to replace bullpen stalwarts Jonathan Holder and Jacob Lindgren. Cohen didn't know it would be this hard.

 

 

MSU softball earns walk-off victory

Posted 3/16/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman had a surprise visitor to her office Sunday morning. Sophomore pitcher Alexis Silkwood dropped by and admitted a few gaps in her mental outlook Saturday in a loss to No. 19 Texas A&M. "She told me she was too focused on the end result and lost track of the process," Stuedeman said. "She told me she was ready to pitch again (Sunday) and that she would be ready to deliver a stronger performance because she was going to focus on the process."

 

 

MSU women will learn fate tonight

Posted 3/16/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team will learn its destination tonight when it plays host to an NCAA Selection Show watch party at Dawg House Sports Grill at 217 E. Main St. in downtown Starkville.

 

 

Bullpen fails MSU again in loss to Alabama

Posted 3/16/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It happened again. And John Cohen could barely hide his disgust. Cohen, Mississippi State's seventh-year baseball coach, talked to media after an 8-4 loss to Alabama on Sunday, a loss that once again featured a meltdown by the normally reliable bullpen. In the finale of the three-game series, MSU relievers failed again to get the job done in the eighth inning, allowing four runs to turn a nip-and-tuck game into a runaway for the Crimson Tide. The implosion came 24 hours after the bullpen yielded eight runs in the eighth in a 10-5 loss.

 

 

Alabama fires Grant

Posted 3/16/2015 in College Sports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama has fired men's basketball coach Anthony Grant, who led the Crimson Tide to one NCAA tournament berth in six seasons amid growing discontent among fans. Athletic director Bill Battle said he informed Grant of his decision on Sunday, three days after the Tide's loss to Florida in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

 

 

Road to redemption continues for Cox

Posted 3/15/2015 in College Sports

The road to redemption continues for Justin Cox.

 

 

MSU baseball splits doubleheader with Alabama

Posted 3/15/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Austin Sexton was aware of how Mississippi State lost Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against Alabama.

 

 

Waiting almost over for MSU women's basketball team

Posted 3/15/2015 in College Sports

With all of the acronyms -- RPI and SOS -- flying around at this time of the year, three words might mean more to help turn things in favor of the Mississippi State women's basketball team.

 

 

Ole Miss upset in SEC tournament quarterfinal round

Posted 3/13/2015 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A night that was mostly a statistical disaster for South Carolina somehow ended happily because Tyrone Johnson executed a final play just as Gamecocks coach Frank Martin envisioned.

 

 

MSU carries confidence into softball series with Texas A&M

Posted 3/13/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Mississippi State's Katie Anne Bailey stepped into the batter's box in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, she only wanted one thing.

 

 

MSU baseball looks to shake slump with start of SEC play

Posted 3/12/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State first baseman Wes Rea admits that his team has been struggling lately.

 

 

MSU bats go silent in 3-1 loss to Western Kentucky

Posted 3/11/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - According to Wes Rea, the biggest factor contributing to Mississippi State's current slump is baseball is an inability to get big hits in key situations.

 

 

Holland single the game-winner as MSU tops Western Kentucky

Posted 3/10/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - John Holland had been struggling. So had Mississippi State's baseball team. In the bottom of the 10th inning of Tuesday night's home game against Western Kentucky, both Holland and the Bulldogs broke through at the same time.

 

 

Sword named Second Team All-SEC by coaches

Posted 3/10/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - All season long, Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray has wondered aloud what might have been in Bulldogs' guard Craig Sword had been healthy all season.

 

 

MSU's Vivians wins Gillom Trophy

Posted 3/10/2015 in College Sports

JACKSON -- Victoria Vivians -- only a freshman -- smiled broadly as she held the Gillom Trophy on Monday afternoon. These were the kinds of moments she envisioned when she opted to stay close to home and join Mississippi State's basketball program. "I stayed in the state to do all this, to make my mark on my state," Vivians said. "But without my teammates or coaches, I wouldn't be here."

 

 

Ole Miss QB Kelly completes community service

Posted 3/10/2015 in College Sports

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A judge agreed Monday that Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly has met the community service and other conditions of a plea agreement reached after he was arrested for fighting with bouncers outside a Buffalo nightclub. "Mr. Kelly has done everything he was required to do," his attorney, Thomas Eoannou, told City Court Judge Susan Eagan, who accepted the findings at a brief hearing, which Kelly didn't attend.

 

 

MSU can't close out San Diego to win series

Posted 3/9/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the first 13 games of the season, it was nearly impossible to find a weakness in Mississippi State's baseball team. Now it's impossible to ignore them.

 

 

Bailey's home run lifts MSU past No. 8 Georgia

Posted 3/9/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior softball player Kayla Winkfield frequently talks about her team's motto: "Win the late innings." The Bulldogs did just that Sunday at the MSU Softball Field. Sophomore catcher Katie Anne Bailey hit a game-winning home run in the bottom half of the ninth inning to lift MSU to an 8-7 win against No. 8 Georgia in the final game of a three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series.

 

 

MSU men's basketball wins on Senior Day

Posted 3/7/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- On Mississippi State's senior day, a junior stole the show.

 

 

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