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South Carolina provides huge - yet familiar - challenge for MSU

Posted 4/1/2017 in College Sports

DALLAS -- There aren't many teams that could lose a player who averages a double-double and stay on course.

 

 

Notebook: Grantham finds challenge in stopping Fitzgerald on defense

Posted 4/1/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For all the standout quarterbacks Todd Grantham has concocted defenses against in his 27-year coaching career, he's had a good number of them as practice opponents, too.

 

 

Strong pitching helps Bulldogs complete sweep of Rebels

Posted 4/1/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- If there is a method to prepare for what Jake Mangum did on Saturday, he doesn't know what it is. Just as well, since he wouldn't have had time to do it anyway.

 

 

Notebook: Lovelady making presence felt for Bulldogs

Posted 4/1/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Josh Lovelady just needed to be on the field more.

 

MSU stuns UConn to advance to national championship

Posted 4/1/2017 in College Sports

DALLAS -- Morgan William used the word "timid" Thursday to describe the Mississippi State women's basketball team's performance against Connecticut last season.

 

Schaefer backs his title with supreme defensive effort

Posted 4/1/2017 in College Sports

DALLAS -- Leave it to Vic Schaefer to add a new word to the vocabulary of a history-making season.

 

 

Notebook: Cohen gets first taste of basketball championship play

Posted 4/1/2017 in College Sports

DALLAS -- John Cohen knows what it is like to play for a national championship.

 

Ring that Cowbell! Mississippi St shocks UConn in Final Four

Posted 4/1/2017 in College Sports

Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer last year was showing the movie "Miracle" to his players and hoping for one. Now, the Bulldogs are living one.

 

MSU women upset UConn to reach national title game

Posted 4/1/2017 in College Sports

DALLAS -- Don't underestimate the heart of a Bulldog. Whether it has been against DePaul, Washington, or Baylor, the experts have picked against the Mississippi State women's basketball throughout the NCAA tournament. MSU's victories against those three teams sealed its first trip to the Final Four, but they had little effect on the national media, which penciled Connecticut in as a lock to play for its record 12th national title. Morgan William and the Bulldogs had other plans.

 

 

MSU scores in ninth inning to take baseball win at Ole Miss

Posted 3/30/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD - Closer Spencer Price came in to record a pair of strikeouts as Mississippi State beat Ole Miss 4-3 in the opening game of a three-game Southeastern Conference baseball series Thursday night at Oxford-University Stadium.

 

 

MSU earns shot at redemption tonight

Posted 3/30/2017 in College Sports

DALLAS -- Vic Schaefer and his Mississippi State women's basketball players have been asked about Connecticut for the past three days.

 

Pieces fall into place for top-ranked Connecticut

Posted 3/30/2017 in College Sports

DALLAS -- Coming together can make facing the unknown easier.

 

Notebook: Auriemma has strong thoughts on women's game

Posted 3/30/2017 in College Sports

DALLAS -- Geno Auriemma gets asked about the health of women's basketball a lot.

 

 

Thomas grows into leadership role for MSU defensive line

Posted 3/30/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Cory Thomas is the veteran of Mississippi State football's defensive line room now.

 

Bulldogs older, wiser entering rematch with Huskies

Posted 3/29/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Timid and shell-shocked were words used Monday by members of the television crew covering the Oregon women's basketball team's experience against four-time reigning national champion Connecticut.

Price making a habit of saving Bulldogs

Posted 3/29/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Spencer Price did not choose to be a closer at the beginning. The brutally honest truth is he wasn't good enough to start on his high school team.

Finding right players has helped UConn remain gold standard

Posted 3/29/2017 in College Sports

If it is getting harder and harder to return to the Final Four, like Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma claimed Tuesday morning, then the veteran coach has found a way to make difficult things look easy. On Monday, four-time reigning national champion UConn took its next step toward its record 12 NCAA Division I title with a 90-52 victory against Oregon in the championship game of the Bridgeport Regional in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

 

MSU will look to returning players to set tone up front on defense

Posted 3/29/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Fourteen Southeastern Conference defensive linemen finished last season with at least 10 tackles for a loss. Mississippi State had two of them, but they both graduated. As MSU football works through spring practice without Johnathan Calvin and A.J. Jefferson, a young group of returning players has been thrust into a leadership role for five early enrollees on the defensive line.

 

 

Early offense helps MSU baseball team beat Memphis

Posted 3/29/2017 in College Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. --The Mississippi State baseball team used a five-run first inning Tuesday to provide a spark that carried it to an 8-3 victory against Memphis at AutoZone Park.

 

 

MSU softball team rallies past Southern Mississippi

Posted 3/29/2017 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- The Mississippi State softball team rallied from two runs down in the final inning to beat Southern Mississippi 3-2 on Tuesday night at the Southern Miss Softball Complex.

 

 

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