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No. 21 MSU will go with Brown vs. No. 6 Vanderbilt

Posted 3/21/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- John Cohen believes Preston Brown is ready for the challenge. If the coach of the No. 21 Mississippi State baseball team didn't, he would have picked someone else to pitch at 6:30 tonight in Game 1 of his squad's Southeastern Conference weekend series against No. 6 Vanderbilt at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

MSU softball will try to gain ground at Auburn

Posted 3/21/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman knew the struggles might come for a deep and talented crop of newcomers. However, she hoped the confidence her team gained from winning its first 15 games this season was going to be enough to keep the momentum going through the toughest of times.

 

 

MSU women's basketball hosts Tulane in WNIT

Posted 3/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Katia May pursed her lips as if to let out a whistle.

 

 

Warren excited about move to offensive tackle position during spring drills

Posted 3/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rufus Warren was always trying to desperately shed weight to get back into a tight end type body before spring and fall camp.

 

 

Mullen likes depth at QB as spring practice begins

Posted 3/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It took Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen a few minutes to remember the frustrations of a lack of depth at quarterback last spring.

 

 

MSU women accept WNIT bid, earn home game with Tulane

Posted 3/17/2014 in College Sports

The Mississippi State women's basketball team will return to the postseason to face a familiar opponent.

 

 

Bulldogs ready to start spring drills

Posted 3/17/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen continually stresses that college football teams have a shelf life of one year. Therefore, today marks the birth of the 2014 Mississippi State team as they prepare for their first practice of the spring.

 

 

Cohen goes with veterans to give team lift at Georgia

Posted 3/17/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Following a month of tinkering and experiments, John Cohen went back to old reliable in the Mississippi State baseball team's first Southeastern Conference series.

 

 

Southern Miss will represent state in postseason

Posted 3/17/2014 in College Sports

The Southern Mississippi men's basketball team will stand alone to represent the state of Mississippi in March Madness. Unfortunately for the Golden Eagles, they will do their dancing in the National Invitation Tournament, while Ole Miss didn't receive a bid to the NIT.

 

 

Player development could provide key for Ray, Bulldogs

Posted 3/15/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State coach Rick Ray shocked many when he proclaimed the opening round game of the Southeastern Conference Tournament would determine the outlook of the next season.

 

 

MSU baseball wins series by sweeping doubleheader at Georgia

Posted 3/15/2014 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. - Mississippi State junior left-hander Ross Mitchell threw his team's first complete game of the season as the Bulldogs knocked off Georgia 6-1 in the opening game of a Southeastern Conference doubleheader Saturday at Foley Field.

 

 

MSU women's basketball hopeful for WNIT opportunity

Posted 3/15/2014 in College Sports

The end of the Southeastern Conference tournament was just the beginning for Vic Schaefer and the women's basketball team.

 

 

No. 24 MSU baseball team opens SEC schedule at Georgia

Posted 3/14/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The No. 24 Mississippi State baseball team has made a statement with its weekend rotation. MSU announced Thursday that right-handers Ben Bracewell and Trevor Fitts will start the first two games of MSU's Southeastern Conference series at Georgia this weekend. Bracewell (2-1, 1.74 ERA) is scheduled to start Game 1 at 6 tonight at Foley Field, while Fitts (2-0, 3.92) is set to start Game 2 at 11 a.m. (Fox Sports Net).

 

 

LSU beats Alabama to keep NCAA hopes alive

Posted 3/14/2014 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- The LSU men's basketball team is willing to talk about its NCAA tournament chances. The Tigers know they must keep winning to bring others into that conversation.

 

 

Henderson, Ole Miss rally past MSU

Posted 3/14/2014 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- Ole Miss men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy offered a sarcastic tip of his cap after Marshall Henderson launched 19 3-pointers against Mississippi State. "That's an SEC record. Congratulations," Kennedy said, looking at his standout senior.

 

 

MSU stops losing streak, advances at SEC Tournament

Posted 3/13/2014 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- Mississippi State coach Rick Ray says his players continued to work hard even when it may have been tempting to give up on a lost season.

 

 

Brown's gem lifts MSU baseball past Southern Illinois

Posted 3/12/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Preston Brown was in such a zone Tuesday night he forgot how many outs there were in the sixth inning. With a no-hitter, Brown thought he had recorded the final out of the frame and started to walk off the mound. When he realized the ground ball out was the second of the inning, he knew karma would come back to bite him.

 

 

MSU men will tie record or extend season

Posted 3/12/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- All four coaches in the first round of Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball tournament are trying to manufacture momentum.

 

 

Ray looks to newcomers to improve depth

Posted 3/11/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray chose Monday to talk more about players no one has seen play in a game. With only seven Southeastern Conference victories in two seasons, Ray hopes transfers and incoming freshmen will help reverse the fortunes of a program that finished the regular season 13-18 and 3-15 in the Southeastern Conference. In his first two years at MSU, Ray has had to make do with seven and eight scholarship players. He said the lack of depth has changed his way of coaching and has impacted the program.

 

 

Thomas' development gives MSU positive for future

Posted 3/10/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Player development has been the one thing that has given the Mississippi State men's basketball program hope the past two seasons. Look no further than sophomore guard Fred Thomas.

 

 

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