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

Posted yesterday in College Sports

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

 

MUW joins United States Collegiate Athletic Association

Posted yesterday 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.

 

No. 4 national seed LSU ends MSU's season

Posted 6/12/2017 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The final salute to Josh Lovelady began early Monday morning. The Mississippi State baseball team's senior catcher turned to the dugout after a ninth-inning popout marked his final at-bat as a Bulldog. As the remaining MSU fans at Alex Box Stadium gave Lovelady a standing ovation, a line of Bulldogs greeted him when he returned to the dugout. Lovelady shared his most emphatic embrace with classmate Cody Brown.

 

Rooker hopes to be selected tonight in first round of MLB draft

Posted 6/12/2017 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The fruits of Brent Rooker's labors are expected to come tonight. The Mississippi State baseball team's first baseman is expected to hear his name called in the first two rounds of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft, which will begin tonight. More MSU players are expected to be selected in rounds 3-10 Tuesday and 11-40 Wednesday, but Rooker, a redshirt junior, is the most likely to get offered enough money to leave school early.

 

 

Lange gives MSU chance in first inning

Posted 6/11/2017 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Alex Lange gave the Mississippi State baseball team an opportunity in the first inning Saturday night.

 

MSU bullpen falters late in super regional loss at LSU

Posted 6/10/2017 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Mississippi State could only avoid LSU's slugging right fielder Greg Deichmann for so long.

 

Cannizaro's changes spark MSU

Posted 6/9/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro hasn't hesitated to experiment in his first year as Mississippi State's baseball coach. His willingness to try something different knows no limits, whether it means shifting pitchers from the starting rotation to the bullpen or moving Cody Brown to another position on the field.

 

 

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