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Buckley helps put MSU return game in place

Posted 4/14/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Terrell Buckley's legendary athletic career launched him right into a coaching career that is soon to hit its 12th season. An athlete of his versatility, having played multiple football positions, baseball and ran track all at high levels, certainly had a wide range of possibilities for himself in the field.

 

 

MSU baseball evens SEC series at Auburn

Posted 4/14/2018 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. - A strong pitching performance by sophomore left-hander Ethan Small set the tone as Mississippi State beat No. 21 Auburn 7-2 in Southeastern Conference baseball action Saturday at Plainsmark Park.

 

Dear eager to be back on field for Bulldogs

Posted 4/13/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Injuries limited the playing time of senior wide receivers Gabe Myles and Donald Gray last season. But Myles and Gray weren't the only two receivers the Mississippi State football team missed.

 

Double play combination of Alexander, Stovall fuels MSU

Posted 4/13/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team's earned run average of 3.55 ranks ninth in the Southeastern Conference. But MSU pitchers are 12th in batting average allowed (.250), 11th in walks allowed (128), and 13th in hits allowed (290). The defense of shortstop Luke Alexander and second baseman Hunter Stovall has helped the Bulldogs' pitching staff make up for those stats.

 

 

Howland excited about MSU's future

Posted 4/13/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland is excited about the offseason. In his third season at Mississippi State, Howland led the Bulldogs to the postseason for the first time since 2012. MSU (25-12, 9-9 Southeastern Conference) defeated Nebraska, Baylor, and Louisville to advance to the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament in New York, where it lost to eventual champion Penn State.

 

 

No. 23 MSU set for big series vs. Ole Miss

Posted 4/13/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The good news is the No. 23 Mississippi State softball team doesn't play a ranked opponent this weekend. The bad news is MSU's opponent is its biggest rival. With huge NCAA regional ramifications on the line, No. 23 MSU takes on Ole Miss in a three-game Southeastern Conference series at the Ole Miss Softball Complex.

 

Vivians goes to Indiana Fever at No. 8 in WNBA draft

Posted 4/12/2018 in College Sports

The wait is over. Victoria Vivians is a pro. The Indiana Fever made it official Thursday night when they selected the Mississippi State senior with the No. 8 pick in the first round of the WNBA draft.

Vivians one step from becoming a pro

Posted 4/12/2018 in College Sports

Confidence and swagger. Victoria Vivians had plenty of both when she arrived at Mississippi State. As the state's all-time leading scorer from Scott Central High School, Vivians knew how to handle expectations and the burden of being her team's leading scorer.

Lineup changes push MSU men's tennis team higher

Posted 4/12/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Matt Roberts had a feeling. The Mississippi State men's tennis team won four of five matches as the calendar turned from January to February and was ranked No. 15 in the nation, but Roberts knew something could be better, so he took a risk and shuffled his doubles lineup.

 

MSU baseball team pounds 23 hits in victory against Alabama State

Posted 4/12/2018 in College Sports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Mississippi State team had a season-high 23 hits Wednesday night in a 15-4 victory against Alabama State at Riverwalk Stadium.

 

 

Ole Miss softball team blanks Belmont

Posted 4/12/2018 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Junior Brittany Finney threw a complete-game five-hitter Wednesday to lead the Ole Miss softball team to a 5-0 victory against Belmont at the Ole Miss Softball Field.

 

No. 4 Ole Miss powers past No. 12 Southern Mississippi

Posted 4/11/2018 in College Sports

PEARL -- Tyler Keenan had three hits and Will Golsan had two to lead five players with multiple hits Tuesday night in the No. 4 Ole Miss baseball team's 11-3 victory against No. 12 Southern Mississippi at Trustmark Park.

Ward's shutout leads No. 23 MSU softball team

Posted 4/11/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Behind senior Holly Ward's complete game, the No. 23 Mississippi State softball team shut out Alcorn State 11-0 Tuesday night at Nusz Park. Ward (11-4) recorded her fifth shutout of the season. She allowed three hits and struck out six to help the Bulldogs improve to 30-11.

Shoop likes what he sees in MSU's defense

Posted 4/11/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- First-year defensive coordinator Bob Shoop and new linebackers coach Tem Lukabu like what they see from the Mississippi State defense.

No. 15 Alabama softball team falls to No. 4 Florida

Posted 4/10/2018 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The No. 15 Alabama softball team took the lead first in Monday's series rubber game against No. 4 Florida, but the Gators responded with three unanswered runs to claim a 3-2 victory at Rhoads Stadium.

 

No. 5 Ole Miss baseball team will take on No. 12 So. Miss. in Pearl

Posted 4/10/2018 in College Sports

PEARL -- The No. 5 Ole Miss baseball team will take on No. 12 Southern Mississippi at 6 tonight at Trustmark Park. Ole Miss (27-6) will try to rebound after losing two of three games to Mississippi State last weekend in Starkville. It was the Rebels' first series loss of the season.

 

Alexander walk-off sends Bulldogs past Rebels in 11 innings

Posted 4/8/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Luke Alexander craned his neck toward the overcast sky and watched as what will almost certainly be the biggest moment of his Mississippi State baseball career soar away. Even he didn't think it would come in this fashion.

Notebook: Catching position comes through for Bulldogs

Posted 4/8/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In the Mississippi State baseball team's well-documented offensive struggles through March, the catcher position was offering little relief. Marshall Gilbert entered this weekend's series against No. 3 Ole Miss (27-6, 7-5 Southeastern Conference) with a .238 batting average and Dustin Skelton was getting more starts with his .193.

 

MSU safety Bryant leaves program

Posted 4/8/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant announced on Twitter his intent to transfer from MSU Sunday morning. He had missed all eight of MSU's spring practices to date to tend to academic concerns, per MSU coach Joe Moorhead.

 

 

MSU basketball team loses pair to transfer

Posted 4/8/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's men's basketball program announced Sunday evening that forwards Xavian Stapleton and Eli Wright will transfer away from the program.

 

 

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