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Henderson helps keep MSU pitchers in attack mode

Posted 6/2/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Gary Henderson has been around baseball long enough to know you don't have to wait long to see something new. Forgive the coaching veteran if he prefers not to see another season like the one the Mississippi State baseball team has experienced in 2017.

 

 

SEC celebrates basketball success in 2016-17

Posted 6/2/2017 in College Sports

DESTIN, Fla. -- When South Carolina men's basketball coach Frank Martin walked into a Southeastern Conference meeting room earlier this week, his colleagues gave him a standing ovation. Well-deserved recognition for leading the Gamecocks to the Final Four.

 

 

SEC coaches unanimously against NCAA recruiting reforms

Posted 6/1/2017 in College Sports

DESTIN, Fla. -- Southeastern Conference coaches unanimously agree on one topic at the league's spring meetings this week: They disapprove of NCAA recruiting reforms passed in May. "I think it's reckless, really," Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze said.

 

 

Start times announced for two MSU football games

Posted 6/1/2017 in College Sports

DESTIN, Fla. -- The Mississippi State football team's 2017 home schedule will feature at least two games under the lights in Davis Wade Stadium, the Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday at spring meetings.

 

 

Louisiana's Sanders named first-team All-American

Posted 6/1/2017 in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Louisiana junior shortstop DJ Sanders was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I All-America First Team, the Association announced Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

MSU hoping for big innings in Hattiesburg

Posted 6/1/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rarely does a broadcast hit the air or a blog post be written that doesn't address the pitching concerns for the Mississippi State baseball team.

 

MSU gets No. 2 seed for Hattiesburg Regional

Posted 5/30/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team hit the re-set button on its season Monday afternoon. After losing seven of its final 10 games, MSU turned its full season body of work into a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament's Hattiesburg Regional, which will be hosted by Southern Mississippi.

 

Ole Miss' Thornberry wins NCAA golf title

Posted 5/30/2017 in College Sports

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. -- One big swing gave Ole Miss sophomore Braden Thornberry control, and he never let go until he was the NCAA men's golf champion.

 

 

MSU baseball teams earns NCAA regional invite

Posted 5/29/2017 in College Sports

 

 

All arms on deck as MSU prepares for Selection Monday

Posted 5/27/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State is choosing a most opportune time to solidify starting pitching.

 

 

Notebook: Rooker takes mound, runs MSU pitching total to 20 players

Posted 5/27/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The list of position players called upon to pitch for Mississippi State just added a potential Southeastern Conference triple crown winner: Brent Rooker.

 

 

Rooker's wish granted against Arkansas

Posted 5/27/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Brent Rooker had his wish granted Friday night.

 

 

Arkansas ends MSU's run at SEC tournament

Posted 5/27/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State baseball coach Andy Cannizaro had a question as the clock struck 11 p.m. Friday: "What day is it?"

 

 

Gordon delivers sterling effort for Bulldogs against Gators

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Cole Gordon's outing Friday morning against the top-seeded Florida Gators didn't begin well. The redshirt sophomore right-hander hit center fielder Ryan Larson in the helmet. The hit by pitch forced Larson to leave the game. Gordon, though, re-focused and retired the next 11 batters. The stretch was part of better things to come.

 

 

Florida scores 11 runs in eighth to stun MSU

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Cole Gordon turned in the best pitching performance of his Mississippi State baseball career on Friday. Working into the top of the eighth inning without giving up a run, Gordon exceeded the wildest dreams of his coaches and helped fifth-seeded MSU move six outs from an upset of top-seeded Florida.

 

 

Alabama capitalizes on errors to beat Florida

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The 16th-seeded Alabama softball team capitalized on two errors Thursday night to beat top-seeded Florida 3-0 in Game 1 of the NCAA tournament's Super Regional. Alabama (46-16) was again led by a stellar pitching performance from Alexis Osorio (23-7), who earned the complete-game shutout win while limiting Florida (53-8) to three hits.

 

 

Plumlee plays key role in MSU's victory against Arkansas

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Alabama -- Andy Cannizaro has managed the Mississippi State baseball team's limited pitching staff for months now. As difficult as it has been, he has come to learn what a staff short on numbers needs. On most days, it needs a savior. In a perfect world, that savior is the starting pitcher going deep into a game to save bullpen arms. When that doesn't pan out, he can turn to Peyton Plumlee.

 

 

Kegler reportedly will leave MSU

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

Mississippi State freshman forward Mario Kegler has reportedly asked for his release and intends to transfer. The news was first reported by Evan Daniels of Scout.com.

 

 

MSU track and field qualifies four for NCAA Nationals

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

LEXINGTON, Kentucky -- Four members of the Mississippi State track and field team secured spots for the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Thursday after the first day of the NCAA East Preliminary round.

 

 

UCLA edges Ole Miss in Game 1

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

LOS ANGELES -- In its first NCAA tournament Super Regional game, the No. 12 Ole Miss softball team was a strike away twice from taking Game 1, but rallies by No. 5 UCLA gave the home team an 8-7 victory Thursday night at Easton Stadium.

 

 

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