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Transition continues up front for Bulldogs' offensive line

Posted 4/10/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The transition began in March. The Mississippi State football team knew its offensive line was going to have a new look following the graduation of Jamaal Clayborn, Devon Desper, and Justin Senior. But the absence of Clayborn, Desper, and Senior from spring practice was just the beginning.

 

 

Bell's blast sparks MSU softball team past South Carolina

Posted 4/10/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Morgan Bell's two-run home run to right-center field in the fourth inning Sunday sparked the Mississippi State softball team to a 5-2 victory against South Carolina at Nusz Park. The victory helped MSU (29-13, 4-8 Southeastern Conference) secure its first SEC series win of the season. South Carolina slipped to 23-16 and 3-8.

 

Defense leads the way at White tops Maroon at Davis Wade

Posted 4/8/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Nick Fitzgerald has never thrown four interceptions in a game as Mississippi State's quarterback -- he's never thrown more than two.

 

Notebook: Diversity at running back pleases Mullen

Posted 4/8/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- All things considered, Dan Mullen was impressed with the run game.

 

Silkwood sets milestone MSU beats South Carolina in softball

Posted 4/8/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Alexis Silkwood never imagined it would end quite like this.

Rooker homers three times as MSU evens series with Kentucky

Posted 4/8/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In 5 2/3 innings, Kentucky's starting pitcher Zach Logue had allowed Mississippi State first baseman Brent Rooker to hit a single, a first-pitch grand slam and a solo home run.

 

Kentucky halts MSU's conference win streak

Posted 4/8/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two general commonalities arose in the six consecutive Southeastern Conference baseball games Mississippi State won as it climbed to its position as No. 22 in Baseball America's rankings: limiting stranded runners and limiting walks.

 

 

Cannizaro will have to balance bullpen roles this weekend

Posted 4/7/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro has never minced words when talking about his bullpen. In the past, the Mississippi State baseball team's first-year head coach's focused on injuries and how they depleted his pitching staff. Of late, though, Cannizaro has talked with pride about his bullpen, even after it took a shot in the last 48 hours.

 

 

Grantham hopes to see mastery on defense in scrimmage

Posted 4/7/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The final week of spring practice, as Mississippi State defensive coordinator Todd Grantham sees it, ends the period of learning. The only thing left is mastery of what has been taught.

 

 

MSU softball team set for key SEC series vs. South Carolina

Posted 4/7/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore softball player Sarai Niu enjoys tailgating before football games. A native of California, Niu has been blown away by the passion and celebratory nature of Southeastern Conference football weekends. "Nothing is as exciting as a football weekend," Niu said. "There are so many people and so many things to do. The passion for football is not something I am used to being from the West Coast. Here it's so different. Every weekend is exciting."

 

 

MSU women's basketball team's season will be celebrated during Super Bulldog Weekend

Posted 4/6/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The city of Starkville and Mississippi State will celebrate a historic 2016-17 women's basketball season during Super Bulldog Weekend festivities.

 

 

MSU softball team gains confidence against Jackson State

Posted 4/6/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State softball team went looking for a pick-me-up Wednesday night. MSU found what it needed in a 14-0, five-inning victory against Jackson State on a blustery night at Nusz Park.

 

 

Rooker hits two HRs to lift MSU past FIU

Posted 4/6/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brent Rooker wanted to save Spencer Price's arm. Price, the closer for Mississippi State's baseball team, already had thrown 2 1/3 innings Wednesday when Rooker stepped to the plate in the 10th inning. If Rooker didn't help Jake Mangum score from first base, Price would have to go back to the mound to make his longest appearance of the season.

 

 

MSU's Dantzler adjusting to CB after injury

Posted 4/6/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Cameron Dantzler's redshirt year had a different feel than most -- and not by design. Most redshirts spend the fall on the scout teams to advance their development and to prepare the starters for that week's opponent. Dantzler's time in that role lasted less than a week.

 

No. 22 MSU baseball team has winning streak snapped

Posted 4/5/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A sweep of Ole Miss last week in Oxford helped the Mississippi State baseball team climb to the upper half of the Southeastern Conference standings and move into the Baseball America's Top 25.

 

MSU freshman ties for fourth at Old Waverly

Posted 4/5/2017 in College Sports

WEST POINT -- The Mississippi State men's golf team shot a final-round 284 Tuesday to tie for sixth at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship to complete the regular season. Freshman Peng Pichaikool shot a final-round of 2-under-par 70 to tie for fourth. It was Pichaikool's third top-five finish of the season.

 

 

Passed ball, wild pitch help Ole Miss beat No. 21 Southern Miss

Posted 4/5/2017 in College Sports

PEARL -- Freshman pitcher Jason Barber scored the winning run on a wild pitch Tuesday night to lift the Ole Miss baseball team to a 6-5 victory against No. 21 Southern Mississippi at Trustmark Park.

 

 

MSU's next challenge is to raise bar higher

Posted 4/4/2017 in College Sports

DALLAS -- Wipe away the tears. There's no reason to be disappointed. Every team that loses a national championship game would love to switch places with winner. But it's hard to deny that few programs are better positioned to make another run at another title than the Mississippi State women's basketball team.

 

 

Freshman leads MSU men's golf team at Old Waverly

Posted 4/4/2017 in College Sports

WEST POINT -- The back nine is generally not the friendly side of Old Waverly Golf Club. It was for freshman Tanapat Pichaikool on Monday.

 

 

Winning streak earns MSU baseball team national rankings

Posted 4/4/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team has earned its first national ranking of the season just in time for the first game of a six-game homestand at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

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