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Bulldogs, Rebels split cold doubleheader at Dudy Noble

Posted 4/7/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- An inning like this one has been a long time coming for the Mississippi State baseball team.

 

Moorhead finding balance with coaching responsibilities

Posted 4/7/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Joe Moorhead's days of having a vested interest in the offense over the defense in practice are over. In all his years as an offensive coordinator, he had the same demeanor he presumed every other offensive coordinator has: he wants his offense to do well at all costs, even if the defense suffers with an embarrassing day. Now, as Mississippi State's head football coach, he wants to see some back and forth.

 

 

Q Weatherspoon declares for NBA draft

Posted 4/6/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior guard Quinndary Weatherspoon announced Friday he has declared for the NBA draft but that he won't hire an agent, which means he maintains his eligibility if he chooses to return to school.

 

 

Vivians invited to WNBA draft

Posted 4/6/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Following an All-America senior season, Mississippi State's Victoria Vivians has been invited to attend the WNBA draft in New York City.

 

 

MSU baseball team aims for breakout weekend

Posted 4/6/2018 in College Sports

UPDATE -- Rain has washed out Game 1 Friday. The teams will play a doubleheader at noon Saturday. STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team needs a breakthrough. At 15-15 and 2-7 in the Southeastern Conference, MSU is last in the league with the SEC's worst batting average (.256) and run production (139, 4.6 per game).

 

Nick Weatherspoon declares for NBA draft, won't hire agent

Posted 4/6/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- If it wishes to have it, the NBA can lay claim to the Mississippi State men's basketball team's backcourt. One day after sophomore point guard Lamar Peters announced his intent to enter the NBA draft without hiring an agent, thus saving his eligibility if he chooses to return to MSU, freshman guard Nick Weatherspoon did the same Thursday.

 

MSU coaches giving WRs plenty of chances to make impressions

Posted 4/6/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Joe Moorhead's first signing class for the Mississippi State football team was widely hailed for its depth at wide receiver. At 6-foot-2 or taller, four-star recruits Stephen Guidry, Devonta "Whop" Jason, and Malik Heath were supposed to be what the new coach needed for his first four years on the job.

 

Merkel will lead The W's men's basketball program

Posted 4/5/2018 in College Sports

Mississippi University for Women Director of Athletics Jason Trufant announced Wednesday the hiring of Brian Merkel as the school's first men's basketball coach.

Ole Miss named McPhee-McCuin women's basketball coach

Posted 4/5/2018 in College Sports

OXFORD -- After turning around the women's basketball program at Jacksonville, Yolett McPhee-McCuin has been named the ninth head coach in Ole Miss history, as announced Wednesday by Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Ross Bjork. McPhee-McCuin will be introduced at noon Friday at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. All Ole Miss fans are invited to attend. Food and beverages will be provided. Doors to The Pavilion will open at 11:30 a.m.

MSU's Peters declares for NBA draft, won't hire agent

Posted 4/5/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In most sports, making yourself a candidate for the professional draft ends your collegiate eligibility. Men's basketball allows players to examine their prospects before making a final decision about their eligibility.

 

Golsan, Dillard lead No. 3 Ole Miss

Posted 4/5/2018 in College Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Senior Will Golsan went 3-for-5 Wednesday to lead the No. 3 Ole Miss baseball team to a 12-0 victory against Memphis at AutoZone Park. Mike Bianco's Rebels improved to 26-4 to match the best 30-game start in school history, a mark set in 2004.

 

 

MSU overcomes offensive struggles to beat Southern

Posted 4/5/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Offensive struggles have become the norm for the Mississippi State baseball team. On Wednesday, the Bulldogs won in spite of them. MSU used two hits to build a one-run lead through seven innings. It added four more runs in the eighth to earn a 5-0 victory against Southern at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

Ole Miss softball team beats USM

Posted 4/5/2018 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- Junior Brittany Finney went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and junior Kylan Becker went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI Wednesday to lead the Ole Miss softball team to a 5-1 victory against Southern Mississippi.

 

 

No. 22 MSU softball program will try to bounce back vs. No. 10 Texas A&M

Posted 4/5/2018 in College Sports

Mississippi State has turned Nusz Park into one of the most difficult places to play this season. The Bulldogs have won 20 of their first 23 games at home. Two of those losses were by a run and another was by two runs. As the stakes grow higher, the Bulldogs hope to use the home field to their advantage as the softball season hits the final homestretch.

 

MSU's Simmons recovering from shoulder injury

Posted 4/4/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons had a breakout season in 2017. Simmons had 60 tackles, including 12 for a loss, five sacks, and five quarterback hurries to earn first-team All-Southeastern Conference recognition. Simmons did it with an injured shoulder.

 

No. 12 Southern Miss rallies past Louisiana-Lafayette

Posted 4/4/2018 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- A late lineup scratch necessitated Bryant Bowen being in the Southern Mississippi baseball team's lineup against Louisiana-Lafayette on Tuesday night.

 

 

White Jr. named women's basketball coach at The W

Posted 4/4/2018 in College Sports

The Mississippi University for Women Department of Athletics announced Tuesday the hiring of Howard White Jr. as the new coach of the school's women's basketball program.

 

Buzzer beater denies Mississippi State national title

Posted 4/2/2018 in College Sports

Arike Ogunbowale will forever be associated with the words one more. After the Mississippi State women's basketball team waited nearly a year to make one more play and win one more game, Ogunbowale delivered one more play to end that dream.

Bulldogs fail to keep momentum

Posted 4/1/2018 in College Sports

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The quarters couldn't have been more different.

 

MSU Notebook: Schaefer:

Posted 4/1/2018 in College Sports

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Accountability is a tenet of the Mississippi State women's basketball program.

 

 

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