STARKVILLE -- For most of the spring season, Mississippi State University defensive tackle Quay Evans has been in the learning stage.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University softball player Sam Lenahan talked earlier in the week about her desire to attend lots of Super Bulldog Weekend activities.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University softball coach Vann Stuedeman has approached her first job as a head coach as part coach, part promoter. On Saturday, both parts worked out pretty well.
OXFORD -- The M-Club Alumni Chapter honored several members of 2011-12 University of Mississippi squads Saturday with Spring Awards as part of the BancorpSouth Grove Bowl festivities.
OXFORD -- First-year University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze said all spring Barry Brunetti has the slight advantage in the team's quarterback race. But Bo Wallace is giving Freeze reason to change his thinking. Wallace was 16 of 26 for 240 yards with two touchdowns and an interception to lead the Red team to a 24-23 overtime victory against the Blue team Saturday in the Grove Bowl at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- A long-standing tradition at Mississippi State University is the player voted pitcher of the week gets to park in a spot roughly 30 feet from the Dudy Noble Field playing surface.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University coach Dan Mullen feels the most important aspect to spring football practice is it is filmed from start to finish.
STARKVILLE -- Luis Pollorena doesn't do running drills in practice, but the senior pitcher relishes any chance he gets to run the bases.
OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team held its final practice of the spring season Thursday before the BancorpSouth Grove Bowl on Saturday. The Rebels practiced Thursday in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in just helmets and shoulder pads in preparation for the spring game at 1 p.m. Saturday. The game will feature four 15-minutes quarters with a running clock. Stadium gates will open at noon, and CSS will televise the game live.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University sophomore third baseman Sam Lenahan didn't have to think twice when the opportunity to play Southeastern Conference softball presented itself. Two years into her MSU career, the experience has been even better than then Lawrenceville, Ga., native could have imagined.
STARKVILLE -- Fletcher Cox is quickly rising up the draft boards of most National Football League executives.
STARKVILLE -- In John Cohen's mind, the excuses stop this weekend.
PEARL -- Three words that have rarely been uttered by a Mississippi State University baseball player under coach John Cohen were said Tuesday night. "We gave up," MSU junior catcher Mitch Slauter said.
PEARL -- Mississippi State University's Luis Pollorena loves pitching in a big ballpark on a big stage. The Bulldogs' 5-foot-6 left-hander has had three successful outings at Trustmark Park, the home of the Double-A Mississippi Braves.
PEARL -- The University of Mississippi baseball team has had trouble closing games this season. On Tuesday night, freshman right-hander Hawtin Buchanan provided an answer. Buchanan earned game Most Valuable Player honors and his first win as Ole Miss defeated Mississippi State 6-3 in the sixth Governor's Cup at Trustmark Park.
STARKVILLE -- Malte Stropp has been waiting for this moment all season. Stropp endured the awkwardness of being a shy kid from Germany in a new place, withstood the weird looks when he arrived in the United States, and is looking forward to being the star of "the show."
OXFORD -- For the second time this spring, weather forced the University of Mississippi football team indoors for practice Tuesday, but the change in scenery didn't affect the team's intensity and energy.
STARKVILLE -- Without much tangible evidence to support his claim, Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen is convinced this is the time his club will shine.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University first-year softball coach Vann Stuedeman preaches "living in a moment." In her opinion, now is the moment for Mississippi high school softball to take the next step and to become a power on the national stage. While Stuedeman builds MSU into a perennial contender, she hopes improved play by teams in the state of Mississippi will help facilitate her program's growth.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Mississippi State University baseball team scored two runs in the ninth inning Sunday but couldn't muster enough offense to overtake the No. 7 University of South Carolina in a 6-4 loss at Carolina Stadium. MSU (21-15, 5-10 Southeastern Conference) suffered its first sweep in league play this season, while the two-time defending national champion Gamecocks improved to 27-10 and 8-7.
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