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MSU, Alabama complete softball sweeps

Posted 4/16/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Cranking out a team-high 14 hits in a Southeastern Conference game, the Mississippi State University softball team completed a three-game series sweep of the University of Mississippi with a 10-3 victory Sunday at the Ole Miss Softball Complex. The win helped MSU (25-19, 8-14 Southeastern Conference) surpass last year's win total of 24 in 56 games.

 

 

Defense dominates scrimmage

Posted 4/15/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Under the lights of Davis Wade Stadium, Mississippi State senior defensive back Darius Slay was still able to remain in the shadows of the coverages to cause multiple turnovers in a Friday night spring football scrimmage.

 

 

MSU's tight ends more visible in spring

Posted 4/13/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The tight end classroom at the Mississippi State University football team's practice facility doesn't have many people in the seats. However, just because position coach Scott Sallach doesn't have a lot of bodies doesn't mean player development has taken a dip.

 

 

Uncertainty at back end of MSU's rotation

Posted 4/13/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University baseball team had a lot of time to contemplate its starting pitcher for game three Sunday of its weekend series against the University of South Carolina. It still hasn't come up with an option.

 

 

Ole Miss has competitive spring football practice

Posted 4/13/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team had its final practice Thursday before its second scrimmage of the spring season Saturday.

 

 

Schaefer adds Harris to MSU women's basketball coach staff

Posted 4/13/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer announced Wednesday the hiring of Texas A&M assistant coach Johnnie Harris as his as associate head coach.

 

 

Family ties brought Banks back to MSU for senior season

Posted 4/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The answer is simple. Johnthan Banks could have bypassed his senior season with the Mississippi State University football program and declared for the NFL draft. The 6-foot-2 cornerback likely would have had a strong chance to make a NFL roster and get paid a lot of money to play the game he loves.

 

 

MSU, Ole Miss softball coaches set for first taste of rivalry

Posted 4/12/2012 in College Sports

Neither Mississippi State University first-year softball coach Vann Stuedeman nor University of Mississippi first-year softball coach Windy Thees was born in the state of Mississippi.

 

 

Starkville's Brown signs with ICC

Posted 4/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School girls basketball program will miss Brittany Brown. But Brown's example will live on, especially after the senior leader signed a scholarship Wednesday to play basketball at Itawamba Community College in Fulton.

 

 

ICC's Hoskins signs with SE Louisiana

Posted 4/12/2012 in College Sports

FULTON -- Itawamba Community College women's basketball All-American Jameika Hoskins fulfilled a dream of playing Division I basketball Wednesday when she signed with Southeastern Louisiana in the media room at the Davis Event Center.

 

 

Ole Miss releases contracts for assistant football coaches

Posted 4/12/2012 in College Sports

Dave Wommack, the University of Mississippi football team's new associate head football coach, has a three-year contract worth $550,000 per season, which matches the richest deal given to an assistant coach in program history.

 

 

MSU BASEBALL WINS IN 12 INNINGS: Bulldogs outlast Jaguars

Posted 4/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Wes Rea said he would like to admit he wasn't trying to hit a home rum in the 12th inning Tuesday night. However, if he did say that - he'd be lying.

 

 

Ray completes first staff at MSU

Posted 4/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In an attempt to help the Mississippi State University men's basketball team open recruiting roads to the Midwest, new MSU coach Rick Ray announced Monday the hiring of assistant coach Chris Hollender. Hollender, 35, spent the past three years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Evansville University.

 

 

Woodruff will make first start for MSU

Posted 4/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brandon Woodruff knew all along he wanted to play baseball in college. At 6:30 tonight, Woodruff will make his first career start -- one that might have cost him $400,000 -- in the Mississippi State University baseball team's game against the University of South Alabama at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

JUCOs makes changes to sports

Posted 4/10/2012 in College Sports

The East Mississippi Community College football team capped its 2011 season with a first national championship. The ability of the 2012 squad to defend that title may come down to a computer.

 

 

Hood leaves MSU men's basketball program

Posted 4/9/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- New Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray intentionally mentioned Rodney Hood four times last week in his introductory speech. Ray's goal was to convince Hood he would be a major part of MSU's future. The future suddenly turned into the past late Sunday evening when it was announced Hood has left the program after one season.

 

 

Norris, MSU baseball beat Vanderbilt

Posted 4/9/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- With the game tied, Daryl Norris stood in the on-deck circle in the bottom of the ninth inning shocked at the reliever who was entering the game to face him.

 

 

Vanderbilt edges MSU in extra innings

Posted 4/7/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Desperation is the feeling of having an urgent need or desire to accomplish something. The Mississippi State University baseball team doesn't need the word defined for it. The squad is living it this season.

 

 

MSU baseball runs itself out of innings

Posted 4/7/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The running game is one of the many things the Mississippi State University baseball team has taken special pride in since John Cohen became head coach. That running game and situational execution failed MSU on Saturday in a 4-3 loss to Vanderbilt University in 12 innings.

 

 

MSU's Prescott still learning quarterback position

Posted 4/6/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott continues to be a mystery for the Mississippi State University football program. Even to Dak Prescott himself.

 

 

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