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MSU discussing moving fences in at Dudy Noble Field

Posted 6/9/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Fans may see less room in the outfield at Dudy Noble Field as soon as next season. Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen confirmed this week the Bulldogs coaches are "discussing" the possibility of moving in the ballpark's fences in to counter the effects of the new aluminum bat restrictions.

 

 

Tate helps MSU relay team earn All-America honors

Posted 6/9/2012 in College Sports

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Mississippi State University men's track and field team's 4x400-meter relay team of Tavaris Tate, Daundre Barnaby, James Harris, Emanuel Mayers, and Tavaris Tate finished eighth Saturday with a time of 3 minutes, 5.85 seconds career at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at historic Drake Field.

 

 

Seniors leaving rebuilt MSU baseball

Posted 6/8/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The last of the inherited talent in the Mississippi State University baseball program has left campus. Outfielder Brent Brownlee and pitchers Caleb Reed and Nick Routt stuck around through the change from longtime coach Ron Polk to coach John Cohen. There were tenuous times, but the three seniors leave the program in a better place. After the Bulldogs finished with losing records in their first two seasons, the seniors helped lead a resurgence that saw the program make consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.

 

 

Bumphis pleads guilty to failure to comply

Posted 6/8/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University wide receiver Chad Bumphis will be fined and will make a motion to have a New Year's morning arrest expunged from his record. The rising senior entered a guilty plea to a charge of failure to comply Thursday in Tupelo Municipal Court.

 

 

MSU's Jackson earns All-America honors

Posted 6/8/2012 in College Sports

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Marcus Jackson earned the first points for the Mississippi State University's track and field team Thursday when he set a new personal record and became the Bulldogs' latest All-American.

 

 

Changes to the draft process should benefit college game

Posted 6/6/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The completion of a new era to the Major League Baseball first-year player draft has more smiles on the faces of those involved in the game at all levels.

 

 

Routt, Graveman taken on final day of pro baseball draft

Posted 6/6/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University had a pair of players on its roster and two signees drafted Wednesday on the final day of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft.

 

 

Giants take MSU's Stratton in first round

Posted 6/5/2012 in College Sports

The San Francisco Giants used the 20th pick to select Mississippi State University right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.

 

 

TCU ends Ole Miss' season

Posted 6/5/2012 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The University of Mississippi baseball team took an early lead Monday night, but Texas Christian University rallied for a 7-4 victory in the deciding game of the NCAA tournament's College Station Regional at Blue Bell Park. The defeat marked only the fourth time this season the Rebels (37-26) lost when scoring in the first inning.

 

 

Samford eliminates MSU

Posted 6/4/2012 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Not many people saw the end unfolding this way. The Samford University baseball team, which was making its first appearance in the NCAA tournament, eliminated Mississippi State University from the Tallahassee Regional with a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon.

 

 

TCU beats Ole Miss to force deciding game

Posted 6/4/2012 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Brandon Finnegan allowed six hits and struck out seven in seven-plus innings Sunday to help the Texas Christian University baseball team beat the University of Mississippi 5-2 to force a deciding game in the NCAA tournament's College Station Regional.

 

 

New college bats draw mixed reviews

Posted 6/4/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The reviews are in for the new bats in college baseball, and they're not all positive. The NCAA Baseball Research Panel recommended the new BBCOR formula for colleges after studying an increase in offensive statistical performance in Division I in recent years.

 

 

MSU breaks out to beat UAB

Posted 6/2/2012 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Two Mississippi State University baseball teams showed up to Dick Howser Stadium for the NCAA tournament's Tallahassee Regional.

 

 

Bottom of order provides spark for MSU

Posted 6/2/2012 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The name card made for him by the NCAA had Matthew Britton's name spelled wrong. That's what happens to you when you enter regional play hitting .154. The Mississippi State University infielder did what he has done throughout his freshman season -- turned the joke on himself.

 

 

Samford uses HRs to batter Stratton, MSU

Posted 6/2/2012 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- In what could have been the last pitch Chris Stratton threw in his Mississippi State University career, the ball traveled a little bit further than 60 feet, six inches.

 

 

Cowbells to ring again at Davis Wade Stadium

Posted 6/2/2012 in College Sports

Southeastern Conference presidents and chancellors voted Friday to continue the Mississippi State University cowbell compromise established two years ago.

 

 

SEC teams' penalties for drugs not created equally

Posted 6/2/2012 in College Sports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Players testing positive for marijuana in the Southeastern Conference don't face the one-year suspension that comes from getting busted by the NCAA. In the most successful league of the Bowl Championship Series-era, players routinely get third, fourth, and fifth chances before they're booted from the team; failed drug tests administered by the NCAA result in the automatic suspension.

 

 

SEC supports playoff that includes four best teams

Posted 6/2/2012 in College Sports

DESTIN, Fla. -- College footballs most dominant conference has its wish list for a playoff. Southeastern Conference school presidents and athletic directors voted unanimously Friday to support having the four best teams play for the national title in a proposed four-team playoff. The league doesn't want a playoff to include ties to conference champions.

 

 

SEC wants to learn more about concussions

Posted 6/2/2012 in College Sports

DESTIN, Fla. -- The Southeastern Conference is taking steps to learn as much as it can about concussions, ultimately hoping to make college sports safer for student-athletes.

 

 

MSU will go with Stratton in opener

Posted 6/1/2012 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Let the gamesmanship and second-guessing begin. The debate, at least among the Mississippi State University baseball fans, began Monday morning when the team's name was called on the NCAA tournament regionals selection show on ESPNU: What should MSU do with ace pitcher Chris Stratton?

 

 

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