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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.

 

 

Bulldogs announce first two assistant basketball coaches

Posted 4/6/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - It was no more than a two-minute conversation that changed Wes Flanigan's life and brought him back to state of Mississippi.

 

 

Bulldogs shuffle pitching rotation for Vanderbilt series

Posted 4/5/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In preparation for what must be considered a critical weekend series against Vanderbilt University, Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen has made a tweak to his weekend pitching rotation.

 

 

MSU softball confident as it begins trek

Posted 4/5/2012 in College Sports

The Mississippi State University softball team remains confident even though it is on a nine-game conference losing streak.

 

 

Bulldogs go blitz-happy in spring football practice

Posted 4/3/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Big plays on both sides of the line of scrimmage were destined to happen on the Mississippi State University spring football practice field.

 

 

National pundits like 'out-of-the-box' approach which led to hiring Ray

Posted 4/3/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Not much is certain when evaluating the hire of Rick Ray as the next men's basketball coach at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Ray must start building quickly at MSU

Posted 4/3/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Once he accepted the job as Mississippi State University men's basketball coach, Rick Ray said he returned to Clemson, S.C., with 867 emails and 347 text messages on his cell phone. The task for MSU's first new men's basketball coach in more than 14 years will be to return some of those messages.

 

Ray wants to win by 'doing things the right way'

Posted 4/3/2012 in College Sports

Mississippi State Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin is adamant he didn't hire a resumé as the school's new men's basketball coach. He hired a man.

MSU selects Clemson assistant as next coach

Posted 4/2/2012 in College Sports

For the first time in nearly 15 years, Mississippi State University has a new men's basketball coach: Rick Ray.

 

MSU can't clinch series vs. Auburn

Posted 4/2/2012 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen wants his Bulldogs a little more "locked in." Lack of focus and attention to detail proved costly Sunday afternoon as MSU lost to No. 24 Auburn 8-2 in the final game of a three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series before a crowd of 3,458 at Plainsman Park.

 

 

No. 2 Alabama sweeps MSU softball

Posted 4/2/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University softball coach Vann Stuedeman tried everything and still came up short Sunday afternoon against her former employer.

 

 

Former Bulldogs push for UK's Payne

Posted 3/31/2012 in College Sports

Two former Mississippi State University men's basketball players are the primary reason behind the momentum behind Kenny Payne's candidacy for the school's opening for a head coach.

 

 

MSU offense comes out ahead in first scrimmage

Posted 3/31/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A lot of spectators walked away impressed Saturday with the Mississippi State University football team's offense.

 

 

Auburn evens series with MSU with 10-6 win

Posted 3/31/2012 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- The Mississippi State University baseball team last won a baseball series at Auburn University in 2004. MSU will have that opportunity against at 1 p.m. today when the teams meet in the rubber game of a weekend three-game Southeastern Conference series.

 

 

Graveman looking forward to start in series finale

Posted 3/31/2012 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- With his team playing a critical Southeastern Conference baseball game against No. 24 Auburn, Mississippi State University starting pitcher Kendall Graveman has plenty of reason to be excited as he heads to the ballpark today.

 

 

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