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Pollorena scores winning run in 11th

Posted 4/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Luis Pollorena doesn't do running drills in practice, but the senior pitcher relishes any chance he gets to run the bases.

 

 

Ole Miss holds final practice before Grove Bowl

Posted 4/20/2012 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Lenahan provides versatile punch for MSU

Posted 4/20/2012 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Bulldogs' Cox moving up NFL draft boards

Posted 4/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Fletcher Cox is quickly rising up the draft boards of most National Football League executives.

 

 

Bulldogs need to fnd next level against Volunteers

Posted 4/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In John Cohen's mind, the excuses stop this weekend.

 

 

Cohen upset with lack of effort in loss

Posted 4/18/2012 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Pollorena delivers strong relief for MSU

Posted 4/18/2012 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Ole Miss finds answer in bullpen

Posted 4/18/2012 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Stropp hopes to spark MSU tennis at SECs

Posted 4/18/2012 in College Sports

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."

 

 

Freeze pleased with energy at practice

Posted 4/18/2012 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Bulldogs look for lift in Governor's Cup battle with Rebels

Posted 4/16/2012 in College Sports

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.

 

 

State's softball coaches trying to help fast-pitch grow

Posted 4/16/2012 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Defending champion South Carolina sweeps MSU

Posted 4/16/2012 in College Sports

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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