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MSU softball falls to BYU in NCAA opener

Posted 5/18/2012 in College Sports

EUGENE, Ore. -- Shelbi Everett hit a walk-off double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday to lead the Brigham Young University softball team to a 4-3 victory against Mississippi State University at the NCAA Eugene Regional at Howe Field.

 

 

Stratton delivers another gem for Bulldogs

Posted 5/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The expectations continue to be set higher for Chris Stratton. In what likely was his final start and appearance at Dudy Noble Field, the junior right-hander turned in another near perfect performance and left to a standing ovation Thursday night after he helped lead the Mississippi State University baseball team to a 3-1 victory against the No. 6 University of Kentucky.

 

 

MSU, Baylor cancel series

Posted 5/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University and Baylor University have decided the contract they signed more than a year ago for their men's basketball teams to play a home-and-home series doesn't work for either school.

 

 

MSU will try to ignite offense vs. Kentucky

Posted 5/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- John Cohen is going away from his natural tendencies as a player and as a coach this week.

 

 

Former MSU coach Smith leads Georgia Southern to NCAAs

Posted 5/17/2012 in College Sports

Georgia Southern University softball coach Annie Smith still calls from a Starkville cell phone number. The connections to her former residence don't stop there.

 

 

Central Arkansas shuts out MSU

Posted 5/16/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The University of Central Arkansas baseball team was in awe Tuesday during its tour of the facilities around Dudy Noble Field. After the national anthem later that night, MSU was in shock after a 2-0 loss to the same UCA squad that seemingly was star struck by its surroundings hours before the first pitch.

 

 

Catlette helps MSU softball get stronger

Posted 5/16/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Vann Stuedeman took over as softball coach at Mississippi State University, she and her assistant coaches wanted to change the program's culture.

 

 

Renfroe, Bulldogs gearing up for stretch run

Posted 5/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For Hunter Renfroe hitting a baseball is a simple task of see ball, hit ball.

 

 

For MSU's Stuedeman, vision becomes reality

Posted 5/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Nearly 11 months ago in the Bryan Athletic Building, Vann Steudeman told anybody who would listen that Mississippi State University softball was going to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. She told her players, who wanted to hear her vision, the postseason was going to happen.

 

 

Stuedeman will take MSU softball dancing

Posted 5/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- At about 9:26 p.m. Sunday, dozens of cowbells started ringing. While it may have sounded like Buffalo Wild Wings was on fire, the news instead was quite good for the home folks.

 

 

Zunino, Gators outlast Bulldogs

Posted 5/14/2012 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 5 University of Florida baseball team had just three hits Sunday afternoon against Mississippi State University, but one was all it needed.

 

 

MSU boasts The Hawaiian Hammer

Posted 5/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University senior softball player Ka'ili Smith doesn't mind a good seafood dish. However, the Kapolei, Hawaii, native isn't ready to start her mornings with a bowl of grits.

 

 

Remarkable MSU tennis run ends with loss to Baylor

Posted 5/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The plans were made and the hotels were booked by the Mississippi State men's tennis program for Athens, Ga., already.

 

 

MSU, Florida will renew spirited rivalry

Posted 5/11/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's safe to say there will be contempt and dislike in at least one Southeastern Conference baseball series this weekend.

 

 

MSU can't cash in chances vs. Alabama

Posted 5/11/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- All a team really wants is a chance when it faces one of the nation's top pitchers. The Mississippi State University softball team had those chances Thursday night.

 

 

MLB scouts believe Stratton will sign pro contract

Posted 5/11/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Several sources in the Major League Baseball scouting community told The Dispatch on Thursday night that professional organizations are confident in the willingness of Mississippi State University right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton to sign a professional contract.

 

 

MSU men's tennis trying to relive glory days

Posted 5/11/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Not too long ago, it was assumed the Mississippi State University men's tennis program would get to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament.

 

 

Alabama welcomes Stuedeman back

Posted 5/11/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Thursday night was a homecoming for Mississippi State University softball coach Vann Stuedeman.

 

 

Mississippi College's Brooks surprised by honors

Posted 5/10/2012 in College Sports

J'Marcus Brooks knew he had a chance. To make the most of that opportunity, the former Columbus High School standout realized he needed to make a commitment. As soon as the Mississippi College baseball team's 2011 season ended, Brooks laid out a plan. He would run, he would lift weights, he would practice his fundamentals -- and he would do it all as often as possible.

 

 

MSU's Ilyushin excited about second chance at home

Posted 5/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Artem Ilyushin is feeling "those nerves" in anticipation of his final weekend at the A.J. Pitts Center. The Mississippi State University men's tennis team's top player hopes to perform better in his finale than he did two weeks ago at the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Starkville.

 

 

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