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WLHS product Devin Malone attracting attention for MLB draft

Posted 6/6/2011 in College Sports

Devin Malone's maturation is accelerating. The former West Lowndes High School standout has grown so much as a baseball player he soon might be a professional. Malone and prospects from throughout the country will get that chance to become pros starting at 6 p.m. today when the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft begins in Secaucus, N.J. Round 1 of the three-day event will be today, followed by rounds 2-30 beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Rounds 31-50 will be Wednesday.

 

 

Alabama will try to rally vs. Florida State

Posted 6/6/2011 in College Sports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The NCAA tournament game between the University of Alabama baseball team and Florida State in the Tallahassee Regional was suspended because of severe weather Sunday night, with the Seminoles leading 8-1 in the top of the sixth inning. The game will resume at 11 a.m. today.

 

 

MSU shows it's more than scrappy

Posted 6/6/2011 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- John Cohen understands why anyone outside of his Mississippi State baseball team would label his team "scrappy." The Bulldogs don't have an explosive offense or a stable of dominant pitchers. They're not loaded with highly touted first-round picks. They had to claw their way into the Southeastern Conference tournament and then anxiously await an at-large bid to the NCAA field after going 0-2 in the league tournament in Hoover, Ala.

 

 

NCAA Regional post-game: MSU v Ga. Tech

Posted 6/5/2011 in College Sports

NCAA Atlanta Regional Championship Game MSU 7, Georgia Tech 3 ---Bulldogs advance to Gainesville Super Regional ---MSU goes undefeated in a regional/district for the fourth time in school history; last time was 2007, when it advanced to the College World Series. MSU is heading to its fourth Super Regional since 2001.

 

 

NCAA Regional pre-game: MSU v Ga. Tech

Posted 6/5/2011 in College Sports

---NCAA Regional at Atlanta No. 3 MSU (36-23, finished second in the SEC West) v No. 1 Georgia Tech (42-20, finished second in ACC Coastal) --Bulldogs beat Austin Peay and Southern Miss to advance to title game; Ga. Tech lost to Austin Peay on opening day and followed with wins over Southern Miss and Austin Peay in the loser's bracket. Game time: 6:06 p.m. (CDT) Broadcast: CSS

 

 

NCAA Regional pre-game: Vickerson's second-half form; MSU's options on the mound

Posted 6/5/2011 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- Jarrod Parks' admitted hitting slump down the stretch of the season could have had a stronger impact on Mississippi State's offense had it not been for fellow senior Nick Vickerson's current hot streak. Vickerson began the season as MSU's leadoff man, and while he managed to score 20 runs through the first 14 games his batting average was just .250.

 

 

MSU baseball one win away from NCAA Super Regionals

Posted 6/4/2011 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- The Mississippi State baseball team never claimed to be explosive.

 

 

Mitchell enjoys upbeat return home

Posted 6/4/2011 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- Evan Mitchell's Homecoming couldn't have gone any better.

 

 

Cowbells again survive SEC vote

Posted 6/4/2011 in College Sports

DESTIN, Fla. -- The cowbell is safe in Davis Wade Stadium for another year.

 

 

NCAA Regional pre-game: MSU v Austin Peay

Posted 6/4/2011 in College Sports

---NCAA Regional at Atlanta No. 3 MSU (35-23, finished second in the SEC West) v No. 4 Austin Peay (34-22, Ohio Valley Conference champion) Bulldogs beat Southern Miss 3-0 on Friday to advance in winner's bracket; Austin Peay beat Georgia Tech 2-1. Game time: 6:06 p.m. (CDT) Broadcast: CSS

 

 

Bulldogs use pitching, defense to down Southern Miss 3-0 in Atlanta

Posted 6/3/2011 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- Pitching. Defense. Timely hits. The formula had escaped Mississippi State's baseball team in the past two weeks, when it dropped four of five games, sweated out the final day of the regular season for a Southeastern Conference tournament berth and went 0-2 in Hoover. Friday, the Bulldogs returned to its blueprint in its biggest game of the season, toppling rival Southern Mississippi 3-0 in a NCAA tournament regional game in Atlanta.

 

 

NCAA Regional postgame: MSU v Southern Miss

Posted 6/3/2011 in College Sports

GAME 1 MSU 3 , Southern Miss 0 ---Bulldogs face winner of Georgia Tech-Austin Peay at 7 p.m. Saturday. ---Southern Miss faces loser of Georgia Tech-Austin Peay at 3 p.m. Saturday

 

 

Cowbell compromise extended

Posted 6/3/2011 in College Sports

DESTIN, Fla. -- The cowbell is safe in Davis Wade Stadium for another year. Today, Southeastern Conference school presidents voted in favor of extending the ammended artificial noisemaker policy by another year to allow Mississippi State fans to bring cowbells in to Davis Wade Stadium and ring them at designated times. MSU director of athletics Scott Stricklin wouldn't divulge how the voting breakdown but said there was "overwhelming" support for MSU's longest sporting tradition.

 

 

NCAA Regional pre-game: MSU v Southern Miss

Posted 6/3/2011 in College Sports

---NCAA Regional at Atlanta No. 3 MSU (34-23, finished second in SEC West) v No. 2 Southern Miss (39-17, C-USA regular-season champion) Game time: 2 p.m. (CDT) Broadcast: CSS

 

 

Spurrier, Mullen want to pay college football players in SEC

Posted 6/3/2011 in College Sports

DESTIN, Fla. -- Steve Spurrier has a plan to pay football players -- and it wouldn't cost schools or conferences a dime.

 

 

Alabama softball wins Women's College World Series opener

Posted 6/3/2011 in College Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Senior Kelsi Dunne and freshman Jackie Traina combined to allow just one hit Thursday in the University of Alabama softball team's 1-0 victory against to down seventh-seeded California in the opening game of the Women's College World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

 

 

USM enters NCAA Regionals bruised

Posted 6/3/2011 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- One day after questions about the Southern Mississippi pitching staff were finalized, injures to a pair of key hitters gained a bit more clarity.

 

 

MSU baseball to continue small ball focus

Posted 6/3/2011 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- The Mississippi State baseball team earned a spot in the 2011 NCAA regionals by playing small ball.

 

 

MSU's Thames dismissed from team following marijuana arrest

Posted 6/3/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dennis Thames' career as a Mississippi State football player is over. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound safety was dismissed from the team Thursday for a violation of team rules. Thames was arrested May 31 for possession of marijuana and alcohol in a motor vehicle, Winston County corrections warden Tim Palmer said Friday.

 

 

USM's Koelling to play vs. MSU; Doleac questionable

Posted 6/3/2011 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- While Southern Miss' pitching staff questions were finalized Wednesday, its injury concerns with a pair of key hitters gained a bit more clarity Thursday. A day head of the Golden Eagles' NCAA regional game versus Mississippi State in Atlanta, Ferriss Trophy winner Tyler Koelling said he isn't 100 percent healed from an injured hamstring that saw him miss the Conference USA tournament.

 

 

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