STARKVILLE -- "For Mississippi State baseball, anything less than Omaha is unacceptable." John Cohen said those words four years ago when he replaced Ron Polk as baseball coach at Mississippi State University. The comment showed Cohen, who played for Polk from 1988-90, understood the expectations he faced in re-invigorating a program that went 23-33 in 2008 a year after advancing to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Two Mississippi State University baseball teams showed up to Dick Howser Stadium for the NCAA tournament's Tallahassee Regional.
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.
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.
Southeastern Conference presidents and chancellors voted Friday to continue the Mississippi State University cowbell compromise established two years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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