STARKVILLE -- It's natural to ask the coach of the national runner-up from the previous season his thoughts about the field of teams for this year's championship.
STARKVILLE -- Belief sounds like such a simple concept. Ginger Brown-Lemm had that mentality when she arrived in Starkville with the goal to transform the Mississippi State women's golf team into a Southeastern Conference power and a national contender. Ally McDonald had that confidence in Brown-Lemm and in herself that she could play a role in elevating the Bulldogs to those levels.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss baseball Mike Bianco spent his college playing days and early coaching career at LSU, a place where going to the College World Series seems like a birthright. Getting the Rebels to Omaha, Nebraska, has been considerably more difficult.
STARKVILLE -- Malik Dear helped the Mississippi State football team salvage what could have been one of its worst recruiting weekends in a long time. After MSU lost verbal commitments to Ole Miss, a phone call Sunday from Dear, a standout at Murrah High School, to MSU coach Dan Mullen changed everything.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Pinch hitter Colby Bortles broke open the game with a two-run single in a three-run eighth inning Sunday night to lift the No. 12 Ole Miss baseball team to a 5-2 victory against No. 1 and sixth-seeded Louisiana-Lafayette in Game 2 of the NCAA tournament Lafayette Super Regional.
STARKVILLE -- The New York Yankees organization has decided to just transport the best of the Mississippi State bullpen to the big city.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State spent the entire 2014 season relying on the back end duo of a bullpen to overcome any deficiencies.
Jacob Lindgren was drafted by one of the most prestigious franchises in professional sports Thursday night. With its only pick on the first day of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft, the New York Yankees used the 55th pick to select the Mississippi State junior left-hander.
STARKVILLE -- For the first time in their schools' history, Mississippi State and Arizona will meet on the football field. Sources with ties to both programs confirmed Thursday to The Dispatch that MSU and Arizona will play a home-and-home series in 2022 and 2023. The first game will be Sept. 10, 2022, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats will make a return trip to Davis Wade Stadium the following year on Sept. 9.
The Southeastern Conference was roughed up in the first weekend of the NCAA baseball tournament. Less than a week after a record-setting 10 SEC teams were invited to the 64-team bracket, eight of them are gone. Only Vanderbilt and Ole Miss remain entering the NCAA tournament Super Regional round this weekend.
STARKVILLE -- Some of the Mississippi State baseball team's seniors thanked the MSU fans on Twitter following the squad's season-ending loss to Louisiana-Lafayette.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray has brought one of his favorite players from his time at Clemson to Starkville.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen and his coaches preach to their players to keep the game in front of them. The Bulldogs' inability to do that Monday night played a big role in the end of their season.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen isn't going to let the final memory of Brett Pirtle's two years as a Bulldog be something regretful. Even though Pirtle made the final out in a 5-3 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette in the championship game of the NCAA tournament Lafayette Regional on Monday night, Cohen offered Pirtle some of the highest praise a coach can give a player.
OXFORD -- It took extra innings and a nearly two-hour rain delay, but the No. 12 and top-seeded Ole Miss baseball team is going back to the NCAA tournament Super Regionals. An RBI triple in the 10th inning by Sikes Orvis helped Ole Miss edge No. 14 and second-seeded Washington 3-2 in the championship game of the Oxford Regional at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Alabama baseball team's season came to an end Monday in a 4-2 loss to the Kennesaw State Owls in the championship game of the NCAA tournament Tallahassee Regional at Dick Howser Stadium. Travis Bergen was named the regional's most outstanding player, after throwing 3 1/3 innings in relief to help Kennesaw State (40-22) advance to the super regionals to face Louisville.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Hannah Rogers just keeps on rolling. The senior standout threw a four-hitter to help the Florida softball team defeat Alabama 5-0 in Game 1 of the best-of-three national championship series Monday night. The Gators (54-12) are one win from their first national title after runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2011. Game 2 is tonight.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- The wakeup call for the Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team's offense happened early Sunday morning. ULL coach Tony Robichaux said his team was scheduled to celebrate Mass and have breakfast at 9:30 a.m. It didn't take long after that for ULL to begin its destruction of pitchers from the state of Mississippi.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- The No. 1 and top-seeded Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team knows it will face one of the nation's best relief pitchers tonight. The Ragin' Cajuns just don't know when Jacob Lindgren will come in.
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen tried to protect his ace left-hander as much he could, but he said he could see an outing like the one Ross Mitchell had Sunday happening.
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