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MSU baseball dominating early competition on offense

Posted 2/14/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Jacob Robson wasn't surprised at all.

 

 

MSU men's basketball wins at Missouri

Posted 2/14/2015 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mississippi State coach Rick Ray said Saturday he doesn't care how his team wins on the road, just so long as it does. Still, he would like the Bulldogs to play better when holding a lead.

 

 

Smith, other Bulldogs preparing for Combine

Posted 2/14/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - For a man just days away from the biggest job interview of his life, Preston Smith seems relatively relaxed.

 

 

MSU women return home to face Florida

Posted 2/14/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The statute of limitations for members of the Mississippi State women's basketball team to think about "moral" victories no longer exists.

 

 

MSU, Missouri meet looking for answers

Posted 2/13/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- I.J. Ready was understandably frustrated, and it showed.

 

 

Starkville High's Bush signs with Itawamba C.C.

Posted 2/13/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- You name it, D'Antae Bush can do it.

 

 

MSU women's basketball falls in double OT at Kentucky

Posted 2/13/2015 in College Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A putback by Kentucky's Makayla Epps with 0.4 seconds left to play broke Mississippi State's hearts Thursday night.

 

 

MSU kicks off baseball season today against Cincinnati

Posted 2/13/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Time and again, Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen has asserted his belief in MSU's stable of starting pitchers heading into the 2015 season.

 

 

Plenty riding on MSU's game tonight at Kentucky

Posted 2/12/2015 in College Sports

Oh, the possibilities. It's easy to get lost in the numbers when you consider the ramifications of the No. 13 Mississippi State women's basketball team's game at 6 tonight (SEC Network) against No. 10 Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

 

 

MSU baseball ready to forge new identity

Posted 2/12/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Some things never change. That's why members of the Mississippi State baseball team aren't shying away from the expectations many have for this season's squad.

 

 

Mistakes, cold shooting doom MSU in loss to Alabama

Posted 2/11/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The bad times are back for the Mississippi State men's basketball team. Following a three-week stretch that saw MSU win four of six Southeastern Conference games, coach Rick Ray's team suffered a 55-51 loss to Alabama on Tuesday night before an announced crowd of 6,386 at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

MSU baseball newcomers will fight for playing time

Posted 2/11/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The hard part might be over for Michael Smith. Smith, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound speedster who transferred from Walters State (Tenn.) Community College, admits his first few months as a member of the Mississippi State baseball team was a struggle. But Smith has figured it out.

 

 

Carter makes impact for MSU women; William honored

Posted 2/10/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- First things first, Savannah Carter tried to call timeout with the Mississippi State women's basketball team nursing a one-point lead against Texas A&M in overtime Sunday. But you never know when you're going to have an equipment malfunction, or when your mouthpiece is going to get stuck in your mouth and render it impossible for you to say the word -- TIMEOUT -- everyone wants you to deliver before you commit a turnover with the game on the line.

 

 

No one sure how big an impact new baseballs will have this season

Posted 2/10/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It was a no-doubter. For Reid Humphreys, Mississippi State's sophomore left-fielder to be, the team's Jan. 31 scrimmage was a showcase. Stepping to the plate on a mild, windy day, Humphreys opened the scoring with a mammoth solo home run to left field. The blast landed steps away from a building the houses restrooms far behind the Left Field Lounge at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

MSU men will try to find consistency tonight vs. Alabama

Posted 2/10/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State's men's basketball team has followed each step forward with a step in the opposite direction. That was the case Saturday in a 61-41 loss at Arkansas in which MSU scored nine first-half points. For a team that had won four if its past six games, the stumble was disheartening.

 

 

MSU will be without catcher Collins for 3-5 weeks

Posted 2/10/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Each member of Mississippi State's baseball team expected the Bulldogs' starting lineup to feature a little more thump this season, as a mix of newcomers and talented returning players figured to boost the power numbers. On Monday morning, though, those hopes took a big hit when MSU coach John Cohen announced sophomore catcher Gavin Collins, the team's best returning hitter, is expected to miss three to five weeks due to an injury to his hand.

 

 

Vivians' 3-pointer sends No. 17 MSU past No. 14 Texas A&M

Posted 2/9/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Welcome to the NCAA tournament, Mississippi State. Gary Blair isn't on the NCAA tournament selection committee, but the Texas A&M women's basketball coach took the liberty Sunday to dispel any notion MSU will suffer any drama as March Madness approaches. No. 17 MSU can thank Victoria Vivians for helping it punch its proverbial ticket because it was her 3-pointer from the left corner with 55 seconds remaining that propelled it to a 63-61 overtime victory against No. 14 Texas A&M before a crowd of 4,651 at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

East Central's Sykes will play soccer at William Carey

Posted 2/9/2015 in College Sports

Matt Sykes admits baseball was one of the first things he thought of when he received an email from one of the William Carey University men's soccer coaches. Sykes, who played baseball at Heritage Academy in Columbus, knew William Carey was strong in the sport, but he didn't know very much about its men's soccer program or about the school, which is in Hattiesburg.

 

 

Lineup changes spark LSU in win vs. Alabama

Posted 2/7/2015 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU men's basketball coach Johnny Jones promised some changes following his team's home loss against Auburn last Thursday. Jones juggled his lineup with the result being a wire-to-wire 71-60 victory against Alabama in a Southeastern Conference game Saturday.

 

 

MSU women feel more confident this time for Texas A&M

Posted 2/7/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jerica James laughs when she is asked about what she remembers about recent games against Texas A&M. As one of the Mississippi State women's basketball team's three four-year seniors, James doesn't want to have anything to do with MSU's 81-33 loss to Texas A&M on Jan. 24, 2013. She also winces at the thought of the Bulldogs' 73-35 loss to the Aggies on Jan. 19, 2014. The feeling is different this time.

 

 

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