BATON ROUGE, La. -- The final salute to Josh Lovelady began early Monday morning. The Mississippi State baseball team's senior catcher turned to the dugout after a ninth-inning popout marked his final at-bat as a Bulldog. As the remaining MSU fans at Alex Box Stadium gave Lovelady a standing ovation, a line of Bulldogs greeted him when he returned to the dugout. Lovelady shared his most emphatic embrace with classmate Cody Brown.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The fruits of Brent Rooker's labors are expected to come tonight. The Mississippi State baseball team's first baseman is expected to hear his name called in the first two rounds of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft, which will begin tonight. More MSU players are expected to be selected in rounds 3-10 Tuesday and 11-40 Wednesday, but Rooker, a redshirt junior, is the most likely to get offered enough money to leave school early.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Alex Lange gave the Mississippi State baseball team an opportunity in the first inning Saturday night.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Mississippi State could only avoid LSU's slugging right fielder Greg Deichmann for so long.
STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro hasn't hesitated to experiment in his first year as Mississippi State's baseball coach. His willingness to try something different knows no limits, whether it means shifting pitchers from the starting rotation to the bullpen or moving Cody Brown to another position on the field.
STARKVILLE -- Auburn coach Butch Thompson only needed to see the Mississippi State baseball team in person to determine the reason for its success. After the Tigers met the Bulldogs in a three-game series in April, Thompson listed those reasons, including the most obvious.
EUGENE, Oregon -- After redshirting the 2016 season, Rhianwedd Price, the champion in the 1,500 meters in 2015, will look to defend her crown in Saturday's final at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship
STARKVILLE -- Talent never was the question for Elijah MacNamee. The only unknown was when he would realize his potential.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State women's basketball signee Chloe Bibby will play for the Australia Under-19 National Team for the FIBA World Cup.
EUGENE, Oregon -- Nicolas Quijera put forth the best performance of his career in front of a national television audience Wednesday at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Oregon's Historic Hayward Field.
STARKVILLE -- Minutes after being introduced as Mississippi State's new men's golf coach, Dusty Smith laid out his top priorities: Recruit. Recruit. Recruit.
HATTIESBURG -- Brent Rooker might be college baseball's best hitter.
HATTIESBURG -- Jacob Billingsley was in a tough spot.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne introduced Brad Bohannon as the school's new head baseball coach Monday morning at a news conference in the Mal M. Moore Athletics Facility.
HATTIESBURG -- Late-inning pitching and home runs have been elusive for the Mississippi State baseball team at times, especially in the final weeks of the season. MSU delivered those elements in timely fashion Sunday night to secure a chance to play for the title of the NCAA tournament's Hattiesburg Regional.
HATTIESBURG -- South Alabama baseball coach Mark Calvi didn't hesitate to credit Mississippi State's Andy Cannizaro. Faced with an opportunity to keep the game scoreless, Cannizaro opted to take an unorthodox risk in the bottom of the first inning of his team's elimination game against USA on Sunday night in the NCAA tournament's Hattiesburg Regional.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Jared Gates hit a two-run home run to cap a four-run, eighth-inning rally that kept the No. 1 seed and No. 11 Arkansas baseball team alive with an 11-10 victory against No. 2 seed Missouri State in the NCAA tournament's Fayetteville Regional.
HATTIESBURG -- The Mississippi State baseball team's season isn't over yet. Konnor Pilkington pitched into the eighth inning and allowed only one run Sunday to lead No. 2 seed and No. 20 MSU to a 5-4 victory against No. 4 seed Illinois-Chicago in an elimination game in the NCAA tournament's Hattiesburg Regional at Pete Taylor Park.
HATTIESBURG -- Among his Southeastern Conference coaching brethren, Andy Cannizaro was not alone in using someone other than his best arm to start the NCAA Tournament.
HATTIESBURG -- Mississippi State has to wait another day to fight for its season.
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