Articles by Matthew Stevens
STARKVILLE — Jeremey Chappelle is no longer a member of the Mississippi State football program.
MSU football spokesperson Bill Martin confirmed to The Dispatch that Chappelle, who was entering his senior season this fall, has left the MSU team. The wide receiver had posted a message on Facebook saying he was leaving the program.
STARKVILLE — In a continued effort to add competitiveness to his team’s non-conference schedule, Mississippi State men’s basketball coach Rick Ray on Monday announced another home-and-home deal with Florida State.
STARKVILLE — Cody Walker wasn’t sure how much more he would play this season.
Before this weekend, the Mississippi State baseball team’s third-string catcher had only played in three Southeastern Conference games. However, it was Walker, a .198 hitter, who earned a walk-off walk against reliever Andrew Lee to lift No. 21 MSU to a 4-3 victory against Tennessee in 12 innings at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State pitchers Ross Mitchell and Jonathan Holder earned a giant thank you from their coaches, players, and fans Saturday night.
STARKVILLE — Ben Bracewell has seen it all in his five years at Mississippi State.
From the lows of suffering season-ending surgeries to the heights of being a key contributor last year in a run to the College World Series, Bracewell is one of the few Bulldogs who has experienced every emotion at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen keeps saying his players know what’s at stake as they jockey for postseason position in final month of the regular season.
STARKVILLE — Rick Stansbury may find himself coaching on the visitors bench at Humphrey Coliseum.
The former Mississippi State men’s basketball coach will be back on the Division I sidelines as an assistant coach. On Wednesday, multiple sources confirmed to The Dispatch that Stansbury had agreed to join the Texas A&M coaching staff as an assistant to head coach Billy Kennedy. The Aggies announced the decision Wednesday night.
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State offensive line coach John Hevesy almost teared up this spring when asked what his first practice in five years was like without Gabe Jackson.
STARKVILLE –Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen has normally had a one-word theme for his team. Coming into the stretch run of the 2014 season that word now is focus.
STARKVILLE — Without a legal decision rendered yet, franchises will likely know their professional answer to even having Charles Siddoway on their draft boards.
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State men’s golf coach Clay Homan came to the NCAA Regional selection party Monday morning with a clipboard, pen, and a wish list.
By the end of the selection show, Homan and his players received everything they wanted: a second-straight postseason berth and a destination that kept them away from defending national champion Alabama and a site without a home-course advantage for the host.
STARKVILLE — Being a counselor is part of the job description of any coach.
Nobody knows that better than Mississippi State women’s golf coach Ginger Brown-Lemm, who had to make sure her team forgot about the Southeastern Conference Championships.
STARKVILLE — Dan Mullen says he never has had a problem scheduling major conference opponents.
On Wednesday, the Mississippi State football coach said in a Southeastern Conference teleconference he is concerned about his school’s ability to get teams from the other major conferences to play a game at Davis Wade Stadium.
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After going to the brink of elimination in the previous round, New Hope softball had no interest in going through that again.
STARKVILLE — The message is clear in the Mississippi State baseball locker room: The chemistry is good and not to be tampered with following a disappointing loss Wednesday night.
MSU needs its chemistry to be solid as it prepares to face Auburn at 6 tonight in Game 1 of a three-game Southeastern Conference series in Auburn, Ala.
STARKVILLE — It’s now becoming an alarming trend for the home team at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State fans love to manage John Cohen’s baseball team more than any other sport on campus.
With so many unpaid coaches in the stands and watching from home, Cohen normally sounds like he is justifying his moves to fans who aren’t at practice, aren’t watching film of previous games, and haven’t seen what he has seen in more than 20 years as a coach.
STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State baseball team is going in the opposite direction when it is supposed to be securing a NCAA tournament bid.
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State has tried recently to assemble football schedules that give its teams a chance to play in bowl games in December and January.
The Southeastern Conference added a wrinkle Sunday at a special meeting in Atlanta that likely will bolster the strength of all of its member schools’ football schedules.