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Stratton throws out first pitch at MSU game

February 16, 2013

Chris Stratton found himself in a familiar position Friday afternoon.

The Tupelo native was standing on the mound at Dudy Noble Field to throw a pitch.

With his career with the Mississippi State Bulldogs complete, one toss was all he got Friday as he threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the series opener against University of Portland.

Lady Vols reach tourney finals

February 16, 2013

JACKSON – Starkville Academy’s girls are one step away from being Class AAA, Division II State champions after defeating Hillcrest Christian in the semifinals 79-37 on Friday.

“We had a good one,” Starkville Academy coach Glenn Schmidt said. “It was a huge team effort. We had five players in double figures and two with double rebounds. Everybody really came together and we pulled it off.”

SHS girls drop 58-51 decision to Canton

February 16, 2013

CANTON – It wasn't the type of start that the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets were looking for, but the finish was more to their liking.

Even though the Lady Jackets lost a 58-51 decision to homestanding Canton in the finals of the Class 5A, Region 3 Tournament, they came back to make a run, only to see it fall a bit short.

Eupora girls win game in OT

February 16, 2013

MADISON – Following a closely fought contest that extended into overtime the Eupora Lady Eagles ended Friday evening victorious over Madison St. Joseph's 56-53.

Mississippi State: PLAY BALL!: Highly-anticipated 123rd season starts for ranked Bulldogs

February 15, 2013

Baseball season is usually a highly-anticipated one for Mississippi State fans.

The wait comes to an end this afternoon as the No. 13 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs open the 2013 season this weekend with a four-game series against West Coast Conference foe the Portland Pilots.

Rea becomes more complete player for MSU

February 15, 2013

Mississippi State redshirt sophomore Wes Rea can be an intimidating presence in the batter's box.

When looking at his 6-5, 272-pound frame, one might think Rea is all about hitting the baseball out of the park.

Senior pitcher Kendall Graveman said there's more to Rea than power.

Second half sinks MSU in loss

February 15, 2013

OXFORD – It was night and day from the first half to the second half for the Mississippi State women's basketball team Thursday night.

The Bulldogs (11-13, 3-8) fell prey to a second half comeback by the Ole Miss Rebels (9-15, 2-9), as the Rebels earned a 65-51 victory inside Tad Smith Coliseum on Valentine's Day.

East Webster girls advance at event

February 15, 2013

MADISON – The Lady Wolverines of East Webster entered the Class 2A, Region 5 tournament as No. 1.

On Thursday, they competed in their first game where they secured a 46-30 victory.

Tough time with Tigers: Losing skid for Bulldogs stretches to nine games

February 14, 2013

The Mississippi State Bulldogs haven't seen a losing season in basketball in over 12 years.

It came back around on Wednesday night. 

The Missouri Tigers (18-6 overall, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) cruised to an easy 78-36 victory over Mississippi State (7-16, 2-9) inside Humphrey Coliseum.

SMITH COLUMN: MSU's loss to Missouri wasn't pretty

February 14, 2013

It was not very pretty on the basketball court Wednesday night for Mississippi State.

During a season when quite a bit has gone wrong for the Bulldogs, it got worse against the Missouri Tigers.

All phases of the game seemed to work against MSU in a 78-36 loss at Humphrey Coliseum. The Bulldogs were out-shot, out-rebounded and sadly out-hustled at times, especially in the first half.

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