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Brooks gives boost to Indians

March 31, 2014

A former Starkville High School pitcher arrived at Itawamba Community College just in the nick of time.
With a shortage of arms, the Indians welcomed Nick Brooks to the program and he has contributed to the pitching staff.

Tough loss for Bulldogs: South Florida Bulls make final charge to beat MSU

March 30, 2014

The Mississippi State Bulldogs showed the type of fight and determination during the Women's National Invitational Tournament that made head coach Vic Schaefer proud.
Despite the last charge by the South Florida Bulls that resulted in them winning a 60-58 decision at Humphrey Coliseum in the fourth round of the WNIT, MSU had no reason to hang its heads.

Mississippi State tops Arkansas to win series

March 30, 2014

Mississippi State head coach John Cohen likes the composure and fight of his baseball team.
It showed up once again over the weekend.
After dropping the first game to Arkansas, the No. 16 Bulldogs rebounded to win the next two games, including a 5-1 victory on Sunday to take the series.

Bulldogs complete sweep with 9-1 victory

March 30, 2014

Brooms are normally used for cleaning duty.
On Sunday, they took on a different meaning for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs used the objects as symbols for a sweep of Marshall, which was culminated with a 9-1 victory in game three of the series.

Looking to land victory: MSU, South Florida coaches meet with more than fishing on mind

March 30, 2014

Vic Schaefer and Jose Fernandez know each other well.
The two women's basketball coaches of Mississippi State and South Florida, respectively, have developed such a relationship that the two men talked about taking a fishing trip during a basketball event in New Orleans last summer.
"He likes to fish, so we have a topic outside of basketball when we are visiting," Schaefer said.

SMITH COLUMN: WNIT game caps the day for Bulldogs

March 30, 2014

This could end up being a Super Sunday for Mississippi State athletics.
Not only does baseball and softball complete series today in Starkville, but the women's basketball team is hosting a quarterfinal matchup in the Women's National Invitational Tournament at Humphrey Coliseum. The game against South Florida tips at 5 p.m.

MSU recovers to beat Arkansas in game two

March 30, 2014

Mississippi State had not scored in 14 innings entering the bottom of the sixth inning in game two of a doubleheader against Arkansas on Saturday.
The Bulldog offense corrected that.
No. 16 MSU scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning and went on to beat the Razorbacks 5-1 to split the twin bill at Dudy Noble Field.

MSU's offense struggles in first game against Arkansas

March 30, 2014

The Mississippi State Bulldogs ran up against a tough pair of lefthanded pitchers in the first game of a doubleheader against Arkansas on Saturday.
Jalen Beeks and Michael Gunn of the Razorbacks scattered 10 hits and shut out the 16th-ranked Bulldogs 4-0 at Dudy Noble Field.

Prescott: MSU offense has success in scrimmage

March 30, 2014

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen has seen his defense dominate the offense through the first two weeks of spring camp.
On Saturday, the offense had some good fortune.
The Bulldogs scored nine offensive touchdowns in a scrimmage at Davis Wade Stadium, which was the first such scrimmage of the spring.

Bulldogs pick up pair of shutouts

March 30, 2014

For every strikeout at the Mississippi State softball field, a free t-shirt is thrown out into the crowd.
On Saturday, the odds of getting one of those shirts was pretty good as in two games Alison Owen and Alexis Silkwood combined for 23 strikeouts.
The outstanding pitching provided more than giveaways, it also led to a doubleheader sweep of Marshall 4-0 and 2-0.

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