Archive - Apr 2014
Mississippi State and Ole Miss will renew its rivalry on the baseball diamond again today.
The No. 20 Bulldogs (26-15) and the No. 12 Rebels (30-11) meet at Trustmark Park in Pearl tonight in the Governor's Cup. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. at the home of the Mississippi Braves.
MABEN â€“ A productive sixth inning filled with five runs propelled the East Webster Wolverines to an 8-2 victory over the visiting Bruce Trojans.
Mississippi State will not be punished over alleged illicit benefits that some players were provided with that was first reported by Yahoo! Sports last year.
A source close to the situation said the NCAA cleared the matter on MSU's end.
However, Mississippi State officials didn't have an official comment on the situation and the NCAA does not comment on investigative matters.Â
Tennis season is beginning the downhill stretch for the Starkville Academy Volunteers.
As the regular season winds down, coach Lynn Moorehead is anticipating getting in some good court time for her athletes.
â€śI am looking forward to getting more experience for my players,â€ť Moorehead said. â€śThis gets them in a competitive situation so they get their minds ready for district.â€ť
It worked in football so the French Camp Panthers decided to try it in another sport.
French Camp coach Nathan Wright saw how playing a tough non-region schedule helped his football team last fall. He thought the same plan might benefit the baseball team.
Wright was right.
The final four weekends of the Southeastern Conference baseball season promises to be fun.
Last season saw Vanderbilt and LSU run away with both the SEC East and West, respectively, with the Commodores winning the entire league.
Spring practice will present a new beginning for quarterback Brady Davis.
After transferring from New Hope, Davis will hit the practice field for the first time with the Starkville Yellowjackets on Monday.
Starkville coach Jamie Mitchell knows it will be an adjustment for Davis, but said the signal caller appears anxious to go to work.
Football coaches know and understand when they get into the business that it's not just about what happens in the fall.
The spring is becoming just as an important part of the process for a program.
EUPORA â€“ Not many athletes can play baseball, basketball, and football, let alone succeed at all.
Mississippi State football fans will keep their eyes on the special teams, especially the place kicking, when the Bulldogs return to the practice fields in the fall.
Last season saw the Bulldogs struggle in nearly every aspect of special teams from punting, punt coverage, punt returns, kickoff returns, kickoff coverage and kicking field goals.