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June 14th

Bulldogs are not satisfied with just being in Omaha

June 14, 2013

The ultimate goal of many college baseball programs is to be one of the last eight teams standing at the College World Series.
Mississippi State (48-18) is one of the eight participants at this year's College World Series. The No. 7 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs are making their ninth appearance at the College World Series.

Garner adapts: New SHS coach knows bats have changed game

June 14, 2013

Someone once said that for every action there is an equal reaction.
The same can be said in sports. As rules change and equipment advances so must those that are running the game.
New Starkville Yellowjacket baseball coach Travis Garner understands this as much as anybody and he has constantly adapted with the game. In particular, Garner had to change his approach in the style of hitting.

SHS players anxious for future with Garner

June 14, 2013

The future of the Starkville High School baseball program witnessed the change at the top on Friday when Travis Garner was introduced as the new head coach.
As SHS athletic director Stan Miller talked about the accomplishments of Garner and what he brings to the table for the Yellowjackets, there were three sophomores-to-be who were very interested.

June 13th

Detz the Bulldog: MSU third baseman was almost Beaver

June 13, 2013

Mississippi State's Alex Detz could have very easily been in an Oregon State jersey when the two teams meet in the opening game of the College World Series Saturday.
Detz was very close to being a Beaver instead of a Bulldog.
Following his junior college career at Cuesta (Calif.) College, Detz was ready to just move up the West Coast and attend Oregon State.

Mississippi State's Ellis knows call to Omaha

June 13, 2013

Radio broadcaster Jim Ellis has called some of the biggest moments in Mississippi State baseball history.

Choctaw County charges ahead with transition

June 13, 2013

ACKERMAN – Change is never easy.
In the case of the consolidation of the schools in Choctaw County into one school, changes were everywhere with the merging of Weir and Ackerman into one football program.

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June 12th

Bearded Bulldogs: Mississippi State players sport facial hair

June 12, 2013

Facial hair has always been synonymous with baseball.
Rollie Fingers, Al Hrabosky and Brian Wilson all come to mind when you think about professional baseball players and facial hair. 
Although it took some convincing, this season the Mississippi State baseball team is trying its best to emulate some of the great Major League Baseball players with facial hair. 

SMITH COLUMN: MSU turns successful with Cohen as coach

June 12, 2013

It has been a process for Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen and one that has worked.
Despite what was going on at the time he returned to Starkville to work with his alma mater on June 7, 2008, Cohen believed the Bulldogs could win again and they have.

SSA Bulldogs look ahead to regionals

June 12, 2013

World Cup qualifying action is taking over the soccer world, but here in Starkville another level of competition is in the forefront.
Competing at the highest level, the Starkville Bulldogs Under-16 team recently won the Division 1 (Select) Mississippi State Cup. With the win, the team advances to the regional championships which will be held in Oklahoma.

Thompson wants to see Cougars run fast break

June 12, 2013

There's no secret to how coach Alex Thompson wants his basketball team to play.
Any individual who watches the Starkville Christian Cougars for very long knows the style he likes to see.
If the Cougars are not running full force up and down the court, Thompson is probably not getting what he wants.

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