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The Mississippi State Bulldogs performed much better with the doors open and in front of a crowd Thursday night against the Tulane Green Wave.
After not doing well against Tulane during closed scrimmages in the last two preseasons, MSU was able to defeat the Green Wave 77-68 in the first round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament at Humphrey Coliseum.
Preston Brown came to Mississippi State with the dream of being the Friday night starter.
The redshirt sophomore right hander will get to see that dream come to fruition.
The Germantown, Tenn., native will be making his first start on a Friday night and first Southeastern Conference start when he takes the mound tonight to kick off aÂ series against No. 4 Vanderbilt (19-3, 2-1).
The little things were the story of the Volunteers first game against Jackson Academy on Thursday.
In the end, the "mistakes" were too much to overcome as Starkville Academy dropped a 13â€‘2 contest.
Ally McDonald has been one of the most successful women's golfers in Mississippi State history.
Now the junior will add another milestone to her already great resume.
It was learned earlier this month that the Fulton native was selected to represent the United States of America in the Curtis Cup, a biennial team even between the USA and Great Britain and Ireland.
The emphasis will be "20 on 20 night" at Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State women's coach Vic Schaefer wants his team to get its 20th victory on March 20.
That's what the opportunity of playing in the Women's National Invitational Tournament presents for the Bulldogs tonight. MSU takes on the Tulane Green Wave at home with the tip set for 7 p.m.
Ross Mitchell will continue to be, well, Ross Mitchell.
The role of the Mississippi State junior left hander may be changing. Mitchell is not.
He has spent most of his Bulldog career in the bullpen, but after last weekend, it looks like Mitchell will be thrust into the starting rotation on Southeastern Conference weekends.
From the moment Mississippi State started recruiting Brandon McBride, it was clear he was going to be a top-notch athlete.
Just how good he was going to be was still yet to be seen.
Billy Gonzales doesn't want his guys to drink the juice.
That juice being all the hype.
The Mississippi State co-offensive coordinator, passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach didn't lose a single player from his group of last season.
The wide receivers will be one of the more flourished and talented position groups for the Bulldogs.
Dan Mullen and John Hevesy aren't big fans of sitting in the office.
The Mississippi State head coach and co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach, respectively, were glad to be back out on the practice fields as the Bulldogs got the 2014 spring drills underway.
"(It's) great for me," Mullen said. "I love being out there on the field. That's what we love to do."
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets played softball like the team coach Wendy Jolly thought she had on Tuesday night.
After losing a 19-7 decision to Louisville on Monday night, SHS bounced back one day later and recorded an impressive 12-2 victory over West Point in five innings at Lady Jacket Field.
Starkville jumped out to an 8-0 lead after two innings and coasted to the win.