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Armstrong contributes to Bulldogs as a senior

April 16, 2014

Derrick Armstrong didn't know what his senior year at Mississippi State was going to offer.
He played in just 39 games and drew 16 starts as the Bulldogs made it all the way to the College World Series in his junior season.
The Bulldog outfielder entered this season with the mindset of gaining more playing time, but with several outfielders vying for three spots, it was going to be tough.

Falcons edge Jackets in baseball

April 16, 2014

It was a must-win situation for the Starkville Yellowjackets on Wednesday afternoon.
After what can only be described as a pitching duel, the Yellowjackets found themselves victim to an extra inning 2-0 loss to Columbus.

Zuppardo joins MSU basketball program

April 16, 2014

Mississippi State head men's basketball coach Rick Ray announced the signing of Jones County Junior College big man Johnny Zuppardo on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Kiln native chose the Bulldogs over Washington, Wichita State and Tulane.

Bulldogs set to compete at SEC Tennis Championships

April 16, 2014

Per Nilsson has rejuvenated a Mississippi State tennis program in his six years as the head coach.
Nilsson takes his Bulldogs into a place today where they haven't found success since he was a player at State.

Lady Jackets sharpen skills for state golf event

April 16, 2014

Starkville High School girls golfers got the opportunity sharpen their skills on Wednesday afternoon and compete against Class III, Region 2 competition at the same time.
With already a ticket punched to the state tournament, the Lady Yellowjackets took to the Mississippi State Golf Course and finished second to Tupelo 187-226.

Starkville boys have golf season come to end

April 16, 2014

Four teams out of Class 6A, Region 1, District 2 qualified for the state golf tournament on Wednesday.
Starkville High School just missed being on of those squads.
The Yellowjackets shot a 353 as a team and were edged out of fourth place by Grenada, which finished 11 strokes better with a 342.

Reaping the benefits: Bulldogs, seniors embrace change, helps WNIT run

April 16, 2014

Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer knew if the women's basketball team was going to have success in 2013-14, then there was going to have to be a change.
After his first season where the Bulldogs finished with an overall record of 13-17, Schaefer knew something was going to have to be different and he addressed that with his team immediately following the season.

Spot in state on the line Jackets hope home is where good game can be found

April 16, 2014

Starkville is gearing up for a “battle” on the golf course.
The Yellowjackets will face off against their 10 district foes today as they host the Class 6A, Region 1 Tournament on the Mississippi State Golf Course.

Bulldogs belt Braves 16-2

April 16, 2014

The Mississippi State Bulldogs didn't bring their best Tuesday night, but it really didn't matter. 
The No. 22 Bulldogs took advantage of poor pitching by Alcorn State to beat the Braves 16-2 in a midweek game at Dudy Noble Field.

SMITH COLUMN: MSU kept hope, showed grit to claim series

April 16, 2014

Anyone who attended Friday night's series-opening game between Mississippi State and Alabama could see that the Bulldogs were going to put up quite a fight against the second-ranked Crimson Tide.
After losing the first game 5-1, MSU came back to defeat Alabama 4-2 on Saturday and 4-3 on Sunday to win the series.

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