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June 13th, 2015
Mississippi State was able to capture an individual national championship on the final day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships Saturday.
Rhianwedd Price won the 1,500-meter run in Eugene, Ore., with a time of 4:09.56.
For more on Price's accomplishment and the final day at the NCAA Championships for the Bulldogs, see Monday's sports pages of The Starkville Daily News.
Mississippi State athletics enjoyed a good run during the 2014-15 school year. For a look at how the Bulldogs fared, see story by Starkville Daily News MSU beat writer Ben Wait and Danny P. Smith's column in Sunday's edition.
Mississippi State baseball signee Delvin Zinn will not sign with the Chicago Cubs and come play for the Bulldogs.
The Pontotoc shortstop was taken in the 28th round with 833rd overall pick by the Cubs. He joins Graceville, Florida, left-handed pitcher Jared Padgett as those honoring their commitments to MSU.
EUGENE, Ore. â€“ Mississippi State's Brandon McBride will have an opportunity to defend his title in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Championships.
With a time of 1:47.28, McBride moved on to the 800-meter finals Friday after finishing first in his heat.
Alfred Larry of the Bulldogs ran a time of 46.19 in the 400-meter dash to finish 11th.
For the first time since 1976, no current Mississippi State players were taken in the Major League Baseball Draft.
There were a total of six signees drafted.
Mississippi State has announced that Football Fan Day will take place on August 22 at Davis Wade Stadium.
More details on the event will be released in July.
After two days of the Major League Baseball Draft, the only connections to Mississippi State to be taken have been three signees.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets have three games scheduled Wednesday at the Itawamba Community College annual summer league program.
Starkville plays DeSoto Central at 10:45 a.m. at the Davis Event Center, Belmont at 12:15 p.m. at the Fitness Center and Tupelo at 5:30 p.m. at the Davis Event Center.
Coach Bubba Davis is returning to the sideline as an assistant on the football staff of head coach Chase Nicholson with the Starkville Academy Volunteers.
Davis was also an assistant with the Vols under the leadership of head coach Jeff Terrill in 2011.
Below are the members of the Starkville Daily News All-Area High School Baseball first team (listed alphabetically). East Webster's Wes Johnson was the Coach of the Year, while East Webster's Derek Jones was Player of the Year.
1. Harper Arnold, Starkville Academy
2. A.J. Brown, Starkville
3. Kolby Crowley, East Webster
4. Rusty Johnson, Eupora
5. Derek Jones, East Webster