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MSU's McBride overcomes anxiety to claim NCAA title

June 21, 2014

Brandon McBride may look cool and calm on the outside before a race, but on the inside, it's a different story.
The Mississippi State track and field athlete has what he calls "meltdowns" with all the anxiety he experiences before a race.
He had some major issues in that area hit him last week before running in the NCAA Championship 800-meter race in Eugene, Ore. 

MSU signee Burdick inks a deal with Mets

June 21, 2014

Mississippi State baseball signee Dale Burdick has decided to forgo playing college baseball and start his professional career.
On Saturday afternoon, Burdick tweeted, "I have officially made my decision and I am going to sign with the New York Mets!"

Strong comebacks: Swing Elite win game with five-run fourth inning

June 20, 2014

The Swing Elite dug themselves a hole by spotting the Jackson Bucks a 5-0 lead in the first inning of Friday night's elimination game at the United States Sports Specialty Association 11 State Tournament.

Longhorns rally to edge Indians with run in 4th

June 20, 2014

It makes coach Keith Lawrence extremely nervous when he sees his Longhorns fall behind in games.
He knows sooner or later it may catch up with them in the tough United States Sports Speciality Association 11 State Tournament.
Through two games, the Longhorns proved they were capable of making up for a slow start.

MSU's McDonald fails to make cut at US Open

June 20, 2014

Mississippi State's Ally McDonald needed a good showing in the second round of the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst No. 2 if she was going to make the cut. 
The junior Bulldog improved her score from round one by one stroke, but it wasn't enough to stick around and play the weekend.

Longhorns use squeeze to get victory

June 19, 2014

Longhorns coach Keith Lawrence knew that Ethan Roberts could get a bunt down in a key situation.
It's because Lawrence has witnessed it before.
Roberts put down a squeeze bunt with the bases loaded in the fourth inning that scored Shemar Crawford and the Longhorns defeated the MuckDawgs 4-3 at the United States Sports Specialty Association 11-year-old State Tournament in Class AAA.

Swing holds on to edge SR 5-4

June 19, 2014

Luke Altmyer showed on Thursday that he could help the Swing with his defense and offense.
After throwing out a Southern Rock runner at the plate to end an inning, Altmyer had a pair of triples with one driving in a run as the Swing held on for a 5-4 victory at the United States Sports Specialty Association 11-year-old State Tournament in Class AAA.

Teams get break from the weather

June 19, 2014

Teams participating at the United States Sports Specialty Association 11 State Tournament on Thursday got a break with the weather in the afternoon.
A brief shower around the noon hour and lingering cloud cover with a breeze made the conditions pleasant at the Starkville Sportsplex.

Peterson's journey winds to Kosciusko

June 19, 2014

The coaching profession is also a learning experience for a coach as much as it is about teaching athletes how to play the game.
With each new group of athletes, season, or job comes a new scheme and the opportunity to increase the repertoire.
For Chad Peterson, the journey started at Starkville Academy where he served as an assistant under coach Jeff Terrill.

Assistant softball coach Mullins takes job at Troy

June 19, 2014

Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman will have to fill a void on her coaching staff this offseason.
Bulldog assistant coach Beth Mullins was selected as the new head coach for the Troy softball program earlier this week. She spent three seasons with the Bulldogs.
She becomes the second head coach for the Troy Trojans.

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