Girls of the SEC

Not only does the SEC dominate on the field, we’ve got the best arm candy too.


10 years worth the wait for Mississippi State baseball

Another must read from Bob. Seems like everything he does is a “must read”.


In few places are the lives of fans and a team so intertwined as Mississippi State and its faithful baseball following.

As MSU’s entire team walked the full length of the fences along the first base line, outfield and third base line, shaking hands, high-fiving and even hugging strangers-turned-family after a Regional championship, the bond was clear.

Often, after big wins, fans rush the field. They didn’t on Monday night, so the Bulldogs went to them. 6’5”, 275-pound first baseman Wes Rea was diving over the fence, halfway into the stands, embracing fans and yelling in triumph.

It had been 10 years since MSU hosted an NCAA Regional, and six since the last time Dudy Noble Field held postseason baseball of any kind.

Entering the 2013 season with both hype and one of the toughest schedules in the country, many on the outside connected MSU to the College World Series…

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Blog – Super Regional dates, times announced

Dates and times for the Super Regional. I would like to point out that SDN writer Ben Wait posted this past midnight last night. That’s grinding for his state…

The Starkville Daily News Bulldog Blog

Mississippi State (46-18) and No. 6 Virginia (50-10) will play Saturday-Sunday-Monday in the Charlottesville Super Regional.

Saturday’s game will be at noon (central time) on ESPN2. Sunday’s game will be at 6 p.m. (local time) on ESPNU and Monday’s if necessary game will be at 3 p.m. (local time) on ESPN2.

The Bulldogs beat Central Arkansas 6-1 Monday night to advance. The Cavaliers beat Elon 11-3 Sunday night to move on.

For a look at the rest of the super regionals here you go

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Blog – Regionals announced, MSU gets familiar foes (with video)

Good work by Ben Wait covering MSU for SDN. Who is ready to pack out the Dude?

The Starkville Daily News Bulldog Blog

Mississippi State found out Sunday that it would be hosting a regional. On Tuesday the teams to participate in the regional were announced.

MSU will be joined by No. 2 seed South Alabama, No. 3 seed Mercer and No. 4 seed Central Arkansas.

“I think it’s a great field,” MSU head coach John Cohen said who has led MSU to three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament. “We’re very familiar with these guys.”

The Bulldogs are making their 33rd appearance in the NCAA Tournament. It is the 12th time State will host a regional and the first time since 2003.

Here are videos of MSU senior RHP Kendall Graveman, sophomore RHP Jonathan Holder, junior OF Hunter Renfroe and junior SS Adam Frazier.

The winner of the Starkville Regional will meet the winner of the Charlottesville, Va. regional. Virginia, the No. 6 overall seed, will anchor the Charlottesville…

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Mississippi State’s “freaks” for Mullen, Balis

Great work by Bob. Take a look at MSU’s “freaks”.


Every year around this time, Bruce Feldman from CBS Sports comes out with one of my favorite offseason stories: his “freaks list” highlighting college football’s most impressive physical specimens by various measurements.

Inspired by his list, as well as his inclusion of Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney, I asked around about some other “freaks” Dan Mullen and Matt Balis might have on their team.

A special thank you to media relations man Kyle Niblett for helping acquire the information. Dude never sleeps. Just works and gives fist bumps.

DDFHVPMVXWQEEFR.20101209200948I’ll start off where Feldman did.

Benardrick McKinney, sophomore middle linebacker, 6’5″, 240 pounds

The K.J. Wright look-a-like, McKinney weighed a wiry 216 pounds when he got to campus, but is now up to 240 with only 9.5% body fat. Two of his most impressive numbers: McKinney has a 41.5 inch vertical jump (higher than nearly every player at the 2013 NFL…

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