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Nick Fitzgerald Invited To Manning Passing Academy, Talks Offseason Work

Nick Fitzgerald was sitting at Starkville Mexican food staple La Terraza with a group of friends when his phone started buzzing. A quick glance told him the incoming call was an unknown number out of Lousiana, so he sent it … Continue reading

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Blair Schaefer Discusses Summer Internship With Entertainment Tonight

A little bit of rivalry isn’t always a bad thing. Back in December, long before Mississippi State’s women’s basketball team made its run to the National Championship Game in Dallas, the Bulldogs were in Los Angeles for a non-conference tournament. … Continue reading

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Q&A: Neil Price Discusses Becoming New Voice Of The Bulldogs

This morning, Neil Price was announced by Mississippi State as the new Voice of the Bulldogs, taking over football and basketball radio play-by-play for the retired Jim Ellis and becoming the next in the line of MSU’s most recognized voices. … Continue reading

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Bulldog Bats Come Alive As MSU Takes Two To Keep Season Alive

“You like that?” Andy Cannizaro called out. “Love it,” came the reply. “Gotta wake ‘em up!” Cannizaro yelled back. ———————— Mississippi State’s offense had been struggling. Their head coach wasn’t going to criticize his players, but Andy Cannizaro knew his … Continue reading

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Bulldogs Defeat UIC To Stay Alive, Advance In Hattiesburg Regional

Sunday morning in the Hattiesburg Regional elimination game, and as it turned into Sunday afternoon, was a nine-inning microcosm of Mississippi State’s season. Highlight plays, eighth-inning scares, weather issues, great pitching, sometimes not-great pitching, last-minute heroics and a win that … Continue reading

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Offseason Development Shines Over Course Of In-Season Production For MSU Baseball

There are a great many factors that go into developing a good baseball player. Mechanics, awareness, timing, approach, form, patience – all important things. And to be a good hitter or pitcher, you need just about all of those. What … Continue reading

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Ode To Dudy Noble: A Lifetime Of MSU Baseball

Polk-DeMent Stadium, 1987-2017, opened the year I was born. The home of Mississippi State Baseball was also the home of my childhood. Big chunks of it, anyway. I was raised around MSU baseball, spending afternoons and nights jumping back and … Continue reading

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50 Years Of Stories: The History, The People And The Future Of The Left Field Lounge

The History The legend of how the Left Field Lounge began, despite what one would guess, is circulated by only a few. Those who know the tale, this is the story they tell. When Mississippi State opened its new baseball … Continue reading

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SEC Player Of The Year Borges Excelling For MSU Tennis

Nuno Borges, excluding his Portuguese accent, blends in naturally around campus and appears no different than any other sophomore at Mississippi State. He’s shy, humble, respectful and goes about his business quietly, racking up A’s in just about every class … Continue reading

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Cannizaro Discusses Team Mindset, Lineup Versatility In Weekly Presser

This is twice in one week now that this space has been filled with a story about an interview with Andy Cannizaro, but hey, the guy is a great quote. And not just that, but he enjoys talking and having … Continue reading

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