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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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Found In Translation: How Cannizaro, MSU Are Discovering Ways To Win

When tasked with the job of interviewing important subjects and turning their answers into meaningful and explanatory stories, it’s often frustrating when those subjects respond to questions with cliché-riddled answers that offer a high word count but provide very little … Continue reading

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The Two Matts: Head Coach Roberts, Assistant Walters Reunite To Lead MSU Tennis

About eight years ago, Matt Walters was a rising star on Arkansas’s men’s tennis team. Over Christmas break, he and his doubles partner were at a local athletic club just hitting around. Nothing serious, just enough to not get rusty … Continue reading

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Bulldog Greats Celebrate Reunion For Mullens’ Golf Classic

If there’s one thing career athletes have trouble turning off, it’s their competitive drive. Whatever else in the world they may want, they always want to win. Or at the very least, as former Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones … Continue reading

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What It’s Like To Hit A Home Run: Dropping Bombs With Brent Rooker

To get straight to the point, Brent Rooker is really good at hitting baseballs. Like, really good. He is, it turns out, one of the very best at it, as the Mississippi State junior currently leads the SEC in just … Continue reading

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Historic Run Ends In National Title Game For Schaefer’s Bulldogs

What do you say, what do you do, when you’ve already poured it all out? How do you hold your head high when your heart has dropped so low? You can’t speak to what you’ve done unless you also confess … Continue reading

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Post-Game: Bulldogs Across The Country Celebrate Historic Win

Around 1:10 a.m., Mississippi State’s team bus pulled up to their hotel, the Hilton Anatole. Waiting inside was a crowd of hundreds in Maroon and White chanting and cheering and causing general mayhem in a hotel where everyone should have … Continue reading

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