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Johnson’s three hits leads Rebels in 10-1 win over Wright State on opening day

By Brian Scott Rippee | February 15, 2019

Cooper Johnson wants to have a more refined plan when he steps into the batter’s box this season. His past struggles at the plate have stemmed from pressing, his approach unclear and poor at bats only made him press harder. In Ole Miss’ 10-1 opening day win over Wright State, Johnson had three hits, including … Continue reading “Johnson’s three hits leads Rebels in 10-1 win over Wright State on opening day”

Mississippi States Opens The New Dudy Noble Field With a 14-3 Win

By Brian Hadad | February 15, 2019

Today was a celebration of Mississippi State baseball, with the legends of the past here to celebrate the future, the opening of the newly renovated, remodeled, and rebuilt Dudy Noble Field. With all that happening in the background, you could forgive the current Bulldog squad for perhaps being distracted from the task at hand, getting … Continue reading “Mississippi States Opens The New Dudy Noble Field With a 14-3 Win”

Reconstructing the hit that sent Ole Miss to Omaha

By Brian Scott Rippee | February 15, 2019

Left alone with his thoughts as he gripped a baseball bat, Holt Perdzock knew he had to be ready. He sat in the first base dugout at Tigue Moore Field, watching Ole Miss nurse a 5-3 lead over Louisiana-Lafayette lead in the seventh inning of game three of a super regional in 2014. The Rebels … Continue reading “Reconstructing the hit that sent Ole Miss to Omaha”

Thunder & Lightning: MSU Basketball & Baseball + MSU Women’s Basketball Handed a Tough Loss

By Brian Hadad | February 15, 2019

It’s the first weekend where all the spring sports are in swing at Mississippi State. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman preview the MSU men’s trip to Arkansas, give their final thoughts on Opening Day at Dudy Noble, and give way to Future Brian who recaps MSU’s upset loss to Missouri on Thursday night.

Mississippi State Adds to Its 2020 Football Recruiting Class

By Brian Hadad | February 14, 2019

Mississippi State has been on a bit of a tear in recruiting, adding two commitments last week, then bringing in wide receiver Alex Adams out of South Pike High School, Magnolia, MS today. Adams chose Mississippi State over offers from Ole Miss, Southern Mississippi and Tulane. #HailState 🐶🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/G4gGAovDt9 — Alex adams (@alexadams_uno) February 14, … Continue reading “Mississippi State Adds to Its 2020 Football Recruiting Class”

Thunder & Lightning: Can Mississippi State Basketball Duplicate It’s Best Performance?

By Brian Hadad | February 14, 2019

Tuesday night at the Humphrey Coliseum, Mississippi State fans finally saw the team that so many analysts had high hopes for this season. Now facing four games against teams that are far below them in the NET rankings, can Mississippi State keep up the intensity? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman answer that question, plus Brian … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Can Mississippi State Basketball Duplicate It’s Best Performance?”

Shorthanded Ole Miss pulls off upset win at Auburn

By Brian Scott Rippee | February 13, 2019

Ole Miss earned a win on Wednesday night that tested its depth every bit as much as its toughness and will. The Rebels won 60-55 at Auburn in a win that could change the trajectory of its season. The team is 17-7 and 7-4 in the SEC with a struggling Missouri team coming to Oxford … Continue reading “Shorthanded Ole Miss pulls off upset win at Auburn”

Thunder & Lightning: Mississippi State Gets That Must Win in Dominating Alabama

By Brian Hadad | February 13, 2019

Everybody from Ben Howland down agreed, the game Tuesday night against Alabama was a must win for Mississippi State. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman examine how not only did the Bulldogs win, they dominated the Crimson Tide and played perhaps their most complete game of the season.

Mississippi State Gets the Win It Had to Have, Take Down Alabama 81-62

By Brian Hadad | February 13, 2019

Ben Howland told the media after Saturday’s loss to Kentucky that Mississippi State’s game on Tuesday against Alabama was a must win, a game the Bulldogs had to have if they wanted to put together a push that got them back into the NCAA Tournament. That message was obviously heard by his team, as MSU … Continue reading “Mississippi State Gets the Win It Had to Have, Take Down Alabama 81-62”

Bianco sets rotation, lineup as Rebels gear up for opening weekend

By Brian Scott Rippee | February 12, 2019

The rotation is set, as is the opening day lineup and a team with lofty expectations will take the field for the first time since a somber exit last June after two Monday losses to Tennessee Tech at Swayze Field. Head coach Mike Bianco acknowledged the pain last year’s disappointment brought, but didn’t have much … Continue reading “Bianco sets rotation, lineup as Rebels gear up for opening weekend”