Starkville selected as NCAA Regional host site

Dudy Noble Field

Dudy Noble Field

Postseason baseball is returning to one of college baseball’s most storied venues.

Starkville and Dudy Noble Field were selected as one of 16 venues to host NCAA Regionals beginning on Friday. SEC Champion Mississippi State will learn if it is a national seed and which three teams will join it when the rest of the field is announced Monday at 11 a.m. on ESPNU.

To be chosen to host amongst a great field of participants is a huge honor. It’s also a tremendous responsibility for our athletic department and its something I think we’ve done very well in the past,” said MSU coach John Cohen. “We look forward to this opportunity and to seeing all of our great fans at the Carnegie Hall of College Baseball this weekend.”

Other host schools include Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, Miami, Ole Miss, N.C. State, South Carolina, Texas A&M, TCU, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and Virginia.

It marks the 13th time the Bulldogs have played host to the NCAA Tournament and first since 2013 when MSU advanced all the way to the championship series at the College World Series. The Diamond Dogs have advanced seven times when hosting a regional.

State is 94-76 all-time in its 28 regional appearances

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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