Shutout streak MSU’s worst in 40 years

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – It has been four decades since Mississippi State has slumped this badly at the plate. The...

Ben Howland guided UCLA to three consecutive Final Four appearances, including the national championship game in 2006. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State made quick work in hiring its next men’s basketball coach. The Bulldogs reached an agreement with former UCLA head coach Ben Howland on Monday to take the position vacated when Rick Ray was fired after three seasons on Saturday. “I’m just so humbled and grateful to […]

Looking Back: The Bulldogs claimed a 5-2 midweek victory over Eastern Illinois before traveling for the first time this season to Kentucky. MSU lost its second straight SEC series, dropping the opening two games, 10-2 and 9-7, before defeating the Wildcats in the finale, 12-5. Looking Ahead: The Diamond Dogs play Southern Miss at Trustmark […]

Daily Journal reports LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore designed hitter Reid Humphreys slugged a pair of home runs Sunday afternoon as Mississippi State beat Kentucky 12-5 to salvage the final game of a weekend SEC series. After hitting seven home runs in their first 23 games, the Bulldogs hit six in the three-game series. Humphreys (2 […]

By Joedy McCreary AP Sports Writer DURHAM, N.C. – Elizabeth Williams’ Duke teammates weren’t going to let her final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium turn into her last college game, period. Freshman Azura Stevens had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Blue Devils beat Mississippi State 64-56 on Sunday in the second round of […]

By Nolan Hayes Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. – Duke is a traditional power in women’s basketball. Mississippi State is trying to become one as well. The fourth-seeded Blue Devils (22-10) face the fifth-seeded Bulldogs (27-6) on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament’s Spokane Region. The Blue Devils have 15 appearances in the […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State director of athletics Scott Stricklin wanted his men’s basketball program to go in a different direction when he hired Rick Ray out of relative obscurity on April 1, 2012. While the Bulldogs made strides in the classroom and overall team discipline, wins never accompanied Ray during […]

STARKVILLE The deck seemed to be stacked against Rick Ray right from the start.When Ray was hired as Mississippi State’s 19th men’s basketball coach on April 1, 2012, it was to bring discipline and hustle back to a Bulldogs program that seemed to be lacking in both areas under former head coach Rick Stansbury. Ray […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Before Sikes Orvis was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct during the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader with No. 1 Florida, the senior provided the Ole Miss Rebels with some early fireworks. The first baseman hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning and then scored […]

Mississippi State's Breanna Richardson, from left, Martha Alwal, Dominique Dillingham and Kendra Grant react during the second half of their win over Tulane. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

By Joedy McCreary AP Sports Writer DURHAM, N.C. – One of the best seasons in Mississippi State history was in danger of coming to an early end. Then Breanna Richardson went to work inside and helped the Bulldogs earn at least one more game. Richardson had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Mississippi State beat […]