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NCAA Loosens Scholarship Minimum

Much ado was made of the NCAA’s proposed restriction that required each scholarship player to receive no less than 1/3rd of a scholarship. Legendary Mississippi State coach Ron Polk was, purportedly, so displeased with the rule that he was prepared to walk away from the game. Well, influence from folks like Polk forced the NCAA […]

Top 5 Coaching jobs of 2007

SeBaseball has released a list of the top five coaching jobs of 2007. The list is led by Louisville Head Coach Dan McDonnell to their first trip to the CWS in the team’s history. They also name UC-Irvine’s Dave Serrano, Mississippi State’s Ron Polk, North Carolina’s Mike Fox, and Missouri’s Tim Jamieson. The full article […]

MSU’s Easley wins Johnny Bench Award

WICHITA, KAN. — Edward Easley will fly to Arizona today. He’ll sign a contract, and when the ink dries, he will be a professional baseball player in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. In case the former Mississippi State catcher needs any leverage for negotiating a signing bonus, he got it Wednesday when he won the Johnny […]

UofL batters way up in rout of Bulldogs

OMAHA, Neb. — With the possibility of its season coming to an end, the University of Louisville baseball team came out swinging again, rolling 12-4 over Mississippi State in a losers’ bracket game of the College World Series. The Cardinals scored eight runs in the first four innings, scored in six of nine innings, hit […]

No joy in Omaha for Mississippi State

OMAHA, NEB. — Some 24 hours prior to Sunday’s game, Chad Crosswhite was the life of the party. At a Saturday afternoon picnic in nearby Papillion, he had teammates rolling with his descriptions of them, one by one. He is, after all, the team comedian. But oh, what a difference a day makes. The sophomore […]

CWS Day 1 Recap

Rice 15 Louisville 10 The Louisville Cardinals jumped out to an early 5-0 victory but the Rice Owls were able to come back and win a wild game 15-10. Aaron Luna led the Owls by going 2-4 with three RBI. Rice reliever Bobby Bramhall pitched the final two innings without giving up a run to […]

Mississippi State: CWS Notebook

OMAHA, NEB. — The move to flip-flop starting pitchers for the first two games of the College World Series was done to help out both pitchers and his team, Mississippi State coach Ron Polk said. Polk thinks Justin Pigott, a left-hander who thrives on location and movement, will be more successful tonight against a North […]

Mississippi State not yet satisfied

OMAHA, NEB. — Joseph McCaskill and Connor Powers sat side-by-side in red seats Thursday morning at Rosenblatt Stadium, observing and soaking in the sun-drenched spectacle all around them. The spartan concourses crawled with fans, most of them of the four feet-tall variety, armed with Sharpies and all sorts of things to sign. A cacophony of […]

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