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No. 11 Bulldogs Fall To Kentucky In SEC Tournament Quarterfinal

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 1:00am
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – No. 11 Mississippi State saw a 15-point lead slip away in a Top 15 showdown with No. 12 Kentucky at the Southeastern Conference women's basketball tournament.

Brazile sprints to the Timed Event lead

Twisted Rodeo - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 12:52am

GUTHRIE, Okla. – Trevor Brazile owns eight of the 10 fastest go-rounds in the history of the Timed Event Championship of the World.

One of those came during the second go-round Friday night at the Lazy E Arena, where the Decatur, Texas, cowboy roped, tied and wrestled five cattle in 43.7 seconds, just two-tenths of a second off the record time he owns. It helped catapult the six-time Timed Event winner to the lead after the opening day with a 10-run cumulative time of 110.1 seconds.

Trevor Brazile

Trevor Brazile

“It feels good, but I don’t mind steer roping being the last event” in a round, said Brazile, a 21-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world champion who owns five steer roping gold buckles. “I feel like I can turn it up in steer roping if I had to. I just didn’t want to do something to set myself up for failure, to be sure to look at the big picture as well as the round.”

He finished Friday night’s round with an 11.1-second steer roping run, which followed a solid 5.6 in steer wrestling, the one event that’s not his focus in ProRodeo. Brazile also owns world titles in tie-down roping and heading and has also qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in heeling, one of just two men in the sport’s history to qualify for the finale in all four roping disciplines.

“This is one of the few events, with the exception of steer wrestling, that everything else is what I do at home,” he said. “This is an event I get ready for every day year-round. I enjoy being well-rounded.”

It has showed. Nobody has won more Timed Event titles than Brazile, who first won the championship in 1998 when he was 21 years old. Now 38, he continues to prove why he’s one of the greatest cowboys to have ever played the game, and this weekend, he’s competing in a field that includes 19 other elite cowboys.

“I just want to thank the Lazy E and the McKinney family for putting up the money,” he said, referring to the $200,000 purse, of which half goes to the average champion. “They stepped up an event that was so good, but they caught it up to the times. There is a lot of competition this month, and they stepped up to the plate. I think the cowboys did as well. There are a lot of NFR qualifiers here now, and I just like to see that. I want to see the guys that are competing on the biggest stages to come do this, and that’s what it’s enabled them to do.”

1. Trevor Brazile, 110.1 seconds on 10 runs; 2. Jess Tierney, 118.6; 3. Paul David Tierney, 121.3; 4. Erich Rogers, 153; 5. Clay Smith, 158.6; 6. Josh Peek, 166.0.
ROUND 1: 1. Paul David Tierney, 63.7 seconds; 2. K.C. Jones, 64.6; 3. Dustin Bird, 64.7; 4. Jess Tierney, 64.8; 5. Trevor Brazile, 64.8; 6. Daniel Green, 76.0.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Baseball Drops Series Opener To San Diego

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:01pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – On a cold night at Dudy Noble Field, No. 7 Mississippi State could not get the bats heated up as the Bulldogs dropped a 2-1 decision to San Diego Friday.

Softball Drops SEC Opener, 6-1, To No. 8 Georgia

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 8:41pm
Facing a balanced and offensive-minded opponent in its Southeastern Conference opener, Mississippi State softball (17-4, 0-1 SEC) fell to No. 8 Georgia (20-2, 1-0 SEC), 6-1, on Friday afternoon at the MSU Softball Field.

State Women’s Tennis Blanks Missouri, 4-0

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 8:20pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – After opening conference play by dropping a pair of top 25 matchups on the road last weekend, the 59th-ranked Mississippi State women's tennis team rebounded in a big way on Friday, defeating Missouri 4-0 in its SEC home opener.

MSU Women’s Golf Finishes First Round In Top 10

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 6:05pm
Hilton Head, S.C. – Despite a challenging day on the greens against the top teams in the country, the Mississippi State women's golf team still found a way to finish the opening round of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate with a Top 10 card, as it fired a 16-over-par 300 to finish tied for ninth.

Reigning champ leads TEC after Round 1

Twisted Rodeo - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 5:33pm

GUTHRIE, Okla. – Paul David Tierney of Oral, S.D., is proving just why he is the reigning champion of the Timed Event Championship of the World.

Paul David Tierney

Paul David Tierney

On Friday afternoon, Tierney posted a 63.7-second opening round to take the early lead in the 2015 “Ironman of ProRodeo” event. He leads a contingent of veterans, including three other past Timed Event winners: five-time titlist K.C. Jones is second with a 64.6, followed by Dustin Bird, 64.7; Jess Tierney, 64.8; six-time winner Trevor Brazile, 66.4; and three-time champ Daniel Green, 76.0.

“I just wanted to get out of the barrier and go out and make smooth runs,” Paul David Tierney said, meaning he wanted to avoid any penalties for breaking the barrier and not allowing the cattle an appropriate head start. “I almost accomplished it if I wouldn’t have had my steer wrestling steer ball up on me.”

The top 20 timed-event contestants in ProRodeo are part of this elite field competing in one of the most challenging championships in the sport. They compete in heading, tie-down roping, heeling, steer wrestling and steer roping. In Tierney’s run, the bulldogging steer did not fall flat as he needed to make a fast run. The animals are meant to be a test for the cowboy’ skills.

“You don’t’ need to have pups out here,” said Tierney, who, like older brother Jess, is following in the footsteps of their hall-of-fame father, Paul Tierney, a four-time Timed Event titlist. “What helped is growing up doing all these events.

“Doing it all and having my dad to help me come here and do these events.”

Dustin Bird

Dustin Bird

Jess Tierney and Bird are the only two cowboys among the top six who don’t own championships in this unique competition, but they’re bringing a good portion of experience into play. Jess Tierney is a four-time qualifier to the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, while Bird is a three-time heading qualifier to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

“A few things I could’ve done better, but for the most part, it’s going pretty decent,” said Bird of Cut Bank, Mont. “It’s not easy; it’s a lot of work. I prepared myself a lot better this year because I knew what to expect. I had some guys help me with some different areas I was not as strong in.”

That’s important, especially if cowboys want to add their name to the prestigious list of champions.


1. Paul David Tierney, 63.7 seconds; 2. K.C. Jones, 64.6; 3. Dustin Bird, 64.7; 4. Jess Tierney, 64.8; 5. Trevor Brazile, 64.8; 6. Daniel Green, 76.0.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

No. 48 Bulldog Men’s Tennis Set For Saturday Doubleheader

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 5:02pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – After a month on the road, the No. 48 Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-3, 1-0 SEC) return home to host No. 55 Arkansas (11-5, 1-1 SEC) and Nicholls State (1-6, 0-1 SLC) in a Saturday twinbill at the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre.

Soccer's Spring Opener Cancelled

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:33pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State's spring exhibition opener set for Friday against Samford has been cancelled.

Weather Postpones No. 48 MSU Tennis’ Duel With No. 9 Ole Miss

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:01pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – With near-freezing temperatures sweeping through Starkville on Friday morning, the in-state showdown between the No. 48 Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-3, 1-0 SEC) and the No. 9 Ole Miss Rebels (9-2, 1-0 SEC) has been postponed.

Bulldogs Face Missouri On Senior Day

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:00pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Regular season play comes to a conclusion on Saturday as Mississippi State hosts Missouri in a Senior Night showdown.

State Hosts Georgia To Open SEC Play This Weekend

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 7:20pm
After a strong start to the season in non-conference play, the Mississippi State softball team (17-3) will open Southeastern Conference play this weekend against No. 8 Georgia (19-2) at the MSU Softball Field.
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