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MSU Women's Golf NCAA Regional Bound in Raleigh, N.C.

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:50pm
Starkville, Miss. – After a season full of success, the No. 12-ranked Mississippi State women's golf team learned Monday night it will be traveling to Raleigh, N.C,. for the NCAA Regional Championship.

Diamond Dawgs Look To Win Third Straight Governor's Cup Tuesday

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 8:48pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State (23-21, 7-14 SEC) travels to Pearl, Miss., Tuesday for the annual Governor's Cup game against in-state rival Ole Miss (23-22, 10-11 SEC) at Trustmark Park.

MSU Track & Field Men Ranked No. 13; Women No. 22

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 7:08pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Capturing eight wins at the Southern Miss Invitational this past weekend, both Mississippi State track and field teams moved up in the USTFCCCA rankings.

Poppino leads Guymon after Day 1

Twisted Rodeo - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 6:34pm
Brodie Poppino

Brodie Poppino

Steer roping results
First round: 1. Rocky Patterson, 14.9 seconds, $1,840; 2. Brodie Poppino, 16.0, $1,523; 3. Dari Suit, 17.5, $1,206; 4. Mike Chase, 17.8, $888; 5. (tie) Blake Deckard, Ora Taton and Jason Evans, 18.0, $296 each.

Second round: 1. Scott Snedecor, 13.9 seconds, $1,840; 2. Shay Good, 16.0, $1,523; 3. Jason Evans, 17.0, $1,206; 4. Brian Garr, 17.8, $888; 5. (tie) Jay Sellers and Brodie Poppino, 18.4, $444 each.

Aggregate leaders: 1. Brodie Poppino, 34.4; 2. Jason Evans, 35.0; 3. Blake Deckard, 36.7; 4. Chance Kelton, 40.5; 5. Rocky Patterson, 42.6; 6. Cody Lee, 43.2.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Bulldog Women’s Tennis Welcomes Rentouli

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 5:59pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State women's tennis announced Monday the signing of standout student-athlete Anastasia Rentouli to the Bulldog program. Rentouli will join the squad in the fall of 2015 as a true freshman.

Martha Alwal Invited To Training Camp With WNBA’s Atlanta Dream

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 5:31pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Following a record-breaking career at Mississippi State, Martha Alwal has been invited to attend training camp with the WNBA's Atlanta Dream.

Barnes closes career with win

Twisted Rodeo - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 5:02pm

ALVA, Okla. – Lauren Barnes had secured another qualification to the College National Finals Rodeo in goat tying.

She wanted something more, though. She wanted to win an event championship in her senior season at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She did so at her last regular-season rodeo of a strong career, winning the goat-tying championship this past weekend at Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s Doc Gardner Memorial Rodeo in Guymon, Okla.

Northwestern-Logo-200“It felt really great to end on a high note and get that title at my last rodeo,” said Barnes of Buckeye, Ariz. “At first, my goal was to make the college finals. Once I realized I had a chance to win the (regional) all-around, that was my goal. I fell just a little bit short.”

A three-event cowgirl, Barnes returns to the college championship, set for June 14-20 in Casper, Wyo. She’s part of the Central Plains Region-winning Northwestern women’s team, which won half the rodeos in the 2014-15 season.

“I don’t know what it is about our girls team, but we are so close,” she said. “I feel like we’ve got a really strong women’s team. It feels great to have other girls there that are working just as hard as you and excited to do well.”

Barnes finished second in the region to teammate Shayna Miller of Faith, S.D. The two Rangers were runaways in the goat-tying points race. In Guymon, Barnes posted an 8.7-second run to finish second in the opening round, then followed that with a final round-winning 8.2. Her two-run cumulative time of 16.9 seconds was almost a full second faster than the field.

“I got my education because of goat tying and rodeo,” said Barnes, an elementary education major. “It helps me prepare for the rest of my life, and it’s something I’ve really enjoyed doing. I’ve got one more chance at (college rodeo), then go live the rest of my life in the real world.”

Barnes was one of two Northwestern goat-tiers to place in the Oklahoma Panhandle; she ws joined by Tearnee Nelson of Faith, S.D., who placed fifth. Breakaway roper Samantha McGuire of Backus, Minn., placed fifth with a two-run cumulative time of 6.9 seconds, while barrel racers Cassy Woodward of Faith, S.D., and Elli Price of Leady, Okla., qualified for the short round.

Freshman steer wrestler Grayson Allred of Kanarraville, Utah, needed something big to occur in Guymon if he were to qualify for the college finals. It did.

Allred won the first round with a 6.0-second run, then got through a tough steer in the final round in 10.2 to hold on to the second-place spot in the average. The 150 points he earned, though, pushed him to third place in the region standings, earning him a trip to Casper – he beat teammate Laine Herl of Goodland, Kan., by just five points.

In the short round, “I drew a steer that ran a little bit, so I had to stand him back up and throw him down again,” Allred said. “I knew I had to go after them and do something big, or I wasn’t going to make it.”

Three other bulldoggers made the final round: Herl, who finished third; Stephen Culling of Fort St. John, British Columbia, who placed fourth; and Mike McGinn of Haines, Ore. They were joined by tie-down roper Harper Maverick of Stephenville, Texas, who finished fifth in the opening round. At the college finals, Allred will be joined by team roping-header Dalton Richards of Hawkinsville, Ga., who finished second in the region.

The Rangers men have a strong team competing in one of the most competitive regions in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. That’s especially true in steer wrestling, where seven Northwestern cowboys finished among the top 15.

“Every day you go to practice, people are going to push you and make you better,” Allred said.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Quality Start By Sexton Helps MSU Salvage Series At #25 Arkansas

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 8:24pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Mississippi State returned to the win column thanks to a brilliant pitching performance Sunday afternoon.

Softball Rallies for Road Win on Toughness Sunday

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 10:18am
Sophomore Mackenzie Toler put the team on her back on Toughness Sunday as she belted a line drive home run to lift Mississippi State over Georgia Southern in extra innings.

Baseball Drops Game Two Against #25 Arkansas

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 11:43pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State was held to four hits as it dropped a sixth straight game in Southeastern Conference baseball action.

Kieras Breaks School Record In Discus

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 9:14pm
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - At the 2015 Southern Miss Invitational, the Mississippi State track and field teams earned a total of eight first-place finishes, highlighted by a broken school record by senior Tautvydas Kieras.

Slappers Shine In Road Win Over Georgia Southern

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 5:59pm
It didn't take long for the Mississippi State softball team to jump on top of Georgia Southern, as the first pitch of the game left Julia Echols' bat, exited the ballpark, and put the Bulldogs well on their way to a victory.


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