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MSU’s Lee Earns Berth In 2015 NCAA Singles Championship

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 7:57pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State women's tennis standout Jasmine Lee has been selected to compete in the 2015 NCAA Singles Championship May 20-25 in Waco, Texas, as announced by the NCAA Division I Selection Committee Wednesday.

First round complete in Guymon

Twisted Rodeo - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 5:24pm

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Hunter Lewis, 3.4 seconds, $1,946; 2. Jason Lahr, 4.3, $1,692; 3. (tie) Stan Branco and Brad Loesch, 4.4, $1,311 each; 5. (tie) Brandon Volker, Mitchell Gardner and Kyle Irwin, 4.5, $677 each; 8. Dean Gorsuch, 4.9, $169.

Team roping: First round: 1. Jake Cooper/Tyler McKnight, 5.9 seconds, $1,924; 2. David Key/Martin Lucero, 6.2, $1,673; 3. Chase Thompson/Richard Durham, 6.3, $1,422; 4. (tie) Turtle Powell/Dakota Kirchenschlager, Colby Lovell/Kory Koontz and Coleman Proctor/Jake Long, 6.4, $920 each; 7. Dustin Davis/Will Woodfin, 6.6, $418; 8. Chris Francis/Cade Passig, 6.7, $167.

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Sterling Smith, 7.2 seconds, $1,989; 2. Jake Pratt, 7.6, $1,730; 3. Michael Otero, 8.0, $1,470; 4. Cory Solomon, 8.1, $1,211; 5. Blair Burk, 8.2, $951; 6. Marty Yates, 8.3, $692; 7. Tyler Prcin, 8.5, $432; 8. Randall Carlisle, 8.6, $173.

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Softball To Close Regular Season at South Carolina

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:33pm
On a three-game winning streak, Mississippi State (34-16, 9-12 SEC) will re-take the road to close out the 2015 regular season with a three-game Southeastern Conference weekend set at South Carolina (34-18, 8-13 SEC).

Want a Cleaner Home? Easy-to-Clean Carpeting Is Key

Lifestyles - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:47pm
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(NewsUSA) - Many homeowners love carpeting. Its look and comfort, in addition to its insulating qualities, make it an essential home-decorating element. The fear, however, can be the stains left behind, such as the red wine that accidentally slipped from someone's hand one holiday party or a pet that didn't quite make it outside.

In the event mishaps like these occur, it pays to have carpeting that is made from material that you know is worry-free and easy-to-clean. Mohawk Flooring, for example, offers just such a product.

"SmartStrand Forever Clean is the toughest, easiest to clean carpet on the planet," says David Duncan, Mohawk Flooring's senior vice president of marketing. "It really is the perfect carpet for families with kids and pets. Using the most advanced fiber innovation, it offers the highest level of beauty, comfort and performance available so you can live life worry-free."

Amazingly, SmartStrand is the first new fiber to be introduced in over 50 years, and is the only carpet that boasts durability and permanent, built-in stain resistance. As a result, it should be unsurprising that it is the highest-rated carpet for consumer satisfaction, cleanability and durability.

The difference, according to Duncan, is that it's the first carpet to combine built-in stain protection with a nanotechnology spill shield.

"Made out of triexta, a greener, more eco-friendly fiber, this fiber is the easiest to clean because it repels and prevents spills from absorbing into the carpet," says Duncan. "Thus, it cannot become a stain."

Mohawk says it has tried to minimize its usage of natural resources, which in turn has enabled the company to reduce its energy consumption of its carpets while creating a fiber that is long-lasting, and resistant to the toughest stains. Top that off with a carpet that can be easily cleaned with water and mild detergent -- no harsh chemicals or cleaners needed -- and you have a much more environmentally friendly flooring option.

For all the parents and pet lovers out there, know this: It's just a matter of time before gravity forces an unwanted mess onto one of your floors. And when it happens, you'll surely rest easier knowing that it'll be easy to clean.

For more information, visit mohawkflooring.com/foreverclean.

From State to Sundays: Former Bulldogs Ready for 2015 NFL Draft

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:25pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- After leaving a legacy that included the program's first No. 1 national ranking, several former Mississippi State players will begin a new chapter in their lives as the 2015 NFL Draft begins Thursday night at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.

Theatre MSU production opens Wednesday

MSU News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 10:28am

MSU Drops Governor's Cup Contest To Ole Miss

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:05am
PEARL, Miss. – A fast start by Ole Miss meant trouble for the Mississippi State baseball team Tuesday night.

No. 18 MSU To Face Denver In NCAA First Round At North Carolina

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 9:30pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – With the regular season well in the rearview mirror, the 18th-ranked Mississippi State men's tennis team (19-7) will head to Chapel Hill, N.C., for the First and Second Rounds of the 2015 NCAA Men's Tennis Championship after earning its fifth-straight NCAA Championship selection on Tuesday.

State Women’s Tennis Earns NCAA Bid; Faces Houston In First Round

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 8:38pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – After one of the most successful seasons in program history, Mississippi State's women's tennis team learned Tuesday afternoon that it has earned a bid to the 2015 NCAA Women's Tennis Championship. The Bulldogs are headed to Berkeley, Calif., and will face Houston in the first round on Friday, May 8, at Cal's Hellman Tennis Complex

Tuf Cooper leads Guymon steer roping

Twisted Rodeo - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 3:30pm
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Tuf Cooper

Steer roping results
Third round: 1. Ralph Williams, 13.9 seconds, $1,840; 2. Jess Tierney, 15.6, $1,523; 3. Tyrel Taton, 17.4, $1,206; 4. Leo Campbell, 17.5, $888; 5. Marty Jones, 18.2, $571; 6. Slick Ellis, 18.8, $317.

Fourth round: 1. Trevor Brazile, 11.7 seconds, $1,840; 2. Brad Starks, 14.4, $1,523; 3. Will Gasperson, 15.7, $1,206; 4. Chris Glover, 16.6, $888; 5. Fred Brown, 16.8, $571; 6. (tie) Trey Wallace and Chance Kelton, 16.9, $159 each.

Average leaders: 1. Tuf Cooper, 90.3 seconds on four head; 2. JoJo LeMond, 93.2; 3. Vin Fisher Jr., 110.2; 4. Brodie Poppino, 52.7 on three head; 5. Scott Snedecor, 54.5; 6. Chance Kelton, 57.4.

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Bee Safe While Gardening to Protect Pollinators

Lifestyles - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 8:17am
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(NewsUSA) - Stinging insects such as bees and wasps play a vital role as pollinators that maintain the national food supply. However, a multitude of factors, including the lack of available natural habitats for foraging pollinators, diseases, harmful mites and improper pesticide usage, have threatened pollinator health in recent years.

As a result, many people have realized the importance of protecting pollinators and even developed gardens geared toward providing safe sources of nectar and pollen. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) wants to remind homeowners that while creating pollinator-friendly habitats is largely beneficial for both people and pollinators, it is important to keep in mind that some stinging insects can pose significant health and safety risks. In fact, stinging insects send an estimated 500,000 people to the hospital every year.

People with known allergies to insect stings or with asthma should be especially careful around pollinators, as stings could trigger a potentially life-threatening reaction. There is also a common myth that bees and wasps can only sting once before they die. This only holds true for some species of stinging insects, and people should always be cautious around hives and nests. If a person comes in close contact with a stinging insect, swatting at it will often provoke it to become more aggressive. The best course of action is to remain calm and slowly walk in one direction until the insect loses interest.

Maintaining a garden that serves as a welcome oasis for wild bees or community bees that are being raised by local professionals is a great way to protect pollinators. Without proper beekeeping training, however, homeowners should never allow stinging insects to take up residence on their property.

If a hive is spotted in or around the yard, a pest management professional or professional beekeeper should be contacted to safely remove it and, if possible, move it to a safe location where the bees can be allowed to thrive without posing any dangers to the public. If the hive is located in a building, utilizing a professional is also critically important to ensure every part of it is removed; any leftover combs could contain honey that can ferment and cause serious damage, as well as attract pests to the property.

For more information on stinging insects and the best ways to protect pollinators while keeping your family safe, visit www.pestworld.org.

Military Seeks Better Alternatives for Treating Pain Among Vets and Troops

Lifestyles - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 8:13am
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(NewsUSA) - For years, the military has worried that an over-reliance on prescription painkillers was putting both veterans and active-duty troops at risk of addiction, serious adverse reactions to the drugs, and accidental death. The problem was found to be greatest among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan -- particularly those with post-traumatic stress disorder -- who, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, may have been given "inappropriate prescriptions" for opioids in a misguided attempt to quickly relieve their suffering.

Finally, change appears to be coming as the military expands its use of alternative treatments like chiropractic care.

In fact, Dr. Robert D. Kerns, the national program director for pain management at the Department of Veterans Affairs, told the New York Times that the study "encourages" his department as well as the Pentagon's health system, "to build on our existing initiatives."

That would be welcome news to Congressional committees following up on last year's Veterans Health Administration scandal.

"We have said for a long time that sending a veteran out of the door with a bagful of pills is not a solution," Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., said in investigating allegations that a Tomah, Wisconsin, Veterans Affairs hospital was prescribing "excessive dosages of opiates."

As more research pours in, chiropractic care continues to gain supporters. A 2013 study published in the journal "Spine," for example, found that 73 percent of participating active-duty military patients with acute low back pain receiving a combination of chiropractic manipulative treatment and standard medical care rated their global improvement as "pain completely gone," "much better" or "moderately better."

Just 17 percent in the same study who received only standard care said likewise.

To learn more about chiropractic care or to find a chiropractor in your area, visit www.F4CP.org/findadoctor.

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.
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