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UPDATED STATS: 23 Diamond Dawgs In Professional Baseball

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:41pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Twenty-three former Mississippi State baseball players are currently in professional baseball, including three currently playing in Major League Baseball.

Thirty-Six Bulldogs Earn Degrees at Spring Graduation

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:54pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Thirty-six Mississippi State Bulldogs officially earned their academic degrees in 2015 spring commencement ceremonies held on campus.

Eighteen Diamond Dawgs Set To Play Summer Ball

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – With the 2015 season in the rearview mirror, 18 returning Mississippi State baseball players will look to improve their skills in preparation for next spring.

MSU’s Lee Set To Open Play In 2015 NCAA Singles Championship

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 3:21pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Looking to add to an already remarkable season, Mississippi State women's tennis standout Jasmine Lee will travel to Waco, Texas, this week for the 2015 NCAA Singles Championship at the Hurd Tennis Center on the campus of Baylor University.

Claremore is ready for rodeo

Twisted Rodeo - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 1:07pm

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country are preparing to converge on Claremore this week.

The Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo – the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s 2014 Small Rodeo of the Year – will feature nearly 600 entries for the upcoming event, set for 7:45 p.m. Friday, May 22-Sunday, May 24, at Will Rogers Stampede Arena. Discounted tickets can be found on the rodeo’s website,; fans can also follow the rodeo on Facebook.

David Petty

David Petty

But there’s so much more to the Memorial Day Weekend festivities in Rogers County.

“We’ve worked really hard this year to put together the best experience possible for people who want to come to a professional rodeo and have a good time,” said David Petty, chairman of the volunteer committee that produces the annual rodeo. “We’ve got a lot for the fans to enjoy with Miss Rodeo America Lauren Heaton along with our great acts, Tomas Garcilazo and John Harrison.”

Heaton is the first Miss Rodeo Oklahoma to win the national crown. Gracilazo is a charro who earned the PRCA’s Dress Act of the Year in 2012 and ’13. Harrison, of Soper, Okla., won the 2014 PRCA Comedy Act of the Year and the Coors Man in the Can.

Together, they bring the pomp and circumstance and valuable entertainment to the event, but the action comes in the competition. A big reason why so many contestants make their way to Claremore every May is because of the bucking stock from Pete Carr Pro Rodeo, a Dallas-based livestock firm that has been one of the top five in the PRCA each of the past two seasons.

“Having Pete Carr and his crew at our rodeo is one of the reasons our rodeo has seen recent success,” Petty said. “He has amazing bucking stock and produces an incredible rodeo.”

Trevor Brazile

Trevor Brazile

That’s key to the biggest and best names in the game, including world champions like Rocky Patterson, Guy Allen, Mary Walker, Ryan Jarrett, Will Lowe, Trevor Brazile and Sage Kimzey. Brazile and Kimzey are reigning champions – Brazile in steer roping and the all-around and Kimzey in bull riding.

Kimzey also is the reigning Will Rogers Stampede champion. That win was a key reason he ran through the 2014 season in dominating fashion.

He will be joined in Claremore this week by several other Wrangler National Finals Rodeo or Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping qualifiers who come from the area: Tie down ropers Jerome Schneeberger of Ponca City, Okla., and Mike Johnson of Henryetta, Okla.; steer wrestler Tom Duvall of Hichita, Okla.; team ropers Coleman Proctor of Pryor, Okla., and Jake Long of Coffeyville, Kan.; barrel racer Tana Poppino of Big Cabin, Okla.; bull rider Tate Stratton of Kellyville, Okla.; and steer ropers Brodie Poppino of Big Cabin and Brady Garten of Claremore.

“It’s a very exciting week for us, and we’re ready to put on the kind of show that has people talking,” Petty said. “It takes a lot of work to put on an event like this, but we do this because we love it and we love this community. It’s an amazing experience.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Track & Field Men’s Team Ranked No. 8; Women No. 15

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:44am
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Moving up 10 spots after the SEC Outdoors Track & Field Championships, the Mississippi State men's team is ranked No. 8 in the USTFCCCA rankings.

Anti-Cancer Compounds Show Promise in Early Research

Lifestyles - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 8:16am
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(NewsUSA) - Biotech companies are making a big splash in 2015, offering potential investors a compelling roster of options. Among those to watch: Propanc Health Group Corporation (PPCH). Propanc is a developmental-stage health care company that is currently focusing its efforts in the field of new treatments for chronic diseases, particularly solid tumor cancers. The company was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

Propanc recently announced early data from animal studies using its patented formulas. Propanc's in-development proteolytic proenzyme products (described by the company as inactive precursors of enzymes) were not associated with any adverse events in the early studies, and the company is prepared to take the next steps in research. According to the company's website, Propanc "intends to undertake Phase I, II and III clinical trials to assess the safety and efficacy of our product in specific patient populations."

Propanc's proenzyme products, known as PRP and PRP-DCM, have the potential to be game-changers for cancer care by offering an effective option for long-term therapy without the excessive toxicity associated with many current cancer treatments. The research is preliminary, and the findings must be confirmed in clinical trials. However the company's stated development goals focus on the targeting of solid tumors, conditions for which most currently available treatments are limited to stabilizing the tumors or extending patients' lives for only a few months. Solid tumor cancer types include lung cancer, colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer and liver cancer.

As the company states, "In each of these indications, there is a large market opportunity to capitalize on the limitations of current therapies."

Scientists don't yet fully understand how proenzyme products can fight cancer, but early research results suggest that they may contribute to an inhibition of growth factors that cause cancer. In addition, Propanc is exploring a method to shrink tumor masses by targeting the tumor directly with an injectable form of PRP.

Propanc also is working with research collaborators to explore how Propanc's proenzyme products impact cancer cells. The goal of this research is to provide an opportunity for new, patentable drug development by the company.

For more information on PPCH, visit

Heck, Gridley Earn Southeastern Conference Honors

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 4:00pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Two Mississippi State baseball players earned All-Southeastern Conference honors in a vote by the league's 14 head coaches, the league announced Monday.

Miss Rodeo America to appear at Drysdales

Twisted Rodeo - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:49am

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Miss Rodeo America Lauren Heaton will have a meet-and-greet with rodeo fans beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, at Drysdales Western Wear on 71st Street in Tulsa.

Lauren Heaton

Lauren Heaton

Heaton, the first Miss Rodeo Oklahoma to win the title of Miss Rodeo America, grew up in Alva, Okla., and graduated from Oklahoma State University. This marks the second straight year she is part of the festivities at the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo, which will have three action-packed performances set for 7:45 p.m. Friday, May 22-Sunday, May 24, at Will Rogers Stampede Arena.

As Miss Rodeo Oklahoma in 2014, Heaton was a major part of last year’s Will Rogers Stampede. She has included Claremore in her schedule that includes national rodeo appearances as the primary ambassador for the sport.

Claremore’s rodeo was recognized as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s 2014 Small Rodeo of the Year, an honor voted on by the members of the organization. The rodeo also will feature several other award-winning entities: 2012 and 2013 Dress Act of the Year Tomas Garcilazo; 2014 Comedy Act of the Year John Harrison, who also won the 2014 Coors Man in the Can for his work as a funnyman/barrelman; and Pete Carr Pro Rodeo, one of the top five stock contractors in the PRCA and the 2014 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association’s Stock Contractor of the Year.

Discounted tickets will be available at Drysdales during the meet-and-greet and also can be found on the rodeo’s website,; fans can follow the rodeo on Facebook and Twitter.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Softball Eliminated from Lafayette Regional by Baylor

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 9:05pm
Playing in a Lafayette Regional that was greatly affected by weather throughout the weekend, Mississippi State was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.

Weather Suspends MSU Elimination Game

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:11am
A combination of lightning and rain caused an elimination game between Mississippi State and Weber State to be suspended on Saturday at Lamson Park.

Hearn Crowned SEC 400m Hurdle Champion

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 11:14pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Entering the 400m hurdles, Scottie Hearn was ranked second in the SEC. With the SEC Track & Field Championships now in the books, he's No. 1.

2015 Season Ends With Gut-Wrenching 3-2 Loss At Tennessee

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 7:14pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Mississippi State could not hold a ninth-inning lead in its baseball season finale Saturday afternoon.


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