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No. 43 MSU Women’s Tennis Drops 4-3 Heartbreaker At No. 25 Ole Miss

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 8:34pm
OXFORD, Miss. – Despite dropping the doubles point to open the match, the No. 43 Mississippi State women's tennis team rallied in singles and took a 3-2 lead, but ultimately dropped a heartbreaking 4-3 decision to No. 25 Ole Miss Saturday afternoon on the road.

Brown's Gem Lifts MSU Over No. 1 Texas A&M

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 7:24pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State finally got rewarded for another brilliant effort against the nation's top-ranked team Saturday.

MSU Volleyball Concludes Play At Jacksonville State Scrimmage

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 7:20pm
Jacksonville, Ala. – Taking to the court for the first competition in the David McFatrich era, the Mississippi State Bulldogs showed progress and potential in their first spring action on Saturday on the campus of Jacksonville State.

No. 20 MSU Tennis Closes Regular Season Against No. 24 LSU Sunday

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 3:36pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Looking to rebound from a tough 4-3 setback Friday in Nashville, the 20th-ranked Mississippi State men's tennis team (17-6, 8-3 SEC) closes out its 2015 regular season at home against No. 24 LSU (16-6, 6-5 SEC) on Sunday, April 12. Due to the possibility of inclement weather Sunday afternoon, first serve has been moved up to 10 a.m. CT at the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre.

Six-Run Sixth Lifts Softball at No. 21 Mizzou

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 3:04pm
With a staff pitching performance and a six-run sixth, Mississippi State (31-11, 9-8 SEC) took game two from No. 21 Missouri (25-10, 7-7 SEC), 8-4, on Saturday afternoon at University Field.

Laster Tosses Sixth Straight Quality Start In 3-1 Defeat

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 2:39am
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Senior left-handed pitcher Lucas Laster pitched a gem but came up short Friday night as Mississippi State dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 1 Texas A&M.

Archer Breaks School Record At Border Clash

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 12:07am
STARKVILLE, Miss. – In the 2015 Border Clash, Mississippi State track and field brought home nine individual wins with senior Ocian Archer breaking the 400m hurdles school record.

No. 20 MSU Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision At No. 21 Vanderbilt

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 12:05am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Hitting the road for the final time for the 2015 regular season, the 20th-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs (17-6, 8-3 SEC) dropped a tough 4-3 decision to the No. 21 Vanderbilt Commodores (17-6, 7-4 SEC) Friday night in Nashville.

Bulldog Bats Unable to Match No. 21 Mizzou

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 9:38pm
Despite numerous stellar defensive plays from the Mississippi State defense, the Bulldogs (30-10, 8-7 SEC) were unable to awaken their bats in a 3-2 loss to No. 21 Missouri (24-9, 6-6 SEC) at University Field on Friday night.

Bulldog Volleyball Opens Spring Schedule At Jacksonville State

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 7:22pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – A new era of Mississippi State volleyball begins on Saturday, as the Bulldogs will take the court for the first time under David McFatrich to open spring play at Jacksonville State.

No. 43 MSU Women’s Tennis Closes Regular Season At No. 25 Ole Miss

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:23pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – The 43rd-ranked Mississippi State women's tennis team will conclude its 2015 regular season slate on the road Saturday, traveling to No. 25 Ole Miss. Match time for the in-state rivalry battle is slated for a 1 p.m. CT start at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center in Oxford, Miss. Live stats will be provided by

Ed Easley Becomes 51st Diamond Dawg To Reach Big Leagues

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 3:04pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Former Mississippi State All-American catcher Ed Easley became the 51st player in school history to reach Major League Baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals announced Friday.

Mississippi State Extends Vic Schaefer’s Contract

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:00pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State, which won a school-record 27 games and finished as high as 12th in the nation this season, has extended the contract of women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer, Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin announced Friday.

Top 4 Signs You Need to Call a Pest Professional

Lifestyles - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:15pm
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(NewsUSA) - When pests are discovered, it may be tempting for homeowners to employ DIY methods to first attempt to deal with pest infestations themselves. However, depending on the type of pest and size of the infestation, there are times when immediately calling in a pest professional is vital to protecting health and property -- and could end up saving money in the long-run.

According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), there are certain signs homeowners should look for that could indicate the presence of an infestation that should be dealt with promptly by a pest professional:

1. Droppings. Any droppings found in undisturbed areas of the home could indicate the presence of rodents. These droppings are a serious health risk and can spread diseases and contaminate food sources. People often mistakenly believe they only have one or two rodents present in their home; in reality, however, mice have high reproduction rates that can quickly escalate to large infestations.

2. Home Pest Sightings. If pests are spotted in the home, even if it's just a couple or they only appear sporadically, it could indicate the development of a more serious infestation. In the warmer months, this is especially true for stinging insects. If hornets or wasps are showing up indoors on a regular basis, there may be a nest somewhere inside or around the home. Removal of stinging insect nests is a dangerous job that should always be left to the professionals.

3. Mattress Markings. If small reddish brown spots are found on mattresses, upholstery or walls, it could indicate a bed bug infestation -- especially when paired with red, itchy welts, most notably on the legs and arms. These bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of, and a pest professional should be called as soon as possible to assess and treat the situation.

4. Mud Tubes. Some termites build distinctive mud tubes that are frequently found near a home's foundation. Termites are known as "silent destroyers" because their constant gnawing can go unnoticed until significant structural damage to the home occurs. If mud tubes are discovered, homeowners should immediately call a pest professional before further structural damage occurs.

If any of these severe pest infestation signs is discovered, homeowners should contact a pest management professional immediately. For additional information and prevention tips, visit

Another Reason to Choose Chiropractic Care First for Pain Management

Lifestyles - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:13pm
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(NewsUSA) - The move for a "chiropractic first" approach to treating pain just got a big boost.

In recent years, a growing number of experts have argued that the downsides of relying on drugs and invasive spinal surgery were potentially so great in certain cases -- particularly among patients with chronic back pain -- that a proven alternative like chiropractic care should officially be recognized as a serious option. Now comes word that the influential Joint Commission has done just that.

Following what it called "an extensive literature review," the not-for-profit organization, which accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health organizations and programs in the U.S., announced that it was revising its "Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services" standard to "affirm" the role of nonpharmacologic approaches including chiropractic care in pain management.

"In addition," the commission warned regarding the use of medications, "organizations should consider both the benefits to the patient as well as the risks of dependency, addiction and the abuse of opioids."

Nearly 80 percent of Americans are believed to experience back pain at some point in their lives. Past studies have shown that patients who turned to a chiropractor first had consistently better health outcomes and drastically reduced their odds of having to undergo costly surgery.

"As a nation, we are facing an epidemic of prescription drug abuse, and all stakeholders in health care stand to benefit from a conservative approach focusing on chiropractic first, drugs second and surgery last," said Gerard Clum, D.C., of the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

To learn more about chiropractic care or to find a chiropractor near your area, visit

Create a Precious Moment for Mom This Mother's Day

Lifestyles - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:05pm
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(NewsUSA) - Mom. Just the mention of the word can spark memories of love, warmth and kindness. It's why a day has been designated just for her, honoring all that she's done.

Trying to decipher what to give "the woman who has everything," however, can be a challenge.

Experts agree, saying there is a tremendous amount of pressure to find the perfect gift (I'm talking to you, Hallmark), when in reality, most just want to know that they're cherished.

So, what says love to one of the -- if not the most -- important women in your life? Read on for some ideas on how to create a precious moment for mom on her special day.

* Give the gift of time. Anyone can take mom out for a nice meal -- the restaurant business counts on it. But a real treat might be to shoo her off for some alone time to her favorite book or clothing store (maybe with a gift card in hand) while you stay home and cook and clean for her. This way, she gets the best of both worlds -- no chores for a day, and time to herself with a little pocket money to boot.

* Write down some heartfelt words. Be it in poem, story or a letter, moms love the written word. For added panache, tuck this on a tray with a homemade breakfast (in bed, of course), a handpicked flower in a vase, and you can count on a few tears.

* Pick the perfect pendant. Every woman loves jewelry, but it can be difficult finding that piece that embodies the amount of love you have for this lady called Mom. Which is why Galatea has created a hand-carved pearl that contains the first near field communication (NFC) in the industry. The Momento Pearl allows users to create a tailored voice message that can be played when the pearl is tapped against a compatible mobile device. Taking smart jewelry to a completely new level, the Momento Pearl can also store a variety of digital content including images, messages and web links -- so even if you can't be with Mom on her day, you can still send her a message of love or photo with a piece of jewelry that will last a lifetime.

"A person can 'live' with this pearl forever, as it holds the voice and memories of a loved one," says inventor and Galatea founder Chi Huynh. "The real interest in the Momento Pearl lies in its ability to summon a voice, a memory and emotion," adds Huynh, who plans on introducing more NFC-enabled jewelry to include gemstones and diamonds.

The new Galatea line includes earings, rings and pendants in 14k white or yellow gold. To learn more, visit

Track And Field Set To Host Border Clash Friday

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 7:46pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – After earning spots in the Top 20 in the nation, the Mississippi State track and field teams look to improve their rankings as they host the 2015 Border Clash on Friday.
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