Category: News & Updates

I didn't like gorilla ball, but this is too little

Posted on: June 25,2013

As we prepare for Game 2 of the College World Series Championship Series, now seems as good a time as any to discuss where college baseball has been and where it is now. I’m talking about the style of play. With the deadened bats, we have gone from Gorilla Ball to Marshmellow Ball. I didn’t […]

Richard Williams soaking in maroon, white

Posted on: June 24,2013

Richard Williams, the man who guided Mississippi State to the 1996 Final Four, arrived in Omaha late last night for the College World Series championship series. “This is more fun, being a fan,” Williams said by cellphone today. “That, back in ’96, was all business. That was work. This here is just plain fun.” Williams […]

Answering some questions about tonight

Posted on: June 24,2013

In answer to many questions we are receiving about tonight’s event, featuring the College World Series Championship Series on big screen TVs: The CWS merchandise has not arrived and will not until this afternoon via Fed Ex. It will be available at 6:30 p.m. when doors open. This is as a service to local fans. […]

This is huge for Mississippi, all of us…

Posted on: June 22,2013

Mississippi State plays against UCLA starting Monday for college baseball’s National Championship. This is one of those moments. This is huge for Mississippi. You want to know how huge? UCLA leads the nation, having won 109 Division I team national championships. Mississippi’s Division I schools have never won one, not clear-cut. So I don’t care […]

Watch history made where history is kept

Posted on: June 22,2013

Mississippi baseball fans, of Mississippi State persuasion or otherwise, can watch history being made where sports history is kept: at your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. With Capitol City Beverages as the our title sponsor, the first two games of the College World Series, pitting Mississippi State against UCLA, will be shown on […]

51st Induction Weekend set August 2-3

Posted on: June 20,2013

The 51st annual BanCorpSouth Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Induction Weekend is slated for August 2-3, highlighted by the induction banquet at the Jackson Hilton on Friday night, August 2, and also including activities at the Hall of Fame Museum on Saturday. There will be a reception on Friday night at the Hilton beginning at […]

Nobody can do USM job if fans don't unite

Posted on: June 20,2013

Southern Miss president Rodney Bennett Wednesday announced he will not retain Jeff Hammond as athletic director. A national search, aided by the venerable Vince Dooley, will begin immediately. Here’s what I think about that: No. 1: I really like Jeff Hammond. I covered him when he played quarterback and led USM to victories over Auburn, […]

Boo Ferriss: These 'Dogs are hair-raising

Posted on: June 18,2013

Boo Ferriss, the first fully scholarshipped baseball player in Mississippi State history and the patron saint of Mississippi baseball, can’t get enough of these Bulldogs. At 91, Ferriss doesn’t have much hair left, but he has enough to know “every game Mississippi State plays is hair-raising.” “Seems like every game goes down to the final […]