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Pasco's Weaver Finds Perfect Fit In Mississippi State Todd Grasley Nov 18, 2014

Zach Weaver transferred from Tennessee to Florida for his senior year. As a member of Pasco High School's cross country team, he was 12th at the 2A Cross Country Finals. Recently, he picked the Mississippi State Bulldogs has his college choice. We caught up with Zack to talk about the recruiting process, the next four years in Starkville, and much more!

Who's The Boss? Suwannee Star Hopes To Finish Season With Second High Jump State Title Todd Grasley Mar 31, 2014

Rec sports, basketball, volleyball, weightlifting, track and field. Suwanee senior Logan Boss has let her competitive juices flow in all of the above. Of all, it was track and field that stood out the most.  Boss transferred from Branford High School to Suwannee High School at the end of her sophomore year. She says the decision was mainly academic, becuase of dual enrollment classes, but from an athletic standpoint the school competed at a much higher level.

CIS and NCAA Championship Previews Andrew Maloney Mar 4, 2013

The men's CIS Indoor Championships could be a repeat of the runaway at the Ontario Championships while the women's meet could be decided on the final straightaway of the 4x400m relay -- South of the border several Canadians will be in action at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Arkansas where the hometown Razorbacks are expected to win the men's title for the first time since 2006.

Jovan Davis: Minor Setbacks Lead To Major Comeback Todd Grasley Feb 8, 2013

Jovan Davis was one of the top hurdlers in the state and ranked nationally coming out of Wekiva High School in 2011. Davis had offers from a who's who of college track and field programs. The whirlwind recruiting tour sent him on multiple visits from weekend to weekend and wore him out because he knew the time to make a decision was running out, but academics stood in the way.

MSU Track Heads to Kentucky and New York Jan 28, 2011

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Track and field returns to action this weekend as they travel to Lexington, Ky., for the Rod McCravy Memorial. The two day meet gets underway Friday with the field events beginning at 6 pm. Action continues Saturday morning with finals in the field events then moves into track competition as the day progresses.

Bulldogs Shine At Historic Millrose Games; Competition Begins In Lexington Jan 28, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. – It was a repeat night at famed Madison Square Garden on Friday, as the Mississippi State 4x400-meter relay team successfully defended its title at the prestigious 104th Millrose Game. lt;br /> lt;br />The Bulldog quartet of Deaundre Barnaby, James Harris, Emmanuel Mayers and Tavaris Tate won the Gotham Cup College 4x400m Relay for the third time in MSU history and second time in as many years. The Bulldogs claimed victory with a time of 3:18.47, a touch faster than the team's 2009 run of 3:19.44.

MSU To Offer Track & Field Officials Clinic Jan 19, 2011

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State has announced it is conducting a track and field officials clinic for anyone interested in becoming a collegiate official. The USA Track & Field certification clinic is free and will be held Sunday, Jan. 23 at the Shira Fieldhouse, located next to the MSU track complex.

MSU Opens Indoor Season With Great Success At LSU Jan 15, 2011

BATON ROUGE, La. – First-year Mississippi State track and field coach Steve Dudley could not have been more pleased with his team's first indoor meet of the year as his 4x400 squad turned in a first-place finish at the Purple Tiger Invitational Saturday.

Lady Bulldogs Open Indoor Season At LSU Jan 14, 2011

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State's indoor track and field team opens up the 2011 season Saturday in Baton Rouge, with field events set to start at 11:00 a.m., followed by the track events at 3:00 p.m.

Bulldogs Head To Hoover For NCAA South Regional Nov 12, 2010

Being named All-SEC was a pleasant surprise for Haley Greenwell and Renee Masterson, but with the NCAA South Regional slated for Saturday, the MSU sophomores were quick to celebrate, and then get right back to work.

Lady Bulldogs Have One Of Best SEC Championship Showings Ever Nov 1, 2010

Houston Franks' goal for the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs Monday was to finish in the top half of the SEC Championships. The MSU coach got his wish as the women, facing their toughest competition to date, placed fifth Monday at Ft. Jackson's Hilton Field, matching their best finish since 2006.

Bulldogs Host Cross Country Meet On Saturday Sep 16, 2010

It won't be just the football field Mississippi State and LSU meet on Saturday. The cross country Bulldogs are hosting the 8th annual Bulldog Invitational, and LSU highlights the field of competitors. The men's 8K at the Horse Park is set to begin at 8 a.m., followed by the women's 5K at 8:45 a.m.

MSU Opens Cross Country Season Saturday At Georgia Sep 2, 2010

In an attempt to better prepare for the SEC Championships in early November, the Mississippi State men's and women's cross country teams are breaking the trend of opening the year in Sewanee and will instead begin the 2010 campaign on Saturday in the Georgia Cross Country Invitational at Athens.

MSU's 2010 Cross Country Schedule Finalized Aug 18, 2010

Mississippi State's 2010 schedule for the men's and women's cross country teams was recently announced, and it features seven meets, starting with the Georgia Invitational on Sept. 4 at Athens.

MSU's Muir Advances In 400M At IAAF World Championship Jul 20, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State freshman Jody-Ann Muir continued her sensational 2010 as she advanced to the 400-meter dash semifinals at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Mocton, Canada, Tuesday morning.

Bulldog Thinclads Garner Gold Medals Jul 13, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - After making a name for themselves this past season wearing the Maroon & White that's synonymous with Mississippi State, it was another color these last few days that brought renown attention to rising stars O'Neal Wilder, Tavaris Tate and Jody-Ann Muir.

Schmidt Named U23 Coach For Second Time In Two Years Jun 18, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - One week after leading his team to a Top 20 showing at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Oregon, Mississippi State coach Al Schmidt has been named the U23 distance coach for the Team USA squad that will be competing at the NACAC Championships.

MSU Track & Field Announces Four Signees Jun 16, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State track and field coach Al Schmidt has announced the signing of four-student athletes that will be incoming freshmen in August.

Bulldogs Move Into Top 10 At No. 9 Jun 1, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - After a stellar performance at the NCAA Division I East Region this past weekend in Greensboro, N.C., the Mississippi State men's track and field team moved back into the Top 10 at No. 9 in the latest USTFCCCA poll released on Tuesday.

Bulldogs Stand At No. 13 In The Polls May 25, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State's men's track team travels to Greensboro, N.C., this week for the NCAA Division I East Region ranked No. 13 in the latest USTFCCCA poll released on Tuesday morning.

Bulldogs Move Up Three Spots To No. 12 In The Polls May 18, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - After an impressive showing at the SEC Championships this past weekend at Tennessee, the Mississippi State men's track team moved up three spots to No. 12 in the latest USTFCCCA poll released on Tuesday.

MSU Men Win 4x100 Relay Title And Finish 7th On Final Day Of SEC Championships May 16, 2010

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - On their last day at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium, the Mississippi State men's and women's track teams didn't hold anything back. MSU's men's team scored 64 team points to finish the weekend tied for seventh place with Arkansas, with the highlight being the 4x100 relay team claiming medalist honors.

MSU Track Teams Have Big Day At SEC Championships May 15, 2010

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Weather continued to be a major player at the 2010 SEC Outdoor Championships Saturday in Knoxville. However once again it did not seem to faze the Mississippi State men's and women's track team. On their third day at Tom Black Track at La Porte Stadium MSU collected all SEC performances and qualified for key event finals.

MSU Off To Strong Start In Multi Events At SEC Championships May 13, 2010

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - As the day progressed at the 2010 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships Thursday, LaQuinta Aaron only got better. And as a result, she's put herself in excellent position to give Mississippi State some valuable points.

MSU Track Team Gears Up For SEC Outdoor Championships May 12, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State looks to parlay its success on the track during the regular season into another exceptional weekend when it begins competition at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Tennessee.

MSU Track Teams To Compete At Ohio State And Ole Miss Saturday Apr 30, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - To close out what has been a record setting regular outdoor track and field season the Mississippi State track and field teams travel to two separate events Saturday. MSU will send its men's and women's 4x400-meter relay teams to the Jesse Owens Track Classic hosted by Ohio State University and the rest of the teams will compete at the Mississippi Open in Oxford.

MSU Men's Track Team Falls To No. 12 In National Rankings Apr 27, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Even after winning two Championship of America relay titles this past weekend at the Penn Relays, the Mississippi State men's track team fell to No. 12 in the USTFCCCA poll as only 2010 marks were used for the first time this season.

MSU Wins Three Event Crowns On Final Day At Franklin Field Apr 24, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - On the final day of the of the Penn Relays the No. 10 Mississippi State men's track and field team showed the world that they were a team that was definitely a national contender. The Bulldogs won event titles in every relay they put on the track at Franklin Field Saturday.

MSU Looks To Have Top Performances At Penn Relays Apr 21, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Competing in front of what is expected to be nearly 40,000 people, the Mississippi State track and field teams will travel to Philadelphia, Pa., to contend at the 116th running at the prestigious 2010 Penn Relays, starting at 10:00 a.m. Thursday with the College Women's 400-meter Hurdles.

State Ends Competition In Auburn With Top Performances Apr 17, 2010

AUBURN, Ala. - Mississippi State track and field teams ended competition at the War Eagle Invitational Saturday with top NCAA performances. MSU turned in Top 5 finishes in almost every event they competed in while at Hustell-Rosen Track.

MSU Track Teams To Compete At War Eagle Invitational Apr 15, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - As the regular season comes to an end the Mississippi State track and field teams travel to Auburn for the War Eagle Invitational this weekend. Competition begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday with the men's hammer throw and the women's javelin.

MSU Men's Track Team Remains At No. 11 In USTFCCCA Polls Apr 13, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - After a weekend of garnering top NCAA marks that will easily place most of the Mississippi State Bulldogs in post-season competition, they remain No. 11 in the Division 1 national team rankings, the USTFCCCA announced Tuesday.

Mississippi State Track Teams Have Great Day At Ole Miss Invitational Apr 10, 2010

OXFORD, Miss. - On a nearly perfect spring day the Mississippi State track and field teams turned in top NCAA marks at the Ole Miss Invitational Saturday. The No. 11 Bulldogs had an excellent day on the track and in the field, while the Lady Bulldogs fared well in their respective events.

MSU's Tate Added To The Bowerman Award Watch List Apr 7, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Speedy Mississippi State freshman Tavaris Tate has been named to the official watch list for the 2010 Bowerman Award the USTFCCCA announced Wednesday. The Starkville, Miss., native is one of twelve names that have been selected by the Bowerman Men's Watch Committee for the 2010 season.

Men's Track Team Moves To No. 11 In USTFCCCA Polls Apr 6, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - After a record-setting weekend at the Texas Relays in Austin, the Mississippi State men's track team moved to No. 11 in the Division 1 national team rankings, the USTFCCCA announced Tuesday.

MSU Track Has Big Day In Texas Apr 2, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas - Mississippi State track and field teams stepped up big in front of a national crowd on the third day of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays Friday and qualified for the final rounds in the men's 100-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay and the women's 4x400-meter relay.

MSU Track Begins Texas Relays With Top 10 Performances Mar 31, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas - Mississippi State track and field teams got the 83rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays underway with big performances Wednesday. MSU garnered Top 10 finishes in the College/University Section B 800- and 1500-meter runs.

MSU Track Teams Face First Big Test at Texas Relays Mar 30, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Since qualifying for the post-season has changed greatly, the Mississippi State men's and women's track teams must get their best marks early. MSU is going to try and do that and much more this week at the 83rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin.

MSU's Tavaris Tate Earns SEC Freshman Of The Week Honor Mar 30, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State standout freshman sprinter Tavaris Tate was named SEC Freshman of the Week after his outstanding 400-meter dash performance this past weekend at the Alabama Relays, the league office announced Tuesday.

MSU Track Closes Out Alabama Relays With More Top Finishes Mar 28, 2010

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Mississippi State men's and women's track and field teams closed out a great weekend at the Alabama Relays by capturing two more event titles Sunday. The Bulldogs won both the 4x200-meter and the 4x400-meter relays.

MSU Freshmen 400-Meter Runners Set Records At Alabama Relays Mar 27, 2010

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Mississippi State men's and women's track and field teams were as perfect as the weather in its third day of competition at the 2010 Alabama Relays. State captured four event crowns and set two freshman records while at Sam Bailey Track and Field Complex Saturday.

MSU Track Prepares For Stint In Tuscaloosa At Alabama Relays Mar 24, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - After what you'd call an exceptional weekend in track and field by winning eight events at the Rhodes College Invitational in Memphis, the Mississippi State track squads head to Tuscaloosa for the Alabama Relays this weekend held at the Sam Bailey Track and Field Complex March 25-28.

MSU's Wendy Copeland Named Indoor All-American Mar 18, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State senior Wendy Copeland was named an indoor track and field All-American by the USTFCCCA on Wednesday. The Tupelo, Miss., native is only the fourth Lady Bulldog to receive this honor.

MSU Men's Track Team Starts Season Off With Four First-Place Finishes Mar 5, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mississippi State men's track and field team got the 2010 outdoor season underway Friday at the University of North Florida Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla. The Bulldogs earned top honors in the 100-meter hurdles and 100-meter dash prelims, the 4x100-meter relay and pole vault.

Bulldogs Set To Open 2010 Outdoor Season This Weekend In Florida Mar 4, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State men's track and field team opens its 2010 season this weekend in Jacksonville, Fla., at the University of North Florida Invitational. The talented young Bulldog squad begins competition Friday at 10 a.m. in the field and at 1:30 p.m. on the track.

MSU Ends Day one At SEC Championships In Fifth Place Feb 26, 2010

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Mississippi State women's track and field team concluded its first day in Fayetteville, Ark., for the 2010 SEC Indoor Championships Friday. The Lady Bulldogs ended the opening day of competition in fifth-place with four points scored.

MSU Women To Compete For SEC Indoor Championships This Weekend Feb 25, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - After an impressive January and February that featured several records being set, the Mississippi State women's track and field team looks to extend the momentum for another weekend at the 2010 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.

State Track Teams Have Record-Breaking Day In Arkansas Feb 13, 2010

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - After a record breaking opening day at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., the Mississippi State track and field teams shined again on Saturday. MSU set two school records and had five all-time performances on their last day at the Randall Tyson Track Center.

MSU Prepares For Big Test In Fayetteville At Tyson Invitational Feb 11, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Two weeks after capturing the Millrose Games 4x400-meter relay crown and shining at the Indiana Relays in Bloomington, the Mississippi State track and field teams head to Fayetteville, Ark., for the Tyson Invitational. The two-day meet begins with the 400-meter dash Friday at noon and concludes Saturday with the 4x400-meter relay.

2010 College Signings - Why They Chose Their Schools Feb 5, 2010

College signings are always interesting to see, but everybody wonders why one athlete chose one schol and why another athlete chose a different school.  Inside you will find out why certain athletes chose the school that they did in their own words.  This article will be updated throughout February as more responses are returned.  

MSU's Copeland Provisionally Qualifies For NCAA Championships Jan 22, 2010

BATON ROUGE, La. - Mississippi State's Wendy Copeland shined in her first indoor meet of the season at the Purple Tiger Invitational in Baton Rouge, La., Friday. The senior Tupelo, Miss., native jumped 20 feet, 2.25 inches to win second-place. Copeland's jump gave her NCAA Indoor provisional qualifying standards, and tied her for second all-time in MSU history.

MSU Track And Field To Compete At Purple Tiger Invitational Jan 21, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State track and field teams travel to Baton Rouge, La., for the Purple Tiger Invitational Friday. The Lady Bulldog sprinters, jumpers and throwers begin competition at 2:30 p.m. at the Carl Maddox Field House on LSU's campus. Bulldog throwers and jumpers are also set to compete.

Mississippi State Opens 2010 Indoor Season With Stellar Performance In Kentucky Jan 16, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Mississippi State track and field teams open the indoor season at the Kentucky Invitational Saturday. Sophomore Chelsea Rae Smyth led the Lady Bulldogs with her fifth-place 800-meter run performance, while Bulldog sprinters D'Angelo Cherry and Tavaris Tate claimed the top honor in the 100-meter and 400-meter dashes.

Mississippi State Opens Indoor Track Season At Kentucky Invitational Jan 14, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State's track and field teams open the 2010 indoor season Friday at the Kentucky Invitational in Lexington. The Lady Bulldogs will compete in the distance events, while several sprinters and field event athletes on the men's side are making the trip to compete on an individual basis. Field events begin Friday at 5p.m., while the running events get underway Saturday and 11:30 a.m.

Mississippi State Cross Country Set To Compete At NCAA South Regional Nov 13, 2009

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State 's men's and women's cross country teams travel to Tuscaloosa , Ala. , on Saturday for the 2009 NCAA South Regional Championships. Two young Mississippi State teams are competing with the men's 10K up first at 10 a.m., followed by the women's 6K at 11:15 a.m., at the Harry Pritchett Running Park on the University of Alabama campus.

MSU To Host USATF Level I Coaches Clinic Nov 10, 2009

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State is set to host a USA Track & Field Level I Coaching Clinic Dec. 3- 5. Pre- registration is currently being accepted and the cost is $125 until Nov. 20. Late and on-site registration is $150.

MSU Concludes Competition At SEC Championships Oct 31, 2009

OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi State cross country teams ends competition at the 2009 SEC Championships on Ole Miss' muddy rain-soaked golf course in Oxford Saturday. The Bulldogs finished in 8th place in the men's 8K race, while the Lady Bulldogs ended the day with a 10th-place finish in the women's 6K race.

MSU Cross Country Prepares For 2009 SEC Championship Battle In Oxford Oct 30, 2009

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State cross country teams head to Oxford for the 2009 SEC Championships, Saturday. The men kick off the conference battle running an 8K at 10 a.m., followed by a women's 5K at 11 a.m. MSU's main goal is to finish in the top half and improve upon last year's 6th and 9th place finishes.

MSU Cross Country Prepares For Greater Louisville Classic Oct 2, 2009

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State men's and women's cross country teams travel to Louisville, Ky., for the 8th annual Greater Louisville Classic Saturday, Oct. 3 at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park. Seventy-six teams are competing to make this the largest cross country meet ever contested in the South. MSU is racing in the gold section of the meet, starting with the men's 8K at 8:30 a.m., followed by the women's 5K at 9:15 a.m.

Mississippi State Cross Country Aims For Second Season Win At Home Course Sep 18, 2009

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State's cross country teams looks to earn their second win of the season Saturday. The Bulldogs are hosting the Mississippi State Invitational at the MSU Horse Park for the seventh-straight year. The men's 8K begins at 8 a.m., followed by the women's 5K at 8:45 a.m.

MSU Invitational Start Times Changed Due to Weather; High School Run Cancelled Sep 18, 2009

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Due to heavy rains that fell throughout Starkville all day Friday, the Mississippi State Invitational cross country meet starts times have been pushed back. The men's 8K is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., immediately followed by the women's 5K at 10 a.m. Both races will be run at the Horse Rink at MSU's Horse Park.

Mississippi State Teams Open Season Saturday At Sewanee Invitational Sep 4, 2009

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State men's and women's cross country teams begin their 2009 campaign Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Sewanee (Tenn.) Invitational. The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are looking to win their fourth-straight title here, beginning with the women's 5K at 10 a.m., followed by the men's 8K at 11 a.m.

MSU Has Three Competing At Pan American Junior Championship Jul 30, 2009

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Three Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Port of Spain, Trinidad, for the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships that begin Friday and conclude Sunday. All-American D'Angelo Cherry and signee Tavaris Tate will compete for Team USA, while signee Jody-Ann Muir will compete for her native Jamaica.

MSU Signee Tate Recognized By USA Today Jul 27, 2009

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State signee Tavaris Tate was named to USA Today's 2009 All-USA track and field team this past weekend, the newspaper announced.

Mayers Competes For His Native Trinidad Jul 6, 2009

STARKVILLE, Miss. – This past weekend at the CAC Senior Championships in Havana, Cuba, Mississippi State All-American Emanuel Mayers competed for his native country Trinidad in the 400-meter hurdles, where he finished seventh with a run of 51.63.