For Whom the Links Toll | March 12, 2012

This (from @tbradenbishop) has had me laughing all weekend

Links! We have them. They aren't the best mood links we've ever had due to the NCAA/NIT/FIRERIK things going on, but nevertheless, here's what's going on around the world of MSU sports and even some stuff from the national scene.

Basketball

Season continues for MSU: Bulldogs host Minutemen in NIT | Starkville Daily News
report from Michael Wardlaw at SDN

djournal.com - entry Bulldogs Fail to Make NCAA Tournament
Bulldogs Miss NCAA Tournament Settle for NIT - The CBS Selection Show is over the NCAA tournament field is set and Mississippi State won't be dancing for the third consecutive year. Instead the Bulldogs (21-11) will play in the NIT. They're a ...

Empty dance card: Mississippi State left out of NCAA Tournament - The Dispatch
Wrap up on State's NIT bid from Matt Stevens at The Dispatch

Bulldogs miss NCAAs, drop to 4 seed in NIT | The Clarion-Ledger
Mississippi State's late-season skid cost the Bulldogs an NCAA Tournament berth and, apparently, one of the top spots in the National Invitation Tournament.

Bulldogs Play Host To UMass In Opening Round Of The NIT - Mississippi State University Bulldogs Official Athletic Site - HailState.com
STARKVILLE - After a one-year absence, Mississippi State finds itself back in the postseason. Sunday night, the Bulldogs, seeded 4th, received a bid from the NIT, and they will play host to No. 5-seed Massachusetts on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in a game televised by ESPN2.

Baseball

Graveman shuts down Mercer in series finale - The Dispatch
Kendall Graveman went HAM Sunday

MSU Baseball defeats Mercer 3-1, wins weekend series 2-1 - For Whom the Cowbell Tolls
Kendall Graveman goes 8.1, striking out 8 while only allowing 3 hits and 1 run

Non-Revenue

Softball Drops 5-0 Decision to No. 7 Georgia - Mississippi State University Bulldogs Official Athletic Site - HailState.com
Starkville, Miss. - Mississippi State dropped a 5-0 decision to No. 7 Georgia Sunday afternoon in the rubber game of a three-game series at the MSU Softball Stadium.

Bulldogs Post Seventh-Consecutive Top 10 Finish - Mississippi State University Bulldogs Official Athletic Site - HailState.com
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - For the first time since 2007-08 and only the seventh time the program's history, the Mississippi State men's golf team posted its seventh-consecutive Top 10 finish.

Non-MSU

Peyton Manning meets with Arizona Cardinals but sources say no contract talk - ESPN
#PEYTONSEARCH2K12

Tiger Woods withdraws from WGC event with left Achilles injury - ESPN
Tiger Woods withdrew from the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Sunday with a left leg injury.

Men's NCAA tournament 2012 -- Kentucky Wildcats, Syracuse Orange, North Carolina Tar Heels, Michigan St. Spartans are top seeds - ESPN
Kentucky, despite losing its second game of the year Sunday to Vanderbilt, is the overall top seed.

Vanderbilt Defense Bows Up, Lifts the Commodores to Their First SEC Tournament Title Since 1951 - Anchor Of Gold
Vandy handed #1 Kentucky just their second loss of the season Sunday in winning the SEC Tournament Championship

Eagles put on their Dancin' shoes | The Clarion-Ledger
Congrats to Southern too for making the NCAA Tourney for the first time in 193r543854352384235rdefsd8fwsd years*. *number not verified

Delta Devils earn a trip to the Big Dance | The Clarion-Ledger
Congrats to our fellow Mississippian's Mississippi Valley State as they made this year's field of 68

Weary Rebels must settle for consolation prize | The Clarion-Ledger
In the end, it appears, Ole Miss was not even all that close. Rebels make it to the NIT just like us! (semi congrats, you guys)

MSU-Related Archive News

Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Google News Archive Search
A clipping from 1971, when Vanderbilt and Mississippi State played for an SEC title. These old articles are pretty cool IMO

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