For Whom the Links Toll | March 14, 2012

A lot went on yesterday in the world of MSU sports, even though most of it was unfortunately overshadowed by the NIT game played last night at the Hump and the events that followed that game. But in case you missed any of the other activities in maroon from yesterday, here's your chance to catch up with some links.

Baseball

#21 Mississippi State Drops Close 4-3 Decision At SLU - HailState.com
The diamond dogs did not start off their spring break tour of the boot state in a good fashion last night, as they lost the first of two games to Southeastern Louisiana 4-3 last night.

Basketball

Dogs complete collapse with loss in NIT opener | clarionledger.com
the post game report from Brandon Marcello on the dog's loss to UMass

djournal.com - Stricklin Talks Expansion but not Stansbury
Following the Vic Schaefer introductory press conference a handful of us reporters caught up with MSU athletics director Scott Stricklin and asked him about a couple of other topics. One of those ...

djournal.com - MSU's Season Comes to End; What's Future Hold?
What is upcoming for MSU basketball?

UMass Minutemen outlast Mississippi State in NIT double-overtime opener, 101-96 | masslive.com
A wrap up from the other side of things

MSU sees tough end to season | Starkville Daily News

Non-Revenue Sports

Lady Bulldog Tennis Posts Tough 4-3 Comeback Win At No. 52 Tulane - HailState.com
Mississippi State Lady Bulldog tennis came back from an early 2-0 deficit to post a 4-3 triumph against the 52nd-ranked Green Wave of Tulane University in New Orleans Tuesday afternoon.

Softball Sweeps South Carolina in SEC Road Opener - HailState.com
Columbia, S.C. - The Mississippi State softball team (17-9, 3-4 SEC) has won five-consecutive true road games thanks do a doubleheader sweep at South Carolina (18-9, 2-3 SEC) Tuesday night.

Vic Schaefer Named New Lady Bulldog Basketball Coach - HailState.com
Mississippi State officially announced yesterday the hiring of former Texas A&M assistant head coach Vic Schaefer as the new head women's basketball coach.

Non-MSU Sports

Heartbreaker: Devils blow big lead, lose to Hilltoppers | clarionledger.com
Hated to see this last night, I was rooting for the Delta Devils pretty hard. MVSU blew a 16 point lead late to Western Kentucky to drop a 59-58 decision in one of the NCAA Tourney play-in games last night.

Non-Sports

Santorum wins by a hair | clarionledger.com
Because you guys need your politicals as well.... Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania won the popular vote in Mississippi's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, but the results really reflect a statistical dead heat.

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