News from MSU Media Relations--July 1

The latest sports news from the MSU Media Relations Department...Men's Golf and MSU Athletics.

Men's Golf
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State men's golf coach Clay Homan announced Friday that Sean Covich has joined the Bulldogs as an assistant coach.

Covich comes to Starkville from Meridian Community College where he headed a talented Eagle golf program the past five years. He guided his squads to 18 tournament championships, produced 13 senior college players, six NJCAA National Championship All-Tournament Team members, and seven All-Americans.

During the 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, Covich's Eagles posted back-to-back-to-back NJCAA National Championship appearances, including a runner-up finish in 2010. He also coached the program's first individual national champion the same year.

During the 2011 slate, Covich led his team to the program's lowest-round score in school history with a second-round 275 (14-under-par) at the Wallace State Fall Invitational.

Covich lettered at MCC from 1998-2000 and was a member of the 1999 NJCAA Region 23 Championship coached by Lou Weddington Hart.

He completed his education at Mississippi State University, earning his bachelor's degree in sports communication in 2004 and his sports administration master's degree in 2006.

A Meridian, Miss., native and Lamar School graduate, Covich is married to Kate Keenan Covich.

MSU Athletics
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State Athletics and its wireless partner Cellular South are proud to announce the launch of the official Mississippi State Athletics Android application.

Together, Mississippi State Athletics and NeuLion (TSX:NLN), the true end-to-end technology service provider for delivering live and on-demand content to any internet-enabled device, collaborated to develop the custom Bulldog application. This Android application is the latest addition to the suite of mobile offerings available for Bulldog fans around the world.

Fans have the ability to choose from MSU's iPhone App, the mobile device enabled version of (available on any device), and now the Android app. Both the iPhone and the Android application provide a robust and unique way to consume Mississippi State Athletics content including latest news, schedules and results, scores, rosters, photos, live stats and more! Fans also have the ability to upgrade to the Premium version ($4.99) to watch on-demand video and listen to live audio from Maroon to the Max.

Nielson, a market research firm, announced in March that Android has taken over the top spot as the most popular operating system among smartphones in the United States. With Google's Android platform continuing its strong momentum of growth, the new official MSU Athletics Android application will allow more and more fans to stay connected to the Bulldog program anytime, anywhere.

Looking ahead, Mississippi State Athletics will continue to strive to be a leader in the mobile and tablet space, and is working towards offering an iPad application soon.

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