Thursday, August 4, 2005 Bulldog Sports Links

Today's Bulldog sports links from around the 'net ...

Bulldog Football

An outstanding quarterback at Tennessee, Casey Clausen has joined the Mississippi State University football staff of head coach Sylvester Croom.
Former UT Vols QB Casey Clausen joining MSU staff as graduate assistant
The Starkville Daily News

Freshman linebacker Jamar Chaney (Fort Pierce, Fla.) reported to the Holliman Athletic Center at Mississippi State Wednesday afternoon, joining 103 other Bulldog scholarship and walk-on players for the opening of preseason camp.
Bulldogs report for '05 preseason football
The Starkville Daily News

STARKVILLE - The first regular season game is still 31 days away. But Mississippi State's offseason officially ends today.
Croom's Dogs to report today amid optimism
The Clarion Ledger

Amid sweltering August conditions, second-year head coach Sylvester Croom and his 2005 edition of the Mississippi State Bulldogs will hit the practice field for the first time together this afternoon.
Bulldogs open practice today
The Daily Times Leader

Bulldog Baseball

I believe Rafael Palmeiro.
GENE PHELPS: Juiced or not, Raffy's definitely had a Cooperstown career
The Daily Journal

WASHINGTON - Congress will investigate whether baseball slugger Rafael Palmeiro perjured himself when he told a House committee that he hadn't taken steroids.
Palmeiro faces Congressional perjury probe
The Sun Herald

NEW YORK - As Rafael Palmeiro approached the 3,000th hit of his career last month, MLB officials knew they were stuck.
Palmeiro timing was troublesome for MLB; Stanozolol suspected
The Sun Herald

NEW YORK - Rafael Palmeiro says he tested positive for steroids because he inadvertently took a contaminated dietary supplement.
Doping experts doubt Palmeiro's explanation
The Sun Herald

PHILADELPHIA - As a member of baseball's Hall of Fame, Joe Morgan knows he will not have the initial say on whether Rafael Palmeiro is worthy of Cooperstown. That does not prohibit Morgan from having definite opinions on Palmeiro's deservedness after a 10-day suspension for violating baseball's steroid policy.
Morgan speaks out on steroids scandal
The Sun Herald

Now the records room is a little harder to find - and Rafael Palmeiro's joining of the 3,000-hit club two weeks ago isn't the first thing to greet visitors to the Hall. Until that happened, until Palmeiro joined Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Eddie Murray as the only players in history to have 3,000 hits and 500 homers, there still was considerable question in a lot of people's minds as to whether he was a Hall of Famer. They looked at his 18-year career, in which he was an All-Star only four times and led the league in hits, runs and doubles once and nothing else and recited the old Peggy Lee line: "Is that all there is?"
Palmeiro doesn't deserve Hall
The Sun Herald

What a terrible day for the steroid enablers, for the people who have supported Rafael Palmeiro, staked their futures on Barry Bonds and frantically defended both.
A good day for `clean baseball'
The Sun Herald

Mary Ann Swindoll is the editor of Dawgs' Bite, Powered by, the source for Mississippi State sports on the sports network. You can contact her by email at

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