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Local Perspective on MSU in College World Series

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The College World Series Championship Series is underway, and Mississippi State looks for its first Division I breakthrough.

The Bulldogs make their ninth CWS appearance in 2013, and enter Championship Series play without a single NCAA title in any sport.

With Southern Miss failing to win it all in its first College World Series appearance in 2009, we talk to local residents to see whether they are rooting for or against the instate rival Bulldogs to do what the Golden Eagles could not.

"Any other team we don't want to win," says Southern Miss student Sara-Victoria Place.

"It's always disappointing when Southern Miss kind of faltered in the College World Series, and I'm not saying I'm exactly rooting for Mississippi State, but I'm not rooting against them," says Southern Miss graduate Cory Gunkel."

"I'm just glad that a Mississippi university is in the College World Series," says Hattiesburg native and Southern Miss graduate Anna Beth Williams.

"I would like to see State win, just because it would bring a championship back to the state of Mississippi," says Ellisville native and Southern Miss student Josh Douglas.

"I'm proud of anything that Mississippi does that shows us in a positive light," says Southern Miss graduate Jasmine Fletcher.

"I think that would help the state greatly," says Hattiesburg resident Robbie Larson.

"It would mean a great deal, obviously. That would be fantastic. That would look really great for the state," says Williams.

"I wouldn't say that it would affect our outlook in the college sports landscape too much," says Gunkel.

"Just hope for good games, and go MSU," says Larson.

"Go Dawgs," says Douglas.

Game two of the College World Series starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

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