Mississippi State to start renovations

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi State University expects to take its first major step in the renovation of Dudy Noble Field next week. The university says construction on a 2,592-square foot video board is set to begin.

The university said the board would be the biggest in college baseball and would also be larger than jumbo-trons at three Major League Baseball stadiums.

The video board is expected to measure 43.2 feet tall by 60 feet wide. MSU's current video board is 20x36 or 720 square feet.

Athletic director Scott Stricklin said in a statement to The Clarion-Ledger the video board is part of a $55 million renovation to Dudy Noble Field that is scheduled to break ground at the end of the 2017 season.