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The W women win; men lose finale

Posted yesterday in College Sports

SELMA, Ala. -- Junior guard Qiayon Bailey had 22 points Tuesday night to lead the Mississippi University for Women women's basketball team to a 72-43 victory against Selma University in its regular-season finale.

 

 

No. 9 MSU, No. 13 Ole Miss will try to play at home

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After opening the 2019 season with a three-game sweep of Youngstown State, the No. 9 Mississippi State baseball team will play host to Alabama-Birmingham at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

MSU men go on road to take on Georgia

Posted yesterday in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team will look to continue its winning ways on the road when it takes on Georgia at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (SEC Network) at Stegeman Coliseum.

 

 

Schaefer pushing MSU to improve

Posted yesterday in College Sports

Vic Schaefer loves numbers. The Mississippi State women's basketball coach has developed a well-documented habit of circling and squaring the key statistics on the box score after every game. He also routinely brings binders filled with statistics and scouting reports that chart just about every imaginable number to ensure he and his players are prepared.

 

Caledonia pushes into second round

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The term "run" in basketball circles is when one team scores any number of points in rapid succession, while the opposing team scores a few points or none at all.

 

No. 5 MSU bounces back from home loss

Posted 2/18/2019 in College Sports

After a tough loss in his team's previous game, Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer told his team it would be defined by how it responded Sunday.

 

 

No. 21 USM completes sweep of Purdue

Posted 2/18/2019 in College Sports

Matt Wallner had two hits and drove in a career-high tying five runs Sunday to lead the No. 21 Southern Mississippi baseball team to a 16-7 victory against Purdue at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.

 

 

No. 7 Alabama stays undefeated; Errors cost Ole Miss

Posted 2/18/2019 in College Sports

The No. 7 Alabama softball capped its weekend at the Hillenbrand Invitational with a 13-4 run-rule victory against Illinois-Chicago to remain undefeated through two weeks.

 

MSU unveils statues of Clark, Palmeiro as part of weekend celebration

Posted 2/16/2019 in Local Sports

Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro, also known as "Thunder and Lightning," have been larger-than-life figures among Mississippi State baseball fans since their memorable playing days for the Bulldogs in the 1980s.

Mississippi State shuts down Arkansas 77-67

Posted 2/16/2019 in College Sports

Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 22 points and the Mississippi State defense shut down Arkansas in the second half for a 77-67 win Saturday night.

 

No. 5 Kentucky upsets No. 1 Tennessee 86-69 in top-5 matchup

Posted 2/16/2019 in College Sports

No. 5 Kentucky got the strong start it sought against No. 1 Tennessee and for a moment was blowing out the Volunteers.

 

 

Rebels force turnovers to tame Tigers

Posted 2/16/2019 in College Sports

Converting 25 turnovers into 32 points on the other end of the floor, the Ole Miss men's basketball team won its fourth straight game with a 75-65 victory over Missouri Saturday afternoon at The Pavilion. The Rebels (18-7, 8-4 SEC) tallied 13 steals in the defensive effort, including a career-high five by sophomore Devontae Shuler.

 

 

Alabama suffers home lost to Florida

Posted 2/16/2019 in College Sports

The Alabama men's basketball fell to the Florida Gators, 71-53, in Coleman Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. The loss marks only the third at home (9-3) for the Crimson Tide this season.

 

 

Roberts will represent MSU as SEC Legend

Posted 2/16/2019 in College Sports

Mississippi State's Lawrence Roberts, Ole Miss' Justin Reed, and Alabama's Erwin Dudley were announced Friday Southeastern Conference Legends who will be honored March 13-17 at the SEC tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

 

Minichino column: Schaefer's honesty designed to challenge players

Posted 2/16/2019 in Local Columns

It pains Vic Schaefer when he says his team gets out-toughed. But the Mississippi State women's basketball coach has been nothing but honest in his assessment of his players and his program in his seven seasons in Starkville.

 

Bulldogs sweep Youngstown

Posted 2/16/2019 in College Sports

Mississippi State's baseball team capped a landmark weekend Saturday with a double-header win and weekend sweep of Youngstown State.

 

Starkville boys, girls teams earn first round byes in state playoffs

Posted 2/16/2019 in High School Sports

The Starkville High School basketball team earned some well-deserved time off.

 

Rebels' late comeback bid falls short in 9-5 defeat

Posted 2/16/2019 in College Sports

Ole Miss loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth, and its three-hole hitter stepped to the plate with two outs and a chance to tie it up. Unfortunately, the comeback wasn't meant to be as the No. 13 Rebels fell 9-5 to Wright State, evening the series at one.

 

Patriots pick up pace in AAA victory

Posted 2/16/2019 in High School Sports

Russ Whiteside wanted the Heritage Academy boys basketball team to push the tempo Wednesday night. That's why Whiteside continued to exhort the Patriots to press the action in the first quarter even though not many things were going right -- or going in the basket.

 

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