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Ole Miss falls to Indiana State in OT

Posted 12/22/2012 in College Sports

HONOLULU -- In a game of ups and downs, the Indiana State University men's basketball team finished on a strong note.

 

 

Mercer upsets Alabama

Posted 12/22/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jakob Gollon made two free throws with 1 minute, 19 seconds left and the Mercer University men's basketball team overcame a double-digit, first-half deficit to upset the University of Alabama 66-59 on Saturday.

 

Robinson, Young take advantage of opportunity in MSU victory

Posted 12/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Opportunities don't give a lot of advance warning. If they did, Shamia Robinson and Brittany Young would have removed their warmup clothes and been sitting on the edge of their seats Thursday for the opening tip against Jacksonville State University.

Columbus High gives back to community, prepares for Joe Horne tournament

Posted 12/21/2012 in High School Sports

The giving will begin in earnest today. Columbus High School boys basketball coach Sammy Smith, his players, and staff already have been hard at work for a year to put the finishing touches on the 16th annual Joe Horne Christmas Invitational. The two-day annual basketball tournament that features some of the region's top girls and boys teams kicks off at 3 p.m. today with the first of seven games. Eight games will be played Saturday.

 

EMCC players reach next level

Posted 12/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- East Mississippi Community College lineman Martavius Foster likes to travel.

 

 

Bulldogs remain home for winless Jacksonville State

Posted 12/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer knows his team's margin for error this season is minuscule.

 

 

Battle-tested teams highlight field at Horne Classic

Posted 12/20/2012 in High School Sports

Gerald Glass considers himself a teacher first and a coach second.

 

New Hope soccer teams sweep Caledonia

Posted 12/19/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Going .... going ... goal. JD Earhart knew he had put the shot on frame. But this wasn't an ordinary shot. It was a left-footed chip from a right-footed player who was trying to create a scoring opportunity for his team in the waning minutes.

 

Noxubee County boys beat New Hope; NHHS girls win again

Posted 12/19/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Noxubee County High School boys basketball coach T.J. Billups gave his squad high marks for end-game execution Tuesday night.

 

 

Freeman rises to the challenge for Caledonia soccer

Posted 12/17/2012 in High School Sports

It's difficult to remain in one spot when you're trembling.

 

 

MSU women show signs of growth vs. FAMU

Posted 12/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A year ago, Kendra Grant would have gravitated to the 3-point arc and her toes would have pawed for a comfortable spot. A month ago, Darriel Gaynor talked about the player she used to be and how she was focused on regaining her confidence. Two weeks ago, Sherise Williams finally had a new pair of contact lenses and was prepared to find a way to slow down.

 

 

Robinson hopes he has bright future in MSU's backfield

Posted 12/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Josh Robinson never has a bad day. The Mississippi State University redshirt freshman backup tailback knows a recent injury to teammate Nick Griffin could result in more carries for himself, but he isn't concerned about his workload.

 

 

MSU confident it will have success against Northwestern

Posted 12/15/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University senior cornerback Corey Broomfield laid out how his teammates feel about their New Year's Day opponent -- and it's not favorable. Translating Broomfield's comments last week, the Big Ten Conference is full of schools that have short, slow players who can't handle the athleticism of players south of the Mason-Dixon line.

 

 

Loyola beats MSU in anniversary game

Posted 12/15/2012 in College Sports

CHICAGO -- Devon Turk scored a career-high 21 points as Loyola of Chicago men's basketball team beat Mississippi State University 59-51 Saturday night. Christian Thomas added 16 points for the Ramblers (7-3), who have won five of their last six games and equaled their win total from last season.

 

 

MSU's Williams has improvement in her sights

Posted 12/15/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Sherise Williams knew something didn't look right. Her mother, Tracey Williams, encouraged her to tell someone at Mississippi State University, but she didn't.

 

 

VCU ruins Grant's return to school

Posted 12/15/2012 in College Sports

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Virginia Commonwealth University men's basketball tea was excited to greet the University of Alabama to its home arena, and quickly hit it with a big welcome it couldn't recover from. The Rams blitzed the Crimson Tide early with a 26-5 run, ruining former coach Anthony Grant's return to the Siegel Center with a 73-54 victory on Saturday.

 

 

Ole Miss men beat ETSU

Posted 12/15/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- It wasn't the offensive performance University of Mississippi men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy hoped for Friday night, but it was good enough. Marshall Henderson scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers, to lift the Rebels to a 77-55 victory against scrappy, but short-handed East Tennessee State University. The Rebels put four players in double figures and improved to 7-1.

 

 

Starkville Academy's Barber signs with Belhaven

Posted 12/15/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The dream has been realized. When you play as many softball games as Mary Austin Barber has the past few years, sometimes you can lose the passion that initially drew you to the sport you love.

 

Goodwin helps direct Starkville Academy's victory

Posted 12/14/2012 in High School Sports

"Jake, Jake, Jake." The shouts came from all directions and within seconds of each other. The urgency behind the pleas indicated the players needed the ball immediately if they were going to make things happen.

Ray helps players understand significance of Loyola game

Posted 12/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray has done everything to embrace the significance of his team's next game. From leading the charge this summer to scheduling the matchup to this week showing film of the historic 1963 NCAA tournament game against Loyola University of Chicago, the Mississippi State University men's basketball coach won't rest until his team understands why this game holds a place in school history.

 

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