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Marquette pulls away from MSU men

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

MAUI, Hawaii -- Fred Thomas poured in a career-high 17 points, but the Mississippi State University men's basketball team lost to Marquette 89-62 Tuesday afternoon at the EA Sports Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center.

 

 

MSU women lose at buzzer to Winthrop

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team dropped a 61-59 heartbreaker to Winthrop University on Tuesday in its first game at the Hardwood Tournament of Hope. Dequesha McClanhan hit a baseline jumper as time expired after Winthrop moved the ball the length of the court in 3.9 seconds. MSU's Martha Alwal had tied the game with a basket.

 

 

Ole Miss wants to end MSU's streak in Egg Bowl

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Hugh Freeze's first season at the University of Mississippi could be described as wildly successful or a crushing letdown.

 

 

Auburn not afraid of No. 2 Alabama

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- Jeff Whitaker understands the Auburn University football team's situation entering the Iron Bowl. He's aware of the criticism that has been heaped on coach Gene Chizik and that the Tigers are huge underdogs going into the game with No. 2 University of Alabama.

 

Starkville Academy sweeps Oak Hill Academy

Posted 11/20/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The Starkville Academy girls basketball team showed in the 2 minutes, 57 seconds why it is one of the best squads -- regardless of classification -- in the state of Mississippi. Four players in a variety of ways to push the team to a nine-point advantage against Oak Hill Academy.

Lane has helped West Point offense hit its stride

Posted 11/20/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- In the early part of the season, West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless called his offense "a work in progress." These days, one can safely say the Green Wave's offense is progressing nicely.

 

Mullen feels Ole Miss has made progress under Freeze

Posted 11/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The one thing Dan Mullen and Hugh Freeze agree on prior to Saturday's Egg Bowl is the University of Mississippi football team is playing with noticeable effort in 2012.

 

 

Banks named finalist for Thorpe Award

Posted 11/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- MSU senior cornerback Johnthan Banks was named Monday one of three finalists for the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award. Banks joins former Bulldogs defensive back Fred Smoot (2000) as the only players in school history to be named a finalist for the award, which is given annually to the top defensive back in college football.

 

 

North Carolina blows past MSU in Maui

Posted 11/20/2012 in College Sports

MAUI, Hawaii -- The Mississippi State University men's basketball team couldn't match the firepower of No. 9 University of North Carolina in a 95-49 loss on Monday night in the opening round of the Maui Classic.

 

 

Schaefer wants MSU women to build toughness

Posted 11/20/2012 in College Sports

Vic Schaefer hopes perseverance is a precursor to toughness. In its last game, the Mississippi State University women's basketball team rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit to beat Louisiana Tech. Schaefer hopes MSU (2-1) can build on that momentum at 3:30 p.m. today when it takes on Winthrop University in its first of three games in the inaugural Hardwood Tournament of Hope in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

 

 

Alabama gets a second shot at title

Posted 11/20/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama football players don't even have to leave their couches to be one of the big winners in college football's national championship sweepstakes.

 

Bumphis leaves lasting memory in home finale

Posted 11/19/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chad Bumphis knew his sophomore and junior seasons didn't meet expectations. That realization is why the senior wide receiver sent Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen daily text messages about his progress in summer workouts.

 

Mullen wants MSU to continue streak vs. Ole Miss

Posted 11/19/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen never misses an opportunity to tweak the school he refuses to name, especially the week he's scheduled to play the in-state rival. Mullen can become the first MSU coach since Allyn McKeen from 1939-42 to win four straight games against the University of Mississippi when the teams meet at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU) in the annual Egg Bowl matchup.

 

 

MSU men mixing business, pleasure in Maui

Posted 11/19/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University first-year men's basketball coach Rick Ray is making sure his players understand the balanced approach they'll need to have on their trip to the Maui Invitational.

 

 

Iron Bowl will have BCS implications again

Posted 11/19/2012 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- The University of Alabama's Barrett Jones summed up the Iron Bowl's significance hours before it got really meaningful nationally. "It's the West, it's all our hopes and dreams, and also, it's Auburn," the Crimson Tide center said after Saturday's early game.

 

 

MSU takes advantage of turnovers, routs Arkansas

Posted 11/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football team's home finale Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium marked the end of one squad's bad month and the continuation of the other's season-long suffering.

 

 

Perkins returns to spark MSU offense

Posted 11/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When LaDarius Perkins returned from Baton Rouge, La., last weekend, he immediately went to the training room for a treatment session. Perkins wasn't going to miss another game when it was clear the Mississippi State University football team needed him.

 

 

Russell breaks passing records in victory

Posted 11/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football record book is starting to see one name sitting at the top: Tyler Russell.

 

 

Lamar County goes on road to get big victory

Posted 11/18/2012 in High School Sports

The Lamar County High School football team continued its offensive assault Friday night in the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 2A playoffs in Skipperville, Ala. The Bulldogs pounded out 398 yards of offense in a 41-19 second round victory against G.W. Long. Lamar County (9-3) will travel to fifth-ranked Sweet Water (10-2) for a third-round matchup Friday night.

 

 

Alabama, Ole Miss men get victories

Posted 11/18/2012 in College Sports

NEW YORK -- Trevor Releford and the University of Alabama men's basketball team passed an early test with ease in a championship-game blowout.

 

 

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