STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen isn't concerned with recruiting rankings. Nor does he care about anyone's perception of why his Mississippi State Bulldogs had six players de-commit and only land two Dandy Dozen players -- the least they've signed since 2006. To him, the 22 players in the 2010 class fit his mission of landing the top players in-state and filling needs.
Dan Mullen's third recruiting class at Mississippi State includes 22 signees (as of 11:25 a.m.). Fifteen players are from the state of Mississippi, and two are junior college transfers. Rivals.com currently rankes MSU's class 42nd in the country, while Scout.com has the Bulldogs at No. 40.
This list will be updated throughout the day.
STARKVILLE -- Renardo Sidney once claimed to be "unstoppable" in the post. "No one in the nation or the world," Sidney proclaimed in December, could match him on the block. Except maybe University of Alabama forward JaMychal Green. Sidney was held to two points and five turnovers in a loss to the Crimson Tide on Jan. 8, the worst performance of his eight-game college career.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's football recruiting class has taken some hits in recent weeks, and national signing day could provide more surprises. MSU has had six de-commitments this recruiting season, including All-Americans C.J. Johnson and Nick Brassell.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team's 2011 recruiting class has taken hits in recent weeks, and National Signing Day could provide more surprises. MSU has had six de-commitments this recruiting season, including All-Americans C.J. Johnson and Nick Brassell.
OXFORD -- Chris Warren's college career isn't over, so he didn't want to rank his best moments just yet. But with a wide grin, the University of Mississippi point guard admitted the high-arcing, 3-pointer that beat No. 10 Kentucky on Tuesday night will rank close to the top no matter what happens the rest of the season.
WEST POINT -- A lot can change in a week. After consecutive victories last week against West Point and Oxford, New Hope High School boys basketball coach Drew McBrayer thought his team was primed to complete a trifecta that would have helped it wrap up the top seed for the district tournament. Coach Brad Cox and the West Point High Green Wave had other plans.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The University of Alabama has apparently become a destination state for blue chip recruits. Alabama and Auburn University, which have divvied up the past two national titles and Heisman Trophies, both are expected to land highly-ranked recruiting classes today on National Signing Day, when prospects start signing national letters of intent.
STARKVILLE -- So much has changed for the Mississippi State men's basketball team since it lost its league opener to the University of Alabama.
Andy Kennedy is in an unenviable position. His University of Mississippi men's basketball team lost five of its past six games following a 12-3 start. The Rebels lost to the University of Florida and Mississippi State by five before losing their next three by an average of 16 points.
MACON -- Leaders do what their teams need. Daquarius Mallard knew entering his senior basketball season at Noxubee County High School that he would play a key role in making the 2010-11 campaign one to remember.
STARKVILLE -- One step forward, one step back. As much as Porsha Porter has raised her level to meet the challenges of Southeastern Conference basketball, the junior guard admits she still has work to do. The same can be said the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Columbus' Johnny Stokes was one of many honored Saturday at the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Annual Awards Banquet.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced Friday the selection of Ken Eriksen and Karen Johns as the head coaches of the Women's National Team and Junior Women's National Team, respectively. Johns was an assistant coach at Mississippi State last season. Eriksen replaces MSU coach Jay Miller, who was named head coach of the USA Softball Women's National Team in February 2009.
Each day, Ryan Duffy wakes up ready to conquer the world. It's the same attitude that provided the foundation for a standout college baseball career at Mississippi State.
STARKVILLE -- Efforts to help former Mississippi State baseball player Ryan Duffy in his recovery from neck surgery will take a major step forward this year. A group of MSU fans and friends of Duffy will host a "Do it for Duffy" 5-Kilometer Walk/Run and silent auction Feb. 12 in conjunction with MSU's annual First Pitch Banquet.
Possession soccer works best when you can provide the exclamation point. The Ridgeland High School girls soccer team's ability to turn its pressure into goals is one reason why the program has won five state titles in the past six years.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School boys soccer team's first trip to the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A playoffs stalled at home Saturday against a tenacious Madison Central team. The Jaguars (19-2-3) outhustled the Yellow Jackets (16-2-1) to a goal in each half and weathered Starkville's attempts to creep back into the game to earn a 2-0 victory.
CALEDONIA -- For much of Caledonia High School boys soccer team's playoff match against New Albany on Saturday, the offsides trap worked to perfection. New Albany failed to finish the handful of times it beat the trap.
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