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Brignone, Sherrod look for O-line to regain swagger

Posted 11/17/2010 in College Sports

When Mississippi State center J.C. Brignone recalls the Arkansas game last season, he remembers how his offensive line won the battle up front.

 

 

MSU football wants to get back to strength

Posted 11/16/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University's football team has a pretty good understanding of the thin line between wins and losses. Against the top teams in the Southeastern Conference, it takes a handful of mistakes to turn a close, winnable game into a loss. Such was the case Saturday against the University of Alabama, where a 6-3 deficit ballooned to a 27-3 hole in just three Crimson Tide offensive plays.

 

 

MSU's Rector working back to health, bigger role

Posted 11/16/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ideally, Danielle Rector would have spent every waking moment of the offseason preparing for the 2010-11 season. After all, that's what gym rats do.

 

 

Green leads Alabama men past Troy

Posted 11/16/2010 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Junior forward JaMychal Green had a game-high 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds Monday night to lead the University of Alabama men's basketball team defeated Troy 79-60 in front of a crowd 8,939 at the Coleman Coliseum.

 

 

Sulligent's Riggins enjoys move from line to RB

Posted 11/16/2010 in High School Sports

Ishamel Riggins knows how to find the holes. Between rushing and protecting the quarterback, the Sulligent High School senior knows all of the tricks of the trade used by offensive and defensive linemen.

 

 

Mullen wants rebound from loss to Alabama

Posted 11/15/2010 in College Sports

A day after Mississippi State's football team proved to be its own worst enemy in a 30-10 loss to Alabama, head coach Dan Mullen turned his attentions to rebounding the same way it did when it lost at LSU.

 

 

Alabama responds to loss by smashing MSU

Posted 11/14/2010 in College Sports

Questions of how No. 11 University of Alabama (8-2, 5-2) would rebound from its national title-buster loss to LSU were paired with the questionable status of running back Trent Richardson. Alabama, however, showed no ill effects from a physical match with LSU, topping the No. 17 Bulldogs 30-10 Saturday night.

 

 

Govero's 28 leads MSU to opening victory

Posted 11/14/2010 in College Sports

Mary Kathryn Govero did all of those things so well Friday she didn't realize she notched a career high in points. Coming off a four-point effort in an exhibition victory, Govero poured in 28 points to help the Mississippi State women's basketball beat the University of South Carolina Upstate 87-53 in its season opener at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Bulldogs bemoan mistakes against Tide

Posted 11/14/2010 in College Sports

For the first couple of drives Saturday, Mississippi State looked ready to match Alabama on its home turf.

 

 

Defense delivers for Tigers

Posted 11/14/2010 in High School Sports

Defense wins championships. While exceptional offenses bring home trophies too, that is the rule Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter lives by. His words rang true Friday night as his Tigers moved one step closer to realizing that goal with a 12-6 win against Center Hill in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A playoffs.

 

 

Trojans flying high after win

Posted 11/14/2010 in High School Sports

Zak Thrasher threw for 308 yards and three touchdowns to lead the New Hope High School football team to a 46-22 victory against Jackson Callaway in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A playoffs.

 

 

Surge in second half lifts EWHS

Posted 11/14/2010 in High School Sports

East Webster intercepted three passes and hung 27 points in the second half to post a 38-12 win over John F. Kennedy.

 

 

Champs' march begins with rout

Posted 11/14/2010 in High School Sports

The West Point High School football team kicked off the postseason in grand fashion Friday night with a 36-14 whipping of Provine in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A playoffs.

 

 

Riggins, Blue Devils answer rallying call

Posted 11/14/2010 in High School Sports

Sulligent's "family" approach helped it score 40 unanswered points en route to a 40-19 victory against Huntsville Westminster Christian in the second round of the Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A playoffs.

 

 

Friday night's prep football boxscores

Posted 11/14/2010 in High School Sports

 

 

New Hope, West Point lead playoff winners

Posted 11/12/2010 in High School Sports

Zak Thrasher threw three touchdown passes Friday night to lead the New Hope High School football team to a 46-22 victory against Jackson Callaway in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A playoffs.

 

 

MSU feels its defense ready for Alabama

Posted 11/12/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- How can a football team ranked in the top five of nearly every statistical category in its league have anything wrong with its offense? When that team is the University of Alabama, any aspect of play below a championship level isn't accepted.

 

 

New Hope's Hodges has will to succeed

Posted 11/12/2010 in High School Sports

Some players are blessed with the speed of a gazelle or the size of a behemoth. Others get by on guile or will power. If you know football, you know what category 5-foot-7, 210-pound defensive lineman Dalton Hodges belongs in.

 

 

West Oktibbeha's Robinson signs with MSU

Posted 11/12/2010 in High School Sports

MABEN -- Shamia Robinson made history Thursday. The 5-foot-8 senior basketball player became the first female to earn a scholarship to a Division I school when she signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Mississippi State. Robinson averaged 18.8 points, 9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.4 blocked shots, and 1.9 steals per game last season. She also had scholarship offers from Georgia, the University of Mississippi, Southern Miss, and others.

 

 

Vikings fall short in eight-man title game

Posted 11/12/2010 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Curiosity turned to wonder and then slipped into belief. There was no way one team that suffered a 54-point loss two weeks earlier could turn around and beat that same team on the state's biggest stage in the rematch. Right?

 

 

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