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Coaches take different stances on importance of Egg Bowl to recruiting

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- While he is convinced it is the most important game of the season, Dan Mullen isn't convinced the winner of the annual Egg Bowl game parlays that into an advantage in recruiting. The Mississippi State University football coach doesn't think his 3-0 record against the University of Mississippi has anything to do with the Bulldogs' ability to recruit some of the state's top players in the past two years.

West Point, Starkville set to come together again

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Thanksgiving Day typically brings family members and friends together for fellowship. These meetings usually end with good will being wished and an understanding that somewhere down the line everyone will see each other again.

 

Bowl eligibility creates desperation for Ole Miss

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The University of Mississippi football team is embracing the added desperation of needing to beat Mississippi State University at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU) in the annual Egg Bowl to become bowl eligible.

 

 

Louisville will look to improved depth in passing game vs. Noxubee County

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- When Tyler Peterson watches Louisville High School junior quarterback Wyatt Roberts trigger the Wildcats' potent passing offense, it brings back pleasant memories.

 

 

Up-tempo offense fuels Pickens County's playoff push

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

Can you keep up? That's the question opponents face when they take on the Pickens County High School football team and its up-tempo offense.

 

 

Lamar County mourns loss of coach, prepares for Sweet Water

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

VERNON, Ala. - The Lamar County High School football team will carry a heavy heart into its playoff game Friday. At the height of its season, following two playoff victories, offensive and defensive line coach Don Thornton, 65, passed away Saturday. After retiring and serving as a city councilman in Vernon, Thornton spent five years as a volunteer assistant coach, helping Bulldogs linemen become some of the best in the Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A ranks. He'd coached at other schools throughout the state, too.

 

 

Cold shooting plagues MSU women in loss to UCSB

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Offensive struggles plagued the Mississippi State women's basketball team Wednesday afternoon in a 60-43 loss to the University of California, Santa Barbara at the Hardwood Tournament of Hope.

 

 

Texas defeats MSU in Maui

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Guard Sheldon McClellan came off the bench and scored 19 points to give the University of Texas men's basketball team its first win in three days at the Maui Invitational, 69-55 against Mississippi State University on Wednesday morning.

 

 

Iron Bowl QBs at different stages in career

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

Jonathan Wallace was still in high school with no clue he'd wind up playing for the Auburn University football team when AJ McCarron was leading the University of Alabama to a national title. Now, the Tigers' freshman quarterback is set to start in the first Iron Bowl he has attended Saturday against the second-ranked Crimson Tide and one of the nation's best defenses -- in front of some 102,000 mostly hostile fans.

 

Egg Bowl QBs attracting a lot of attention

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tyler Russell and Bo Wallace knew this was going to be a big week. But the Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi quarterbacks had no idea they would be this popular.

Louisville's Miller has sights set on title

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- M.C. Miller, Louisville High School, and Noxubee County High will be linked together eternally. When Miller left Noxubee County High School after 16 seasons as head coach to replace Brad Peterson as coach of archrival Louisville, he knew what he was getting in to.

Hunts bring special combination to Noxubee County defense

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Speed, quickness, power. The Noxubee County High School football team prides itself in having at least 11 players who have all three of those qualities that come together to form one of the state's best defenses.

 

Defense has stayed strong for Starkville through injuries

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- While the injuries mounted early in the season, the Starkville High School football team's defense never lost the faith.

 

 

West Point defense has held line

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The players and coaches talk frequently about playing "West Point football." For members of the Green Wave defense, "West Point football" can be summed up in a few words: Physical. Relentless. Dominating.

 

 

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.

 

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