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Record secured, title in sight for Tigers' Robinson

Posted 11/28/2012 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Someone always is watching. Darrell Robinson knew his teammates were counting on him. His senior season was still months away, but Robinson wasn't going to waste any time. He knew backfield mate Ladarrell Hunt was on his way to Itawamba Community College, so he was going to have to shoulder an even bigger role in 2012 for the Noxubee County High School football team.

MSU introduces Gordon as new women's soccer coach

Posted 11/28/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For Aaron Gordon, transforming the Mississippi State University women's soccer program must seem like a been-there, done-that proposition. Gordon's experience revamping programs is one reason MSU selected the 43-year-old associate head coach from Texas Tech University to be its new women's soccer coach. Gordon's charge is to revive a program that has never won a Southeastern Conference tournament game or qualified for the NCAA tournament in its 17-year history.

MSU men race past Alcorn State

Posted 11/28/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The opposite effect occurred once the Mississippi State University men's basketball program arrived home after losing three games at the Maui Invitational. Instead of being intimidated against a high-power program on a big stage, MSU returned to Starkville determined to be more aggressive against a state rival. The results was much more to coach Rick Ray's liking.

 

Injuries haven't been enough to stop Starkville

Posted 11/28/2012 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Jamie Mitchell believes adversity can be a positive. That's a philosophy the Starkville High School football coach has had to espouse over and over and over again this season.

 

 

Off-field work helps Noxubee County come together

Posted 11/28/2012 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Dylan Bradley knows the importance of team chemistry. As one of 23 seniors on the Noxubee County High School football team, Bradley has dreamed of playing an integral role in the Tigers' march to a state championship.

 

 

Building continues tonight for MSU women

Posted 11/28/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Typically, there wouldn't be a lot of building blocks to take from losing three games in three days thousands of miles from home. Things are different for the 2012-13 Mississippi State women's basketball team.

 

 

Two stout defenses set to meet in SEC title game

Posted 11/28/2012 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Alabama football team lost a bunch of stars to the NFL, yet it's hard to tell much difference. The Crimson Tide still has the nation's top-ranked defense.

 

 

Alabama men roll past Lamar

Posted 11/28/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama men's basketball team might have gotten an unintentional spark from a visiting coach named Knight. Rodney Cooper had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead short-handed Alabama to a 75-47 victory against Lamar University on Tuesday night, when the Crimson Tide followed one eruption from the bench with another on the court.

 

 

Southern Mississippi fires Johnson after 0-12 season

Posted 11/28/2012 in College Sports

The University of Southern Mississippi fired football coach Ellis Johnson after one disastrous season that saw the program plummet from Conference USA champion to the worst record in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

 

 

Ole Miss' Wallace wins Conerly Trophy

Posted 11/28/2012 in College Sports

JACKSON -- Bo Wallace was the backup quarterback at Arkansas State two years ago. Now he has been honored as the best college football player in Mississippi.

 

 

MSU men trying to cut down on mistakes

Posted 11/28/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Think before you act. This is the message Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray is trying to impose on his young basketball team after what he called a "disappointing" winless experience last week at the Maui Invitational.

 

 

Alabama coping with another injured receiver

Posted 11/28/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 2 University of Alabama's once-deep receiving corps has been hit by its third big injury.

 

 

Championship week arrives for Jackets

Posted 11/25/2012 in High School Sports

Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell knew the ball was in the right place late in Friday night's North State Class 5A championship game.

 

 

MSU vows to fix defensive problems

Posted 11/25/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The differential diagnosis of the defense with the Mississippi State University football program isn't too complicated.

 

 

Gator Bowl appears likely for Bulldogs

Posted 11/25/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Barring a late surprise occurring in the selection process this week, the bowl picture has been extensively cleared up for the Mississippi State University football program.

 

Ole Miss ends losing skid in Egg Bowl

Posted 11/25/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze identified the No. 1 task quite early when he was named the school's new coach. To change the culture, Freeze had to teach the Rebels how to win.

 

Mullen experiences reversal of fortunes in Egg Bowl

Posted 11/25/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen has not only seen what happened Saturday night, but he also lived it in reverse.

 

 

MSU can't stop Ole Miss' up-tempo attack

Posted 11/25/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Mississippi State University defensive coordinator Chris Wilson said it best Saturday night after an embarrassing 41-24 loss to archrival University of Mississippi.

 

 

Rebels stuff Bulldogs' ground game

Posted 11/25/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The Mississippi State University football team tried just about everything it could to spark a moribund running game.

 

 

Robinson, Noxubee County enjoy record-setting evening

Posted 11/25/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Darrell Robinson needed a moment of reflection. He didn't yell at himself or shake his head in frustration. He just paused on two knees and stared. To his right, Javoris Glenn lifted himself from the turf after recovering a fumble by Robinson.

 

 

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