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Ray hopes older means better for Bulldogs

Posted 11/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The last thing Rick Ray believes about his men's basketball team is just because they're a year older doesn't necessarily make them better at the game.

 

 

MSU counting on newcomers in women's basketball

Posted 11/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The nerves were there.

 

 

Despite record crowd, MSU falls to Ole Miss in volleyball

Posted 11/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For Mississippi State University, the setting was perfect Wednesday night.

 

Walters Column: Perkins still gets thrill in coaching for a championship

Posted 11/6/2013 in Local Columns

For Ray Perkins, it has always been about seeing a player or group of players find success.

 

With high expectations, EMCC men begin season at No. 11

Posted 11/5/2013 in College Sports

SCOOBA - One word can simply describe the East Mississippi Community College basketball program.

 

 

EMCC women hope to remain healthy, make run at division title

Posted 11/5/2013 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- When recruiting players to a two-year program, the margin for error is small for coaches.

 

 

Monster performance by offensive line leads to West Point victory

Posted 11/5/2013 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Call it an attitude. You can also refer to it as a mind-set or a mentality.

 

 

Bulldogs defense faces huge challenge with Manziel, Aggies

Posted 11/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's a good news, bad news situation for Geoff Collins and the Mississippi State defense.

 

 

Carter impresses in MSU's exhibition victory

Posted 11/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Savannah Carter approaches everything with a purpose.

 

 

MSU football family grieves after loss of Prescott's mother

Posted 11/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Normally Dan Mullen can wrap his arms around a player and say, "I've been there and experienced that before. Trust me." Mullen isn't able to do that this week with sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott.

 

 

LSU next up to challenge Alabama's title run

Posted 11/5/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- So it's not the "Game of the Century," or maybe even the game of the week. No. 1 Alabama versus No. 10 LSU is still a made-for-prime-time matchup in the Southeastern Conference at 7 p.m. Saturday and maybe even a must-win in the Crimson Tide's bid for a third consecutive national championship.

 

 

Manziel will provide multiple options for MSU

Posted 11/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen sounded Monday like a he was the host of a game show when trying to describe defending Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

 

 

Columbus' Persons gets record in state title effort

Posted 11/5/2013 in High School Sports

One second. Corey Persons has lived in a world where infinitesimal increments of time have consumed his thinking ever since he joined Swim Columbus, a local club for swimming enthusiasts.

 

 

Mullen wants MSU to cash in on drives

Posted 11/4/2013 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- In a small way Saturday afternoon, Dan Mullen saw a loss coming. While the Mississippi State football coach didn't see five turnovers contributing to a 34-16 loss at then-No. 14 South Carolina, he realized MSU's tendency to gain big yards and not score in its past two games against unranked opponents could come back and haunt it against ranked teams.

 

 

Applewhite earns rave reviews in MSU's exhibition victory

Posted 11/4/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The reviews are in: "Strong. Smart. Versatile." While Dre Applewhite likely won't have to play a starring role on the 2013-14 Mississippi State men's basketball team, he likely will need to compete for the part of best supporting actor if coach Rick Ray's team intends to improve on its 10-22 showing from last season.

 

 

MSU women will play host to Shorter

Posted 11/4/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's finally here. Vic Schaefer has been looking forward to this day ever since March 6, 2013, when he walked off the court at The Arena at Gwinnett Center with a "sour taste" in his mouth following a 63-36 loss to Alabama in the first round of the Southeastern Conference.

 

 

Rules changes will affect women's game

Posted 11/4/2013 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Vic Schaefer didn't earn the moniker "Secretary of Defense" because the teams he coached stood around in a 2-3 zone.

 

 

MSU's turnovers make it easy for No. 14 South Carolina

Posted 11/3/2013 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Mississippi State football team became everything it wasn't and never wanted to be in the 10 days since its last game.

 

 

Prescott's mistakes could change aggressive mind-set

Posted 11/3/2013 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Dan Mullen left a football game for the first time thinking he might have to coach sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott differently.

 

 

Clock management issues anger Mullen

Posted 11/3/2013 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen couldn't contain his anger at halftime Saturday.

 

 

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