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Dillingham continues to produce for MSU

Posted 12/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Beware the headband. The fuzzy, elasticized variety tennis player John McEnroe used to wear has been replaced by what Mississippi State women's basketball player Martha Alwal calls the "Skylar Diggins" headband. Named in honor of the former Notre Dame standout, Alwal and several of her MSU teammates proudly wear the white, cloth headband with the adidas affixed to their foreheads.

 

 

EMCC's Reed commits to Alabama

Posted 12/5/2013 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Jerran Reed's decision Wednesday came down to which program has been more successful the past few years.

 

 

Aggressive mind-set helps Ole Miss win fifth in a row

Posted 12/5/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Get the basketball to the rim. That's the directive Ole Miss women's basketball coach Matt Insell has given to his players. The first-year coach hopes that attacking mind-set becomes a habit on both ends of the floor, but Wednesday the Rebels showed they are picking up on Insell's instructions on the offensive end.

 

 

Tornadoes hope DL can dominate

Posted 12/5/2013 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala -- Dominate. The word greets you when you enter the Pickens County High School football team's locker room at G.S. Spruill Stadium. Coach Patrick Plott has personalized the message for his Tornadoes by transforming the letter "i" into a number 1, and the letter "a" into an A that signifies that team's classification -- 1A -- in the Alabama High School Athletic Association.

 

 

Doss, fans hope Pickens County can finish title run

Posted 12/5/2013 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- The burden has been lifted from the shoulders of Eddie Doss.

 

 

MSU's Jackson wins Conerly Trophy

Posted 12/4/2013 in College Sports

JACKSON -- Mississippi State left guard Gabe Jackson made history Tuesday night when he was named the winner of the Conerly Trophy.

 

 

Whitley will miss MSU's bowl game

Posted 12/4/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The college football career for Mississippi State safety Nickoe Whitley ended with a forced fumble that helped clinch a victory against Ole Miss in the Battle for the Golden Egg.

 

 

Heritage Academy, Starkville Academy split basketball doubleheader

Posted 12/4/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Heritage Academy boys basketball team dropped three last-minute decisions to archrival Starkville Academy last season. Juniors Walker Brown and Hunter Sykes made sure there was no drama Tuesday night in the fourth quarter.

 

 

MSU women have higher expectations

Posted 12/4/2013 in College Sports

If you asked Vic Schaefer prior to the season if he would take a 2-1 finish at inaugural Gulf Coast Showcase, the Mississippi State second-year women's basketball coach would have said yes. Nearly three days after losing to Middle Tennessee State in the tournament's championship game, Schaefer still views his team's showing at the three-day, eight-team event in Florida as a positive.

 

 

Ground game has been key for Georgia Military

Posted 12/4/2013 in College Sports

Georgia Military College has taken a unique approach to becoming one of two undefeated teams left in junior college football. In an age of spread-it-out football, the Bulldogs run the ball, and they do it quite well.

 

 

Offensive line drives Pickens County's success

Posted 12/4/2013 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- Tempo doesn't bother Zev Finch. Typically, shouts like the ones heard from the Pickens County High School football coach Patrick Plott -- "Get on the ball. Get on the ball." -- would drive an offensive lineman to exhaustion.

 

 

History could be on Louisville's side

Posted 12/4/2013 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Louisville and football go hand in hand.

 

 

Player of Week: Moore provides leadership for MSMS

Posted 12/3/2013 in High School Sports

Knowing what to say is only part of being a leader.

 

 

EMCC offense continues to produce record yards, points

Posted 12/3/2013 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- The wrist band is not loaded down with dozens of plays.

 

 

Sword, Johnson deliver for MSU men

Posted 12/2/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray hopes he can maintain the team's recruiting pipeline from Montgomery Carver High School.

 

 

Cunningham hits big shots in OT for Bulldogs

Posted 12/2/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After a seemingly long journey, Tyson Cunningham has found his role with the Mississippi State men's basketball program. The senior walk-on guard showed Sunday he might be the Bulldogs' most consistent outside shooter by draining two 3-pointers in a 65-64 overtime victory against Loyola-Chicago.

 

 

MSU women fall to MTSU in tournament's title game

Posted 12/2/2013 in College Sports

ESTERO, Fla. -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team saw its season-opening seven-game win streak snapped Sunday with a 62-48 loss to Middle Tennessee State in the championship game of the Gulf Coast Showcase.

 

 

Alabama rallies around kicker Foster

Posted 12/2/2013 in College Sports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama kicker Cade Foster was inundated with support from teammates and thousands of fans on social media after missing two field goal attempts and having a third blocked in the Crimson Tide's loss to Auburn.

 

 

Another Miracle Finish: Davis' return lifts Auburn past Alabama

Posted 12/1/2013 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- That crazy tipped pass for a long game-winning touchdown is now the second-most stunning and improbable play of Auburn's wild season.

 

 

Mullen impressed with MSU's freshmen in Egg Bowl

Posted 12/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen finally got to gloat about his recruiting class after beating Ole Miss in the Battle for the Golden Egg.

 

 

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