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Ole Miss relishes opportunity against MSU

Posted 2/28/2015 in College Sports

Matt Insell has insisted on being honest with his players in his first two seasons as women's basketball coach at Ole Miss.

 

 

MSU prepares for final home game against Ole Miss

Posted 2/28/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The schedule says this is the end.

 

 

MSU softball set for Citrus Classic

Posted 2/26/2015 in College Sports

Pardon Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman if she goes around looking for a night light or two this weekend.

 

Minichino Column: Madness begins in February for bracket expert Creme

Posted 2/26/2015 in Local Columns

Mississippi State figures to hear its name called March 16 when the 64-team field for the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament is announced on ESPN.

 

No. 11 MSU women fall at No. 2 South Carolina

Posted 2/26/2015 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tiffany Mitchell had another player-of-the-year performance to bring No. 2 South Carolina another Southeastern Conference title.

 

 

MSU announces extension, raise for Mullen

Posted 2/26/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - What does being No. 1 mean for a football coach at Mississippi State?

 

 

MSU baseball teams faces huge challenge in Arizona, Samford

Posted 2/26/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - It has been nine up, nine down for Mississippi State's baseball team, as the Bulldogs have been perfect through the season's first two weeks.

 

 

Byrd off to fast start at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 2/26/2015 in Local Sports

One would think Jennifer Byrd would be pumped for another season running mini stocks. After her first points title at Magnolia Motor Speedway, the Eldridge, Ala. resident was primed to lead the division once more.

 

 

Basketball Bulldogs look for strong finish to regular season

Posted 2/26/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - The end is in sight, and that may bring light at the end of the tunnel for Mississippi State's basketball team.

 

 

MSU women will face biggest test at South Carolina

Posted 2/26/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team will face its biggest test of the season tonight. No. 2 South Carolina (26-1, 14-0 Southeastern Conference) will present only one of the obstacles No. 11 MSU will have to overcome at 6 tonight (Fox Sports Net) when the teams meet at Colonial Life Arena.

 

 

No. 1 Kentucky too much for MSU

Posted 2/26/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team ran into one major problem Wednesday night when it played host to No. 1 Kentucky. The Wildcats were just too good.

 

 

Georgia earns key SEC win at Ole Miss

Posted 2/26/2015 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Kenny Gaines scored 22 points and Marcus Thornton added 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Georgia men's basketball team to a 76-72 victory against Ole Miss on Wednesday night. Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy wasn't pleased with his team's intensity in their third Southeastern Conference loss at home this season.

 

 

New Hope boys win home finale

Posted 2/25/2015 in High School Sports

Shemar Johnson downplayed his emotions Tuesday night. Playing in front of a packed New Hope High School student section for the final time, Johnson jammed home two monster dunks for old times sake.

 

 

McCord makes most of his second chance in win against Alcorn St.

Posted 2/25/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jesse McCord just wanted another chance. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound freshman right-hander from Spanish Fort, Alabama, made the most of it Tuesday afternoon. McCord rebounded from a disappointing debut in the Mississippi State baseball team's third game of the season to throw 5 2/3 innings in a 10-2 win against Alcorn State at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

Defense has been strong suit for MSU men

Posted 2/25/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- While his team's offensive problems have been front and center in a stretch of four losses in five games, Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray still believes his team has arrived defensively.

 

 

West Oktibbeha boys keep final season alive

Posted 2/25/2015 in High School Sports

MABEN -- If you were to look on paper at the West Oktibbeha County High School boys basketball team's 81-51 victory against Dexter in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A State tournament Tuesday night, it might seem like just another ordinary first-round victory.

 

 

Columbus boys advance in Class 6A tournament

Posted 2/25/2015 in High School Sports

GRENADA -- The Columbus High School boys basketball team opened the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A State tournament with a 67-47 win against Grenada on Tuesday night.

 

 

Rieves provides spark for West Lowndes

Posted 2/25/2015 in High School Sports

Wendell Rieves wants to get back to the "Big House." Last season, Rieves was a junior on the West Lowndes High School boys basketball team that advanced to play in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A State tournament at Mississippi Coliseum. A disappointing loss to Shaw left a bad taste in the mouths of all of the West Lowndes players and provided ample motivation for the 2014-15 season.

 

 

West Oktibbeha has plenty of contributors in first region title

Posted 2/24/2015 in High School Sports

MABEN -- Danny Crawford had a feeling about his West Oktibbeha County High School boys basketball team. Even though the Timberwolves only have eight players, Crawford knew his team's size on the front line would serve it well as it made a playoff push in the second half of the season.

 

 

Local prep basketball teams ready to start playoffs

Posted 2/24/2015 in High School Sports

There are no more reprieves. There also are no more third-place games to help teams extend their seasons. Starting tonight, area boys and girls basketball teams will have to win or they will have to go home. The New Hope (Class 5A), Aberdeen (Class 3A), West Oktibbeha and West Lowndes (Class 1A) high school boys basketball teams will play host to Mississippi High School Activities Associations games tonight, while Columbus (Class 6A), West Point (Class 5A), East Oktibbeha and Hamilton (Class 1A) will go on the road to try to extend their seasons.

 

 

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