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Ole Miss' Marry earns Mullins Courage Award

Posted 4/13/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi announced its spring football awards Saturday, highlighted by senior linebacker Mike Marry receiving the prestigious Chucky Mullins Courage Award.



McCarron, Yeldon shine in Alabama's scrimmage

Posted 4/13/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- AJ McCarron threw for 319 yards and five touchdowns, while T.J. Yeldon rushed for 101 yards and two scores Saturday in the defending national champion University of Alabama football team's second scrimmage of the spring season at Bryant-Denny Stadium.



Allen, Ole Miss beat Alabama to clinch series

Posted 4/13/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Will Allen's two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning Saturday helped the No. 23 University of Mississippi baseball team beat the University of Alabama 5-2 and clinch its best-of-three Southeastern Conference weekend series in front of a Swayze Field-record crowd of 11,729.



Ole Miss, Kennedy agree to extension

Posted 4/13/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- On the heels of an NCAA tournament appearance and Southeastern Conference tournament championship, University of Mississippi men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy's contract has been extended to run through 2017, Athletics Director Ross Bjork announced Friday.



Bulldogs, Rebels renew rivalry in critical weekend softball series

Posted 4/12/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Mississippi State University hosts the University of Mississippi in a Thanksgiving night football game this fall, MSU softball coach Vann Stuedeman plans to be in the stands of Davis Wade Stadium ringing a cowbell.



Bulldogs prepare for second scrimmage today at Davis Wade Stadium

Posted 4/12/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen blames himself for the lack of tempo he noticed on the film on the first spring scrimmage last weekend.



Bulldogs, Aggies begin life as SEC baseball rivals

Posted 4/12/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After learning of his new role on the Mississippi State University pitching staff, the numerous members of friends and family of Luis Pollorena knew they'd have to arrive earlier this weekend to see him.


Bulldogs, Rebels thankful for holiday exposure

Posted 4/11/2013 in College Sports

The football game that is considered a statewide celebration for all Mississippians will now have the platform of a national holiday this season. ESPN announced Wednesday morning that the 2013 rivalry game between Mississippi State and the University of Mississippi, commonly known as "The Egg Bowl," will be played on Thanksgiving evening for the first time in a decade.


IN THE CIRCLE OF TRUST: Confidence of teammates allows Owen to be at her best for MSU softball team

Posted 4/11/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Rarely has a flyout meant so much to a team.



Frazier's hit helps lift MSU past Ole Miss

Posted 4/10/2013 in College Sports

PEARL -- Mississippi State University baseball fans had the situation they wanted. The Bulldogs' most consistent hitter was at the plate with the bases loaded in a tie game in the fifth inning. Adam Frazier rewarded the optimism of those fans with a two-run single to left field to give MSU its first and final lead Tuesday night.



MSU beats UAB in playoff in home golf match

Posted 4/10/2013 in College Sports

WEST POINT -- By the time the final holes were played in the Old Waverly Collegiate Championships, the inaugural event already was a huge success. Mississippi State University then decided to give a little extra Tuesday to ensure victory.



Starkville High's Howard honed touch at early age

Posted 4/10/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dylan Howard had no idea how much he would grow to love the cones and what they represented. Littered throughout the Starkville recreation field, the cones were defenders or obstacles Howard and his Select teammates had to work their way through with the ball to develop the deft touch needed to move with pace and vision.



Woodruff ready to lead Bulldogs vs. Rebels

Posted 4/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the past two months, Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen has been telling anybody who will listen that Brandon Woodruff will pitch in critical games this season. In terms of Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) and emotionally charged atmospheres, things don't get any more critical than No. 21 MSU's game at 6:30 tonight against the No. 23 University of Mississippi in the annual Governors Cup matchup at Trustmark Park in Pearl.



MSU wants defensive linemen to create havoc

Posted 4/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Preston Smith smiles when he sees the double teams and cut blocks running backs deliver against defensive end counterpart Denico Autry.



Mordecai's addition bolsters Patriots

Posted 4/9/2013 in High School Sports

Bruce Branch feels blessed. There's no other way for the Heritage Academy baseball coach to describe his feeling when he learned his program would acquire the services of Cody Mordecai. It's one thing to welcome a player back to the team from injury, but Branch had no idea to expect his program would benefit from the transfer of Mordecai, a junior pitcher/infielder, from Clover, S.C.



Moore energizes Columbus soccer with positivity

Posted 4/9/2013 in High School Sports

Encouragement and unity are core components of Ben Moore's philosophy. Those two aspects explain why the Columbus High School soccer coach believes so much in teamwork.



Full slate of activities, events set for Grove Bowl week

Posted 4/9/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The festivities of BancorpSouth Grove Bowl Week 2013 begin Wednesday and will culminate with a jam-packed Saturday surrounding the BancorpSouth Grove Bowl (#BXSGroveBowl), which kicks off at 1 p.m. and is free to the public.



Alabama, Ole Miss continue preparations for spring games

Posted 4/9/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team practiced for two hours in full pads on Monday at the Thomas Drew Practice Fields, marking the ninth practice of the spring.



Familiar faces atop NeSmith standings

Posted 4/9/2013 in Local Sports

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- A familiar name is on top of the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man's Garage Weekly Racing Series point standings after Week 2 competition. A second-place finish on Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian has put three-time series champion Lucky Keeton, of Toomsuba, at the top of the standings with 98 points.



New Ole Miss coach Insell hires assistants

Posted 4/9/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- New University of Mississippi women's basketball coach Matt Insell announced Monday the addition of assistant coaches Alex Fuller and Todd Schaefer to his staff.



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