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Lewis has memorable outing in second trip to Memphis

Posted 12/31/2013 in College Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Jameon Lewis' history in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium defines player development.

 

 

Smith celebrates fatherhood with defensive MVP

Posted 12/31/2013 in College Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Preston Smith received great news at the beginning and end of the day.

 

 

Williams keeps it simple in MSU's victory

Posted 12/31/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Keep it simple. Sherise Williams' strategy to maximize her contributions to the Mississippi State women's basketball team easily could be the title of a guide to help people get through the holidays and how to prepare for a new year.

 

 

Applewhite will transfer from MSU

Posted 12/31/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dre Applewhite is the latest player to leave the Mississippi State men's basketball program early.

 

 

Ole Miss rallies past Western Kentucky

Posted 12/31/2013 in College Sports

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Junior Jarvis Summers scored 24 points and senior Marshall Henderson added 23 points as the Ole Miss men's basketball team rallied to beat Western Kentucky 79-74 Monday.

 

 

Koenning has ties to Rice

Posted 12/31/2013 in College Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Deep beyond what school colors he wears, Les Koenning is a Texan at heart. That background makes this a difficult week for Mississippi State's offensive coordinator.

 

 

Baker, Starkville get three victories at Slam Dunk

Posted 12/31/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jontavius Baker felt like he could be a part of a pretty good Starkville High School basketball team.

 

 

Ole Miss beats Georgia Tech in Music City Bowl

Posted 12/31/2013 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Bo Wallace wanted redemption for his poor play in the Egg Bowl. The Mississippi quarterback made sure the Rebels finished the season as winners.

 

 

Collins promotes collective approach on defense

Posted 12/31/2013 in College Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins was determined to change the compartmentalized nature of the sport in his first year as full-time play caller.

 

 

Wallace makes most of chance in bowl game

Posted 12/31/2013 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There is an ancient Irish proverb that says, "The darkest hour is just before the dawn."

 

 

MSU ready for physical battle vs. Conference USA's Rice

Posted 12/30/2013 in College Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Mississippi State football coaches know not to judge Rice by its conference affiliation. While mid-major and even some Southeastern Conference teams have tried to avoid getting into a battle in the trenches with MSU, Conference USA champion Rice (10-3) will try to win a physical battle when the teams face off at 3 p.m. Tuesday (ESPN) in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

 

 

Simon shows leadership skills on both sides of football

Posted 12/30/2013 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- It doesn't matter to Devonte Simon whether he has success on offense or defense. As a go-to player on both sides of the football, the Pickens County High School senior knows the team's record is the most important barometer of his leadership skills.

 

 

Brown pulls all talents together to be top running back

Posted 12/30/2013 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- Jermarcus Brown only needs a few seconds to rattle off the things needed to make a good running back. It's not surprising to hear the Pickens County High School senior mention vision, power, and ability to be coached as the first three items on his list because Brown showcased all of them in a record-breaking season.

 

 

Plott builds family atmosphere at Pickens County

Posted 12/30/2013 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- The word "family" often becomes a cliche in the sports world. Coaches and players talk repeatedly about chemistry and how their bonds off the field help performance on the field or on the court.

 

 

The Dispatch's West Alabama All-Area football team

Posted 12/30/2013 in High School Sports

The Dispatch's West Alabama All-Area football team

 

 

MSU men's basketball team gets memorable win vs. Ole Miss

Posted 12/30/2013 in College Sports

The Mississippi State men's basketball team spent the better part of its Southeastern Conference season waiting for something good to happen.

 

 

The Dispatch's top 10 local games of 2013

Posted 12/30/2013 in Local Sports

The Dispatch's top 10 local games of 2013

 

 

Nation's top academic schools having success in football

Posted 12/28/2013 in College Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Some of the nation's best academic schools also are making an impact on big-time college football. Of the top 12 Football Bowl Subdivision programs with the lowest acceptance rates, nine of them have qualified for bowl games this year, while four have had double-digit win seasons.

 

 

Numbers reflect progress for MSU women

Posted 12/28/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The numbers reflect the progress. In five key statistical categories -- scoring, scoring defense, shooting percentage, rebounding margin, and assist-to-turnover ratio -- the Mississippi State women's basketball team is significantly better than it was through 13 games last season.

 

 

EMCC football team's title run top local story of 2013

Posted 12/28/2013 in Local Sports

East Mississippi Community College sophomore quarterback Dontreal Pruitt believes a football team's pursuit for perfection is never complete.

 

 

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