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Golsan, Stafford will realize dreams at Ole Miss, MSU

Posted 11/14/2013 in High School Sports

Will Golsan and Taylor Stafford were born to have the moment they experienced Wednesday afternoon when they signed National Letters of Intent with Ole Miss and Mississippi State in a ceremony in the school library.

 

 

McCarron trying to change perception of 'manager' label

Posted 11/14/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- At some point, the term "game manager" earned a negative connotation. That isn't the case for Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen, who uses that term he uses for players like Alabama senior quarterback AJ McCarron. The Bulldogs' fifth-year coach uses "game manager" in the most glowing terms to describe a player who is 34-2 as a starter for the Crimson Tide.

 

 

MSU men fill needs with recruiting class

Posted 11/14/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball program isn't in the position to pick or to choose its prospects from lists of the nation's top 100 players.

 

 

MSU needs Ware to be on court to be presence

Posted 11/14/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There is one constant Rick Ray knows the Mississippi State men's basketball team will need if it wants to have any success this season: Gavin Ware has to stay out of foul trouble.

 

 

MSU women land top-20 recruiting class

Posted 11/14/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer has stressed that he plans on building a championship program at MSU. Following a stellar initial recruiting class last season, the next brick in the foundation was added Wednesday as the Bulldogs inked five standouts to one of the nation's top signing classes.

 

 

Columbus boys will look to Scott to play key role

Posted 11/13/2013 in High School Sports

The stare typically is one Sammy Smith reserves for officials. The Columbus High School boys basketball coach will plant his hands on his hips and tilt his head as a "You've got to be kidding me" look spreads across his face.

 

 

Present, future will collide today for MSU women

Posted 11/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Today is an important day for the present and future of the Mississippi State women's basketball program.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy sweeps Heritage Academy

Posted 11/13/2013 in College Sports

WEST POINT -- Sarah Dill may only be a sophomore, but she stepped into a leadership role Tuesday at the right time for the Oak Hill Academy girls basketball team.

 

 

SA girls beat Jackson Prep; Volunteers fall

Posted 11/13/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- With three starters lost from last season's state championship squad, Starkville Academy girls basketball coach Glenn Schmidt knew there would be a major re-tooling of the lineup.

 

 

EMCC earns plenty of postseason honors

Posted 11/13/2013 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Headlined by Region 23 Offensive Most Valuable Player Dontreal Pruitt and Coach of the Year Buddy Stephens, the MACJC state champion East Mississippi Community College football team placed a state-high eight players on the NJCAA All-Region 23 Team, announced Tuesday by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges.

 

 

EMCC football team will play for national title

Posted 11/13/2013 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- After a few days of applying the finishing touches, the National Junior College Athletic Association announced its bowl lineup Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

MSU will change game plan for Alabama

Posted 11/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen knows the Mississippi State football team will need a new game plan from the one it had one week ago.

 

 

Woodruff looking like ace for MSU

Posted 11/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The problem seems to have been fixed for Mississippi State's projected ace for the 2014 season.

 

 

MSU lists Prescott as 'questionable' for Alabama

Posted 11/12/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team's depth chart has senior Tyler Russell as the starting quarterback for the team's game at 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday against No. 1 Alabama.

 

 

Ole Miss wants to build bowl resume

Posted 11/12/2013 in College Sports

Last season, the Ole Miss football team surprised many by qualifying for a bowl game after a two-year absence.

 

 

Starkville's Bell realizes he can be dominant player

Posted 11/12/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The light bulb has come on for Starkville High School defensive lineman Maleke Bell.

 

 

EMCC finishes at No. 2 in final poll

Posted 11/12/2013 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- The East Mississippi Community College football team took another step Monday toward playing for the national championship.

 

 

Foster's high energy fuels MSU women

Posted 11/12/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vigilance is a prerequisite for role players. Coaches can go into games with a sense of how they will ration out minutes, but the slightest change in strategy can force those plans to be scrapped.

 

 

Former Bulldog Cox makes transition for NFL's Eagles

Posted 11/12/2013 in Local Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Fletcher Cox knew it wasn't going to be easy.

 

 

Defense late in games problem for MSU

Posted 11/11/2013 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen is convinced his team's defense at the end of halves is what's keeping it from a special season.

 

 

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