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Egg Bowl bigger? Mullen likes it that way

Posted 11/24/2010 in College Sports

Egg Bowl week gets bigger each year. That's exactly the way Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen wants it.

 

Locals remember Columbus native Frazier, now interim head coach of NFL's Vikings

Posted 11/24/2010 in Local Sports

Columbus' quiet man is making noise in the National Football League. Leslie Frazier, a 1977 graduate of Lee High School, was recently promoted from defensive coordinator to interim head coach of Minnesota Vikings on Monday after the Vikings decided to part ways with coach Brad Childress.

 

Brown, Govero lead MSU women past South Alabama

Posted 11/24/2010 in College Sports

MOBILE, Ala. -- The double-doubles will come. Ashley Brown works too hard not to be rewarded with double-digit efforts in points and rebounds. On Tuesday, Brown inched closer to her first career double-double at Mississippi State with an impeccable sense of timing.

 

 

Cox assumes leadership of Green Wave this year

Posted 11/23/2010 in High School Sports

In 2009, West Point High School quarterback Justin Cox didn't have to worry about carrying the team.

 

 

Bulldogs pull off another ugly 'W' to beat Detroit

Posted 11/23/2010 in College Sports

All three of Mississippi State's men's basketball wins this season haven't been pretty. But as long as there's improvement and a "W," the Bulldogs will take them as they come.

 

 

Last year's Egg Bowl brings MSU relief

Posted 11/23/2010 in College Sports

The excitement after Mississippi State's recapturing of the Golden Egg last season was joyous relief for a team that experienced arguably the most humiliating defeat either side had endured just one year earlier.

 

 

Mullen: Bulldogs knocking on door of top SEC teams

Posted 11/22/2010 in College Sports

With their annual rivalry match just six days away, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are trying to shake their disappointing overtime loss to Arkansas. As MSU head coach Dan Mullen sees it, his team isn't far off from breaking into the Southeastern Conference's elite.

 

 

Follow your passion and dreams might come true

Posted 11/22/2010 in Local Sports

Kids have dreams growing up to be the star quarterback on a professional football team or the pitcher that pitches a shutout at the World Series.

 

 

West Point wins playoff battle

Posted 11/21/2010 in High School Sports

West Point head football coach Chris Chambless knew his Green Wave had been in a battle Friday night.

 

 

Uncle Mo delivers blow to Trojans

Posted 11/21/2010 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School football team discovered how quickly a game can turn when turnovers create a shift in momentum.

 

 

Lineville's second half stops Sulligent

Posted 11/21/2010 in High School Sports

For the Sulligent (Ala.) Blue Devils, the second-half surge happened for homestanding Lineville on Friday night. The Aggies scored 27 unanswered points to open the second half for a 43-23 third-round victory in the Alabama High School Athletic Association's Class 2A playoffs.

 

 

Aberdeen rallies to hand Belmont first defeat

Posted 11/21/2010 in High School Sports

Belmont arrived in Aberdeen for Friday's Mississippi High School Activities Association's Class 3A quarterfinal matchup with a perfect 12-0 mark, a record crafted on the Cardinals' mastery of three phases of the game -- scoring defense, rushing and their ability to play mistake-free football.

 

 

History returns to East Webster in loss to Calhoun City

Posted 11/21/2010 in High School Sports

ast Webster High School's football team entered Friday's third-round playoff game trying to escape the demons of its last trip to Calhoun City.

 

 

Noxubee County uses big plays in win over Shannon

Posted 11/21/2010 in High School Sports

For a brief moment, Noxubee County's third-round Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A playoff game Friday night against Shannon reminded head coach Tyrone Shorter of the previous week. Just like against Center Hill, Noxubee fumbled the opening kickoff.

 

 

Bulldogs give Arkansas double-OT scare

Posted 11/21/2010 in College Sports

The Arkansas Razorbacks survived a double-overtime scare against Mississippi State on Saturday, atoning for a blown 10-point lead with a 38-31 win.

 

 

Bulldogs rally late to upend Appalachian State at home

Posted 11/21/2010 in College Sports

A fast-break lay-up by Mississippi State's Jalen Steele led the Bulldogs past Appalachian State 76-74 in a men's basketball game played Friday night in the Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Big plays doom MSU's defense

Posted 11/21/2010 in College Sports

After three scores of 45 yards or more against Alabama, Mississippi State's defense entered Saturday's game against Arkansas looking to avoid giving up big plays.

 

 

Colvin joins National Softball Hall of Fame

Posted 11/21/2010 in Local Sports

The Amateur Softball Association of America inducted E.T. Colvin into the National Softball Hall of Fame at the 30th annual Hall of Fame Induction celebration in Shreveport, La., last week.

 

 

Area down to three prep football teams

Posted 11/20/2010 in High School Sports

RIDGELAND -- The Ridgeland High School football team scored 20 unanswered points, including two touchdowns following turnovers, in the second half Friday night en route to a 34-27 victory against New Hope in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A playoffs at Titan Field.

 

 

New Hope seniors have learned lessons well

Posted 11/19/2010 in High School Sports

Seniors have played a key role in the evolution of the New Hope football program. Coach Michael Bradley speaks fondly of the seniors on his first two teams in 2006 and '07 who helped the transform the program from a one-win doormat to a playoff contender.

 

 

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