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Basketball Bulldogs routed by Virginia Tech in Battle of Atlantis

Posted 12/19/2010 in College Sports

Mississippi State could not offset a monster offensive night by Virginia Tech as the Bulldogs dropped an 88-57 decision to the Hokies in the final game of Saturday's Battle at Atlantis.

 

Book remembers Mississippi football's 'backwoods Bear'

Posted 12/18/2010 in College Sports

Robert "Bull" Sullivan has been called the "toughest coach there ever was." The former East Mississippi Junior College football coach was known to line his players up on the edge of a snake- and alligator-infested pond for drills, order them to attend 2 a.m. practice sessions and play their way through aches and pains that would sideline many opponents.

 

Columbus boys give back to community

Posted 12/17/2010 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School boys basketball team has a new fan in Judith Ross. The Columbus resident was one of several people the Falcons helped Thursday morning as part of their annual effort to give back to the community.

 

 

Columbus boys look to end streak at Classic

Posted 12/17/2010 in High School Sports

Sammy Smith knows the win will come. It would be a wonderful holiday present if the Columbus High School boys basketball team could deliver this weekend when it serves as one of the hosts to the 14th annual Joe Horne Christmas Classic.

 

 

Football reserves get final shot in scrimmage

Posted 12/17/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's football team had it's last go Thursday at letting the youngsters run the show. As has been a theme this week, the Gator Bowl-bound Bulldogs have handed many of the first- and second-team snaps to freshmen and second- and third-team players.

 

 

MSU women face test against No. 5 Xavier

Posted 12/17/2010 in College Sports

Statistically, the Mississippi State women's basketball team ranks with the nation's top programs. Coming off a victory against Southern Mississippi on Wednesday, MSU (6-2) is allowing only 51.2 points a game, which is 25th nationally. The Lady Bulldogs also lead the Southeastern Conference in field goal percentage defense (32 percent), which is 12th nationally.

 

 

Aberdeen sweeps West Lowndes in basketball

Posted 12/17/2010 in High School Sports

MABEN -- The West Lowndes High School boys basketball team tried to use its quickness to overcome Aberdeen's height advantage Thursday night in the West Oktibbeha County High School Christmas Classic. West Lowndes coach Roosevelt Bridges, however, found you can't coach height, as Aberdeen opened with an 11-0 run and went on to a 78-64 victory.

 

 

West Oktibbeha sweeps East Oktibbeha in basketball

Posted 12/17/2010 in High School Sports

MABEN -- For West Oktibbeha County High School boys basketball coach Michael Crawford, his team's 64-51 victory against cross-county rival East Oktibbeha on Thursday night was sweet revenge.

 

 

Johnson honing scoring touch for MSU women

Posted 12/17/2010 in College Sports

The numbers probably will change. But Diamber Johnson will be hard pressed to deliver a more balanced game than the one she turned in Saturday against the University of Utah.

 

 

Richardson finds voice as leader for Starkville High

Posted 12/16/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- You name it, Wheeler Richardson can do it. Years on the volleyball court have helped the Starkville High School junior become proficient in every role.

 

 

Book chronicles life of EMJC coach 'Bull' Sullivan

Posted 12/16/2010 in College Sports

Mike Frascogna, Jr. didn't believe the stories. But the more people Frascogna talked with as part of his research it became difficult to deny that coach Robert "Bull/Cyclone" Sullivan was a man who was ahead of his time.

 

 

EMCC's Cockrell, Tate sign with four-year schools

Posted 12/16/2010 in College Sports

Good things happen when you take care of your business on and off the field. That's the message East Mississippi Community College assistant football coach Clifton Collins was happy to relate Wednesday after seeing two more of his players move on to play football at a four-year school.

 

 

Stingy defense leads MSU women past So. Miss

Posted 12/16/2010 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team used its best defensive performance of the season to earn a 50-40 victory against Southern Miss at Reed Green Coliseum on Wednesday night. MSU (6-2) held USM (5-4) to 21.3 percent shooting from the field to win its third straight against its state rival. Despite its offensive struggles, the Lady Bulldogs still gave coach Sharon Fanning-Otis a very happy birthday.

 

 

Sidney scores 10 points in MSU debut

Posted 12/16/2010 in College Sports

JACKSON -- With a powerful 6-foot-10 frame, soft hands, and ample athleticism, Renardo Sidney was regarded as one of the nation's top men's basketball recruits when Mississippi State signed him in 2009. That hype might turn out to be true. But as the big man proved Wednesday night he remains a work in progress.

 

 

Byrd leads Ole Miss women

Posted 12/16/2010 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi women's basketball team used a 17-7 run in the final 4 minutes, 40 seconds Wednesday to pull away for a 68-57 victory against Mississippi Valley State at Tad Smith Coliseum.

 

 

Green leads Alabama men past SE Louisiana

Posted 12/16/2010 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Junior forward JaMychal Green scored 16 points and had 15 rebounds, notching his second consecutive double-double of the season, to lead the University of Alabama men's basketball team (5-5) to a 59-38 win against Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday at Coleman Coliseum.

 

 

Jaynes impresses for SLHS boys

Posted 12/16/2010 in High School Sports

MILLPORT, Ala. -- South Lamar High School basketball coach Tony Seals is happy to see his "big guy" play well after a strong test earlier this week. Ryan Jaynes scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds Monday against Sulligent. Seals, who coaches both the boys and girls teams at South Lamar, said Jaynes proved himself in the contest.

 

 

NeMissPrep: Starkville-Amory soccer canceled (link)

Posted 12/15/2010 in High School Sports

 

 

Bubba Davis joins Starkville Academy football staff

Posted 12/15/2010 in High School Sports

Not too many football coaches have built the kind of career Bubba Davis has during the last 41 years.

 

 

Bulldogs' Sherrod named second-team All-American tackle

Posted 12/15/2010 in College Sports

Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen calls Derek Sherrod one of the best offensive tackles he's ever been around.

 

 

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