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Porter leads MSU women

Posted 12/11/2010 in College Sports

The first attempt didn't produce results. After getting fouled on a drive from the left wing, Porsha Porter missed two free throws. But this night was going to be different. You could sense it from Porter's demeanor.

 

Bulldogs bemoan mistakes again at home

Posted 12/11/2010 in Local Columns

It's a familiar refrain: No margin for error. A year ago, the variation Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury used referred to the lack of front-court depth his Bulldogs had in support of Jarvis Varnado and the dearth of backcourt contributors off the bench.

 

SEC coaches honor MSU players

Posted 12/11/2010 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Mississippi State's Derek Sherrod, Pernell McPhee, and Chris White were named All-Southeastern Conference and Bulldog defensive end Nick Bell was named the team's honorary captain, the league office announced Tuesday.

 

 

MSU men's basketball schedule creates logjam

Posted 12/10/2010 in College Sports

When Mississippi State's men's basketball schedule was finalized, the end-of-semester logjam immediately stood out.

 

 

Lady Bulldogs' Bett hopes to make debut on Saturday

Posted 12/10/2010 in College Sports

Catina Bett's time has nearly arrived. Ever since last December, Bett, a transfer from the University of Kentucky, has worked hard to make a new home at Mississippi State.

 

 

Mullen laments 'annoying' rumors

Posted 12/10/2010 in College Sports

A day after his name was thrown into another coaching search, Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen again did his best to squash rumors of him leaving Starkville.

 

MSU's Mullen linked to coaching job at University of Florida

Posted 12/9/2010 in College Sports

Another university in the state of Florida apparently is interested in having Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen lead its football program. As if the rumors of Mullen being a front-runner for the job as head coach at the University of Miami job weren't enough to send shock-waves through the MSU fan base, Urban Meyer's resignation Wednesday as football coach at the University of Florida added more anxiety.

 

Pickens County boys basketball gearing up for tough competition

Posted 12/9/2010 in High School Sports

The Pickens County boys basketball team is two weeks away from looking at the big picture. The problem for the Tornadoes is they'll be looking from a distance.

 

 

SEC coaches honor MSU players

Posted 12/9/2010 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Mississippi State's Derek Sherrod, Pernell McPhee, and Chris White were named All-Southeastern Conference and Bulldog defensive end Nick Bell was named the team's honorary captain, the league office announced Tuesday.

 

 

New Hope, Caledonia split in soccer

Posted 12/8/2010 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Yes ma'am, good things are happening for New Hope High School girls soccer. If last season was a starting point, coach Mary Nagy hopes the Lady Trojans can keep building to bigger and better things. New Hope did just that on a frigid Tuesday evening, getting goals from Reagan Hern and Maria Bergdal in a 2-0 victory against Caledonia.

 

 

Starkville, Heritage split in basketball

Posted 12/8/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The pieces are starting to come together for Yandell Harris. The Heritage Academy boys basketball coach has only been in charge for a month, but he has seen steady improvement -- and wins -- come from a team with just two seniors.

 

 

Hoskins' game growing at ICC

Posted 12/8/2010 in College Sports

College is meant to expand your horizons. Jameika Hoskins thought she would begin that journey at Alcorn State. But the Aberdeen High School volleyball and basketball standout reconsidered her options and believed she could work to realize a goal to play at a higher level.

 

 

Gator Bowl makes simple choice by picking MSU

Posted 12/7/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team's spot in the 2011 Gator Bowl is viewed as a major success for a university that hasn't played in a New Year's Day bowl game since 1999.

 

 

Offensive line provided foundation for West Point

Posted 12/7/2010 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The tallest building starts with a strong foundation. As much as any championship program relies on skill position players to deliver highlight-reel performances, the blue collar work in the trenches often goes overlooked. That's not the case with the West Point High School football team.

 

 

Bulldogs set sights on Gator Bowl

Posted 12/7/2010 in College Sports

For the first time in 70 years, the Mississippi State Bulldogs will play in a New Year's Day bowl game.

 

 

Michigan State, Alabama in Capital One Bowl

Posted 12/6/2010 in College Sports

Michigan State and Alabama had their sights set higher this year. Instead, they got a pretty nice consolation prize against each other.

 

Watching Wave beautiful thing

Posted 12/6/2010 in Local Columns

The Green Wave roll confidence, execution, and talent into one big wave and challenge you to stay afloat for 48 minutes.

 

Choosing a lure easier now than most times

Posted 12/6/2010 in Local Columns

Lure selection this time of year is probably easier now than most anytime of the year. As long as it resembles a shad, the chances are good that it will produce some fish in the livewell. The most fun I have had this year has recently been on a lipless crankbait.

 

West Point dominates for second straight crown

Posted 12/5/2010 in High School Sports

Faced with the prospect of stopping Brookhaven on a fourth-and-1 to start the fourth quarter, the Green Wave instead re-took possession after a punt and did what they do best: Play West Point football.

 

After three plays, West Point played its game

Posted 12/5/2010 in High School Sports

akenderic Thomas' 12-yard run in the first quarter was far from the biggest gainer of the evening, but it showed West Point wasn't going to be denied its seventh state title in program history. Led by 165 rushing yards by Thomas and 138 more by senior quarterback Justin Cox, West Point rolled to a 21-3 victory against Brookhaven in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A state title game at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.

 

 

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