Well, Santa Claus has come and gone and in came the new year.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson entered the Progressive Gator Bowl as Dan Mullen's admitted single-most challenging matchup this season.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Mississippi State football team's offense has earned a reputation for controlling the clock and running the football. On Saturday, No. 21 MSU proved it could dismantle a defense in multiple ways and put up monster numbers on a big stage, racking up 485 yards in a 52-14 rout of the University of Michigan in the Progressive Gator Bowl.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When Chad Bumphis broke his collarbone in the regular-season finale against the University of Mississippi, the Mississippi State football team lost its leader in catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mississippi State's kick coverage and return teams haven't been spectacular this season, and head coach Dan Mullen is hopeful a month-long layoff doesn't affect either unit. Friday, Mullen expressed concern over the lack of game-speed reps his kickoff teams have had since the regular season finale against Ole Miss on Nov. 27.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Twenty four hours before Mississippi State and Michigan kickoff the 2011 Progressive Gator Bowl, the head coaches and selected players from each team met with the media for the last time today. Naturally, the comparisons between the Big Ten and Southeastern Conference were the major talking points for both teams.
Don Howard didn't grow up in Mississippi, nor did he attend Mississippi State University football games as a kid.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Any concerns over Dan Mullen's future at Mississippi State were put to rest today after athletics director Scott Stricklin announced he and Mullen had agreed to a new contract. Still pending approval from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees, Mullen's new contract will see him earn $10.6 million over the next four years.
A late 11-0 run lifted the Mississippi State women's basketball team past Buffalo 72-58 in an opening-round game at the Lehigh Christmas City Classic Wednesday night at Stabler Arena.
Mississippi State's massive 14-day road trip ended with a 94-72 loss to St. Mary's in the 2010 Shamrock Showcase played Wednesday night at Orleans Arena.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Stopping University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson goes beyond limiting the elusive quarterback's rushing opportunities. Teams have known that since he started lighting up opponents at the beginning of the season. Outside of Ohio State, no one has found the right recipe for limiting the nation's second-most explosive player to Auburn's Cam Newton.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There's no question Denard Robinson is the engine that makes Michigan's offense go. The Wolverines' "head of the snake" -- as Mississippi State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz typically calls opponent's best player -- is an equal threat to run and throw. But how Robinson has managed to produce at a high rate each week has just as much to do with his development as how teams try to defend him.
The Mississippi State women's basketball team will open play in the Christmas City Classic at 4 p.m. today against the University of Buffalo at Stabler Arena on the campus of Lehigh University.
Mississippi State football players and coaches are guarding against the perception they'll have their way with Michigan's porous defense.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Mississippi State Bulldogs have been away from game action for over a month, but the layoff and extra activities of bowl week haven't affected the team's ability to focus on Gator Bowl opponent Michigan, head coach Dan Mullen said Tuesday.
Some experts of college football hail University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson as a compressed version of Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton.
Shawn Gates and Ronnie Sciple know how to make their numbers count.
Playmakers have an ability to break a game open in a variety of ways.
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