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MSU volleyball will play stronger schedule in 2012

Posted 7/4/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jenny Hazelwood has assembled a challenging 2012 schedule for one reason: RPI. In college volleyball, the Ratings Percentage Index is a crucial element used to rank schools and to determine at-large selections for the NCAA tournament. Hazelwood, who was a setter at MSU, is determined to make sure the program continues to improve.



Former MSU assistant coach Bedell hired at VCU

Posted 7/4/2012 in College Sports

Franqua Bedell was ready to take the next step. After Vic Shaefer replaced Sharon Fanning-Otis as women's basketball coach at Mississippi State University, Bedell applied for and had several interviews for a number of coaching vacancies throughout the nation.



ICC's Hoskins to be honored at Women's Hall of Fame

Posted 7/4/2012 in College Sports

FULTON -- Former Aberdeen High School and Itawamba Community College basketball standout Jameika Hoskins has been recognized for her final season at ICC by having her jersey as part of the Ring of Honor display at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn.



Racing to return to Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 7/3/2012 in Local Sports

Magnolia Motor Speedway is preparing for The Columbus Convention and Visitor's Bureau Clash at the Mag on Thursday through Saturday. The event will feature Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors attempting to tame the "Black Ice" in pursuit of a $20,000-to-win top prize and a purse of more than $70,000.



Reports: Hood will transfer to Duke

Posted 6/30/2012 in College Sports

Multiple reports have former Mississippi State University guard Rodney Hood heading to Duke University. and Fox Sports reported Saturday evening the former Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Mississippi has decided to transfer to the Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouse coached by Mike Krzyzewski, Division I men's college basketball's all-time leader in wins.



Stillman pitches New Hope to title

Posted 6/30/2012 in Local Sports

It's never too hot to make an impression. Baking on a day in which temperatures soared into triple digits, Josh Stillman made sure he gave New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd something to remember him by for the 2012-13 school year.


Moore, Thomas led Immanuel Christian

Posted 6/30/2012 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Immanuel Christian senior boys basketball player Ross Moore never doubted he would return to the court. However, Moore wasn't sure his shooting touch would return when he was back in uniform. Immanuel Christian coach Billy Thomas shared those concerns. Thomas knew Moore would bring leadership to the squad, but he knew the team also needed the offensive touch Moore could provide to help put the Rams over the top.


Thomas keeps busy schedule to keep Rams at top

Posted 6/30/2012 in High School Sports

STEENS -- When making dinner arrangements with Columbus businessman Billy Thomas, you might want to call well in advance. In addition to being a owner of Benco Foods, Thomas devotes quite a bit of time at his other job: boys basketball coach at Immanuel Christian.



Heat draft Moultrie, trade him to 76ers

Posted 6/28/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the first time in 16 years, Mississippi State University produced a first round pick in the 2012 National Basketball Association draft.



Basketball Bulldogs pick up additional commitment

Posted 6/28/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University head men's basketball coach Rick Ray has already started looking to the 2014 recruiting class.



BLAISE-ING A TRAIL: Former Heritage Academy star enjoying start to pro career

Posted 6/28/2012 in Local Sports

Brett Blaise has not let the fact he has been overlooked his entire career deny his dream of being a professional baseball player.



Football Bulldogs lose pair of players

Posted 6/27/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University officials confirmed Wednesday two members of the 2012 football recruiting class will not be on the fall roster.



Moultrie eagerly ancitipates his name being called at the NBA Draft

Posted 6/27/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The middle of the first round of the 2012 National Basketball Association draft is where the curious case of Arnett Moultrie will begin.



Bulldogs need new football opponent in 2013

Posted 6/27/2012 in College Sports



Columbus 9-year-olds ready for battle

Posted 6/26/2012 in Local Sports

The temperature is not the only place where things are beginning to heat up.



STINGING THE COMPETITION: Starkville High wins All-Sports Award for Class 5A

Posted 6/26/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School athletic director Stan Miller does not believe in symbolic awards.



Griffin chosen as new track and field coach at Starkville High

Posted 6/25/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School wants to dominate in track and field and are convinced they've found the man to do that with the hiring of Steven Griffin as its newest boys head coach.



Bulldogs add play-making threat at wide receiver position

Posted 6/25/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University added another big target receiver prospect to its 2013 football recruiting class Monday with the verbal commitment of Scott Austin.



EMCC football looks to make most of four home games this season

Posted 6/25/2012 in High School Sports

The Lions sleep tonight. However in two months time, the noise will be overwhelming as a second football season gets underway at East Mississippi Community College's new Sullivan-Windham Field. A sparse four-game home slate highlights a nine-game 2012 regular-season schedule, released Friday by the school.



Ray addresses early concerns for Bulldog basketball program

Posted 6/25/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In his first teleconference as a Division 1 men's basketball head coach, Rick Ray used the opportunity to be very candid about his upcoming team.



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