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Chapel eager for chance to play more aggressive role

Posted 11/13/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A week ago, Vic Schaefer said the 2014-15 Mississippi State women's basketball team has 14 players who bring something to the table. Schaefer then singled one of those players out to make sure she knows what is expected of her this season.

 

 

New Hope wants to bounce back from loss

Posted 11/13/2014 in High School Sports

Two things came together at just the right time to disrupt the New Hope High School football team's momentum. Coach Kris Pickle's challenge will be to help his team regroup from a 32-29 loss to Saltillo in its regular-season final in time to play Callaway at 7 p.m. Friday in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoffs.

 

 

Noxubee County will try to be more consistent

Posted 11/13/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- A fast start doesn't guarantee success in the playoffs. That's one of the messages Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter has tried to impress to his players this week following a 35-0 victory against Senatobia in the opening round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A North State playoffs. The Tigers opened the game with a long touchdown drive on their opening possession and then appeared to let up, according to Shorter. That loss of focus coupled with four turnovers can spell disaster in the postseason, which is why Shorter and his assistant coaches have worked hard this week to get the players to re-focus.

 

 

MSU's Hill playing to honor McGee

Posted 11/13/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State tight end Brandon Hill's ritual is the same before every game. After he goes through the Dawg Walk and pregame warmups and then gets dressed, Hill walks around the corner from his locker at Davis Wade Stadium and finds the framed jersey of former Bulldog Keffer McGee.

 

 

MSU baseball will start 2015 season with 24 at home

Posted 11/13/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A home slate that features 24-straight games to open the season and Southeastern Conference stands against Alabama, LSU, South Carolina, and Florida highlights the Mississippi State baseball team's 2015 schedule, which was announced Wednesday morning.

 

 

Seniors have laid foundation for MSU's success

Posted 11/13/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen was true to his word. Five years ago, Mullen visited Nick Griffin, a standout senior running back at Perry Central in tiny New Augusta and laid out a vision.

 

 

MSU Offensive Keys for Alabama

Posted 11/13/2014 in College Sports

MSU Offensive Keys for Alabama

 

 

MSU Defensive Keys for Alabama

Posted 11/13/2014 in College Sports

MSU Defensive Keys for Alabama

 

 

EMCC bowl matchup with Iowa Western set

Posted 11/12/2014 in College Sports

After weeks of speculation, the dream matchup became official Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

Prep Roundup: New Hope basketball sweeps Center Hill

Posted 11/12/2014 in High School Sports

TUPELO --New Hope High School had to work hard to get a pair of basketball games into the victory column Tuesday night. However, the Lady Trojans and Trojans did just that.

 

 

Columbus basketball teams sweep West Lowndes

Posted 11/11/2014 in High School Sports

Columbus High School boys basketball coach Sammy Smith has assembled a team with lots of size and length.

 

 

Williams makes presence felt for MSU women's team

Posted 11/11/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Sherise Williams is doing everything she can to make her presence felt this season for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.

 

 

Sharp helps lead Victory Christian to CFA championship

Posted 11/10/2014 in High School Sports

Anthony Sharp hasn't had much time to think about the final football game of his prep career.

 

 

Prescott up for national award

Posted 11/10/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Another week, another national award possibility for Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott.

 

 

EMCC moves back to No. 1 in NJCAA rankings

Posted 11/10/2014 in College Sports

East Mississippi Community College completed its football regular season where it started -- ranked No. 1 in the nation.

 

 

Bulldogs zeroed in on Crimson Tide

Posted 11/10/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - Despite rolling into Saturday's showdown against No. 4 Alabama as the top-ranked team in the country, No. 1 Mississippi State suddenly finds itself in a familiar position.

 

 

MSU's Richardson could see bigger role at new position

Posted 11/10/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- As a point guard, Jerica James knows how to direct traffic. The senior is familiar with all of the hand signals and the subtle eye maneuvers that allow teammates to work their magic without using words. If there is one signal James and all point guards know, it is when a player grabs the ball and uses one arm to wave everyone off to one side of the floor as if to say, "Get out of my way. I got this."

 

 

No. 1 MSU turns page to Alabama

Posted 11/10/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In the moments after leading the Mississippi State football team to its first 9-0 start in program history, coach Dan Mullen wasn't peppered with questions about a 45-16 victory against Tennessee-Martin on Homecoming. Mullen wasn't asked repeatedly about quarterback Dak Prescott, who had for three touchdowns and 260 yards. He wasn't pestered to reflect on No. 1 MSU's historic winning streak, which moved to 12 games, the second-best active run in the country. Instead, Mullen and each MSU player who met with the media Saturday night was asked often about one thing: MSU's game against Alabama on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

 

 

EMCC will learn final ranking today

Posted 11/10/2014 in College Sports

WESSON -- The East Mississippi Community College football team did all it could on the field this season. Now human voters and computers will decide its fate. The final National Junior College Athletic Association ranking for the regular season will be released today. The poll will give an idea of EMCC's bowl destination, which will be confirmed Tuesday.

 

 

MSU women start by sharing ball

Posted 11/10/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer feels his 2014-15 Mississippi State women's basketball team has enough weapons to make opponents pay inside, outside, or against any kind of defense.

 

 

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