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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.


Aberdeen fails in bid for 3A state crown in game of inches

Posted 12/5/2010 in High School Sports

There were plenty of things -- two fumbles, an interception, dropped passes -- that didn't go Aberdeen's way Saturday through three quarters of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 3A title game against Forest.


Starkville boys answer call for more offense

Posted 12/5/2010 in High School Sports

Greg Carter wanted to see his Starkville Yellow Jackets take a step forward in developing their offensive game against rival Columbus High.



Miscues, missed chances spoil Aberdeen's play

Posted 12/5/2010 in High School Sports

Turnovers and missed opportunities typically spell the difference in games as evenly matched as these, and that's how the story played out at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Forest capitalized on two lost fumbles by Aberdeen in the first half, turning one into a touchdown, and then delivered a key defensive stand in the fourth quarter to preserve a 10-8 victory in the Class 3A championship.



MSU beats N. Texas with unlikely leader

Posted 12/5/2010 in College Sports

Led by its front court and an unlikely key player, Mississippi State's women's basketball team beat North Texas 66-60 on Saturday.



Man assaulted by cowbell at Mississippi State game sues alleged attacker, SEC

Posted 12/3/2010 in College Sports

A man involved in an incident last year in which he was hit with a cowbell at a Mississippi State football game has sued his alleged attacker and the Southeastern Conference.



Green Wave's road back to Jackson not easy

Posted 12/3/2010 in High School Sports

Neither lengthy bus rides, injuries, nor weighty expectations prevented the West Point High School football team from making its appointed rounds this season. At 7 p.m. Saturday, the Green Wave hope to complete the journey to the ultimate prize: A state championship.



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