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Bulldogs play through pain to earn first SEC win

Posted 1/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- At one point during Mississippi State University 56-54 victory to open Southeastern Conference, the home bench looked more similar to a emergency medical facility.



Columbus High star Hackler signs with Itawamba C.C.

Posted 1/10/2013 in High School Sports

Ricky Hackler knew his day was coming. The Columbus High School senior just didn't know it would be here so soon.



LIVING BY THE SWORD: Frantic finish sends Bulldogs past Gamecocks in SEC opener

Posted 1/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Don't tell Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray Wednesday night was ugly basketball.



MSU women's basketball remains home for Florida

Posted 1/10/2013 in College Sports

Amanda Butler isn't into style points.



Aberdeen rallies late to defeat Starkville in prep basketball action

Posted 1/9/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE --In a high-pressured game that came down to the wire, Aberdeen High showed just how important seniors are to a team searching for a win on the road.



Shumpert gives MSU football recruiting class big boost

Posted 1/8/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football program simply dealt with losing the commitment of a running back prospect by the one that was on the top of their list.



Bulldogs host South Carolina in SEC opener tonight

Posted 1/8/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Many coaches will use the cliché line of a college basketball season being the culmination of three different seasons: non-conference, conference and postseason.



Martin, Ray both embracing rebuilding projects

Posted 1/8/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The two head coaches at Humphrey Coliseum were given the same task on paper but not the same procedure to get the rebuilding project accomplished.



Columbus basketball extends win streaks in sweep of Grenada

Posted 1/8/2013 in High School Sports

Columbus High School basketball player Roshad Meeks would make a great party planner.



Caledonia sweeps MSMS in prep soccer action

Posted 1/8/2013 in High School Sports

Finishing is the final piece for the Caledonia High School boys soccer team.


Tidal Domination: Alabama crushes Notre Dame in BCS title game

Posted 1/8/2013 in College Sports

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Barely taking time to celebrate their latest national championship, Nick Saban and the the University of Alabama Crimson Tide are ready to get back to work. That's how they make it look so easy.


McCain has big scoring day for Heritage Academy

Posted 1/8/2013 in High School Sports

Graham McCain has had his share of "those days." In soccer, the "unlucky" moments that don't lead to goals often mirror the number of times players in other sports fall short of their objective.


Gamecocks provide primer for Bulldogs

Posted 1/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dawn Staley sees the similarities. The former All-America guard earned a reputation for her gritty play at the University of Virginia. She went on to become one of women's basketball's best professionals, earning seven All-Star honors in two leagues.


Three MSU players invited to pre-draft combine

Posted 1/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- At least three Mississippi State University football players have been invited to participate in the NFL draft Combine next month.


Record crowd watches Ole Miss finish with victory

Posted 1/5/2013 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Rebel Nation showed up loud and proud Saturday to cheer the University of Mississippi football team to a 38-17 victory against the University of Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl at Legion Field. With a record-breaking 59,000 fans on hand, most of which were dressed in Ole Miss red and blue, the Rebels also set the record for the most points scored in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

Hard work helps Holifield dominate for New Hope

Posted 1/5/2013 in High School Sports

Forever. It takes only a few moments for Lauren Holifield to find a suitable answer when she is asked how long she has been playing softball. When you've been brought up on fields and you have a sister and a mother who have played for as long as they can remember, forever seems like an appropriate response.


Mullen has two coaching spots to fill

Posted 1/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen wanted to "try something different" in the 2013 Gator Bowl on New Year's Day. That decision created some major changes in the defensive coaching staff for the 2013 season. On Friday, MSU announced the promotion of Geoff Collins to defensive coordinator. The move came three days after he was assigned play-calling duties for the first time in a 34-20 loss to Northwestern University in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.



Schaefer will keep pushing Bulldogs

Posted 1/5/2013 in College Sports

Vic Schaefer isn't going to back away from a challenge. So don't think the first-year Mississippi State University women's basketball coach is going to demand any less from his players after one of the program's worst losses, a 92-41 setback to Vanderbilt University on Thursday in Nashville, Tenn. The loss was the worst in a Southeastern Conference opener for MSU (8-6). It also was MSU's worst loss to Vanderbilt (11-3) in the series since a 108-44 defeat on Jan. 17, 1993, in Nashville. It marked the most points Vanderbilt has scored in a regulation game in the series since a 99-60 victory on Feb. 2, 1997.



Starkville Academy sweeps Lamar School

Posted 1/5/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy girls basketball coach Glenn Schmidt hopes her team's victory Saturday proves it can win even if isn't making outside shots. While facing one of the state's best perimeter players in guard Olivia Mabry, Starkville Academy held the rest of the Lamar School team to 16 points en route to a 74-36 victory.



Freshmen Cooper, Yeldon have played key roles for Tide

Posted 1/5/2013 in College Sports

MIAMI -- T.J. Yeldon opened his University of Alabama football career by rolling through Michigan's defense for 111 yards, and fellow freshman Amari Cooper took note. Performing in the face of huge crowds and big, fast college defenders wasn't so hard after all, he figured. It's still football.



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