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Alabama's offensive line will pose challenge for Tennessee

Posted yesterday in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban delivered a challenge to Alabama's offensive linemen before the game against Texas A&M. The group was coming off a demoralizing performance against Arkansas when it played without injured center Ryan Kelly and couldn't open many holes for the running backs and allowed a couple of sacks.

 

 

Five for Inside for Mississippi State-Kentucky

Posted yesterday in College Sports

Five for Inside for Mississippi State-Kentucky

 

 

MSU will play first game as No. 1 team

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Over a wild, remarkable four-week stretch earlier this season, Mississippi State's football team earned its first No. 1 ranking. Now the Bulldogs will defend their place in The Associated Press Top 25 and Amway Coaches Poll (USA Today).

 

 

Names have changed, but West Point's offense clicking

Posted yesterday in College Sports

WEST POINT -- The names have changed. The faces have changed. But the production hasn't, which is why the West Point High School football team's offense keeps rolling.

 

 

Ole Miss relying on stingy defense

Posted yesterday in College Sports

Statistics might not tell the whole story about how good No. 3 Ole Miss' defense has been this season. But it's a good place to start. The Rebels (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) are giving up 10.6 points per game this season, which leads the Football Bowl Subdivision. Their 15 interceptions are tied for the national lead. The group has a knack for big plays, too, scoring almost as many defensive touchdowns (four) as the six they've allowed.

 

 

No. 1 EMCC beats Mississippi Delta to cap undefeated regular season

Posted yesterday in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College played nine regular-season football game this season. The top-ranked Lions won all of them.

 

 

Now at No. 1, Mississippi State does not plan to change anything

Posted 10/22/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Success can change a man.

 

 

MSU women's golf cruises to victory at Old Waverly

Posted 10/22/2014 in College Sports

WEST POINT - On Tuesday, Mississippi State's nationally ranked women's golf team turned its Old Waverly Invitational into a runaway, firing a team score of 277 to stretch its lead to 22 strokes over a field of 13 teams.

 

 

Houston could provide punch for MSU men

Posted 10/22/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Entering his third season as Mississippi State's men's basketball coach, Rick Ray hopes this year's newcomers help MSU end its postseason drought. The group includes sharp-shooting guard Maurice Dunlap, a freshman from Greenwood; 6-foot-9 post player Oliver Black, of Jackson Wingfield High School; and junior college transfer Travis Daniels and redshirt freshman Fallou Ndoye, who were on campus a year ago but will take the court for the first time as Bulldogs this season.

 

 

Myles fills needed role without Lewis

Posted 10/22/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team didn't miss a beat. Three weeks ago, minutes before No. 12 MSU was to face No. 6 Texas A&M, Dan Mullen learned senior wide receiver Jameon Lewis, one of MSU's most explosive and versatile offensive weapons, would miss the game with a lower leg injury. Seven days later, Lewis, who entered the season as the SEC's leading returning receiver, would miss his second-straight game, this one a showdown against No. 2 Auburn. Enter Gabe Myles.

 

 

MSU surges to 22-shot lead at Old Waverly

Posted 10/22/2014 in College Sports

WEST POINT -- After the second day of the Bulldog Invitational at Old Waverly Golf Course, Mississippi State's women's golf team holds a 22-stroke lead over the competition, more than quadrupling the five-stroke lead it held at the end of day one. As a team, MSU shot 11 strokes under par Tuesday to move to -14 under for the tournament. Memphis is in second place at +8, with South Florida and Florida International tied for third at +10.

 

 

Mississippi State's Offensive Keys vs. Kentucky

Posted 10/22/2014 in College Sports

Mississippi State's Offensive Keys vs. Kentucky

 

 

No. 1 EMCC four wins from another title

Posted 10/22/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- The stakes remain high for the No. 1 East Mississippi Community College football team even though its postseason destination is set. EMCC is again in the running for a National Junior College Athletic Association national championship. Four more victories will give EMCC an unprecedented third national championship in four seasons.

 

 

South Carolina women picked first in preseason SEC poll

Posted 10/22/2014 in College Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows the work it took to reach the top of the Southeastern Conference. She understands it'll be an even greater challenge for the defending SEC champs to stay there.

 

 

MSU picked eighth in poll; Alwal named first-team All-SEC

Posted 10/22/2014 in College Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Fresh off a 20-plus win season that ended with an impressive run in the Women's National Invitation Tournament, the Mississippi State women's basketball team was picked eighth and senior Martha Alwal was named Preseason All-SEC in a vote of select SEC and national media members that was announced Tuesday morning.

 

 

MSU's Alwal hopes new habits will pay dividends

Posted 10/21/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Martha Alwal doesn't like to talk about herself. That's why you won't hear the 6-foot-4 center discussing how she earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors from the league coaches and The Associated Press last season after leading the team in scoring (14.9 points per game). You also won't hear Alwal bragging about how she was named to the SEC's All-Defensive team for the second-straight year or how she shared its defensive player of the year award after finishing third in the league in rebounding (8.8 per game) and first in blocked shots (2.7).

 

 

No. 1 MSU gets back to work for Kentucky

Posted 10/21/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Six days before his team takes the field as the nation's No. 1 team for the first time, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen took time Monday to set the stage for MSU's visit to Kentucky.

 

 

Peng, McDonald lead No. 2 MSU women in first round

Posted 10/21/2014 in College Sports

WEST POINT -- Mississippi State senior golfer Ally McDonald keeps tabs on the MSU football team like most of the other students on campus. While the football team in unchartered waters as the nation's No. 1 team this week, the women's golf team is doing its part to make a run at a national championship, too.

 

 

Ole Miss gearing up for improved LSU

Posted 10/21/2014 in College Sports

Five more wins. While fans and national writers realize how close the No. 3 Ole Miss football team is to an undefeated regular season, players and coaches are focused on one more win.

 

 

Alabama shines with looser mind-set

Posted 10/20/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama football coach Nick Saban wanted his team to lighten up. Play loose, have fun, stop fretting so much about those burdensome expectations surrounding the program.

 

 

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