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Bulldogs looking for more history tonight at Sweet 16

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer feels his Mississippi State women's basketball team is right where it is supposed to be.

 

 

Baker wears man hats, helps keep MSU women's basketball program going

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The voice came out of nowhere.

 

 

Injury-plagued Bulldogs welcome Volunteers to Dudy Noble Field this weekend

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro has been in baseball every year since his early childhood days of tee ball, and in recapping Mississippi State's lengthy injury report Tuesday, he confidently said, "I've never seen anything like this in my life."

 

 

Mullen likes depth at center position

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen believes football teams have to have, "at least three" centers, just for the purpose of insurance in depth at such a pivotal position.

 

MSU women gearing up to play Plum, Huskies

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dominique Dillingham hasn't been walking around since Sunday muttering Kelsey Plum's name under her breath, at least not the way DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno did Sunday. But that doesn't mean Dillingham and all of her Mississippi State teammates won't get a crash course on everything related to Plum, Chantel Osahor, the rest of the Huskies before the teams meet at 6 p.m. Friday (ESPN2) in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament's Oklahoma City Regional at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

 

Blair has unique perspective on MSU-Washington matchup

Posted yesterday in College Sports

Gary Blair will crack open a "Colorado Kool-Aid" on Friday night and have a front row seat for could be one of the most intriguing NCAA tournament matchups this season. The game between the second-seeded Mississippi State and the third-seeded Washington women's basketball teams will present a contrast in styles between a defensive-oriented team and one that might be a little more offensive minded.

 

 

JSU's Jones hopes to make impression at Pro Day

Posted yesterday in College Sports

JACKSON -- Javancy Jones left Noxubee County High School for the Jackson State football program in 2013 with a bevy of professional options at his disposal. Jones assumed football wasn't one of them.

 

 

Ross, Senior lead former Bulldogs at MSU's Pro Day

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After Fred Ross finished his senior season with the Mississippi State football team, he put personal grudges aside and embarked on a grueling regimen of relentless training for the NFL Combine. "There's guys that can run 4.2- (second 40-yard dash), but you never see that on the football field," Ross said. "You don't play football running 40 yards in a straight line. You never do that."

 

 

Former Bulldog Jefferson confident he made right decision

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Former Mississippi State defensive lineman AJ Jefferson skipped the St. Petersburg Bowl, but he stuck around to participate Wednesday in the program's Pro Day at the Palmeiro Center. Now that Jefferson has done it, he is even more confident in the decision he made in December.

 

 

Lee's good vibes lift Ole Miss past MSU

Posted yesterday in College Sports

OXFORD -- Ole Miss junior Paige McKinney could feel the vibes from second base. Ole Miss coach Mike Smith felt the vibes during a bullpen session. Ole Miss pitcher Kaitlin Lee was sending those positive vibes, so the Rebels knew good things were coming.

 

 

Southern Mississippi beats MSU in Pearl

Posted 3/22/2017 in College Sports

PEARL -- What is left of Mississippi State's baseball roster, after nearly countless injuries, had an opportunity Tuesday night to turn its attention to its next conference series.

 

 

Tight ends could play bigger role for Mullen's Bulldogs

Posted 3/22/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen looks around his meeting room and can't help but feel a little older than his 44 years old. It's the curse of a coach who has done it long enough to hire former players as assistant coaches.

 

 

Georgia Tech beats Ole Miss to punch ticket to New York

Posted 3/22/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Ben Lammers had 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting and added eight blocked shots, four rebounds, four assists, and four steals Tuesday night to lead the Georgia Tech men's basketball team to a 74-66 victory against Ole Miss in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) at The Pavilion at Ole Miss.

 

 

Mississippi players help MSU grow softball in state

Posted 3/22/2017 in College Sports

Mississippi native Kat Moore made a diving catch in the outfield to help the Mississippi State softball team clinch an upset of No. 11 Alabama on Saturday at Nusz Park. Moore later earned her 10 seconds of fame when the catch was featured on ESPN SportsCenter's "Top 10" package, which highlights that day's best plays in sports.

 

Bulldogs' Holmes has fun in push to Sweet 16

Posted 3/21/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It was impossible to deny the pride on Vic Schaefer's face Sunday when he talked about the performance of Jazzmun Holmes. The sophomore guard from Gulfport had a career-high 14 points and handed out six assists in the second-seeded Mississippi State women's basketball team's 92-71 victory against seventh-seeded DePaul at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

New coach English helping Bryant regain his balance

Posted 3/21/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brandon Bryant arrived to Mississippi State as a top-20 prospect in the state. After a redshirt year in 2014, Bryant showcased his potential as a redshirt freshman by finishing third among all Southeastern Conference freshmen -- first among SEC freshmen defensive backs -- with 63 tackles. He also led the Bulldogs and all SEC freshmen in interceptions (three), and was one of two SEC freshmen to return an interception for a touchdown.

 

MSU rolls past DePaul to earn return trip to Sweet 16

Posted 3/19/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer had to leave his court-side seat Friday afternoon because he wasn't feeling well.

Bulldogs' inside game proves too much for Blue Demons

Posted 3/19/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team's "two-headed monster" was load to handle Sunday afternoon.

 

Notebook: Bulldogs set tone in final home game for seniors

Posted 3/19/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer wanted to set the tone Sunday.

 

MSU softball drops series finale to No. 11 Alabama

Posted 3/19/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore outfielder Kat Moore found confidence in a strange place this weekend.

 

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