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Fitts eagerly anticipates move to bullpen for Bulldogs

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State pitching coach Butch Thompson didn't know what the meeting was going to be about.

 

 

Ole Miss rolls over Missouri in second half

Posted yesterday in College Sports

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Leading by two points with 9:37 remaining in the first half at Missouri on Saturday, Mississippi's Anthony Perez launched a 3-point attempt that bounced high off the back rim only to be palmed by teammate Stefan Moody in midair.

 

 

MSU closes deal in men's basketball win over LSU

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE - There would be no close call this time.

 

 

Ole Miss women face No. 1 South Carolina

Posted yesterday in College Sports

The Ole Miss women's basketball team has no choice but to bounce back.

 

 

MSU women looking for more from Chapel

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team needs Ketara Chapel.

 

 

Domestic violence charges dropped against MSU DB Justin Cox

Posted 1/30/2015 in College Sports

A charge of domestic violence against former Mississippi State defensive back Justin Cox has been dropped.

 

 

MSU women move to 22-2 by routing Vanderbilt

Posted 1/30/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Forty-one points.

 

 

Bulldogs fight for results

Posted 1/30/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Craig Sword was visibly upset.

 

 

Summers helps Rebels rally past Bulldogs

Posted 1/29/2015 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team did everything necessary to earn a road win at Ole Miss on Wednesday night. Well, almost everything. The Bulldogs opened each half with strong runs, had a double-digit lead in the second half, and shot 56 percent from the field, but even one of MSU's best statistical efforts of the season wasn't enough in a 79-73 loss.

 

 

Alwal showing form that made her first-team All-SEC player

Posted 1/29/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer knows how to accentuate a point. Sitting in a chair behind a table on a podium in the media room at Humphrey Coliseum, the Mississippi State women's basketball coach will listen to a question and take a moment to consider it. Once Schaefer begins his answer, he will turn and look at the person who is the subject of the query and try to make eye contact to emphasize what he is saying. Schaefer had more than one of those instances Wednesday afternoon as he discussed his team's preparations for its game at 7 tonight against Vanderbilt (12-8, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) at the Hump. He also made sure senior center Martha Alwal understood what he was saying and how important it will be for her to back up his words.

 

 

MSU has 28 players in Class of 2015 with one week to go

Posted 1/28/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For a time of year that normally is hectic and riddled with rumors, the Mississippi State football team might be poised for something new on the recruiting trail this season: a quiet finish. With one week remaining before student-athletes can sign National Letters of Intents to play at the next level, MSU has 28 commitments in its Class of 2015.

 

 

Florida denies Alabama again

Posted 1/28/2015 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Dorian Finney-Smith slammed home a dunk with 17 seconds remaining as the Florida men's basketball team held off a second-half comeback by Alabama to earn a 52-50 victory on Tuesday night. Eli Carter scored 13 points and Chris Walker finished with 12 for Florida (11-9, 4-3 Southeastern Conference), which snapped a three-game SEC losing streak.

 

 

MSU, Ole Miss will renew SEC's oldest rivalry

Posted 1/28/2015 in College Sports

The Ole Miss men's basketball team is out to prove it is among the elite basketball teams in the Southeastern Conference. Mississippi State wants to show its recent surge is no fluke. A victory tonight in Oxford would help either team advance its cause.

 

 

MSU Football 2015 Commitment List

Posted 1/28/2015 in College Sports

MSU Football 2015 Commitment List

 

 

Second-half surge lifts No. 18 MSU past Auburn

Posted 1/27/2015 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- A dominating second-half performance lifted the No. 18 Mississippi State women's basketball team to its third Southeastern Conference road win of the season Monday night. Highlighted by the fourth career double-double by Victoria Vivians, MSU led by as many as 21 points in the second half en route to a 59-48 victory against Auburn at Auburn Arena.

 

 

MSU will try to correct defensive lapses

Posted 1/27/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- As it turns out, the film told Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray what he already knew: J.J. Frazier didn't miss. Frazier, Georgia's sophomore point guard, was 7-for-7 from 3-point range Saturday in a 72-66 win against MSU at Humphrey Coliseum. It was a performance that sent Ray searching for what went wrong.

 

 

MSU football team lands 28th commitment

Posted 1/27/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- With eight days remaining for student-athletes until National Signing Day, the Mississippi State football team continues to fine tune its latest recruiting class.

 

 

Humphreys hopes to add pop to MSU's lineup

Posted 1/26/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Asked late Sunday afternoon if Mississippi State's baseball team will have more pop in its lineup this season, sophomore Reid Humphreys didn't hesitate. "I definitely think we do," Humphreys said. "I think with the new guys we have and the guys we have returning, we have a lot of players on this team who can change a game with one swing of the bat."

 

 

MSU women will try to apply lessons learned

Posted 1/26/2015 in College Sports

It's difficult not to see the growth in the Mississippi State women's basketball team. A year ago, MSU lost twice to Auburn in the regular season before it defeated Auburn 59-54 in the third round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. This season, MSU overcame injuries to seniors Martha Alwal, Savannah Carter, and Kendra Grant at the beginning of the season to win its first 18 games, including its first three in the Southeastern Conference for the first time.

 

 

MSU's Stricklin says cost of attendance right way to go

Posted 1/24/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The historic step the NCAA took last week isn't going to alter the course of the Mississippi State athletic department. That's the sentiment MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin shared earlier this week when he was asked about the 79-1 vote last week that paved the way to grant cost-of-attendance stipends to student-athletes in the Power Five conferences and any other Division I schools that choose to do so.

 

 

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