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Unheralded, Undaunted: McKinney leads experienced MSU defense

Posted 7/26/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Flying under the radar is nothing new to Benardrick McKinney. A two-star recruit from Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, McKinney had the size, speed, and athletic ability to play at any Division I school. But when only one came calling, McKinney took it in stride.

 

 

MSU men's basketball releases non-conference schedule

Posted 7/23/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State coach Rick Ray doubled his win total in non-conference games during his second season in Starkville, improving from 5-7 in non-league games in 2012-13 to 10 non-conference wins in 2013-14.

 

 

MSU welcomes chance to host state championship football games

Posted 7/21/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - When Mississippi State opens the 2014 football season, the Bulldogs will do so in the state's biggest football stadium.

 

 

Lack of star power does not dampen SEC Media Days

Posted 7/19/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- There were complaints about the lack of star power. There was never a controversial quote or any semblance of trash talk from one coach to another. In all, The 2014 version of the Southeastern Conference's Media Days could be classified as uneventful.

 

 

Freeze feels Rebels are ahead of schedule

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze believes his program ahead of schedule.

 

 

Alabama cautious about tag of favorites

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. - Most experts believe Alabama is the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference championship. Alabama fans certainly believe it. SEC media members clearly believe it, too, as Alabama was voted by the league's sports writers as the preseason choice to win the league this year.

 

 

Miles has confidence in young Tigers

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- If LSU coach Les Miles is bothered by media projections that have the Tigers slipping this fall, he's hiding it well. Standing before approximately 300 writers and analysts at the Southeastern Conference Media Days on Wednesday afternoon, Miles was blunt in his assessment of LSU's chances this season.

 

 

Arkansas, Missouri have similar messages, different perspectives

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- One is trying to fight his way out of the cellar in the Southeastern Conference's Western Division. The other is trying to stay on top of the SEC's Eastern Division.

 

 

SEC hopes rule change will protect QBs

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference are about to become safer. At least that's the plan behind a rule change, presented by SEC Coordinator of Officials Steve Shaw.

 

 

MSU men's basketball team will play in Thanksgiving event in Texas

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team's non-conference schedule will feature a trip to Texas for the Corpus Christi Coastal Classic at the American Bank Center. This Thanksgiving event, now in its second year, will be Nov. 28 and 29. MSU will play Saint Louis in the opening round and then face TCU or Bradley.

 

 

Some fans still in dark about SEC Network

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Fan Lee Massengale is already worried about Georgia's game with Troy, even with Clemson and South Carolina coming up first.

 

 

Others look to emerge in 'starless' SEC

Posted 7/17/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel insists there are still plenty of superstars in the Southeastern Conference. The only problem is nobody has heard of them.

 

 

Mullen, Bulldogs embrace expectations

Posted 7/16/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Dan Mullen has spent five seasons trying to build expectations at Mississippi State. Now he has them. Boasting a league-best 18 returning starters and helming a team that closed 2013 on a three-game winning streak, Mullen was calm and confident Tuesday as he talked about a team he believes could be the best he has had in Starkville during the morning session of Day 2 of the Southeastern Conference's Media Days.

 

 

Prescott sets tone for MSU

Posted 7/16/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- For the first time, Dak Prescott owns the starting quarterback job entering a season at Mississippi State. On Tuesday morning, he owned the room at the Southeastern Conference Media Days.

 

 

Spurrier star of show at SEC Media Days

Posted 7/16/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier attended Southeastern Conference Media Days for the 22nd time Tuesday. He has been the star of the show at most of them, and this time was no different.

 

 

Slive says changes need to be made in college athletics

Posted 7/15/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mike Slive believes the Southeastern Conference will be at the forefront of significant changes in the college football landscape, and to get his point across, he quoted Eisenhower, Churchill, and Nelson Mandela. Welcome to SEC Media Days.

 

 

Malzahn undecided about punishment for QB Marshall

Posted 7/15/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The most talked-about player during the opening session of Southeastern Conference Media Days wasn't in attendance. His coach wasn't in a rush to talk about him, either.

 

 

MACJC confirms changes for baseball in 2015

Posted 7/15/2014 in College Sports

JACKSON -- Changes are coming to the scheduling and playoff formats for Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College baseball. On Thursday, the league announced in 2015 each team in the state will have the opportunity to face each other once in the regular season and play a 28-game league schedule. Those games will be played in 14 doubleheaders. League opponents will play Wednesdays and Saturdays.

 

 

MSU men's basketball team will play Tulane

Posted 7/15/2014 in College Sports

The Mississippi State men's basketball team will play Tulane this season for the first time in 11 years, the school announced Monday.

 

 

Plenty of stories as SEC Media Days begin

Posted 7/14/2014 in College Sports

There are plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference. The league opens its annual media days -- four days instead of three now -- today in Hoover, Alabama, with radical change in the college athletic model appearing imminent and the SEC Network soon to take the airwaves.

 

 

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