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No. 3 MSU sends statement with road win at No. 6 Tennessee

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Home Sweet Home. The banner with Tennessee women's basketball coach Holly Warlick along Interstate I-40 in Knoxville alerts all travelers they are in Lady Vols country.

 

 

Schaefer adds offensive punch in road win for No. 3 MSU

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- An extra second is an eternity to Blair Schaefer.

 

 

MSU Notebook: Johnson enters attack mode for Bulldogs

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Roshunda Johnson was in attack mode for 37 minutes Sunday.

 

Bulldogs' comeback falls short

Posted yesterday in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. --As the final seconds of what could have been an upset road win ticked by, Lamar Peters, for the first time in the second half, was the spectator.

No. 3 MSU women look for 20th win at No. 6 Tennessee

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer knows what it is like to play the underdog.

Lukabu takes over MSU linebackers

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Darren Rizzi was 38 years old and established as a college football coach when he took over the Rhode Island Rams in 2008.

 

No. 3 MSU hopes for offensive efficiency to continue at No. 6 Tennessee

Posted 1/18/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Offensive efficiency has been the Mississippi State women's basketball team's calling card this season.

 

 

Schaefer, Bulldogs use hard to work to reach elite status

Posted 1/18/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer is proud of what he and his staff have accomplished at Mississippi State.

 

 

Bulldogs look for first conference road win

Posted 1/18/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Last season, Quinndary Weatherspoon was asked to score. The rebounding he contributed was a bonus from the Mississippi State guard, but there was no secret his No. 1 job was to score.

 

 

Florida picked No. 1 in SEC preseason softball poll

Posted 1/18/2018 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Florida softball team, the three-time reigning Southeastern Conference regular-season champion, has been selected as the preseason favorite for the 2018 season after a vote of the 13 SEC head coaches in the annual preseason poll. The Gators, who received 11 first-place votes, will vie for their eighth overall regular-season title after posting a 20-3 record in the SEC last season.

 

 

Petty leads Alabama past No. 17 Auburn

Posted 1/18/2018 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When the Alabama men's basketball team needed him most, freshman John Petty became an unstoppable scorer against Auburn. Petty had 27 points, Dazon Ingram added 16, and short-handed Alabama defeated No. 17 Auburn 76-71 on Wednesday night.

 

MSU's willingness to share ball key to undefeated start

Posted 1/17/2018 in College Sports

Four-pass possessions typically don't generate a lot of buzz. But an otherwise ordinary trip early in the then-No. 4 Mississippi State women's basketball team's game against Alabama on Sunday epitomizes how the Bulldogs have become one of the nation's best teams.

MSU beats Vanderbilt to snap losing streak

Posted 1/17/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The numbers tell you to play zone against the Mississippi State men's basketball team. MSU's 29.7-percent mark from 3-point range entering its game against Vanderbilt on Tuesday was last in the Southeastern Conference and 336th out of 351 teams nationally. Vanderbilt obliged and started the game in a zone. By the final minute of the first half, MSU led by double digits and had forced Vanderbilt to abandon the strategy. After going 3-for-13 from 3-point range in the first half, MSU went 5-for-7 in the second to pull away and beat Vanderbilt 80-62 at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

Davis, Aggies beat Rebels thanks to good bounce

Posted 1/17/2018 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M men's basketball coach Billy Kennedy offered a concise invocation when Ole Miss' Breein Tyree tossed up a 3-pointer from the left of the top of the key late Tuesday night in Reed Arena. "I was praying it would bounce out," Kennedy said. "God blessed us with the right bounce."

 

MSU men will try to end losing skid

Posted 1/16/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ben Howland had a duel in his head on the way back from Florida. Mississippi State's men's basketball coach knew he had a team coming off two hard days of practice and a 71-54 loss on Wednesday in Gainesville, Florida. He also feels his players can benefit from every second on the practice floor.

Vivians finds rhythm in second quarter for Bulldogs

Posted 1/15/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The slightest thing can set a scorer off. Whether it's a pump fake, the feel of a basketball's seams, or a nifty pass from a teammate, Victoria Vivians has used them all to become one of the nation's most dangerous scorers. Vivians is even more dangerous when she gets a full head of steam.

Second-quarter defensive surge lifts No. 4 MSU

Posted 1/15/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer's head went down and he trudged toward the huddle. The Mississippi State women's basketball coach had just watched Alabama's Quanetria Bolton grab an open rebound on the weak side and lay it in just before the end of the first quarter.

Reserves could play bigger roles for Bulldogs

Posted 1/14/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer wants his reserves to be all-purpose, fix-it players. If nothing is broken and the Mississippi State women's basketball team is playing well, Schaefer hopes his substitutes have been paying attention to what has been going right so they can keep it going when they enter the game.

No. 22 Auburn rallies past Mississippi State

Posted 1/14/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A week ago Saturday, the Mississippi State men's basketball team took to the road to face Ole Miss. MSU coach Ben Howland saw a team that had yet to learn how to make the key plays down the stretch fail to close out a game. One week later, the Bulldogs still haven't learned those lessons.

 

Timetable looks good for Dudy Noble renovation

Posted 1/14/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It wasn't part of the plan for the construction crews at Dudy Noble Field to get a two-week break around the turn of the new year, but the weather gave one to them anyway. After it all, David Bryant -- the project manager for JESCO, Inc., the company overseeing the renovation -- feels good about the timeline.

 

 

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