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Releford, Mitchell lead Alabama past Georgia Tech

Posted 1/4/2012 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- JaMychal Green appears recovered from a right shoulder injury, and the University of Alabama men's basketball team got another big boost with the return of Andrew Steele for the first time this season. So with the Southeastern Conference schedule beginning in four days, the Crimson Tide look ready to roll.

 

 

Bumphis has court date later this month

Posted 1/3/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University junior wide receiver Chad Bumphis was arrested early Sunday morning in his hometown of Tupelo and charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. The Lee County Sheriff's Department confirmed Sunday morning to The Dispatch that Bumphis' arrest occurred at 1:31 a.m. in the city proper of Tupelo, and that Bumphis was released nearly an hour later after being booked on the charges. Bumphis, 22, has one year of eligibility left at MSU. He is scheduled to appear Jan. 12 at the Lee County Courthouse.

 

 

Relf goes out a winner

Posted 1/3/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen always has judged the quarterback position by one category: Wins. In that regard, senior Chris Relf will leave MSU as one of the program's most successful quarterbacks, especially after he closed his career with another victory.

 

 

Music to your ears: MSU wins fifth straight bowl game

Posted 12/31/2011 in College Sports

 

 

Ballard earns MVP honors in finale

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For a player not many Division I schools wanted after high school and a successful stint at junior college, Vick Ballard wrote an award-winning final chapter to his story Friday night. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College transfer used his final college game -- a 23-17 victory against Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl -- to show the country what many of the premier programs missed out on for ignoring his talents for so long

 

 

Cox, defensive line shine in bowl victory

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Believe it or not, Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox said he was blocked up front before he blocked a 33-yard field goal in the second quarter Friday night in the Music City Bowl. The reason this fact is up for debate is the speed at which the 295-pound defensive got to the Wake Forest holder and nearly tackled kicker Jimmy Newm

 

 

MSU women rally to beat Nevada

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

RENO, Nev. -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team erased a 16-point second-half deficit Friday night and rallied for a 67-63 victory against Nevada in the consolation game of the Peppermill Classic at the Lawlor Events Center. MSU bounced back from a 78-71 loss to Oklahoma State in the tournament's opening round on Thursday night. With the victory, MSU completes the non-conference portion of its 2011-12 schedule with a 10-3 overall record.

 

 

2,000 MSU students expected at Music City Bowl

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Piling a bunch of people in a car and going to a famous destination is how a lot of great tales begin. For Mississippi State University students and recent graduates, bowl games represent the perfect excuse for that classic college road trip story.

 

 

Outlaw Tournament: New Hope knocks off East Oktibbeha

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - New Hope High senior basketball player Lawrence Brown had a lot of fun Thursday afternoon. Brown scored 29 points and pulled down 15 rebounds as the Trojans hustled past East Oktibbeha 73-64 in a second-round game at the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump holiday basketball tournament being played at the Humphrey Coliseum on the Mississippi State University campus.

 

 

Lady Bulldogs battle, drop tough tournament opener to Oklahoma State

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

RENO, Nev. - Mississippi State's late rally came up short Thursday night as the Lady Bulldogs dropped a 78-71 decision to undefeated Oklahoma State in the second contest at the University of Nevada-hosted Peppermill Classic.

 

 

Lawrence brothers to play final game at MSU together in Music City Bowl

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Cameron Lawrence can only remember one season he and his older brother Addison haven't been competing on the same football field. After tonight's 2011 Music City Bowl, the Lawrence duo will be split up again for likely the final time of their football careers.

 

 

Hungry Bulldogs ready for grand finish

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen has stressed the goal of the next season since this New Year's Day victory in Jacksonville. Get to back-to-back bowl games.

 

 

Mullen pleased with SEC schedule

Posted 12/29/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Fans of every Southeastern Conference school got a look at the football schedule for upcoming 2012 campaign Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

Bulldogs' win streak ends at 11

Posted 12/29/2011 in College Sports

DALLAS -- With one big play, Pierre Jackson made up for a series of mistakes to keep No. 6 Baylor undefeated. Jackson drove for a layup with 28 seconds left to give the Bears a 54-52 victory over No. 15 Mississippi State, which had won 11 straight.

 

 

Lady Bulldogs face challenge in Reno play

Posted 12/29/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tick, tick, tick. The Mississippi State women's basketball team has seven days before it plays host to LSU in its Southeastern Conference opener.

 

 

MSU to give Relf one final start in bowl game vs. Wake Forest

Posted 12/29/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mississippi State can only hope for similar postseason perfomance that they got last on New Year's Day in the 2011 Gator Bowl.

 

 

Wake Forest needs leadership, points from Price

Posted 12/28/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The goal for Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price is to be just another overlooked prospect from Westlake High School in Texas to prove the critics wrong.

 

 

Bulldogs face ultimate road task in undefeated Baylor

Posted 12/28/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Neither Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury nor Baylor coach Scott Drew have a guarantee about what the result will be when their teams meet tonight in Dallas. They do know it'll be fun however.

 

 

Game week here for MSU Football

Posted 12/27/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State began what it's calling phase three of its Music City Bowl preparation Monday with its first practice in Nashville on the campus of Vanderbilt University.

 

 

Sidney's status remains 'day to day' for No. 15 Bulldogs

Posted 12/27/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University officials said Monday evening that junior center Renardo Sidney is being listed as "day to day" following the first practice back together since the Christmas holiday.

 

 

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