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MSU women's basketball will begin practice Tuesday

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

Sharon Fanning-Otis is ready. After spending much of the past week on the road recruiting, Fanning-Otis was back in the state of Mississippi on Saturday, gearing up for the start of the Mississippi State women's basketball season.

 

 

Offense sparks Ole Miss vs. Fresno State

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

FRESNO, Calif. -- Jeff Scott ran for 138 yards and two second-half touchdowns, and new starting quarterback Randall Mackey sparked the University of Mississippi football team's dormant offense in a 38-28 victory against Fresno State on Saturday night.

 

 

Defense, Richardson lead Alabama past Florida

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 3 University of Alabama football team showed it can run and stop the run better than No. 12 Florida, maybe better than anyone in the country.

 

 

Mullen unsure how MSU will respond against Georgia

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen is in the position no head coach wants to be in this weekend. There are a lot of questions Mullen won't be able to answer until the Mississippi State football team kicks off its game against the University of Georgia at 11 a.m. today (Fox Sports Net South) at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.

 

 

Crowell making big difference for Georgia

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

It's not difficult to find the trend in University of Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo's plan of action last week against the University of Mississippi. Georgia handed the football to freshman Isaiah Crowell and let the rest of the nation see why the Bulldogs were so excited when the five-star tailback signed his National Letter of Intent.

 

 

Strength against strength as Alabama faces Florida

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Just before the University of Florida football team's Southeastern Conference opener against Tennessee, defensive tackles Jaye Howard and Dominique Easley sprinted onto the field with giant chains draped around their necks.

 

 

Ole Miss heads west to face Fresno State

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

University of Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt wants his players to look closely at last year's game against Fresno State to see what the Rebels are capable of offensively when everything is clicking. Fresno State coach Pat Hill is using video from that same game to make sure his players don't make the same defensive mistakes that doomed them in Mississippi.

 

 

Relf fighting through struggles

Posted 9/30/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's back to drawing board for Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf. The film room might be the best place to dissect the troubles of the Bulldogs' senior leader. But if you listen to Relf describe the reason for his recent play, he may just need a mirror so he can see himself smile again.

 

 

No. 4 EMCC routs Coahoma C.C.

Posted 9/30/2011 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- The No. 4 East Mississippi Community College football team scored touchdowns on five of its first six possessions Thursday night en route to a 56-6 victory against Coahoma C.C. in MACJC North Division action at New Sullivan-Windham Field. The 50-point home triumph, coupled with No. 15 Northeast Mississippi's 34-28 win at No. 10 Northwest Mississippi, sets up a crucial North Division battle of unbeaten foes (3-0 in division) at 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at Tiger Stadium in Booneville.

 

 

Coaching Koennings share traits leading different groups

Posted 9/29/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- While at a coaching convention in New Orleans more than a decade ago, Vic Koenning was on a river walk when he saw a man who looked like a family member. The man was offensive assistant coach Les Koenning, and Vic's first glance was correct.

 

 

MSU's spread attack will go against UGA's pro style

Posted 9/29/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team will take part in a throwback game of sorts at 11 a.m. Saturday (Fox Sports Net) at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.

 

 

Alabama gearing up for new Florida offense

Posted 9/29/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Dont'a Hightower isn't quite sure what to make of this new University of Florida offense, where the Gators are leading the league in rushing and have the tailbacks to thank for it.

 

 

Former MSU AD Templeton will help league with 13-team format

Posted 9/28/2011 in College Sports

Former Mississippi State Athletic Director Larry Templeton expects to contribute to the Southeastern Conference's 13-team league schedules for all sports next season.

 

 

MSU wants to find balance in ground game

Posted 9/28/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team has two talents in the backfield. Coach Dan Mullen was pleased with how the Bulldogs balanced their use of Vick Ballard and LaDarius Perkins on Saturday in a 26-20 overtime win against Louisiana Tech at Davis Wade Stadium. Ballard and Perkins combined for 115 rushing yards on 29 carries and two touchdowns, but it was a tale of both halves for the players.

 

 

Ole Miss' struggling offense looks to improve

Posted 9/28/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team's miserable start to the season can be blamed on a non-existent running game, or inconsistent play at quarterback, or a porous offensive line. All three have factored into Ole Miss' 1-3 start. And if the Rebels don't correct the problems quickly, a long September could turn into a long season.

 

 

No. 4 EMCC will close only homestand Thursday

Posted 9/28/2011 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- The No. 4 East Mississippi Community College football team will close its only homestand of the season at 7 p.m. Thursday (WFCA-FM, 107.9) when it plays host to Coahoma C.C. at new Sullivan-Windham Field.

 

 

Rutgers' Sykes will play for U.S. on Pan American Games team

Posted 9/28/2011 in College Sports

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Basketball announced Tuesday that Rutgers University women's basketball senior April Sykes and University of Mississippi sophomore guard Valencia McFarland were named Tuesday to the 2011 Women's Pan American Games Team. The squad will try to defend USA's 2007 Pan American Games gold medal when it plays Oct. 21-25 in Guadalajara, Mexico, for the 2011 Pan American Games.

 

 

Coordinator of SEC officials will speak to Starkville

Posted 9/28/2011 in College Sports

Steve Shaw, coordinator of football officials for the Southeastern Conference, will speak Thursday to the Starkville Quarterback Club at the Starkville Country Club.

 

 

MSU satisfied with Texas A&M in SEC

Posted 9/27/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State officials seem just fine with the Southeastern Conference officially wrapping itself in more maroon and white. SEC presidents and chancellors, acted unanimously Sunday to accept Texas A&M University into the league effective July 1, 2012, with competition to begin in all sports for the 2012-13 academic year.

 

 

MSU still searching for right mix on offensive line

Posted 9/27/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football coaches are focused on finding the right combination on the offensive line. MSU coach Dan Mullen suggested Monday in his weekly media conference that the starters at offensive line this week could be changed after MSU had a less than effective evening attacking Louisiana Tech up the middle.

 

 

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