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No. 17 MSU nearly flawless in rout of Troy

Posted 12/10/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State's men's basketball team allowed Troy University to pick how it wanted to lose Saturday. No. 17 MSU (9-1) was nearly flawless in full- and half-court offense in a 106-68 victory at Humphrey Coliseum. MSU's start is its best since it started 13-0 to open the 2003-04 campaign.

 

 

White impresses in first game, leads Ole Miss to win

Posted 12/10/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- University of Mississippi guard LaDarius White spent eight games watching from the sidelines while he finished academic requirements and waited for NCAA clearance to make his debut. When the debut finally arrived Saturday, White was ready, scoring 16 points to help Ole Miss beat Mississippi Valley State 80-56 at Tad Smith Coliseum.

 

 

Thomas, 49ers will play for national title

Posted 12/10/2011 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Freshmen don't often get to play key roles on the biggest stages. But Robby Thomas' experience playing soccer at high levels is helping him change that. The freshman forward from Columbus was in the starting lineup Friday night and played a key role in helping the Charlotte men's soccer team beat Creighton University in penalty kicks in the NCAA College Cup at Regions Park.

 

 

MSU Basketball Hosts Troy

Posted 12/10/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State certainly knows how to defend the offense they will see this afternoon.

 

 

Fair's long-range shot gives SHS win; Jackets complete sweep

Posted 12/9/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Like the rest of her perimeter teammates, Jacqueline Fair was told by her coaches to stop shooting three-pointers because they simply weren't falling. With 25 seconds left in the game and her team down two points, the senior guard found herself behind the three-point arc with no choice but to put up one more shot from long range.

 

 

Macdonald: MSU soccer closing gap on conference elite

Posted 12/9/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State soccer coach Neil Macdonald can do the math. Eight teams made the Southeastern Conference postseason event and those same eight teams made the NCAA Tournament the following week.

 

 

Freeze brings four assistants to Ole Miss

Posted 12/9/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- New University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze has brought four of his Arkansas State assistants with him to Oxford.

 

 

Wake Forest has something to prove vs. MSU

Posted 12/9/2011 in College Sports

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Wake Forest University football team has something to prove to the Southeastern Conference. Wake Forest is eager for another chance at the SEC in the Music City Bowl against Mississippi State. Vanderbilt routed Wake Forest by 34 points in the regular-season finale.

 

 

No. 16 Alabama surprised in loss at Dayton

Posted 12/8/2011 in College Sports

DAYTON, Ohio -- University of Alabama men's basketball coach Anthony Grant knew what to expect when he brought his young, 16th-ranked Crimson Tide north to play at his alma mater Wednesday night.

 

 

Alabama's Richardson chasing second title, Heisman

Posted 12/8/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama's Trent Richardson wasn't a starter when he arrived on the scene. He was biding his time behind tailback Mark Ingram, who was on his way to becoming the school's first Heisman Trophy winner. But Ingram knew long before Richardson was selected as a finalist that the Crimson Tide might have another candidate waiting in the wings.

 

 

Cohen, MSU respond to Moore's lawsuit

Posted 12/7/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State and baseball coach John Cohen have requested a summary judgment to the civil lawsuit against them by former player Forrest Moore. In a 22-page legal response filed in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court on Monday, MSU's legal counsel has provided evidence to support a counter argument to Moore's suit that alleges Cohen and Associate Athletic Director Mike Nemeth with the breach of contract, intentional/tortious interference with contract and civil conspiracy. MSU's legal counsel, Perry, Winfield & Wolfe, filed a motion for a summary judgment without going through a full trial based on a signed affidavit testimony of MSU compliance director Bracky Brett and signed documents by Moore.

 

 

Alabama women will try to extend streak

Posted 12/7/2011 in College Sports

There are plenty of newcomers and older faces in different or bigger roles, but the numbers show the University of Alabama women's basketball team has made strides. All you have to do is ask sophomore guard Jasmine Robinson, who scored a career-high 24 points Sunday in an 80-76 victory against the University of Kansas at Foster Auditorium.

 

 

MSU's cowbells will ring at Music City Bowl

Posted 12/6/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Cowbells will ring for the first time in the history of the Music City Bowl. Before the Mississippi State football team's first visit to the game in school history, Music City Bowl officials announced Sunday evening that MSU fans will be allowed to bring cowbells into LP Field for the game.

 

Ole Miss introduces Freeze as new football coach

Posted 12/6/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Hugh Freeze choked up less than a minute after being introduced as the University of Mississippi's new football coach, acknowledging his wife and three daughters sitting on the stage behind him.

 

East Mississippi C.C. finishes No. 1 in final NJCAA poll

Posted 12/6/2011 in College Sports

It is official. Fresh off a victory against Arizona Western College, the East Mississippi Community College football team claimed the No. 1 spot in the final NJCAA top 20 released Monday.

 

 

Johnson, Brown lead MSU past Tulane

Posted 12/4/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The look in Diamber Johnson's eyes said payback. Little did the Tulane University women's basketball team know that that gaze could get more intense even after Johnson hit her first four shots from the field and scored Mississippi State's first 10 points.

 

 

EMCC wins national championship

Posted 12/4/2011 in College Sports

East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens had a dream when he took over the head coaching job of the Lions.

 

 

Wallace keeps setting records

Posted 12/4/2011 in College Sports

YUMA, Ariz. -- To say it was a good day for East Mississippi Community College quarterback Bo Wallace would be an understatement.

 

 

Season ends on down note for Matadors

Posted 12/4/2011 in College Sports

YUMA, Ariz. -- Everything was in place for Arizona Western to claim its first national championship since 1972.

 

 

No. 21 MSU beats West Virginia

Posted 12/4/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The first month of the 2011-12 season included a pair of marquee victories for the Mississippi State men's basketball team. Wins against nationally ranked Texas A&M and Arizona on consecutive nights in the 2K Sports Classic in New York City catapulted MSU into The Associated Press top 25.

 

 

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