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Proffitt, Hollivay lead teams to victories

Posted 2/10/2014 in College Sports

CONWAY, Ark. -- Former Columbus High School and Starkville Academy standout Maggie Proffitt scored a team-high 23 points to lead the Central Arkansas women's basketball team to a 62-30 victory against New Orleans on Saturday.



MSU Notebook: Ready misses UK contest with illness

Posted 2/8/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State freshman point guard IJ Ready missed his seventh game of the 2013-14 season due to injury or illness Saturday.



Big bodies help carry Kentucky past MSU

Posted 2/8/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The depth and size issue couldn't overcome a healthy effort from Mississippi State at home against nationally-ranked Kentucky.



Johnson expected to join MSU football coaching staff

Posted 2/8/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brian Johnson will finally get to work with Dan Mullen.



MSU women's basketball working through growing pains

Posted 2/8/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer knew the reality of the situation prior to the season.



Mullen, Bulldogs looking ahead to talented Class of 2015

Posted 2/7/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A small senior class from the 2013 season and a less than stellar in-state pool of talent for the Class of 2014 had the Mississippi State football team looking to the 2015 signing class to make a big splash.



MSU football expects to fill coaching vacancy next week

Posted 2/7/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team anticipates announcing the final piece to its coaching staff next week. MSU coach Dan Mullen said Wednesday at his National Signing Day media conference he has had talks about filling his final open staff position, but that he wanted to wait until after the 2014 recruiting season to finalize the hire.



Welch, No. 6 South Carolina beat Mississippi State

Posted 2/7/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Flip the switch. Aleighsa Welch hasn't attended any of the Mississippi State women's basketball team's practices or been in the team's locker room to listen to coach Vic Schaefer talk.



Ole Miss releases Law from NLI

Posted 2/7/2014 in College Sports

D.J. Law, the high school football prospect from Florida who submitted signed national letters of intent to Utah and Mississippi, has been released from his obligation to Ole Miss.



Simmons, Tennessee beat Ole Miss

Posted 2/7/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Meighan Simmons was sick. Her stomach hurt, her shot was off. Midway through the second half of the Tennessee women's basketball team's game Thursday at Ole Miss, she was 3-for-13 from the field. "We considered just pulling her out," Tennessee coach Holly Warlick said. Good thing she didn't.



MSU lands 23-player signing class

Posted 2/6/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- National Signing Day had its share of surprising moments for the Mississippi State football team. In an announced 23-player recruiting class for the 2014 season, MSU went 1-for-2 in flipped commitments Wednesday afternoon to give sixth-year coach Dan Mullen some talking points.



Portis, Arkansas defeat Alabama

Posted 2/6/2014 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Bobby Portis knew after his first shot that good things were about to happen on Wednesday night. Even the Arkansas men's basketball team's freshman didn't know just how good.



Alabama lands another top-ranked recruiting class

Posted 2/6/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- In the grand signing day tradition, Alabama football coach Nick Saban said the recruiting class met his team's needs.



Freeze lands another successful class

Posted 2/6/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze pulled in another impressive signing class Wednesday, even if it lacks some of the star power from a year ago.



Texas A&M extends MSU's road woes

Posted 2/6/2014 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Texas A&M men's basketball team realized Wednesday time is running out to make something out of its season. That's why the Aggies cited "sense of urgency" in every huddle in an attempt to find the spark that would take them through the stretch run.



'Jim Hill's' Thomas trying to find scoring rhythm

Posted 2/5/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Fred Thomas is trying to harken back to the days where he seemingly was an unstoppable scoring force in the state of Mississippi. So far, Mississippi State freshman point guard IJ Ready's plan is working. Ready's new nickname for Thomas -- "Jim Hill" -- is designed to give the 6-foot-5 swingman a confidence boost.



Kentucky's size inside too much for Ole Miss

Posted 2/5/2014 in College Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Willie Cauley-Stein seemed to be emerging from his slump a couple of games ago before slipping back over the next two contests and realizing that he might have been trying too hard. Kentucky's 7-foot sophomore came out more relaxed Tuesday night and produced an impressive effort reminiscent of his dominant first half of the season, one he hopes to perform consistently from now on. Cauley-Stein broke out of his skid with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 18 Kentucky shot 60 percent in the second half for an 80-64 victory against Ole Miss.



Staley's plan has taken South Carolina to top of SEC

Posted 2/5/2014 in College Sports

"Doormats." Dawn Staley doesn't mince words when she talks about her first season as women's basketball coach at South Carolina in 2008-09.



Reeves, EMCC baseball raring to go

Posted 2/5/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Chase Reeves now knows how much playing baseball means to him. The former Hamilton High School standout has spent a majority of the past two baseball seasons on the injured reserved list. Now the East Mississippi Community College sophomore is fully healthy and ready to go.



Bulldogs continue to place focus on defensive end

Posted 2/3/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Rick Ray simply is a big picture type of coach.



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