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MSU shows off present, future in workouts

Posted 8/4/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University's first open football practice of the fall season Saturday was about the present and the future. MSU coaches divided the morning session between several veteran starters and some eagerly anticipated newcomers who have the fan base excited.

 

 

Collins likes MSU's depth at linebacker

Posted 8/4/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University linebackers coach Geoff Collins walks into the meeting room for his position knowing he has a talented group. The Bulldogs return two starters and a depth chart that features players who combined to make 28 starts last season. MSU also welcomes back senior Cameron Lawrence, the second-leading tackler in the Southeastern Conference.

 

 

Freeze wants effort in practice to carry over

Posted 8/4/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team practiced Saturday adjacent to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium before a crowd of a few hundred faithful on a sunny, warm morning. It was the second time the Rebels had hit the practice fields, as Ole Miss got in a light practice Friday night after Rebel Media Day activities that afternoon.

 

 

Ole Miss' veterans ready to win now

Posted 8/4/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team won only two games last season, so it would appear obvious that the Rebels are rebuilding. But the team's veterans say they're not allowing themselves to think that way.

 

 

Alabama practices for unit for first time

Posted 8/4/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team practiced as a complete unit for the first time for two hours in shorts and helmets Saturday afternoon at the Drew-Thomas Practice Facility after a split session Friday to open camp.

 

 

Alabama opens camp having passed first test

Posted 8/4/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Quarterback AJ McCarron insists the University of Alabama football team turned its focus to the 2012 season long before opening preseason camp on Friday.

 

 

Mullen liks progression of Russell at quarterback position

Posted 8/2/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen used words like "comfortable" and "experienced" to describe his starting quarterback Tyler Russell.

 

 

Defending champ EMCC gets top billing

Posted 8/2/2012 in College Sports

After more than four months of celebrating the school's first national championship, the East Mississippi Community College football team has about four weeks to prepare for its 2012 season opener at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 against Pearl River C.C. at Sullivan-Windham Field in Scooba.

 

 

Louisiana WR Christy commits to MSU

Posted 8/2/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football program appears to have added to its receiving depth Wednesday. Multiple outlets reported that Louisiana receiver Shelby Christy gave a verbal commitment to MSU on Wednesday night.

 

 

Attitude proves important for the MSU soccer team

Posted 7/31/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's all about the attitude for the Mississippi State women's soccer team.

 

 

"Meet The Rebels" set for Aug. 18

Posted 7/28/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- As preseason camp nears for the University of Mississippi's fall sports, fans should make their plans for the University of Mississippi Athletic Association "Meet The Rebels Day", presented By Baptist North Mississippi, on Aug. 18. Festivities begin with the football team scrimmage at 9:30 a.m. at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Fans then will be able to make their way to the Indoor Practice Facility, which opens its doors at 11:30 a.m.

 

 

Egg Bowl isn't a high priority for MSU recruits

Posted 7/28/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School prospect Gabe Myles faced an interesting decision. Would Myles follow in the footsteps of his father, Eddie, and attend Mississippi State University, or would he try to play quarterback at a lower-tier Division I school?

 

 

Status of MSU's Smith still uncertain

Posted 7/28/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football coaches don't intend to rush senior offensive lineman Tobias Smith back into action.

 

 

Bulldogs draw North Carolina in Maui

Posted 7/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Both Mississippi State University and the University of North Carolina will be bringing a majority of brand new faces to the Aloha state for the 2012 Maui Invitational.

 

MSU's Frazier has once-in-a-lifetime experience

Posted 7/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Adam Frazier and his teammates were told their experience this summer with the Team USA baseball team would be the perfect preparation for life as a professional player. Mississippi State University's standout leadoff hitter and shortstop disagrees after he spent a month wearing the red, white, and blue for the U.S. collegiate summer national team.

 

MSU guard Sword arrested for possession of BB gun

Posted 7/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University guard Craig Sword was arrested last weekend for misdemeanor possession of a BB gun on a educational property. The freshman guard, who was on campus for the second semester of summer school, was arrested by university police after the BB gun was found in his dorm room.

 

Southeastern Drive Time set to turn 7

Posted 7/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- With summer school classes winding down, activity on some parts of the Mississippi State University campus has slowed to a snail's pace. The same can't be said for the offices of radio station WMSV 91.1 FM, which is in the heart of the campus. Just outside the station's broadcast booth, Anthony Craven and Steve Ellis sit around a table and plan that day's edition of Southeastern Drive Time, a one-hour call-in sports show, heard at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

MSU verbal commitments still facing recruiting pressure

Posted 7/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One talks with his family, visits schools, and picks a college It often is one of the biggest choices teenagers make as they become adults. For some, that's when things only start to get interesting.

 

 

Harris becomes MSU's 12th commitment

Posted 7/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football program welcomed the 12th verbal commitment to its 2013 recruiting class Saturday morning after Alabama athlete Dezmond Harris opted to play for the Bulldogs.

 

 

Saban, Tide look to learn lessons from 2010 season

Posted 7/19/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban has reminded every member of the 2012 squad that this season is simply another test for his program to learn how to deal with success.

 

 

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