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Former colleagues, Mullen remember Cristil

Posted 9/9/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One day after the "Voice of Mississippi State" passed away, friends, colleagues, and the MSU family on Monday remembered the life of Jack Cristil.

 

 

MSU looking ahead to South Alabama

Posted 9/9/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- With his team's Southeastern Conference opener looming at LSU next week, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen said he will lean on his team's veteran leadership in its first road game of the season at 3 p.m. Saturday (ESPNEWS) at South Alabama.

 

 

Freeze familiar with test Louisiana-Lafayette will present

Posted 9/9/2014 in College Sports

After opening the season with neutral-site victories against Boise State and Vanderbilt, the No. 14 Ole Miss football team will play Louisiana-Lafayette at 3 p.m. Saturday (SEC Network) in its home opener at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze is familiar with Louisiana-Lafayette from his time as coach at Arkansas State in the Sun Belt Conference.

 

 

Saban, Crimson Tide say goal is 'focus stamina'

Posted 9/9/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The No. 3 Alabama football team hasn't gotten sidetracked through one neutral-site game, an overmatched opponent, or a quarterback competition that's still going strong.

 

 

MSU doesn't feel like celebrating after latest win

Posted 9/8/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State's football team's 47-34 victory against Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium was the team's third-consecutive victory against a Conference USA opponent.

 

 

No blaze of glory for MSU

Posted 9/6/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Maybe it's a sign of how far the Mississippi State football team has come under Dan Mullen, but there were few smiles from the sixth-year coach or his players after a 47-34 victory against Conference USA foe Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday afternoon.

 

 

McKinney has strong outing in otherwise lackluster effort

Posted 9/6/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There wasn't much to brag about concerning Mississippi State's defensive performance Saturday in a 47-34 victory against Alabama-Birmingham.

 

 

Sims, Coker shine for No. 2 Alabama vs. FAU

Posted 9/6/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's quarterbacks had auditions for the starting job Saturday, but it's not clear who will win the role. Blake Sims had 214 passing yards and Jake Coker threw for 202 to lead No. 2 Alabama to a 41-0 victory against Florida Atlantic in a game cut short early for lightning. It's the first time two Alabama quarterbacks had thrown for 200 yards in the same game and the second most passing yards in program history behind Scott Hunter's 484 against Auburn in 1969.

 

 

UAB-MSU By the Numbers

Posted 9/6/2014 in College Sports

UAB-MSU By the Numbers

 

 

No. 15 Ole Miss routs Vanderbilt

Posted 9/6/2014 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With the exception of that first half against Boise State, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze is very happy with how his Rebels have started this season. Bo Wallace threw for 320 yards and a touchdown, and No. 15 Ole Miss routed Vanderbilt 41-3 on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

 

 

Frey gives MSU an 'A' for first game in new Davis Wade Stadium

Posted 9/5/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brent Frey's job is never easy. But as Mississippi State's associate athletic director for event management, Frey found himself in charge of game operations last Saturday night for MSU's season opener against Southern Mississippi -- an event that featured 61,889 fans, the largest crowd in MSU history.

 

 

Five for Inside for MSU-UAB

Posted 9/5/2014 in College Sports

Five for Inside for MSU-UAB

 

 

MSU will showcase defensive depth vs. UAB

Posted 9/5/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State linebacker Dez Harris admits he was nervous. Taking the field as a Bulldog for the first time, Harris was part of what defensive coordinator Geoff Collins calls MSU's "1B defense."

 

 

Ole Miss, Vanderbilt remember Mullins 25 years later

Posted 9/5/2014 in College Sports

The ritual hasn't changed for more than two decades. Three times a year, Brad Gaines gets up early and makes the three-hour drive to Russellville, Alabama, to the gravesite of Chucky Mullins. It's there that he reflects on their 18 precious months of friendship following an ill-fated collision on a football field in 1989.

 

 

No. 1 EMCC routs No. 3 Co-Lin

Posted 9/5/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- DJ Law didn't run track at Haines City (Fla.) High School. Instead, Law said he liked to hurdle basketball opponents on the way to the goal.

 

 

UAB ground game to challenge MSU defensive line

Posted 9/3/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State defensive end Preston Smith felt the absence of a blocker, stopped in his tracks and raised his arms before deflecting a pass from Southern Miss quarterback Nick Mullens. The ball fell harmlessly into Smith's arms for the Marietta, Georgia native's first career interception as the senior delivered the first statement play of the season for MSU's defense.

 

 

Running backs carry load on ground for MSU

Posted 9/3/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen was blunt when asked of quarterback Dak Prescott's less-than-featured role Saturday in the season opener against Southern Mississippi.

 

 

MSU's Lewis returns to practice after brother's death

Posted 9/3/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior wide receiver Jameon Lewis returned to campus on Tuesday after spending the previous two days in his native Tylertown following the shooting death of his younger brother early Sunday morning.

 

 

No. 1 EMCC gearing up for No. 3 Copiah-Lincoln

Posted 9/3/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- In its four-year history, East Mississippi Community College's Sullivan-Windham Field has drawn rave reviews as one of the state's premier football facilities. One group has enjoyed its visit there more than any other.

 

 

Schaefer ready to leave mark on MSU program as freshman player

Posted 9/1/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Don't pigeon-hole Blair Schaefer into one role.

 

 

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