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LSU next up to challenge Alabama's title run

Posted 11/5/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- So it's not the "Game of the Century," or maybe even the game of the week. No. 1 Alabama versus No. 10 LSU is still a made-for-prime-time matchup in the Southeastern Conference at 7 p.m. Saturday and maybe even a must-win in the Crimson Tide's bid for a third consecutive national championship.

 

 

Manziel will provide multiple options for MSU

Posted 11/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen sounded Monday like a he was the host of a game show when trying to describe defending Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

 

 

Mullen wants MSU to cash in on drives

Posted 11/4/2013 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- In a small way Saturday afternoon, Dan Mullen saw a loss coming. While the Mississippi State football coach didn't see five turnovers contributing to a 34-16 loss at then-No. 14 South Carolina, he realized MSU's tendency to gain big yards and not score in its past two games against unranked opponents could come back and haunt it against ranked teams.

 

 

Applewhite earns rave reviews in MSU's exhibition victory

Posted 11/4/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The reviews are in: "Strong. Smart. Versatile." While Dre Applewhite likely won't have to play a starring role on the 2013-14 Mississippi State men's basketball team, he likely will need to compete for the part of best supporting actor if coach Rick Ray's team intends to improve on its 10-22 showing from last season.

 

 

MSU women will play host to Shorter

Posted 11/4/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's finally here. Vic Schaefer has been looking forward to this day ever since March 6, 2013, when he walked off the court at The Arena at Gwinnett Center with a "sour taste" in his mouth following a 63-36 loss to Alabama in the first round of the Southeastern Conference.

 

 

Rules changes will affect women's game

Posted 11/4/2013 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Vic Schaefer didn't earn the moniker "Secretary of Defense" because the teams he coached stood around in a 2-3 zone.

 

 

MSU's turnovers make it easy for No. 14 South Carolina

Posted 11/3/2013 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Mississippi State football team became everything it wasn't and never wanted to be in the 10 days since its last game.

 

 

Prescott's mistakes could change aggressive mind-set

Posted 11/3/2013 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Dan Mullen left a football game for the first time thinking he might have to coach sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott differently.

 

 

Clock management issues anger Mullen

Posted 11/3/2013 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen couldn't contain his anger at halftime Saturday.

 

 

Defense leads No. 2 EMCC to state title game

Posted 11/3/2013 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore defensive back A.J. Stamps knew the right time to make a really big play Saturday afternoon.

 

 

Lions do all talking on scoreboard

Posted 11/3/2013 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- At halftime of the MACJC semifinal playoff game No. 2 East Mississippi Community College and No. 5 Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C., the Mississippi Gulf Coast band played Queen's rock song "We are Champions."

 

 

Curry knows challenge ahead of her at Alabama

Posted 11/2/2013 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Kristy Curry showed at Southeastern Conference Media Days she has a sense of history.

 

 

Insell era officially begins at Ole Miss

Posted 11/2/2013 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The blueprint is simple: Hard work will yield results.

 

 

SEC leaders expecting changes to targeting enforcement

Posted 10/31/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- At least in the Southeastern Conference, the targeting rule has turned into a he said, he said argument between officials and coaches about what they wanted.

 

 

MSU ready to show strides in women's basketball

Posted 10/31/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "Dark horse."

 

 

New Hope faces must-win situation against West Point

Posted 10/31/2013 in College Sports

Another week, another must-win situation.

 

 

Itawamba C.C. ready for new life in playoffs

Posted 10/31/2013 in College Sports

FULTON -- This time, there was no tie to break.

 

 

EMCC, Gulf Coast C.C. to renew state's best football rivalry

Posted 10/31/2013 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Mississippi junior college football fans have lived the past two seasons without one of the state's premier rivalries being played.

 

 

Sullivan, Bulldogs face Rebels for Magnolia Cup

Posted 10/30/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Elisabeth Sullivan isn't one of those scorers who keeps up with her goals.

 

 

MSU football player Evans arrested after traffic stop

Posted 10/30/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore defensive tackle Quay Evans was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a traffic stop by university police.

 

 

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