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Cox, defensive line shine in bowl victory

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Believe it or not, Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox said he was blocked up front before he blocked a 33-yard field goal in the second quarter Friday night in the Music City Bowl. The reason this fact is up for debate is the speed at which the 295-pound defensive got to the Wake Forest holder and nearly tackled kicker Jimmy Newm

 

 

MSU women rally to beat Nevada

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

RENO, Nev. -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team erased a 16-point second-half deficit Friday night and rallied for a 67-63 victory against Nevada in the consolation game of the Peppermill Classic at the Lawlor Events Center. MSU bounced back from a 78-71 loss to Oklahoma State in the tournament's opening round on Thursday night. With the victory, MSU completes the non-conference portion of its 2011-12 schedule with a 10-3 overall record.

 

 

2,000 MSU students expected at Music City Bowl

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Piling a bunch of people in a car and going to a famous destination is how a lot of great tales begin. For Mississippi State University students and recent graduates, bowl games represent the perfect excuse for that classic college road trip story.

 

 

Outlaw Tournament: New Hope knocks off East Oktibbeha

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - New Hope High senior basketball player Lawrence Brown had a lot of fun Thursday afternoon. Brown scored 29 points and pulled down 15 rebounds as the Trojans hustled past East Oktibbeha 73-64 in a second-round game at the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump holiday basketball tournament being played at the Humphrey Coliseum on the Mississippi State University campus.

 

 

Lady Bulldogs battle, drop tough tournament opener to Oklahoma State

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

RENO, Nev. - Mississippi State's late rally came up short Thursday night as the Lady Bulldogs dropped a 78-71 decision to undefeated Oklahoma State in the second contest at the University of Nevada-hosted Peppermill Classic.

 

 

Lawrence brothers to play final game at MSU together in Music City Bowl

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Cameron Lawrence can only remember one season he and his older brother Addison haven't been competing on the same football field. After tonight's 2011 Music City Bowl, the Lawrence duo will be split up again for likely the final time of their football careers.

 

 

Hungry Bulldogs ready for grand finish

Posted 12/30/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen has stressed the goal of the next season since this New Year's Day victory in Jacksonville. Get to back-to-back bowl games.

 

 

Mullen pleased with SEC schedule

Posted 12/29/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Fans of every Southeastern Conference school got a look at the football schedule for upcoming 2012 campaign Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

Bulldogs' win streak ends at 11

Posted 12/29/2011 in College Sports

DALLAS -- With one big play, Pierre Jackson made up for a series of mistakes to keep No. 6 Baylor undefeated. Jackson drove for a layup with 28 seconds left to give the Bears a 54-52 victory over No. 15 Mississippi State, which had won 11 straight.

 

 

Lady Bulldogs face challenge in Reno play

Posted 12/29/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tick, tick, tick. The Mississippi State women's basketball team has seven days before it plays host to LSU in its Southeastern Conference opener.

 

 

MSU to give Relf one final start in bowl game vs. Wake Forest

Posted 12/29/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mississippi State can only hope for similar postseason perfomance that they got last on New Year's Day in the 2011 Gator Bowl.

 

 

Wake Forest needs leadership, points from Price

Posted 12/28/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The goal for Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price is to be just another overlooked prospect from Westlake High School in Texas to prove the critics wrong.

 

 

Bulldogs face ultimate road task in undefeated Baylor

Posted 12/28/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Neither Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury nor Baylor coach Scott Drew have a guarantee about what the result will be when their teams meet tonight in Dallas. They do know it'll be fun however.

 

 

Game week here for MSU Football

Posted 12/27/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State began what it's calling phase three of its Music City Bowl preparation Monday with its first practice in Nashville on the campus of Vanderbilt University.

 

 

Sidney's status remains 'day to day' for No. 15 Bulldogs

Posted 12/27/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University officials said Monday evening that junior center Renardo Sidney is being listed as "day to day" following the first practice back together since the Christmas holiday.

 

 

MSU, Wake Forest use redshirts in similar fashions

Posted 12/23/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Fans will have trouble finding freshmen on the depth charts for the 2011 Music City Bowl. The leaders of the Mississippi State and Wake Forest University football teams refer to their programs as "developmental" entities that encourage 18- and 19-year-olds to begin their college careers doing something they might not have done: Stand on the sideline and watch.

 

 

Swedenburg excels on, off field for MSU

Posted 12/22/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Baker Swedenburg earned a title this month that is a source of pride. It isn't All-American, All-Southeastern Conference or starting Division I punter. Swedenburg, a third-year sophomore punter, is a graduate of Mississippi State. He was one of eight members of the MSU football team who recently received his bachelor's degree.

 

 

MSU men will try to win again in Jackson

Posted 12/22/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team's annual contest in the state's capital will be a homecoming for three players. No. 18 MSU (11-1) will hope to win its ninth straight game at Memorial Coliseum under coach Rick Stansbury when it takes on Northwestern State (7-5) at 7 tonight.

 

 

Russell begins practice with injury

Posted 12/21/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tyler Russell is learning how to play with pain in preparation for the 2011 Music City Bowl. Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen confirmed Monday that Russell has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee and is expected to play against Wake Forest at 5:40 p.m. Dec. 30 (ESPN) in Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

Brewer leaves Ole Miss

Posted 12/21/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Despite an offer to remain at the University of Mississippi, associate head coach Gunter Brewer has decided to leave the school and to try to get a job as coach at another school.

 

 

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