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Bett hopes to build on solid effort

Posted 12/4/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Catina Bett knows one game isn't reason to celebrate. But the senior center realizes a single step can help her regain the confidence she needs to be a significant contributor for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.

 

 

Ole Miss women win again; Ole Miss men play at Penn State

Posted 12/4/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Led by Valencia McFarland and Nikki Byrd, the University of Mississippi women's basketball team beat Grambling State 78-53 on Saturday at Tad Smith Coliseum.

 

 

Mullen will no longer comment on Penn State interview rumors

Posted 12/3/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the second time this week, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen is denying having any contact with officials at Penn State University.

 

 

EMCC eyes first national title

Posted 12/3/2011 in College Sports

It's finally showtime. After weeks of buildup, the East Mississippi Community College football team plays for the NJCAA national championship this afternoon.

 

 

Bulldogs receive commit from five-star prospect

Posted 12/3/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State could be in position to bring in its first five-star prospect since Dan Mullen took over as head coach.

 

 

MSU's Hazelwood still sees NCAA berth as next step

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It still burns Jenny Hazelwood she's able to fill out her NCAA women's volleyball tournament bracket.

 

 

Lady Tide beats SLU, moves to 6-2

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama women's basketball team improved to 6-2 on the season with a 69-56 victory over the Southeastern Louisiana Lions at Foster Auditorium Friday night.

 

 

Byrd, post presence instrumental for Ole Miss success

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

Nikki Byrd has found a fuel for her fire.

 

 

Bulldogs welcome first Big East foe to the Hump

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team made a statement last month last month in New York City.

 

Community sends off EMCC with support (video)

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

It was a warm sendoff for the East Mississippi Community College football team. Head Coach Buddy Stephens only hopes it isn't the biggest celebration the team has. "We hope that there's a bigger party when we come back," Stephens said. "And we'll be happy if that happens."

Lions roar into El Toro Bowl

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

East Mississippi Community College is gearing up for the biggest athletic event in its history. The school's No. 2 football team (11-0) will take on No. 1 Arizona Western College (11-0) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the El Toro Bowl presented by Time Warner Cable. The unbeaten powers play for the NJCAA national championship at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Yuma, Ariz.

 

Pieces coming together for MSU men

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Stansbury likes the 2011-12 Mississippi State men's basketball team. Through all of the ins and out and outs and ins the Bulldogs have experienced in nearly one month of basketball, MSU's 14th-year coach sees a team with depth at key positions, a squad that has plenty of ballhandlers and creators, and a group that can present a host of matchup challenges.

 

 

Undefeated Arizona Western set for EMCC

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

Arizona Western College football coach Tom Minnick had a vision when he took over the program. The fourth-year coach admits that vision has become reality much quick than he anticipated. Arizona Western College (11-0) will try to close the final chapter on a magical season at 3:30 p.m. Saturday when it takes on No. 2 East Mississippi Community College (11-0) for the NJCAA national championship in the El Toro Bowl at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Yuma, Ariz.

 

 

Johnson helps Fanning-Otis get No. 600

Posted 12/1/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- No. 600 for Sharon Fanning-Otis proved Wednesday to be another step in the right direction for the Mississippi State women's basketball team. Led by the attacking nature of senior Diamber Johnson (game-high 22 points), MSU defeated the University of South Alabama 63-47 for its third straight win before a crowd of 688 at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Cox, Banks will submit NFL draft papers

Posted 12/1/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen once again will encourage members of his juniors class to get tested by the NFL. MSU junior defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and junior cornerback Johnthan Banks will submit paperwork to the NFL draft advisory board to see where their expert scouts estimate they'll get picked.

 

 

EMCC takes final step on road to title

Posted 12/1/2011 in College Sports

The East Mississippi Community College football team learned its postseason destination more than two weeks ago. This morning, players, coaches, and support staff members for No. 2 EMCC flew out of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport on the first leg of a 1,700-mile flight that will move it closer to the biggest game in school history.

 

 

Alabama off to best start in nine seasons

Posted 12/1/2011 in College Sports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The No. 12 University of Alabama men's basketball team has learned its lesson. The Crimson Tide (7-0) have ridden smothering defense and a blend of veteran players and impact freshmen to its best start in nine seasons. This time last year, Alabama was a struggling group that would get it together too late to salvage its NCAA tournament hopes.

 

 

Mullen dodges Penn State speculation

Posted 11/30/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Another offseason is nearly here, and reports of Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen leaving Starkville already have started. The Bulldogs' third-year coach deflected questions Tuesday about speculation he is a serious candidate to replace Joe Paterno as head football coach at Penn State University.

 

 

Fanning-Otis one win away from milestone

Posted 11/30/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Discipline. Structure. Fundamentals. Jemmye Ann Helms remembers those elements being cornerstones Sharon Fanning-Otis established in 1995 at Mississippi State when she took over as the school's new women's basketball coach.

 

 

Offensive line play has fueled EMCC run to title

Posted 11/30/2011 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Skill positions are crucial in a high-octane offense. But there's plenty of credit to go around when a team scores 41 or more points in its last nine games on the way to an undefeated 11-0 mark and a shot at a national championship.

 

 

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