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Fumble deals crushing blow to Ole Miss

Posted 11/2/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Cassanova McKinzy won the scramble for the ball and Auburn emerged from a playoff pileup to survive and advance. McKinzy recovered a fumble in the end zone to preserve the fourth-ranked Tigers' 35-31 victory against No. 7 Ole Miss on Saturday night in what amounted to the first College Football Playoff knockout game. That roller-coaster play proved to be the decisive blow.

 

 

Defense helps save No. 1 MSU vs. Arkansas

Posted 11/2/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen was right. Following No. 1 Mississippi State's 45-31 win against Kentucky a week ago, MSU's sixth-year coach praised his offense but predicted great things for his defense, saying "One of these games, it's going to be low scoring, and our defense is going to win the game for us."

 

 

Ross' TD catch makes difference for Bulldogs

Posted 11/2/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- To Dak Prescott, it was far from a Heisman moment. To Fred Ross, it was a second chance. For Mississippi State's football team, it was a game-winner.

 

 

EMCC overcomes adversity to beat Gulf Coast

Posted 11/2/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Adversity. The second-ranked East Mississippi Community College football team hadn't faced any this season. However, when the Lions found themselves in a struggle, it took the heart of a Lion to bail the team out.

 

 

Vivians shines in Maroon-White scrimmage

Posted 10/30/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Victoria Vivians gathered in the pass, took a deep breath and let a shot fly from the corner in the first half of Mississippi State's women's basketball maroon-white scrimmage Thursday night.

 

 

Five for Friday: MSU vs Arkansas

Posted 10/30/2014 in College Sports

Five for Friday for MSU vs Arkansas Saturday

 

 

Progression of '1B' defense key for Bulldogs

Posted 10/30/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen noticed it. So did Bulldogs' defensive coordinator Geoff Collins.

 

 

Dillingham trying to build consistent shooting stroke

Posted 10/30/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "Inconsistent at best." That's how Mississippi State women's basketball Vic Schaefer described the shooting form of Dominique Dillingham in the 2013-14 season.

 

 

Film study helps MSU's Brown shine

Posted 10/30/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's easy to notice Beniquez Brown before the ball is snapped. Watch any defensive possession for the No. 1 Mississippi State football team and you'll see Brown, a redshirt sophomore linebacker from Florence, Alabama, clapping, yelling, and/or pointing before the offense snaps the ball.

 

 

No. 2 EMCC gearing up for No. 5 Mississippi Gulf Coast

Posted 10/30/2014 in College Sports

When East Mississippi Community College football players report to the video room to break down Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C., it is safe to assume a big game has arrived.

 

 

Robinson brings fun to the MSU backfield

Posted 10/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- No member of Mississippi State's unbeaten football team gets a reaction quite like Josh Robinson.

 

 

EMCC's Mays commits to Oklahoma State; Lions fall to No. 2

Posted 10/28/2014 in College Sports

From grade school to middle school to high school, Todd Mays always played quarterback.

 

 

MSU tops initial ranking from College Football Playoff committee

Posted 10/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - An incredible season of firsts continues for Mississippi State's football program.

 

 

MSU's Five Keys to beating Arkansas on offense

Posted 10/28/2014 in College Sports

Five Keys for Mississippi State to defeat Arkansas on offense

 

 

Grant looks for strong finish to MSU career

Posted 10/27/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Technically, Kendra Grant's shooting form ranks with the best players in the Southeastern Conference.

 

 

Bulldogs rake in weekly honors

Posted 10/27/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Two days after helping No. 1 Mississippi State remain undefeated with a 45-31 road win at Kentucky, a pair of Bulldogs earned honors from the Southeastern Conference Monday night for their performances in Lexington.

 

 

Mullen gives Arkansas high praise

Posted 10/27/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - When Mississippi State wrapped up its 45-31 victory over Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington, the Bulldogs walked off the field with a slice of school history in tow.

 

 

Ole Miss must recover quickly

Posted 10/27/2014 in College Sports

Ole Miss has no time to reflect on Saturday night's loss to LSU.

 

 

Alabama looking for dominant road victory

Posted 10/27/2014 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Alabama is a team with two different personalities. At home, the third-ranked Crimson Tide is as dominant as ever. On the road, Alabama's a bit more vulnerable. That pattern nearly ended Saturday when Alabama grabbed a 27-0 lead at Tennessee. Then Alabama (7-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) became too comfortable and allowed Tennessee (3-5, 0-4) to make a game of it before the Crimson Tide wrapped up a 34-20 victory.

 

 

Ole Miss will look to freshmen to replace McFarland at point

Posted 10/27/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Coaches cringe when they lose players with "franchise" labels. That's how Ole Miss women's basketball coach Matt Insell refers to Valencia McFarland, a do-it-all point guard who paced the Rebels for the past four seasons. McFarland, a second-team All-Southeastern Conference performer and honorable mention All-American, finished her career as the program's sixth all-time leading scorer with more than 1,600 points. She also led the team in steals for four seasons, and was one of four players in program history to score more than 1,000 points and hand out more than 400 assists.

 

 

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